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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long Health authorities have confirmed the city's second case of Japanese encephalitis this year and are not ruling out the possibility of more instances over the summer. Blood and sputum tests on a 35-year-old woman residing at Ching Nga Court on Yuen Long's Tai Shu Ha Road East tested positive ...

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

    Dead man's family says hospital ignored him

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... Other accusations- including that staff did not move Yuen frequently, did not change his diapers for a long time and did not take care of the ulcer- were deemed "unsubstantiated". ... at the Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan neglected a small wound on Yuen Chung-kun's back, his children say. They say it developed into a tennis ball-sized ulcer with a bacterial infection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562124/dead-mans-family-says-hospital-ignored-him
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... scientists have discovered that a cheap and readily available cream used to treat a sexually transmitted disease can make flu vaccines more effective for the elderly. Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, ... their shots. Yuen said the medicine helps to boost antibody levels and stimulate the effects of the influenza vaccine, especially among elderly or chronically ill patients. He said they knew imiquimod ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559398/cheap-cream-can-boost-flu-jabs-elderly-hku-study-shows
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Blood test could identify people more likely to commit suicide, says study

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:57am by WASHPOST

    ... of an increasing body of research investigating genetics as a factor, helping to better assess long-term and immediate risk and to eventually reduce rates of suicide. The biomarker could help doctors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563551/more-stressed-officials-taking-their-own-lives-corruption-crackdown
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Too much red bean ice becomes a weighty issue

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... and to offer a greater range of low-sugar beverages. Registered dietician Leslie Chan Kwok-pan said red bean drinks could still be enjoyed, as long as consumers kept an eye on portion sizes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562957/too-much-red-bean-ice-becomes-weighty-issue
  6. 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

    ... the city's population is ageing but also because younger people are falling victim to osteoarthritis. Set up to build and run public housing, the Housing Authority has long faced accusations of being ...

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

    Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped discover deadly virus

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:38pm

    ... that will give rise to a major epidemic,” he said. “Spreading in the population here, I’m not that worried about it. “I wouldn’t be worried to sit next to someone with Ebola virus on the Tube as long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563352/ebola-epidemic-unlikely-outside-west-africa-says-scientist-who-helped
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... the analysis as saying. It said that long working hours as well as poor sanitation and ventilation in their living and working spaces might have put the workers at higher risk. Workers' rights groups in Guangdong have long been concerned about the sudden deaths of migrant workers, which they believed were caused by overwork, according to Zeng Feiyang, the director of the Guangdong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557127/more-young-males-dying-mysteriously-their-sleep-dongguan
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... at midnight last night. “[I was] thrilled to learn that the quarantine will end tonight. [I] can finally get out of here and be with my family again. I haven’t seen my daughter for a long time,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558145/quarantine-lifted-after-eight-days-area-where-30000-live
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... of medicine. People with abnormal heartbeats are five times more likely to suffer from strokes, and are at increased risk of developing other problems in the long term that can lead to heart failure. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557456/free-programme-will-use-mobile-technology-screen-abnormal-heartbeats

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