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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    US study finds that three-dimension mammograms detect cancer better

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:14am by WASHPOST

    ... as "tomosynthesis". The technology, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2011, provides images that appear as slices of the breast, removing the effect of overlapping breast tissue ... Cancer Society, although screening mammography has been important in reducing the mortality rate. In recent years, influential medical boards in the United States, Canada and Switzerland have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540460/us-study-finds-three-dimension-mammograms-detect-cancer-better
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... and 25 alcoholic units per week. Agence France-Presse, The Guardian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552274/even-light-drinkers-have-increased-risk-heart-disease-says-study
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... is that the organisation in charge of implementing the convention on the mainland is the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, which also oversees the industry and there is a conflict of interest. Chan said she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550692/smoking-have-devastating-economic-impact-china-who
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Father questions hospital treatment after boy, 8, dies of encephalitis

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong and Lo Wei

    ... he was sleepy and that they would keep him under observation." Lau said his son had a seizure at 2pm on June 16 and was transferred to the hospital's intensive care unit that night. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544452/father-questions-hospital-treatment-after-boy-8-dies-encephalitis
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman dies after receiving liposuction at hair treatment centre

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 07:48pm by Emily Tsang, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... was declared dead shortly after 5pm. Kowloon West regional crime unit was investigating but no arrests had been made, a spokesman said. The Health Department will assist in the inquiry. A police source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541106/woman-dies-after-receiving-liposuction-hair-treatment-centre
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Deadly flu epidemic sweeps dozens of US states

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... outbreak sweeps U.S. The United States is in the grip of a deadly influenza outbreak that has hit harder and earlier than in previous years, and has claimed the lives of at least 18 children. One ... across the United States. Henry Schein, the nation's largest distributor of flu vaccines to doctors' clinics, said it had a vaccine available from drug firm Novartis for its customers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1125740/deadly-flu-epidemic-sweeps-dozens-us-states

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