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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Fist bumps more hygienic than shaking hands, says researcher

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:39pm by AP

    ... each greeting, they measured how much bacteria had been transferred. Their results were published online on Monday in the American Journal of Infection Control. What makes the fist bump more sanitary? Mostly, it's the smaller amount of surface area in contact between the two hands, an analysis suggests. "It's a novel study," though the results were not surprising, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562094/fist-bumps-more-hygienic-shaking-hands-says-researcher
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

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

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

    ... at Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung while their Ebola test results were pending. Cathay Pacific Airways said it was monitoring the situation although it had no direct or connecting flights ...

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

    Too much red bean ice becomes a weighty issue

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... in Hong Kong people don't exercise enough and that's why people are putting on weight." The centre also released the results of an investigation into listeriosis disease after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562957/too-much-red-bean-ice-becomes-weighty-issue
  4. News - World - HEALTH

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

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:38pm

    ... promising results in animals, these need to be tested on people, he added. “I think that the time is now, at least in capitals, to offer this kind of treatment for compassionate use but also to find ...

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

    Dead man's family says hospital ignored him

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... discharged to an elderly care home. Daughter Jenny Yuen Siu-yung said Yan Chai staff had failed to clean, disinfect and treat her father properly, resulting in his bed sore deteriorating into a stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562124/dead-mans-family-says-hospital-ignored-him
  6. 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

    ... information from schools,” the study concluded. As a result, 40 per cent of respondents resorted to incorrect or unreliable birth-control methods, consequently leading to high unplanned pregnancy ...

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

    Hong Kong diabetes patients as young as 3, while one fifth under 40

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:34pm by Emily Tsang

    ... the result as "alarming". She said that young patients were at a higher risk of developing fatal complications. "More complications arising from the illness are expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561116/one-every-five-diabetes-patients-hong-kong-under-40-study-finds
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by LO WEI

    ... formula marketing in the face of what he termed "quite severe" opposition. Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man, who is due to announce the results of a consultation on a proposed ... results at a Legislative Council health panel meeting on Monday.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554952/concern-groups-push-urgent-action-limit-milk-powder-advertisements
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... is that the pores of the bacteria's cell walls become enlarged, resulting in the materials and cytoplasm within the cell flowing out through the holes. As such, the bacteria dies," Kwan said. Kwan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555437/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purifier
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Genes may cause cerebral palsy, Norwegian study suggests

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... palsy affects nearly two in every 1,000 births, according to European figures. It originates from damage to the immature brain, resulting in problems such as epilepsy, poor motor control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555384/genes-may-cause-cerebral-palsy-norwegian-study-suggests

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