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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Internationals highlight robust health of wider rugby community

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 01:41pm by Patrick Donovan

    ... Last weekend was a fantastic showcase for the game with a full house at Hong Kong Football Club for a day-long festival of rugby. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1646135/internationals-highlight-robust-health-wider-rugby-community
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    Dual systems the key to an effective health system

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:20am by DR KENNETH FU KAM FUNG

    ... Dr Kenneth Fu Kam Fung Plan to boost the Health Protection Scheme will alleviate overburdened public hospital facilities Dual systems the key to an effective health system Of 13,000 ... and private services is the ultimate solution to narrowing this doctor-patient mismatch, and reducing the public-private imbalance. In its Health Protection Scheme (HPS), the government intended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1643990/dual-systems-key-effective-health-system
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Barriers to health care access painfully high for asylum seekers

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 04:48am by LEVINA CHANDRA KHOE

    ... Levina Chandra Khoe Levina Chandra Khoe says complex procedures turn away people in need Remove barriers to health care access for asylum seekers "I go to [the] emergency [room] ... Kong as of July, and the majority stay at least two years while waiting for their claims to be processed. Without much knowledge of the local health system, they frequently take the path ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1639771/barriers-health-care-access-painfully-high-asylum-seekers
  4. News - World - NUTRITION

    Spread of Western-style diets will affect health and climate: study

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:36pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Researchers warn that diabetes and cancer will become more prevalent in the world Western diets 'affect health and climate' The spread of Western-style diets and eating habits will be bad for health, including the rise of diabetes and cancer, and the world's climate, according to researchers. Over the next 35 years or so, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1639063/spread-western-style-diets-will-affect-health-and-climate-study
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Health of the Sino-US relations must top global agenda

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 05:25pm by Tom Plate

    ... be unaffordable but would be injurious to everyone’s health. A brilliant US-China policy could prove a kind of global affordable care act. Up to now, the much-hyped US “pivot” to Asia has been almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1636634/health-sino-us-relations-must-top-global-agenda
  6. News - World - FRANCE

    French health watchdog urges 3D ban for children under six

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Watchdog urges 3D ban for children under six A French health watchdog recommended yesterday that children under six be denied access to 3D films, computers ... is the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety. Italy stands out as a country whose health ministry has sought to restrict the use of 3D glasses by young children. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1633621/french-health-watchdog-urges-3d-ban-children-under-six
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong health leaders plan no new Ebola steps, despite acknowledging risk

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:53am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com No new preventive steps planned, despite local health leaders saying risk is still real City to stay its course on Ebola measures Hong Kong health chiefs do not plan to impose tougher preventive measures against Ebola, though they acknowledged that the city remains at risk from the deadly disease. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1632996/hong-kong-health-leaders-plan-no-new-ebola-steps-despite
  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:49pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Mediterranean diet may help protect kidney health Load up on fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes and heart-healthy fats, and minimise your intake of red meats, processed foods and sweets. Adhering to a Mediterranean-style diet may significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a study that will appear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1631185/health-bites
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    US health authorities brace for confusion over flu and Ebola

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Flu or Ebola? US braces for a season of confusion After weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the US, health authorities ... from three to five million people a year and kills up to 500,000, according to the World Health Organisation. The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the world's largest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1629357/us-health-authorities-brace-confusion-over-flu-and-ebola
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has 'highest level' of Ebola prevention control at airport, says health secretary

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 12:37pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... the fatal Ebola virus that has spread out of West Africa, the health minister says. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man did not see any need yet to keep travellers from infected countries from entering Hong Kong, as the World Health Organisation had not deemed it necessary. "We have raised the preventive measures at the border to the highest possible level we can," Ko ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627429/hong-kong-has-tightened-ebola-prevention-controls-airport-says-health

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