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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Foreign cash a good remedy Social services tend to lag great urban migrations. The mainland's health system is a case in point. Subject to free-market reforms while ... five or six years to bring the cost of medical care within the means of the poor and even some of the middle class, and wider insurance coverage. A targeted increase in health spending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585424/foreign-health-funding-can-help-raise-standards-mainland
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs effective mechanism to track suspect food

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keeping track of suspect food Yet another regional food scare has hit Hong Kong. Days after the so-called gutter oil scandal in Taiwan made headlines, local health officials are still struggling to ascertain the scale of the impact on the city. That it came at a time when the public was celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with festive treats makes it even more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588918/hong-kong-needs-effective-mechanism-track-suspect-food
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tighten dentistry school rules

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tighten rules for dentistry school Teaching hospitals lie at the heart our public health system. They not only train our future doctors and dentists, but they provide ... Thankfully, it now uses a more effective, Finnish-made solution after waiting a month for delivery. Even though officials from the Food and Health Bureau and the Health Department sit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581272/after-water-contamination-blunder-tighten-regulation
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Health should be the top priority As Guangzhou suspended live-poultry sales in nearly a third of its wet markets and substituted central slaughtering as part of a pilot ... sense of security created by improved defences against bird flu. Then former health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said the decision might not be permanent as viruses and the risk could change. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510125/when-it-comes-live-chicken-sales-health-should-be-top
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the impression that the celebrities are vouching for the quality of the product or service. In some cases products were later found to be health hazards. It is good that the state legislature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582500/beijings-new-advertising-law-offers-long-overdue-protection
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... face a challenge in maintaining standards of treatment and care. The task force consisted of British academic and National Health Service experts engaged to advise on clinical governance. Its ... to recruit foreign-trained doctors makes a mockery of private doctors’ advocacy of free enterprise and choice. Now a study commissioned by the Food and Health Bureau from University of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578816/put-patients-first-medical-staffing-crisis
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the World Health Organisation or other authorities would normally approve lest it does more harm than good. In the worst outbreak yet of the lethal Ebola virus, the WHO has made an unprecedented ... for Health Protection, Dr Leung Ting-hung, has admitted that the city's first suspected Ebola case could have been handled better, after health workers did not wear special protective gear. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573732/vigilance-key-deadly-ebola-outbreak-takes-heavy-toll
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on the air by droplets from an infected person. It is spread by contact with the blood, body fluids or even sweat of infected people. The vulnerability of health workers and the extreme mortality rate are attributed to poor health-care infrastructure such as effective isolation, and the lack of secure testing facilities for dangerous samples from suspected Ebola victims. Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563709/world-must-help-contain-ebola
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medical sector needs greater transparency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in a routine internal review. Such a disturbing example suggests the review system may itself need reviewing. Thankfully the hospital ruled out significant health risk to the patients, although ... would do much to maintain public confidence in the whole health sector. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575672/greater-transparency-best-remedy-ills-medical-sector
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... there is still a marked gap with whites when it comes to law enforcement, health, education, jobs and wages. A hope of the civil rights movement was that society would become integrated, a proverbial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577264/killing-michael-brown-ferguson-exposes-us-policy-failings

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