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    Government urged to set up mental health commission

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:10am

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Current policy neglects community-based services, warns Hong Kong Mental Health Council The government is being urged to set up a mental health commission ... month urging establishment of a committee or a commission to make overall arrangements for mental health policy. They suggested the committee should include representatives from Food ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... overall by volume last year, according to the latest data available from Retail World, but there is no clear link to the plain-packaging laws. At the King of the Pack tobacconist in central ... by May 2015. Ellison cited what she called a "compelling" review commissioned by the government which she said had shown plain packaging would improve public health and cut the number ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO officials say deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak could last months

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:52am by Associated Press in Conakry, Guinea

    ... strain is different and is the kind that usually turns up in Central Africa, according to the WHO.   ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Chronic staff shortages plague rural hospitals

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Alice Yan

    ... the Chinese Hospital Association, backed by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, found that more than 60 per cent of county-level public hospitals are short of doctors and nurses. ... at Anyuan County Central Hospital in Jiangxi province, said at least half of his colleagues who had quit the hospital were later hired by a bigger hospital in the larger city of Ganzhou. "The ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Mob attacks Ebola treatment centre in Guinea as suspected cases reach Mali

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 03:20pm by Reuters

    ... in Guinea is the first time the disease, epidemics of which occur regularly in Central Africa, has appeared in the country. Infected patients initially went undiagnosed for several weeks before ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... by the central government on Friday, the mainland launched investigations into more than 43,000 food- and drug- related cases last year, with more than 60,000 suspects detained. A food- and drug-safety ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Manpower is a real challenge, warns Hospital Authority

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Emily Tsang

    ... of the public healthcare service, Leung said, and the number of beds in some areas, such as New Territories West and Kowloon Central, has failed to catch up with population growth. Bed occupancy in New ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... month, allegedly by a patient who was unhappy with treatment he received. Li Bin, the minister in charge of of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said earlier this month that she ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... and Family Planning Commission. The plan is to increase that ratio to 2.07 by 2015. Nursing graduates are sought after by employers, even more so when they graduate with a bachelor's degree ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Parents praise inquiry into kindergarten medications but seek justice and assurances

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:36pm by DARREN WEE, WU NAN

    ... Health and Family Planning Commission came after kindergartens in Shaanxi and Jilin provinces were found to have fed pupils prescription drugs without their parents' knowledge or consent. ...




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