In wheelchair, paraplegic Lai Chi-wai climbs up skyscraper in Hong Kong to raise money for spinal cord patients
Lai Chi-wai became the first in Hong Kong to climb more than 250 meters of a skyscraper while strapped into a wheelchair as he pulled... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong emigration to Britain could mean $36 billion capital outflow
Hong Kong residents leaving the city to move to Britain could trigger capital outflows of HK$280 billion ($36 billion) this year from... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rollout of China’s Sinovac vaccine in Hong Kong under threat
Beijing-backed jab faces greater scrutiny after Brazil trial confusion (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hong Kong ISP blocks access to pro-democracy website under national security law
A Hong Kong internet service provider on Thursday said it had blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with the city’s... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Can ’t Afford to Wait for COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Rolled Out. Here’s What We Can Do to Curb the Virus Now
On Jan. 7, 2021, the U.S. hit another grim milestone, for the first time recording over 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 and over 4,000 deaths from the infection in one day. Across the country, hospitals and intensive care units are now under enormous strain trying to treat so many sick people. And if a new, more transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, were to take hold in the U.S. as it has in the U.K., as seems plausible, our health system could pass its breaking point. It’s all too easy to become numb to the toll and accept these daily figures as a new normal while waiting for the vaccine...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

China in darkest period for human rights since Tiananmen, says rights group
Human Rights Watch lists persecutions in Xinjiang, Mongolia, Tibet and Hong Kong but notes new willingness to condemn Beijing (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primary care plays key role in managing COVID-19 in three Asian cities
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Despite having some of the densest living spaces and the highest number of international visitors, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beijing have utilized their respective primary health care systems to keep their COVID-19 cases and deaths relatively low. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

US joined by Australia, UK and Canada in criticizing Hong Kong mass arrests
The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Canada issued a joint statement Sunday expressing "serious... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia condemn Hong Kong arrests of activists
Foreign ministers from the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia condemned last week's arrest of over 50 democracy activists in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tales of the 21st Century: Rohingyas Without home
By Mohammad Rakibul HasanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 8 2021 (IPS) Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a Bangladeshi documentary photographer, photojournalist, filmmaker and visual artist who has been visiting the camps in Cox’s Bazaar to document the Rohingya refugee crisis. Rakibul Hasan is a recipient of the Lucie Awards Discovery of the Year 2018. He also received the 23rd Human Rights Press Awards from The Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty International and the Hong Kong Journalists Association, for his series “The Looted Honor” which documents Rohingya refugee rape survivors. Rakibul Hasan has ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia Slideshow TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Risk related to spread of new SARSCoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA, ECDC
New variants of current concern: The United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates in the South-East, the East and the London area, which is associated with the emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, VOC 202012/01. As of 26 December 2020, more than 3 000 cases of this new variant, confirmed by genome sequencing, have been reported from the UK. An increasing proportion of cases in the South East, the East and the London area are due to this variant, but cases have also been identified in other parts of the UK. Although it was first reported in early December, the initial cases were retrospectively id...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong Police Arrest 53, Including U.S. Citizen, in Massive National Security Law Sweep
Police arrested lawyer John Clancey, a U.S. citizen whose law firm has handled hundreds of protest cases (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kongers call US violence a setback for democracy
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents from across the political spectrum condemned mob violence at the U.S. Capitol, 18 months after... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong Has Arrested Almost Everyone in the Political Opposition
A "reign of terror" sent shockwaves through Hong Kong. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research shows rising lizard temperatures may change predator-prey relationship with snakes
(The University of Hong Kong) Researchers from the University of Hong Kong and Toho University have discovered that predation by snakes is pushing lizards to be active at warmer body temperatures on islands where snakes are present, in comparison to islands free from snakes. The findings show that lizard thermal biology is highly dependent on predation pressures and that body temperatures are rising suggest that such ectothermic predator-prey relationships may be changing under climatic warming. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The arrest of Hong Kong activists is an assault on civil society
China is criminalising political moderates, in defiance of their overwhelming victory in direct elections, say Louisa Lim and Ilaria Maria Sala (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. lawyer among 53 arrested in huge crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy figures
53 individuals were arrested and stand accused of involvement in a plot to bring about the "mutual destruction" of Hong Kong and mainland China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First global study shows uneven urbanization among large cities in the last two decades
(The University of Hong Kong) In the first-ever study on the characteristics of urbanization in large cities around the world, researchers at the University of Hong Kong analyzed cities' urban built-up areas (BUAs) expansion, population growth and greening BUA changes, and revealed a hugely uneven pace of urbanization in those cities in the last two decades. They warn against major challenges posed to sustainable development if the urban problems are not dealt with in a timely manner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American lawyer arrested by Hong Kong police in national security crackdown
Police in Hong Kong arrested an American lawyer under the city's national security law on Wednesday, a source at his law firm told... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reports: Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested about 50 pro-democracy figures Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong Police Arrest Dozens of Opposition Politicians Over Alleged Subversion
The arrests, part of an investigation into alleged subversion under a national security law, targeted much of the opposition camp’s... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures reportedly arrested
The mass arrests were the largest move against Hong Kong’s democracy movement since the national security law was imposed by Beijing last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

About 50 Hong Kong opposition activists arrested for violating national security law
Occupy Central co-founder Benny Tai detained along with former legislators James To, Lam Cheuk-ting, Andrew Wan, Alvin Yeung and Wu Chi-wai. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HKUST Researchers Discover a Novel Mechanism of Recruiting Arf Family Proteins to specific subcellular localizations
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) Researchers of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) recently uncovered a novel molecular mechanism that regulates the subcellular localizations of Arf proteins, shedding light on the mechanism underlying various inherited diseases and offering new insight to the treatment of them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai's bail revoked
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has had his bail revoked after prosecutors succeeded in asking the city’s highest court to send him... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia stocks dip; many Asia-Pacific markets set for early close
Markets in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong are set to close earlier than usual on Thursday due to New Year's Eve. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Approval May Be the Most Globally Important Yet
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca wasn’t the first to be OK’d by regulators in the U.K.—health officials authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech jab nearly four weeks earlier. And it’s not the most effective—Stage 3 clinical trials suggest it prevents COVID-19 symptoms about 70% of the time vs. about 95% for the Pfizer vaccine and a similar one from Moderna (which is authorized in the U.S., but not the U.K.). But the greenlight from the British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency on Wednesday could be a big step toward bringing the COVID-19 pande...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

Hong Kong: China jails 10 who fled by boat to Taiwan for up to three years
Group’s trial on the mainland lasted just one day and was held with few public witnesses (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong Protesters Who Fled by Boat Are Sentenced to Prison in China
The pro-democracy activists, who hoped to reach Taiwan, were caught by the Chinese Coast Guard and tried in the mainland’s opaque... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong Activist sentenced to 4 months of jail for 'insulting the national flag'
Teenage activist and national security suspect Tony Chung was on Tuesday sentenced to four months in prison for unlawful assembly and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HKU chemists develop a new drug discovery strategy for " undruggable " drug targets
(The University of Hong Kong) A research team led by Dr Xiaoyu LI from the Research Division for Chemistry, Faculty of Science, in collaboration with Professor Yizhou LI from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chongqing University and Professor Yan CAO from School of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University in Shanghai has developed a new drug discovery method targeting membrane proteins on live cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research makes strong case for restoring Hong Kong's lost oyster reefs
(The University of Hong Kong) New research produced jointly by The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), published recently in the scientific journalRestoration Ecology, shows the enormous potential of restoring lost oyster reefs, bringing significant environmental benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chi-Med Initiates Rolling Submission of NDA to U.S. FDA for Surufatinib for the Treatment of Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors
Hong Kong, Shanghai,& Florham Park, NJ: Monday, December 28, 2020: Hutchison China MediTech Limited (“Chi-Med”) (Nasdaq/AIM: HCM) today announces that it has initiated the filing of a New Drug Application (“NDA”) to... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - December 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hong Kong faces public scepticism over mainland Chinese jabs
Chief executive Carrie Lam lambasts ‘malicious’ rumours and ‘politicisation’ of vaccines (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Submersion injury in children: a Hong Kong perspective - Hon KL, Leung KKY, Wong JCP.
Submersion injury (SI) is one of the three most common causes of childhood accidental fatalities worldwide, accounting for approximately 28% of them.1 According to the World Health Organization's World Report on Child Injury Prevention, the rate of SI fata... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The victim-offender overlap in sexual offending: exploring a community-based sample of young adults in Hong Kong - Chan HCO.
This study examines the overlap between sexual offending perpetration and victimization among 1,171 participants (18-40 years) in Hong Kong. Testing the theoretical propositions of several criminological theories (i.e., self-control, general strain, rou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A powerful computational tool for efficient analysis of cell division 4D image data
(City University of Hong Kong) A joint research team co-led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a novel computational tool that can reconstruct and visualise three-dimensional (3D) shapes and temporal changes of cells, speeding up the analysing process from hundreds of hours by hand to a few hours by the computer. Revolutionising the way biologists analyse image data, this tool can advance further studies in developmental and cell biology, such as the growth of cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to suicide in residential neighborhood and mental distress symptoms in Hong Kong: a spatiotemporal analysis - Zeng D, Wu X.
Highlights • A significant proportion of respondents are exposed to death by suicide in the residential neighborhood. • Adult respondents exposed to death by suicide had a higher risk of mental distress symptoms. • Both the logistic regression... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Boris Johnson Calls Emergency Meeting Over New Covid-19 Strain As Growing Number Of Countries Ban U.K. Travel
Many countries, including Canada, Russia, Italy, India and Hong Kong, have cut off travel ties with the U.K. in an attempt to contain a new rapidly-spreading Covid-19 variant. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Policy /policy Retail /retail Transportation /transportation Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Leadership /leadership Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

New phase for synthetic aperture microscopy
(SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics) Although SAM is undoubtedly a promising approach, current implementations lack in both spatial resolution and frame rate to be useful for emerging applications. To address these issues, a team of researchers led by Renjie Zhou from The Chinese University of Hong Kong recently developed a novel SAM method. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Seven passengers found with Covid-19, but Qatar Airways escapes ban thanks to loophole in Hong Kong testing rules
Passengers not in the same place at the same time when test results arrived, so airline is spared penalty (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Owners of SolarWinds have links to Obama, the Clintons, China, Hong Kong and the US election process
(Natural News) Who owns SolarWinds?  This is a good question due to the complicated sales and purchases of related companies and individual owners over the past few years. Per our research, the owners of SolarWinds are related to the Clintons and companies that verify elections in the US. (Article by Joe Hoft republished from TheGatewayPundit.com) If... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's up Skip? Kangaroos really can 'talk' to us
(City University of Hong Kong) Animals that have never been domesticated, such as kangaroos, can intentionally communicate with humans, challenging the notion that this behaviour is usually restricted to domesticated animals like dogs, horses or goats, a first of its kind study from the University of Roehampton and the University of Sydney has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The "men in grief" phenomenon among suicide bereaved Chinese men in Hong Kong - Chan TMS, Cheung M.
This qualitative study addressed the intersectionality between masculine grief and gender role expectations during the grief process among men. The sample comprised 10 Chinese men in Hong Kong who had lost their wife or child to suicide. The study found th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

FDA approves first over-the-counter Covid-19 test
The US Food and Drug Administration has authorised emergency use of the first over-the-counter, self-testing Covid-19 antigen kit, which can produce results within 20 minutes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Jamie Smyth in Sydney and George Russell in Hong Kong Source Type: news

The 16 facial expressions most common to emotional situations worldwide
(University of California - Berkeley) Whether at a birthday party in Brazil, a funeral in Kenya or protests in Hong Kong, humans all use variations of the same facial expressions in similar social contexts, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. The findings confirm the universality of human emotional expression across geographic and cultural boundaries at a time when nativism is on the rise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: Hong Kong secures 15 million vaccine doses
Hong Kong says it has secured delivery of 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with the first million to arrive as early as January (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under national security law
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was charged under a controversial national security law on Friday, police said, amid a crackdown on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How short-term cycling training promotes cycling among schoolchildren in high-density cities - Loo BPY, Leung KYK, Chan FCH.
This study explores how short-term, school-based cycling training programs can promote cycling among schoolchildren in the high-density city of Hong Kong. The schoolchildren's progression in cycling ability was monitored closely by professional cycling coa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The Latest: Hong Kong re-imposes restaurant dining bans
 Hong Kong is re-imposing a ban on in-restaurant dining after 6:00 p.m. and closing gyms, beauty parlors and other businesses and public venues as it tries to get a grip on the latest wave of coronavirus infections in the territory (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news