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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Charity given deadline on huge rent rise

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... at the end of this month. Talks with landlord the Housing Authority resulted in a reduction to HK$18,000- and the authority on Monday told the foundation it had until tomorrow to decide whether ... that is convenient for clients, many of whom suffer chronic pain, and that the sites offered were too remote. "We tried to find common ground on the revised lease with officials from the Housing ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may be at higher risk of vascular diseases and stroke: study

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:25pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... as the blocked artery- to 1.2 per cent. The treatment had a similar effectiveness on atherosclerotic stenosis, when arteries thicken because of a build-up of white blood cells, the study showed. Chu ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong medical workers 'put at risk in Ebola scare'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by SAMUEL CHAN, Emily Tsang, BRIAN YAP

    ... at one of the many guest houses in the high-rise complex was taken to hospital on Sunday morning with vomiting and diarrhoea- early symptoms of the disease that has broken out in West Africa, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... was staying at a guest house in Chungking Mansions, Tsim Sha Tsui, a maze of restaurants, shops and hostels. He was first taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Ho Man Tin, before being put ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Canada patient showing Ebola-like symptoms is placed in isolation

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... kidney and liver functions.- Internal and external bleeding. Low white blood cell and platelet counts. - The time between infection and the showing of symptoms is two to 21 days. Source: WHO ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola-hit Liberia fears starvation as quarantine blocks food supplies

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... I have 25 people to feed in my house.” Miatta Sharif, also from Bopolu, said: “We agree measures have to be put in place to contain the virus, but at the same time we don’t have to die from ...

  7. 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

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Charity faces cutting therapy for patients in chronic pain or losing its headquarters as Housing Authority insists on market rate Rent rise set to hit ... landlord. The Housing Authority says the rent rise is in line with the market value of the office at Nam Shan Estate, Shek Kip Mei, used as a headquarters and training centre by the Hong Kong ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Jilin to ban schools from giving pupils medicine without parental consent

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:14pm by Anne Yi

    ... moroxydine hydrochloride to its pupils. Teachers allegedly told the children that the white pills were “smart beans” and warned them not to tell their parents. Those who spat out the pills instead ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

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

    ... and information, he said. Former diving champion and Unicef Hong Kong ambassador Guo Jingjing and Unicef Hong Kong committee chairwoman Judy Chen Qing, both breastfeeding mothers, submitted a petition ...

  10. News - China Insider - HEALTH

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

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

    ... 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 ...




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