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  1. 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

    ... 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. "There are no direct flights from West Africa to Hong Kong, but infectors could still be coming to the city ...

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

    Arthritis patients set to miss out as charity is hit with huge rent rise

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Emily Tsang

    ... that offered little support and expensive private treatment. Arthritis and rheumatism affect 10 per cent of the city's population, Chan says. The problem is growing not just because the city's population is ageing but also because younger people are falling victim to osteoarthritis. Set up to build and run public housing, the Housing Authority has long faced accusations of being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562857/arthritis-patients-set-miss-out-charity-hit-huge-rent-rise
  3. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:46pm by Chris Luo

    ... pregnancy and prevalent abortions, a study by an award-winning researcher has found. The study was based on interviews with 310 prostitutes, aged 15 to 20 years old, in Kunming, capital city ... of prostitutes surveyed migrated from rural areas to cities, and of that number, 92 per cent were school dropouts, the study showed. “Prostitution is the only source of income for 93 per cent of all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561169/chinese-prostitutes-young-15-years-old-suffering-high-std-and
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Deadly Ebola virus reaches Nigeria as West Africa death toll hits 660

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:53pm by AP

    ... to kill people and collect body parts. The rumour was spread by a mentally ill former nurse, now in custody, who went to the city's main market and told people Ebola was a hoax, police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559736/deadly-ebola-virus-reaches-nigeria-west-africa-death-toll-hits-660
  5. 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 ... broadcaster China Central Television said. The nine-day quarantine period ends tomorrow. All people, vehicles and objects have been banned from exiting the old downtown area of the city and another ...

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

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Fear of pneumonic plague in the old town section of a Gansu town, where 30,000 live, proves unfounded as no new cases appear A guesthouse employee in Gansu province can finally go home to her family today, as the quarantine that sealed off parts of the city where she stayed for eight days after a man had died from pneumonic plague was lifted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558145/quarantine-lifted-after-eight-days-area-where-30000-live
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bid to cut strokes in a heartbeat

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

    ... cause of death in the city, according to data from the Department of Health. The free trial programme will begin in five public clinics in Western District from September this year. Dr Daniel ...

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

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com The number of young male workers with no history of health problems who died suddenly in their sleep has risen sharply over the past decade in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows. The city's police recorded 893 cases of sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome from January 2001 to October last year. It is a more than triple ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557127/more-young-males-dying-mysteriously-their-sleep-dongguan
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long Health authorities have confirmed the city's second case of Japanese encephalitis this year and are not ruling out the possibility of more instances over the summer. Blood and sputum tests on a 35-year-old woman residing at Ching Nga Court on Yuen Long's Tai Shu Ha Road East tested positive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557051/second-encephalitis-case-found-yuen-long
  10. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... contact with a dead marmot while herding, the bulletin and Xinhua reported. Yumen city, where the patient was being treated, and the man’s home village and town along with the pasture where he ...

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

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