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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 - 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
  4. 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
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Artificial sweeteners create conditions for onset of diabetes, study suggests

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:09pm by MCT

    ... the researchers added saccharine, sucralose or aspartame to the drinking water of different groups of mice. Other mouse groups got real sugars in their water, and a control group got plain, unsweetened water. After 11 weeks, the mice that received the artificial sweeteners showed higher levels of glucose intolerance compared with the others- a sign that their bodies were doing a worse job ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595451/artificial-sweeteners-create-conditions-onset-diabetes-study-suggests
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    33 sickened by ammonia gas leak in northwestern China

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:29pm by WU NAN

    ... and put out the flame. The ammonia emitted from the flare tube immediately afterwards. The accident scene was cordoned off on Monday morning. Water dilution techniques helped to reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587785/thirty-three-sickened-ammonia-gas-leak-northwestern-capital
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... the director of the municipal medical emergency centre's human resources department. The city of 24 million residents owns more than 600 ambulances, which far exceeds the national standard of one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586875/ambulance-crew-shortage-costing-lives-shanghai-experience-shows
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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