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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chickens at Yuen Long farm may have died from overheating

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Phila Siu, Patsy Moy

    ... Phila Siu and Patsy Moy phila.siu@scmp.com Company spokesman says storm cut power and turned off birds' fans for several days Yuen Long chickens may have died from overheating The 2,000 chickens that died mysteriously in Yuen Long this week may have fallen ill because their coops became "too stuffy" after fans stopped working because of a power failure. Regal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570785/chickens-yuen-long-farm-may-have-died-overheating
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Hong Kong University taskforce will include members from the medical and dental faculties, leading to questions about its independence Dental school to probe use of tainted water The faculty of dentistry at the University of H ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582529/dental-school-investigate-months-long-use-tainted-water-lines
  4. 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
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    US study shows how pregnancy can increase risk of flu complications

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune US study shows how pregnancy can increase risk of flu complications Medical science has long assumed that the higher risk of hospitalisation and death due to the flu among pregnant women was down to the suppressed immunity that keeps the body from rejecting the fetus. But new research suggests the opposite: that the immune system goes into hyperdrive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598911/us-study-shows-how-pregnancy-can-increase-risk-flu-complications
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Over 100 heart patients 'stitched up with expired thread' at Hong Kong hospital

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:40pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... The hospital’s chief executive, Dr Albert Lo Chi-yuen, apologised to the patients and their relatives. He said the hospital would enhance supervision and monitoring systems and improve cross-departmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591640/over-100-heart-patients-stitched-expired-thread-hong-kong-hospital
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reports of deadly disease caused by food bacteria more than double in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 06:48pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... date. He added that people at a higher risk of contracting listeriosis should avoid eating refrigerated ready-to-eat food with a long shelf life as well as soft cheese, which is often made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594733/reports-deadly-disease-caused-food-bacteria-more-double-hong-kong
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post No support for idea bra use is linked to cancer It seems almost preposterous that a study like this one had to be conducted. But apparently the belief that wearing a bra for long periods of time can cause breast cancer persists, and it turns out the issue hadn't really been studied in a scientific fashion. Until now, there has been just one academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1591778/researchers-united-states-debunk-theory-wearing-bras-causes
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... death toll hits 3,500 Investigations to determine the mass deaths of chickens at a Yuen Long farm continued yesterday as the toll rose to 3,500. Clad in protective gear, officers from ... about this and now we are cleaning the farm three times a day instead of just once a day as in the past," he said. Thousands of chickens remained alive in the Yuen Long farm yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571554/bird-flu-ruled-out-chicken-deaths-yuen-long-farm-hit-3500
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Heavy use of benzodiazepines linked to Alzheimer's onset in older people

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by MCT

    ... for those who frequently took long-acting benzodiazepines, who frequently took high doses, or who took any such drugs regularly over several months. The benzodiazepines specifically considered ... International medical guidelines recommend the use of benzodiazepines as treatment for anxiety disorders and transient insomnia, but caution that they are not meant for long-term use, and should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590397/heavy-use-benzodiazepines-linked-alzheimers-onset-older-people

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