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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school to investigate months-long use of tainted water lines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Olga Wong

    ... use of tainted water The faculty of dentistry at the University of Hong Kong has set up a taskforce to investigate an incident in which dental chairs whose attached water hoses became ... in which the dental hospital might have used "heavily contaminated" water to rinse patients' mouths from mid-February to mid-June. The independent hospital, which is run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582529/dental-school-investigate-months-long-use-tainted-water-lines
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Dental training hospital used contaminated water Hong Kong's dental teaching hospital may have given patients "heavily contaminated" water ... by the University of Hong Kong and popular for its low-cost treatment, showed one of its five clinics had been tainted with bacteria. It used the fouled water for four months this year, until it found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong physicians say pouring a bucket of freezing water over someone for charity could be risky if they are ailing, elderly or pregnant Doctors cool on ice bucket craze Hong Kong doctors have poured cold water on a charity craze that is sweeping the globe, warning that "vulnerable'' people could be risking their health. The Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... for the person on a stretcher before they were taken to hospital. But there were beautiful moments, too. A toddler who hadn't had water for four days was brought in lying limp in his mother's arms. A nurse gave him water and glucose and he was soon active, and they laughed in relief. After the initial few days in Sichuan, Poon helped his Red Cross colleagues launch a rehabilitation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581490/surgeon-helped-quake-survivors-live-again
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... corners devoted to noodles: Tear off the top, add hot water from a dispenser, wait a couple minutes and it's ready to eat, often at a nearby counter. At the comic book store she runs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580099/battle-lines-drawn-instant-noodles-after-us-study-cites-heart
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU researchers' new liver cancer system helps prolong patients' lives

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... stages. Under the new system, about 30 per cent more liver cancer patients can now receive the more effective surgical treatment, researchers say. They believe the system will reduce resources ... Chung-cheng says the system may in fact reduce the amount of resources required in the future because there would be fewer patients in need of long-term alleviating treatment. The system was published ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573016/hku-researchers-new-liver-cancer-system-helps-prolong-patients-lives
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Tuen Mun man makes Hong Kong's fourth case of Japanese encephalitis this year

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... condition, and his family members, who are under medical observation, have so far shown no symptoms of having been infected. The mosquito-borne virus is often found in pigs and wild water birds. ... would be high until the end of summer. People are advised to clear stagnant water and wear long-sleeved, light-coloured clothes if staying outside in the early morning or evening. Additional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567850/tuen-mun-man-makes-hong-kongs-fourth-case-japanese-encephalitis-year
  9. 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
  10. 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

    ... have difficulty walking up stairs." More than 300 patients are regular visitors to the centre, where physical therapy and training classes are held. The foundation also subsidises a water ...

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

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