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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals to hand newborns straight to mums in Hong Kong breastfeeding drive

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... increased funding and resources to the obstetric wards," Dr Rebecca Lam Kit-yi, chairwoman of the authority's steering committee on breastfeeding, said. That included assigning two extra ... to the initiative. The three hospitals that are taking the lead may be the first in the city to be accredited "baby friendly" this year- if an expert committee approves of their performance. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493741/hospitals-give-newborns-more-time-mum
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New electronic system will put patient health records online by end of year

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Emily Tsang

    ... and avoid unnecessary duplication of tests, he said. In 2009, Legco's Finance Committee passed a proposal to allocate HK$1.1 billion to develop a computerised system over the next 10 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486222/new-electronic-system-will-put-patient-health-records-online-end-year
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... per cent of patients. The registry covers patients treated at the city's 12 public hospitals, eight private hospitals and 22 private clinics. Its steering committee includes oncology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482054/new-database-breast-cancer-patients-launched
  4. 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.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1471036/who-officials-say-deadly-west-africa-ebola-outbreak-could-last-months
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465519/mob-attacks-ebola-treatment-centre-guinea-suspected-cases-reach-mali
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465027/jury-still-out-year-after-australian-law-plain-packaging-cigarettes
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1460655/chinese-task-force-target-counterfeit-food-and-drugs
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1458726/manpower-real-challenge-warns-hospital-authority
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Chronic staff shortages plague rural hospitals

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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1459126/chronic-staff-shortages-plague-rural-hospitals
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has higher background radiation level than Tokyo, say scientists

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Christy Choi

    ... 1mSv to 10mSv in the countries tested by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation. The good news is that Hong Kong's annual background dose, as measured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455098/hong-kong-has-higher-background-radiation-level-tokyo-say-scientists

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