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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... is locked in a battle with the Hospital Authority over the right to keep the blood from her umbilical cord. Iris Liu Shun-hang, 41, who plans to store the cord blood in case it is needed for future ... in Hong Kong and are not regulated by any government department. The South China Morning Post has learned that the Food and Health Bureau favours regulation to ensure the safety and service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594958/whose-line-it-anyway-hospitals-policy-umbilical-cords-provokes-rights
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reports of deadly disease caused by food bacteria more than double in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 06:48pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Doctors seeing more cases of bacterial infection as ready-to-eat meals grow in popularity Deadly food-borne disease on the rise Reports of a deadly food-borne disease are soaring as people switch to a lifestyle in which they eat more prepackaged food, doctors say. Cases of the bacterial infection listeriosis have risen more than twofold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594733/reports-deadly-disease-caused-food-bacteria-more-double-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... of responsibility and in some cases high-stress duties," Tse said. He said managers and the workers themselves shared the responsibility for improving workplace mental health. "The managers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... are the highest in almost all countries. However, some Asian countries fare badly when compared with the West. The suicide rate for people over 70 was 51.5 in China and 25.5 in Japan, yet only 6.3 ... suicide cases are registered at the coroner's court. Wong could not explain the increase. The Health Authority launched the Elderly Suicide Prevention programme in 2002 to identify high-risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588977/hong-kongs-suicide-taboo-killing-our-elderly-experts
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    33 sickened by ammonia gas leak in northwestern China

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:29pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Quick hospital treatment reduced the danger to the four victims most seriously injured in Ningxia; pressure on a compressor is blamed Ammonia poisoning sickened 33 people because of a leak on Sunday afternoon in Yinchuan, the capita ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587785/thirty-three-sickened-ammonia-gas-leak-northwestern-capital
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... W.H.O admits The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, renewing a call for health workers from around the world to go to the region to help. As the death toll rose to more than 2,400 people out of 4,784 cases, WHO director general Margaret Chan told a news conference in Geneva ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591369/ebola-epidemic-overwhelming-health-resources-who-admits
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases, says World Health Organisation

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:50am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Geneva Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organisation said yesterday. A new plan released by the UN health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581627/ebola-outbreak-could-top-20000-cases-says-world-health-organisation
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong set to reach record high

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:23pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com 'Alarming' increase, driven by growing number of cases involving gay men and young people, prompts calls for improved sex education H.I.V. casesat record levels, yet again The number of new HIV cases recorded in the city is set to hit a record high for the fourth year running and may pass 600 for the first time, a government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580798/new-hiv-cases-set-reach-record-high-hong-kong-fourth-year-row
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... the 89-year-old lost consciousness, showing only the whites of his eyes, but the ambulance only arrived 90 minutes later. "We called the emergency hotline three times, pleading with them to send ... discharged from hospital. Yong's experience is common in China's largest city, where residents face long waits after calling the medical-emergency hotline. This is due mainly to a shortage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586875/ambulance-crew-shortage-costing-lives-shanghai-experience-shows
  10. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:21am by AGENCIES

    ... into an age-adjusted rate of 18.5 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, about 60 per cent higher than the global average of 11.4. The rate compares with rates of 12.1 in the United States, 7.8 in China and 28.9 ... noting that there were also many cases of impulsive suicides stemming from financial and medical problems. Financial hardship is a common motivator for suicide. South Korea's suicide rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586198/two-koreas-top-global-suicide-charts-different-reasons

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