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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... seconds will see if their heartbeat is a cause for concern. The technology, developed in the United States, has a 99 per cent accuracy rate, said Dr Michael Chan Pak-hei of the HKU’s department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557456/free-programme-will-use-mobile-technology-screen-abnormal-heartbeats
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bid to cut strokes in a heartbeat

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... above 65 would be priority targets for screening, he added. The technology, developed in the United States, has a 99 per cent accuracy rate, Chu said. He added that should the programme prove ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557677/bid-cut-strokes-heartbeat
  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 - China - HEALTH

    Paint factory in Hunan town closed after state media reports 300 children suffer lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... lead poisoning claims A paint factory in Hunan province, which residents blame for lead poisoning in more than 300 children, has been shut following a state media report on Saturday, according to Xinhua. Local authorities had allegedly protected the factory for years, with a town chief caught on tape by state media as saying the lead levels in children, which was up to five times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1533561/paint-factory-hunan-town-closed-after-state-media-reports-300-children
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Senior doctor leading fight against Ebola contracts the virus in Sierra Leone

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:37am by Reuters in Freetown

    ... Reuters in Freetown Sheik Umar Khan, a Sierra Leonean virologist credited with treating more than 100 Ebola victims, is reported to have contracted the deadly disease and is undergoing treatment The head doctor fighting an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the West African state of Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, one of a growing list of medical workers infected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558008/senior-doctor-leading-fight-against-ebola-contracts-virus-sierra-leone
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    30,000 people quarantined in China after resident dies of pneumonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com 30,000 quarantined in Gansu after plague death Part of a city in Gansu province remained sealed off yesterday after the death of a local man from pneumonic plague last week. About 30,000 people living in the old town of Yumen in the northwestern province were not being allowed to leave the area to prevent any spread of the deadly disease, state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... The tobacco industry is state-owned and falls under the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration. The industry generated 816.1 billion yuan in taxes last year, a near 14 per cent increase year on year, ... suing the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration for failing to satisfactorily release information about its tobacco-control efforts over the past 10 years. The case was rejected by the Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556672/low-tar-cigarette-lawsuit-not-over-campaigner-vows-keep-health-fight
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America last month. The team is now seeking to work with drug manufacturers and medical schools, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548746/hong-kong-researchers-may-have-found-way-combat-alzheimers-disease
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Man, 38, dies of pneumonic plague while herding in Gansu

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com More than 150 people have been quarantined after the victim came in contact with a dead marmot and died the next day A 38-year-old man in the northwestern province of Gansu died of pneumonic plague on Wednesday, state media reported. More than 150 people who were in contact with the man have been quarantined, the provincial public health authority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556119/man-38-dies-pneumonic-plague-while-herding-gansu

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