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GE, Golden Meditech ink cord blood storage deal
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and Golden Meditech said this week they inked a strategic collaboration deal to provide GE’s integrated and automated digital systems and solutions to Golden Meditech for use in its umbilical cord blood cryopreservation processes. Hong Kong-based Golden Meditech said that umbilical cord blood contains rich hematopoietic stem cells which could facilitate reconstruction of hematopoietic and immune systems with possible applications in stem cell transplantation and other treatments. Through the partnership, Golden Meditech will use fully automated cell processing systems and associated tools...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News GE Healthcare Golden Meditech Holdings Ltd. Source Type: news

Bee or wasp sting - Hon KL, Leung AKC.
While jogging in a local park in Hong Kong, a 55-year-old, previously healthy man was stung on the ventral aspect of his right wrist. The tiny stinger was gently removed with nail cutters and examined under a microscope at 80x magni cation; plucking the st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

HKBU Chinese medicine scholars develop HKBU Chinese medicine scholars develop
(Hong Kong Baptist University) Chinese Medicine scholars at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have succeeded in developing a novel targeted delivery system for CRISPR/Cas9 to achieve therapeutic genome editing of VEGFA in osteosarcoma (OS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HKU researchers generate tomatoes with enhanced antioxidant properties by genetic engineering
(The University of Hong Kong) The School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with the Institut de Biologie Mol é culaire des Plantes (CNRS, Strasbourg, France), has identified a new strategy to simultaneously enhance health-promoting vitamin E by ~6-fold and double both provitamin A and lycopene contents in tomatoes, to significantly boost antioxidant properties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trial shows most people will complete treatment for latent TB without direct observation
(American College of Physicians) A phase 4 randomized clinical trial found that self-administered treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) had a high rate of treatment completion in the United States, Spain, and Hong Kong among a diverse patient population. This is significant because transition from latent TB to active disease accounts for an estimated 86 percent of active TB cases in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Acid reflux drugs could double your risk of stomach cancer
Researchers from the University of Hong Kong and University College London found that acid reflux medications, such as Prilosec, could double your risk of developing stomach cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term PPI use linked to doubled risk for stomach cancer: Study
A study at University College London and the University of Hong Kong suggests long-term use of PPIs for acid reflux may double the risk for stomach cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk
Conclusion PPIs are commonly used medicines for acid reflux. This may seem like alarming news for the many people in the UK who take them, but it's important to remember that the overall risk of stomach cancer is still very low. This study has several limitations that mean we should be cautious about the results: This type of study can't prove PPIs caused the increased risk of cancer. The increased risk could be down to other factors. Researchers were unable to adjust their figures to take account of some relevant confounding factors, such as alcohol and tobacco use, as these weren't routinely recorded. Almost all the pati...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

The role of previous falls in major osteoporotic fracture prediction in conjunction with FRAX in older Chinese men and women: the Mr. OS and Ms. OS cohort study in Hong Kong - Su Y, Leung J, Kwok T.
Falls are a major concern in terms of fracture risk. Although awareness rising for the absence of falls in the FRAX algorithm, our study only identified the independent predictive role of previous recurrent falls and their better conjunction use with FRAX ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A field study of the effectiveness and practicality of a novel hybrid personal cooling vest worn during rest in Hong Kong construction industry - Chan APC, Zhang Y, Wang F, Wong FFK, Chan DWM.
A novel hybrid cooling vest (HCV) incorporated with phase change materials (PCMs) and ventilation fans has been developed for construction workers in Hong Kong to attenuate heat stress and prevent heat-related illnesses, and its effectiveness and practical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NYU Dentistry receives $2.8 million as part of multi-center study to stop progression of cavities
NIH-funded study to test cavity-fighting liquid at three clinical sitesNew York UniversityThe National Institute of Dental& Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.The grant provides $9.8 million over four years, $2.8 million of which will come to NYU Dentistry, to fund a Phase III randomized controlled trial at three clinical sites: University of Michigan, U...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Global Interfaith LGBTIQ Leaders Convene at UN for Expert-level Dialogue
Rev. Patricia Ackerman is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of New York, and the New York UN Representative for the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.By Rev. Patricia AckermanNEW YORK, Oct 20 2017 (IPS)On September 29, 2017, Yvette Abrahams, an indigenous religious leader from Cape Town, South Africa who served as the country’s Commissioner For Gender Equality for five years, gasped when she learned that South Africa had just voted in favor of United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts. She could not believ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Ackerman Tags: Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse LGBTQ Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Misonix inks $11m Chinese licensing, manufacturing deal for SonaStar
Misonix (NSDQ:MSON) said today it inked an $11 million licensing and exclusive manufacturing deal with Chinese Hunan Xing Hang Rui Kang Bio-Technologies for Misonix’s SonaStar product line in China, Hong Kong and Macau. Through the agreement, Misonix will receive $5 million in upfront technology license fees and stocking orders as well as minimum royalty payments from the sale of SonaStar products of $2 million per yer between 2019 and 2021 and additional royalties through August 2027. “Working with Misonix represents a unique opportunity to add an important technology to our suite of products. SonaStar is...
Source: Mass Device - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Misonix Source Type: news

MRI Interventions taps ex-Philips exec Burnett as prez, CEO | Personnel Moves – Oct 19, 2017
MRI Interventions (OTC:MRIC) said early this month it tapped former Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) neuro diagnostics & therapy biz GM Joseph Burnett as its new prez & CEO, effective November 7. Burnett will replace Frank Grillo who will stay in his role until November 6 and will continue to serve as an executive advisor afterwards, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. “I am thrilled to join the MRI team and help lead this next chapter which will focus on clinical development, market adoption and continued procedure growth. The stakes are high in neurosurgical procedures and precision is paramount. Our t...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News BioSig Technologies Bluewind Medical Boston Scientific Dentsply Sirona Guidant Corp. InMode Aesthetic Solutions johnsonandjohnson Mauna Kea Technologies mazorrobotics Medtronic MRI Interventions otoharmonics Source Type: news

Shanghai Pharma bids for U.S. Cardinal Health's China business
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has bid for Cardinal Health Inc's China business as the U.S. company looks to sell ahead of China's planned drug distribution reform. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Shanghai Pharma says bid for U.S. Cardinal Health's China business
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co said it has bid for Cardinal Health Inc's China business, as the U.S. drug distributor looks to exit over worries China's upcoming drug distribution reform could slow its growth. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ageing Asia: What Does the Future Hold?
Conclusion To effectively meet the meets of the growing elderly population over the next few decades, it is crucial that we understand what socio-economic, cultural and political factors will drive their healthcare decision making, especially where out-of-pocket payment will be required.  Market research, grounded in local knowledge and expertise, is a key means of achieving this understanding. Whether via patients directly (recognizing the technological or capability limitations that may exist in the elderly population), or their caregivers (noting that the family has traditionally played an important role in provid...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Associations between perceived neighborhood walkability and walking time, wellbeing, and loneliness in community-dwelling older Chinese people in Hong Kong - Yu R, Cheung O, Lau K, Woo J.
This study examined the cross-sectional associations between perceived neighborhood walkability and walking time, physical activity, wellbeing, and loneliness, and examined which components of walkability were most strongly associated with better wellbeing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

In Hong Kong, Folk Remedies Are Sickening Patients
Pathologists at Princess Margaret Hospital discovered more than 1,200 adulterants in supposedly natural supplements, including drugs and animal tissue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RACHEL NUWER Tags: Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Alternative and Complementary Medicine China Hong Kong Source Type: news

The doctrinal and normative vacuity of Hong Kong's joint enterprise doctrine - Baker DJ.
In this article, I try to ascertain whether there is any normative or doctrinal foundation for the extended joint enterprise doctrine. In particular, I examine the normativity of the "unlawfulness" rationale that has been invoked to justify the extended jo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The Girlfriend of the Las Vegas Gunman Has Returned to the U.S., Greeted By Investigators
(MANILA/LOS ANGELES) — The girlfriend of a retiree who killed 58 people and then himself in a shooting rampage in Las Vegas arrived from the Philippines in Los Angeles, where FBI agents hoped to question her about the massacre, law enforcement officials said. Marilou Danley, who U.S. authorities have described as a “person of interest” in the investigation, left Manila on Tuesday evening aboard Philippine Airlines Flight PR 102, according to Philippines immigration spokeswoman Antonette Mangrobang. The non-stop flight arrived as scheduled at about 7:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday at Los Angeles Internation...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Baertlein and Manuel Mogato / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized Crime las vegas shooting Nevada onetime Source Type: news

Obesity risk increased when working night shifts
Researchers from the Chinese University in Hong Kong studied people who work night shifts and how it impacted their health. They found that people were more likely to develop obesity if they worked late. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Confronting online social aggression in Hong Kong: A wake-up call - Ong R.
Online bullying as a form of online aggression is an increasingly growing phenomenon that is experienced by all age groups. Apart from the use of technology, online bullying shares the same attributes as conventional bullying. This includes a power imbalan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

The Las Vegas Shooting Is the Deadliest in Modern U.S. History
At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night, marking the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. The numbers could fluctuate as the day goes on. The shooter, who has been named as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at 10:08 p.m, authorities say. Country singer Jason Aldean was playing on stage at the time. Paddock is now dead after an encounter with authorities. The Las Vegas shooting is now deadlier than last year’s attack on the Pu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucinda Shen Tags: Uncategorized Crime Mass Shooting Nevada onetime Source Type: news

Frailty and its contributory factors in older adults: a comparison of two Asian regions (Hong Kong and Taiwan) - Yu R, Wu WC, Leung J, Hu SC, Woo J.
This study aimed to compare the prevalence of frailty across three Chinese populations: Hong Kong, Taiwan-urban and Taiwan-rural. Contributing factors to disparities in frailty were also examined. Data were derived from the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Self-efficacy and barriers to disaster evacuation in Hong Kong - Newnham EA, Balsari S, Lam RPK, Kashyap S, Pham P, Chan EYY, Patrick K, Leaning J.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate specific challenges to Hong Kong's capacity for effective disaster response, we assessed perceived barriers to evacuation and citizens' self-efficacy. METHODS: Global positioning system software was used to determine rand... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The 7 Countries Anthony Bourdain Has Visited Most
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Bonem / Food and Wine Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Occupant-level injury severity analyses for taxis in Hong Kong: a Bayesian space-time logistic model - Meng F, Xu P, Wong SC, Huang H, Li YC.
This study aimed to identify the factors affecting the crash-related severity level of injuries in taxis and quantify the associations between these factors and taxi occupant injury severity. Casualties resulting from taxi crashes from 2004 to 2013 in Hong... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

New functions of hippocampus unveiled
(The University of Hong Kong) A research team led by Lam Woo Professor of Biomedical Engineering Ed X. Wu of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong has made major breakthrough in unveiling the mysteries of the brain to reveal functions of an important region, hippocampus, not known to scientists before. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 30 Most Visited Cities in the World in 2017
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alison Millington / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Ivanka Trump ’s Business Ties in China Are More Secret Than Ever
(SHANGHAI) — It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. In the months since she took her White House role, public information about the companies importing Ivanka Trump goods to the U.S. has become harder to find. Information that once routinely appeared in private trade tracking data has vanished, leaving the identities of companies involved in 90% of shipments unknown. Even less is known about her manufacturers. Trump&...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erika Kinetz / AP Tags: Uncategorized China Ivanka Trump onetime Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 25, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. EY is upbeat about the medical device industry: Here’s why The medical device industry is growing, at a healthy and steady pace. This is according to EY’s Pulse of the Industry report, which was released today at Ad...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Shandong Weigao to pay $850m for Argon Medical Devices
Shandong Weigao Group Medical Polymer agreed to pay $850 million for Argon Medical Devices, as the Chinese company looks to expand its footprint overseas. Weigao Group, which makes medical devices, orthopedic and blood purification products, is trying to fill out its product portfolio and diversify its revenue stream, according to a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company said it expects “significant growth opportunities” for Argon Medical’s products in China, according to the filing. Plano, Texas-based Argon Medical makes single-use speciality medical devices for biopsy, vascular ...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Argon Medical Devices Inc. Shandong Weigao Group Medical Polymer Source Type: news

Aussie flu could kill as many as 1968 Hong Kong pandemic
Professor Robert Dingwall, a public health expert at Nottingham Trent University, said it is 'inevitable' the H3N2 strain which has caused havoc in Australia will reach Britain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TIME ’s Second Century
Hanging above my desk is a letter from the editors of TIME to my grandfather. An immigrant who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, he, like so many others of his era, was introduced to America through the pages of this magazine. Now and then, he returned the favor by introducing TIME’s editors to some of his own ideas–in this case with a dispatch (in rhyme!) pointing out that they had erred in using the word who instead of whom on a recent cover. TIME acknowledged in response that, grammatically speaking, it was “skating on very thin ice” but noted, citing H.L. Mencken, Noah Webster and Do’s, Don&...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edward Felsenthal Tags: Uncategorized TIME staff Source Type: news

These Are the 10 Best International Airports
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Tkaczyk / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Delinquency among members of Hong Kong youth street gangs: the role of the organizational structures of gangs and Triad affiliations - Chui WH, Khiatani PV.
This study explores the importance of organizational structures and formal affiliations with the Hong Kong triads to delinquency among youth street gang members in Hong Kong. More specifically, this study examines the relative importance of the number of o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Effects of heat stress on construction labor productivity in Hong Kong: a case study of rebar workers - Yi W, Chan APC.
Global warming is bringing more frequent and severe heat waves, and the result will be serious for vulnerable populations such as construction workers. Excessive heat stress has profound effects on physiological responses, which cause occupational injuries... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Celeste Ng, Novelist
In many ways, Celeste Ng’s hometown of Shaker Heights, Ohio, was all about conformity. When the best-selling author of Everything I Never Told You was growing up there, she says the affluent town’s rules included mandatory lawn mowing (infractions were penalized with a $100 fine) and a regulation putting only one mailbox and one street number on two-family homes, to disguise them as single-family homes. On the other hand, it was relatively diverse–at least in terms of black and white–and racial prejudice was frequently discussed and dissected. But when the 37-year-old Ng was growing up, there were f...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

MedLever and HKSH collaborate for new MR-guided proton therapy solution
MedLever and the Hong Kong Sanatorium& Hospital (HKSH) have collaborated to develop the information backbone to support the new MR-guided proton therapy solution, which is being developed at the hospital. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - September 12, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news

Broncus Medical affiliate acquires Uptake Medical
Uptake Medical said yesterday that its InterVapor device for treating emphysema is back on the market in Europe after its acquisition for an undisclosed amount by an affiliate of Broncus Medical. Broncus set its purchase up under a new entity based in Seattle, Uptake Medical Technology, and plans to add markets in Australia and Asia to its commercial footprint in Europe by the end of the year. The InterVapor device uses heated water vapor to reduce lung volume in emphysema patients. Uptake won an expanded CE Mark in the European Union for InterVapor in August 2015. “2018 promises to be an exciting year for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory Wall Street Beat Broncus Medical Uptake Medical Source Type: news

Mental health of transgender people in Hong Kong: a community-driven, large-scale quantitative study documenting demographics, and correlates of quality of life and suicidality - Suen YT, Chan RCH, Eliz Wong MY.
A community-driven survey of 106 transgender people (the first such survey in Hong Kong) showed that: (1) more than half the sample (50.9%) had a university degree or higher qualification; (2) despite this 43.4% had a monthly income below HK$6,000 (about U... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

University in Hong Kong discovers newly emerged superbug
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or PolyU, have discovered a newly-emerged superbug that could pose a significant threat to human health. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PolyU discovers a newly emerged superbug
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The Partner State Key Laboratory of Chirosciences at the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University discovered a newly emerged superbug, hyper-resistant and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, which may cause untreatable and fatal infections in relatively healthy individuals and will pose enormous threat to human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Factors associated with the trend of physical and chemical restraint use among long-term care facility residents in Hong Kong: data from an 11-year observational study - Lam K, Kwan JSK, Wai Kwan C, Chong AML, Lai CKY, Lou VWQ, Leung AYM, Liu JYW, Bai X, Chi I.
BACKGROUND: Negative effects of restraint use have been well-documented. However, the prevalence of restraints use has been high in long-term care facilities in Hong Kong compared with other countries and this goes against the basic principles of ethical a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Distribution deal could help Rancho Cordova's Cesca expand into growing Asian markets
Rancho Cordova-based Cesca Therapeutics Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement with Hong Kong-based Boyalife WSN Ltd, which owns a majority interest in Cesca, allowing the regenerative medicine company to offer its products in fast-growing markets in China, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. Cesca (Nasdaq: KOOL) offers umbilical cord blood banking services and is developing cellular processing and autologous cell-based therapies, which are on the vanguard of battling cancer. “Asian… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Amgen Foundation Expands The Amgen Biotech Experience, Bringing Total Program Reach To 900,000 High School Students By 2020
Program to Expand to Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, Netherlands, and Singapore Recent Research Shows Students Gain Confidence, Interest in Science and Biotechnology After Participating in Program THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Amgen Foundation today announced it will expand the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) to reach nearly 900,000 high school students by 2020. For nearly 30 years, ABE has empowered high school science teachers to implement real-world biotechnology labs in their classrooms to help their students better understand science and how it influenc...
Source: Amgen News Release - August 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How do doctors and nurses in emergency departments in Hong Kong view their disaster preparedness? A cross-sectional territory-wide online survey - Lam RPK, Balsari S, Hung KKC, Hsiao KH, Leung LP, Leaning J.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the level of all-hazards disaster preparedness and training needs of emergency department (ED) doctors and nurses in Hong Kong from their perspective, and identify factors associated with high perceived personal preparedness. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news