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  1. Magazines - Style

    Suzanne Ho: 'With my faith in God, I can be at peace', says health professional

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... she says. Majoring in physiology, Ho switched to public health and trained in epidemiology- the distribution of disease and the determinants of health in different population groups. Her main research areas are women's health, ageing and the relationship between diet and diseases. "The mid-life population is expanding fast. Three in 10 women belong to the age group of 45 ...

  2. How we do like to be beside the seaside

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the coast can affect health and well-being. By analysing data for the whole population, our research suggests there is a positive effect, although this type of study cannot prove cause and effect.' The researchers used data from the 2001 census for England, which involved more than 48 million people. The results show that on average, populations living by the sea report higher rates ...

  3. Our duty to care for the elderly can be an opportunity for growth

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... crises. Population ageing should be seen as an opportunity. One of the primary goals in global rebalancing is to shift Asian production out of excessive reliance on manufacturing and exports ... For example, it is estimated that 10million caregivers are required to look after the ageing population in China, whereas there are only 300,000 people working in this field, with only 100,000 ...

  4. Strained public hospitals need help, says specialist

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the 'management and staff systems, working hours, cost benefits and service levels' of the authority in order to respond to changes in society, such as an ageing population. But Ko said he did ...

  5. See big picture on public health care

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our public hospital system is far from broken, but it could easily get that way without health care reform. Chronic shortages of medical staff, the increasing pressures of an ageing population and demand from mainland patients are straining services, sometimes dangerously. Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying knows the challenges and will have to make reshaping the sector ...

  6. SCMP Debate

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the expanding and ageing population. More public hospitals are being developed. As the utilisation of public health care services is high, leading to overcrowding and increased waiting times, ... Hengchun, there are only 75 doctors serving more than 60,000 people, meaning that each doctor has to take care of more than 800 people. In an urban area like Taipei, which has a population of 2.63 ...

  7. The best health solution for now

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the scheme will depend on wider coverage of the population- or a bigger insurance pool. Key to this will be the plan to target the young, with the prospect of eventual premium discounts of up to 30 ...

  8. Ensure doctors hired abroad are paid enough and have reason to stay here

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the immediate manpower problem. If we want to offer incentives to qualified doctors to return and build up a pool of reputable and dependable professionals, for the benefit of both the local population ... not be the regular modus operandi of a responsible government. In this particular respect, we are looking to it for long-term vision and quality health care for the population. P. Chan, Tai Hang ...

  9. Shared care programme deserves to be nurtured

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... be for only those who cannot afford to see a private doctor. The private system has to be about more than insurance plans, shopping around and demographic groups. Our fast-ageing population ...

  10. Start the debate on how many doctors we need

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... pressure from demand for services from an ageing population and high turnover of experienced doctors. How much pressure is reflected in a government plan for the two medical teaching universities ... funding of the authority to employ them eventually. The issues should be the subject of full and open debate. Apart from population ageing and the implications for use of health services, issues ...




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