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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and Geneva UN health agency says epidemic in West Africa is overwhelming resources amid appeal for massive worldwide emergency response We can't cope with Ebola, W.H.O admits The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, renewing a call for health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591369/ebola-epidemic-overwhelming-health-resources-who-admits
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... resourced West African health care systems have been overrun. The World Health Organisation has warned that the epidemic was spreading exponentially in Liberia, where more than half of the deaths ... government has committed around US$100 million to tackle the outbreak by providing protective equipment for health care workers, food, water, medical and hygiene equipment. The US military said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592482/liberian-president-appeals-barack-obama-help-ebola-outbreak
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue fever brings travel and health warnings on mainland

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:54am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Guangdong is the province with the most cases and the most deaths; experts advise the people clear away standing water, where mosquitoes breed, and use clothing ... water is the only effective way to control the dengue fever epidemic, he said. In Guangzhou’s Yuexiu district, which has more dengue fever patients than any other district in the city, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1605302/dengue-fever-brings-out-travel-and-health-warnings-mainland
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dengue fever surge triggers mosquito alert

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... people to get rid of even shallow pools of stagnant water- prime breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes. He also warned that the eggs of the mosquitoes could survive droughts to later hatch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604087/dengue-fever-surge-triggers-mosquito-alert
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou disease control centre predicts end to dengue outbreak within weeks

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Mimi Lau, He Huifeng

    ... pools of water. "Many people refused to let officials in their house to clean pooled water or measure mosquito density," Yang said. According to the Guangzhou Daily, mosquitoes from 70 ... campaigns to limit mosquitoes by this month in Guangzhou, especially cleaning up stagnant water in which the insects breed. Mosquitoes spread a range of parasitic, viral and bacterial diseases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599783/guangzhou-disease-control-centre-predicts-end-dengue-outbreak-within
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Changes eyed to Beijing indoor smoking ban set bad example, WHO says

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing will set a bad example for the rest of the country and hurt anti-smoking efforts if law is watered down, says UN health body W.H.O. warns on smoking backtrack Beijing legislators will have a second reading of a controversial tobacco control law today, which, if passed, would set a bad precedent for other mainland cities and set back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599781/changes-eyed-beijing-indoor-smoking-ban-set-bad-example-who-says
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Big US soft-drink firms pledge to cut calorie count and container sizes over the next decade

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:16pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... than some might suspect. The move stands to undercut sales of some of the industry’s leading brands. The plan is to promote bottled water and lower-calorie drinks instead, which all three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599824/big-us-soft-drink-firms-pledge-cut-calorie-count-and-container-sizes-over
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue epidemic rises rapidly in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:12pm by Mimi Lau

    ... of complications or death. It also called for greater efforts to limit mosquitoes, especially cleaning up pooled water in which the insects breed. Mosquitoes spread a range of parasitic, viral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598933/dengue-epidemic-rises-rapidly-guangdong

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