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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

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

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dwm@scmp.com Tiny device may clean your water without cleaning out your bank account Scientists invent new water purifier A research team ... costly HK$5,000 medical-grade filters that have to be changed every few weeks- and even make it into homes. "The major motivation behind this is that we typically find water from treatment ...

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

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

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

    ... A 26-year-old from Tin Shui Wai was infected with the virus last month. The large bodies of water such as ponds and marshes abundant across Yuen Long are prime breeding grounds for culex mosquitoes, ... been the four pig farms located near the victim's home. The mosquito-borne virus is often found in pigs and wild water birds. "Mosquito prevention and extermination works have been ...

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

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland scientists have identified barely a fraction of dangerous micro-organisms that carry disease and devour water-pipe networks A toxic time bomb in the pipeline Large colonies of micro-organisms- some capable of causing serious disease- have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, the South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532118/nations-drinking-water-pipelines-contaminated-microorganisms-say-experts
  4. Infographics - HEALTH

    21HK: What's in Hong Kong's water?

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:30am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com We reveal the chemical cocktails beneath the surface In a two-part special report, the South China Morning Post examines the challenges of keeping Hong Kong's water supply flowing and clean. We meet the scientists and engineers experimenting with new ways to deal with the city’s growing demand for water and the increasing amounts of chemicals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1521768/21hk-hong-kong-water-chemicals
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... of medical resources would be to require people to consult family doctors first, then be transferred to small hospitals, and only referred to bigger ones when there was a dire need. "We hope ... don't have attractive resources for local residents and the public don't see any necessity to join the family doctor system," he said. The doctor, who completed his schooling in 2007, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  6. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:32pm by Nectar Gan

    ... water or tea”. They also stressed the correct way of drinking urine: “Firstly, you need to leave out the first and the last parts of the urine and only take the middle part because it’s ... is mainly urea, while the other 95 per cent is all water. If the person is ill, there will also be sugar, protein, red and white blood cells and ketone bodies in the urine. Because the toxin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544386/drinking-your-own-urine-unorthodox-chinese-miracle-cure
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola out of control in West Africa, says Medecins Sans Frontieres

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:43pm by GDN

    ... of operations, said the charity had treated 470 patients and was struggling to cope. "The epidemic is out of control," he said. "We have reached our limits. Despite the human resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539831/ebola-out-control-west-africa-says-medecins-sans-frontieres
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Women need new ways to quit smoking

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by LO WEI

    ... chairwoman Lisa Lau Man-man called for more government resources to specifically help women smokers to quit. While women are still much less likely to smoke than men, their numbers have risen 70 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536411/women-need-new-ways-quit-smoking
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    First case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Kong recently, said Dr Leung Ting-hung, controller of the Department of Health's Centre for Health Protection. The mosquito-borne virus is often found in pigs and wild water birds, Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535151/first-case-japanese-encephalitis-confirmed
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijingers spend a quarter of their lives sick, landmark study finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... at Sun Yat-sen University's School of Public Health, said food security and pollution issues probably contribute to China's comparatively lower Hale figure. "Medical resources also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534753/beijingers-spend-one-third-their-lives-sick-landmark-china-health-study

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