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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Company at centre of rotten meat scandal promises China division shake-up

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:43pm by Daniel Ren, Nectar Gan

    ... Daniel Ren and Nectar Gan The parent company of the Shanghai supplier accused of selling expired meat says its conduct was unacceptable A United States-based meat supplier whose Shanghai ... understand," he said. "We'll take swift action to investigate as quickly and as comprehensively as possible." OSI, based in Illinois in the United States, said its Chinese operations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561199/mcdonalds-china-stops-using-all-husi-products
  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 - 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
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped discover deadly virus

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:38pm

    ... and was previously executive director of the United Nations’ HIV/Aids programme UNAids. Even if someone carrying Ebola were to fly to Europe, the United States or another part of Africa, “I don’t think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563352/ebola-epidemic-unlikely-outside-west-africa-says-scientist-who-helped
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Don’t get a tan, indoors or out, Americans told in skin cancer warning

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... blames a generation of sun worshipping for the US$8 billion spent in the US to treat all forms of skin cancer each year. Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak said state and local officials needed to do ... the sun is low in the sky. And colleges and universities should eliminate indoor sun beds on campus much as they would prohibit tobacco use, he added. "We need more states and institutions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562848/dont-get-tan-indoors-or-out-americans-told-skin-cancer-warning
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... serious threat" to the United Kingdom. Watch: What is the Ebola virus? Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. "There ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562707/hospitalised-hong-kong-woman-tests-negative-deadly-ebola-virus
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Short film casts light on bipolar disorder

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by PASTY MOY

    ... secretary, said social taboos about the disorder had delayed many patients' diagnosis and treatment. The Hospital Authority's website states that the exact cause of the disorder is unknown, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560647/short-film-casts-light-bipolar-disorder

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