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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Death of Robin Williams highlights need for greater awareness of depression

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... depression. Depression is an illness like diabetes or cancer that has to be managed and treated. Mental health is not as accepted, though, and those afflicted can be shunned, even by those who are closest. There are believed to be 300,000 sufferers in Hong Kong, but the number could be considerably higher given the stigma. The World Health Organisation estimates that there are 100 million ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organisation. Nigeria has confirmed 11 cases after a doctor who treated the Liberian man who brought the disease to Lagos fell ill, the health minister said yesterday. The doctor had been one of those involved in the initial treatment of Patrick Sawyer, who had collapsed at Lagos airport on July 20, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said during ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong installs detection systems as WHO declares Ebola a global problem

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:45pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies

    ... Ebola now a global problem, W.H.O. says The World Health Organisation yesterday declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa an international public health emergency needing a coordinated global response. The outbreak has killed 961 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since it was first reported in March. Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the risk ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    ‘Dirty’ air in subdivided flats pose health hazards

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:06pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Air in 35 per cent of units surveyed contain six times more bacteria than in good-quality air, study shows Subdivided flats full of bacteria, study finds Air in subdivided units can contain six times as much airborne bac ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... was rushed to hospital yesterday with vomiting and diarrhoea, early symptoms of the virus. However, tests proved negative. While health experts believe Hong Kong is unlikely to see an Ebola outbreak, ... return from Kenya last week. A Health Department spokesman said it had “adopted preventive strategies … in line with those recommended by the World Health Organisation”. Ebola has claimed almost ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., August 17, 2014

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by STAFF

    ... the work of a pathologist who made mistakes in the health reports of 118 patients, 17 of which led to the wrong treatment. The mistakes included failing to detect cancer cells and confusing medical ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    SeaWorld plans renovations to orca tanks in wake of Blackfish criticism

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... to protect ocean health and whales in the wild. The company based at Orlando, in the US state of Florida, said the renovations had been in the works for some time and that they were not a response ... commitment to a partnership focused on ocean health. Former SeaWorld trainer Mark Simmons praised the moves, saying the new environments would provide the whales with mental stimulation that would ...

  10. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Pornography poses serious threat to public health, panel of activists says

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:39am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Campaigner says there is an 'untreated pandemic of harm from pornography' in advance of summit conference on public health effects Pornography now is so widespread in the United States that it deserves to be addressed seriously as a major public health crisis, a panel of activists said on Thursday. On the eve of a two-day conference ...




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