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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... said. It had also shown promise in wheat, one of the top eight food allergens in the United States, and tree nuts. USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture supported the research ... to the popular food, the US Department of Agriculture said. In a blog post, the agency said researchers at North Carolina A&T State University had found a way to reduce peanut allergens by 98 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581257/potential-life-saver-takes-risk-nuts
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... and those suffering from high blood pressure. Launched in the United States to raise money for motor neurone disease sufferers, the campaign has gone worldwide and has raised funds for a range ... Joseph Sung Jao-yiu. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying declined to get wet and pledged a donation instead. Shih pointed to the serious injuries sustained by four firefighters in the United States ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    'Regulate pharmacy industry', United States told

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Chicago

    ... pharmacy industry' FDA told The deadly meningitis outbreak in the United States blamed on a tainted drug has triggered outraged calls for tighter regulation of the pharmaceutical compounding industry. At least 12 people have died while there have been 138 cases of fungal meningitis cases, as a result of a contaminated drug that was shipped to clinics and hospitals in 23 states ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1058841/regulate-pharmacy-industry-united-states-told
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    United States considers making HIV test part of routine health screening

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Washington Move to make HIV testsstandard practice in US A US health panel may soon make HIV testing as standard a practice as checking cholesterol levels, a move that would fundamentally change how the virus is detected and treated in the United States. The US Preventive Services Task Force, a government-backed group of clinicians and scientists, is expected to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1019367/united-states-considers-making-hiv-test-part-routine-health-screening
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes need tight regulation, WHO says, citing health concerns

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:31am by AGENCIES

    ... and sales to minors. In a long-awaited report that will be debated by member states at a tobacco control meeting in October in Moscow, the United Nations health agency also voiced concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581019/e-cigarettes-need-tight-regulation-who-says-citing-health-concerns
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... of work building up a business that employs three people. "Lots of the Chinese are leaving. If they stay, they might die," he said. "We hope that Europe and the United States ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580067/fear-ebola-palpable-air-france-flight-freetown-paris
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... companies in the United States and Canada are speeding up their production rate, supplies are limited. A untested serum known as Zmapp, which has been used to treat two American health workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Having good neighbours may help curb heart attack risk

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:23pm by AFP

    ... the University of Michigan team used data from 5,276 people over 50 with no history of heart problems, who were participants in a continuing Health and Retirement Study in the United States ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577133/having-good-neighbours-may-help-curb-heart-attack-risk
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... that from mid-February to mid-June, water samples from the clinic exceeded 500 colony-forming bacterial units per millilitre- the US safe standard for drinking water. The water was described ... or cystic fibrosis, or those fitted with internal devices for assisted breathing. The spokeswoman admitted "discoloured water was found in three dental units" and some common bacteria were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    British parliamentarians urge health warnings for alcohol

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 08:08pm by GDN

    ... and the cost of alcohol to the economy totals £21 billion [HK$273 billion]." The report, which also recommends a minimum unit price on alcohol, states that although health warnings are prominent ... as well as describing the product's nutritional calorific and alcohol content," it states. Crouch said alcohol labelling should include written warnings rather than dramatic pictures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571471/british-parliamentarians-urge-health-warnings-alcohol

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