A Growing New Health Crisis Focusing on Emergency Rooms, Medical History & Vaccines
Samah Ghalloussi, one of the entrepreneurs interviewed for the article with a worker of the French Red Cross. Credit: French Red CrossBy Angel MendozaPARIS, Apr 19 2021 (IPS) This year’s World Health Day on 7 April was an opportunity for three entrepreneurs to share their insights and reflections on a rather complex year due to the health crisis and comment on their experiences developing impactful products and services in this sector. Emeric Lemaire, co-founder of Arkhn, Samah Ghallousi, CEO of AALIA.tech and Antoine Noel, co-founder and director of Japet, are all either associates of Liberté Living-Lab, (a ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angel Mendoza Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UK Covid news: Boris Johnson cancels trip to India as pressure grows for it to be added to travel red list
Latest updates: PM ’s forthcoming trip to India cancelled as country’s total cases reach 15m‘If we catch Covid, we die’: UK shielders reflect on still feeling unsafeOxford trial to study effect of immune system on reinfectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage9.56amBSTOn the Today programme this morningProf Andrew Hayward, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at University College and a member of the government ’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said he thought India should be added to the government’s red list of countries with th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Conservatives Scotland Scottish politics Infectious diseases NHS Microbiology Medical research Health India Source Type: news

Emotional regulation in mothers and fathers and relations to aggression in Hong Kong preschool children - Lau EYH, Williams K.
This study explored the associations among emotional regulation in mothers and fathers and preschool children's physical and relational aggression using a Hong Kong Chinese sample. This study also explored whether child gender would moderate the associatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Hong Kong pro-democracy figures to be sentenced amid crackdown on dissent
Veteran activists and politicians including Jimmy Lai and Martin Lee were prosecuted over their roles in widespread protests that... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Story Behind TIME ’s ‘Climate Is Everything’ Cover
To illustrate the dramatic effects of climate change on our interconnected world for the April 26 issue of TIME, we turned the cover canvas over to “an artist who paints without a paintbrush.” Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi spent two weeks creating an image that is part sculpture, part performance art. She and her six-person team constructed a 7.5 x 10-foot world map out of 50,000 green-tipped matchsticks. She then set the artwork on fire—representing how the global climate crisis touches all of us, no matter where we live. Photograph by Annice Lyn for TIME “The motivation behind it came from the ur...
Source: TIME: Science - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: D.W. Pine Tags: Uncategorized climate change Magazine Source Type: news

CityU biologists discover super-enhancers that switch on breast cancer genes
(City University of Hong Kong) Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive type of breast cancer with a high fatality rate. Currently, chemotherapy is the major treatment option, but the clinical result is unsatisfactory. A research team led by biologists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has identified and characterised a set of specific super-enhancers that stimulate the activity of the related critical cancer genes. The latest findings may help discover new effective drug targets for TNBC patients to improve their survival chance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World's first study to evaluate greenhouse gas emissions from Chinese inland waters
(The University of Hong Kong) As a primary greenhouse gas that drives global climate change, carbon dioxide emissions from inland waters play a key role in assessing the global carbon cycle. Researchers at the University of Hong Kong, together with global collaborators, have for the first-time, quantified CO2 emissions from streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs in China over the last three decades and compared two time periods: 1980s and 2010s, during which China experienced unprecedented environmental and socio-economic changes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

China blasts UK for granting asylum to Hong Kong activist Nathan Law
UK grants protection to pro-democracy figure who is regarded by Beijing as ‘criminal suspect’ (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US trade sanctions justified response to human rights abuses in China, law expert argues
(University of Kansas) International trade law expert Raj Bhala argues in two new studies that US trade sanctions against China are appropriate responses to Uyghur genocide, Hong Kong violations; should continue (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cherie Wong describes threats she ’s faced while advocating for Hong Kong, intimidation from Chinese government
Watch Cherie Wong describes threats she’s faced while advocating for Hong Kong, intimidation from Chinese government Video Online, on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China is 'trampling on Hong Kong's democracy'
With Beijing's influence now paramount, many in Hong Kong are torn between defiance and resignation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong will vet political candidates' entire past to ensure loyalty to China, says Justice chief
Candidates for public office in Hong Kong will have their entire history vetted, its top justice official said Saturday, after China... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong executives choose China Covid vaccine to get mainland visas
Beijing offers smoother entry procedures to visitors who take locally made jabs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Should We Keep Wearing Masks Even After the Pandemic Ends?
Riding the New York City subway during cold and flu season used to test your stomach. The woman next to you was coughing. The guy behind her was sneezing. Somebody was always fishing for a tissue. That’s a distant memory now. The subway is far emptier, for one thing—and with the riders onboard almost universally wearing masks, the chorus of sniffles and coughs has been silenced. During the pandemic, the need for that policy is clear. But should the masks stay even after COVID-19 is gone? Before vaccines began rolling out to the general public, masks were among the only tools available for containing SARS-CoV-2,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Latest: Hong Kong to resume use of BioNTech-Pfizer shots
Hong Kong will resume administering the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday following a 12-day suspension over packaging defects detected in one batch (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong to resume Pfizer shots after packaging defects
Hong Kong will resume administering the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday following a 12-day suspension over packaging defects detected in one batch (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong Convicts Martin Lee and Other Democracy Leaders Over Protest
The defendants, including the media tycoon Jimmy Lai and the barristers Martin Lee and Margaret Ng, are some of the city’s most... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong court convicts Jimmy Lai and other pro-democracy activists over 2019 protest
A Hong Kong court has convicted pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai and eight other prominent opposition activists over their roles in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Autism Awareness Day – 2 April 2021
By External SourceMar 30 2021 (IPS-Partners) Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex condition that remains misunderstood. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms vary so much between individuals. But the number of people with ASD diagnoses continues to grow globally. The rate of ASD in the US grew by an estimated 14% in just 2 years. According to the World Health Organization, ASD affects 1 in 160 children. The prevalence of ASD in children is at its highest in Hong Kong. About 1 in 54 children in the United States has an ASD diagnosis. An ASD diagnosis is four times more likely in boys than girls. People with AS...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Education Health Labour Multimedia Video Source Type: news

How China Plans to Control Hong Kong ’s Elections
New rules give Chinese security bodies power to investigate all potential candidates, meaning that opposition politicians face steep... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong: China limits parliament to 'patriots'
The sweeping changes are the latest efforts by Beijing to step up its influence in Hong Kong. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong Epoch Times host threatened by Chinese police after exposing organ harvesting
(Natural News) A current affairs host at the Hong Kong bureau of The Epoch Times was recently threatened by police in mainland China who sent her the message: stop broadcasting programs, or face arrest under the new national security law. (Article by Rita Li republished from TheEpochTimes.com) Rachel Wong, host of the Hong Kong bureau of the Chinese-language Epoch... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HKBU-led research unlocks the genomic secrets of organisms that thrive in extreme deep-sea
(Hong Kong Baptist University) A study led by scientists at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has decoded the genomes of the deep-sea clam (Archivesica marissinica) and the chemoautotrophic bacteria (Candidatus Vesicomyosocius marissinica) that live in its gill epithelium cells. Through analysis of their genomic structures and profiling of their gene expression patterns, the research team revealed that symbiosis between the two partners enables the clams to thrive in extreme deep-sea environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 28, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hong Kong residents transfer billions to Canada as China clamps down
Capital flows out of Hong Kong banks reaching Canada rose to their highest levels on record last year, at about C$43.6 billion in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atezolizumab-induced autoimmune diabetes mellitus presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis
(Compuscript Ltd) In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2021.0007, Sharen Lee and Gary Tse from Laboratory of Cardiovascular Physiology, Hong Kong, HKG, China, Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China and Xiamen Cardiovascular Hospital, Xiamen, China consider a case of atezolizumab-induced autoimmune diabetes mellitus presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS launches major recruitment drive in Hong Kong
The NHS has launched a major recruitment drive for nurses in Hong Kong, where around 5.4 million residents have recently been given special rights to settle and work in the UK. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong vaccination drive struggles to gain public trust
Hong Kong’s sudden suspension of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been another blow to its vaccination program (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pfizer vaccines HALTED in Hong Kong after multiple defects were reported
(Natural News) Hong Kong health officials have HALTED shipments of the Pfizer vaccine after multiple defects were identified and reported. The South China Morning Post reports that front-line healthcare workers discovered over fifty instances of cracked and leaking vials. How can Pfizer guarantee the consistency and safety of the mRNA science, if they cannot keep... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer vaccine, cites defective lids
Hong Kong has suspended vaccinations using Pfizer shots after the Chinese distributor informed the city that one batch had defective bottle lids (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong halts BioNTech vaccinations over packaging concerns
Health authorities insist there is no reason to believe doses are unsafe (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hong Kong suspends vaccinations of BioNTech shots after defective packaging found in one batch
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Baidu has rallied 200% in the past year. Analysts bet it can keep going as it lists in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong listing is a big moment for Baidu which went though a rough couple years from mid-2018 and lagged behind rivals such as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baidu shares flat on its Hong Kong 'homecoming'
Shares of China's search engine giant opened slightly above their list price following their Asian launch. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traditional Chinese medicine poisoning in the emergency departments in Hong Kong: trend, clinical presentation and predictors for poor outcome - Lam RPK, Lau EHY, Yip WL, Leung JKS, Tsui MSH.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

US sanctions 24 China and Hong Kong officials ahead of talks
HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. sanctioned an additional 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials over Beijing’s ongoing crackdown on political... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The world's richest countries are hoarding vaccines. This is morally indefensible | Fatima Bhutto
Why does South Africa pay twice as much for vaccines as European countries? Why has Africa - home to 1.3bn people – been allocated just 300m doses?Last year, European and North American countries managed to ignore warnings of a highly contagious pandemic – dragging their feet in setting protocols in place, delaying mandatory mask-wearing, and giving mostly miserly handouts to the millions struggling to survive in lockdown. Though the virus originated in China, not the west, western countries imagined that the virus would not touch them in quite th e same way: Europe and the US entertained the fantasy that they ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Fatima Bhutto Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health policy Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Leprosy drug holds promise as at-home treatment for COVID-19
A Nature study authored by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the University of Hong Kong shows that the leprosy drug clofazimine, which is FDA approved and on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, exhibits potent antiviral activities against SARS-CoV-2 and prevents the exaggerated inflammatory response associated with severe COVID-19. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

British woman made millions by brokering deals with UK Government for PPE on behalf of Chinese firm
Zoe Ley, 47, from Marylebone in London, is believed to have helped Hong Kong firm Worldlink Resource secure two Government PPE contracts worth £258million last spring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: AstraZeneca reports vaccine shortfall to EU; Sydney hotel quarantine worker tests positive
US administers 100m vaccine doses; Jordan patients die after hospital oxygen shortfall; Italy partial lockdown starts on MondayAustralian PM and chief medical officer get second dose of vaccineJordan health minister steps down after hospital oxygen failure deathsLockdown ending could trigger anxiety for many, say UK charitiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage1.55amGMTChina ’s foreign ministry office inHong Kong said that it will simplify mainland China visa applications for foreigners in the city who have been inoculated with Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccines.The simplified process, effec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson Tags: Coronavirus AstraZeneca Infectious diseases Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

US says electoral changes in Hong Kong ‘assault on democracy’
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says new rules run counter to promises made at the handover in 1997. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China changed Hong Kong election rules to guarantee Beijing keeps power
Another blow to Hong Kong. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong: China approves "patriotic" plan to control Hong Kong elections. A pro-Beijing panel will now vet and elect all candidates
Critics say the electoral reforms will effectively wipe out any remaining opposition when enacted. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's parliament endorses plan to 'improve' Hong Kong elections, further curbing opposition
China's rubber-stamp parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal on "improving the electoral system" of Hong Kong, further... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China ’s parliament approves plan to reform Hong Kong’s electoral system
China’s parliament on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of the plan that will increase Beijing’s control over Hong Kong's electoral... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simultaneous multicontrast OR-PAM from single laser source
(SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics) Optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy (OR-PAM) can be used for live, multicontrast functional imaging, but the limited wavelength choice of most commercial lasers and the limitations of the existing scanning methods have meant that OR-PAM can obtain only one or two different types of contrast in a single scan. Lidai Wang and his research team at City University of Hong Kong recently developed a multiwavelength OR-PAM system based on a single laser source. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hong Kong Vaccine No-Show Rate Up After Side-Effect Reports
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US calls China's planned overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system a 'direct attack' on autonomy
China's plans to change Hong Kong's electoral system to restrict the region's democratic governance and freedoms has incited backlash... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Hong Kong is crumbling': seven days that crushed city's last resistance
Dozens of pro-democracy politicians and activists have been rounded up, charged and denied bail in fresh crackdown on opposition to China (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Species traded legally through Hong Kong with inadequate traceability
(The University of Hong Kong) Researchers at HKU analyzed trends in global legal wildlife trade from 1997 to 2016 and revealed that legal wildlife trade averaged $220 billion per year over this period. Despite its scale, 34% of trade is declared using overly broad codes that only specify taxonomic class and above. The research team suggests that the Harmonized System Code be distilled to increase traceability and help monitor trade. The paper was published inGlobal Ecology and Conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong dropped from Economic Freedom Index as 'policies controlled by Beijing'
Hong Kong has been excluded from the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom because its economic policies are controlled from... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news