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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... elderly residents of such homes were seven times more likely to commit suicide than others. The government should also consider how to preserve elderly residents' original social networks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589602/urban-planners-urged-build-social-living-spaces-elderly-cut-suicide
  2. 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

    ... health literacy," said Samson Tse Shu-ki, co-author of the study and associate dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. He was referring to awareness of mental health issues among ... Paul Wong Wai-ching, an assistant professor in the same faculty, said the government should launch a programme to track workplace mental health. The city should also implement an awareness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  3. 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

    ... Hong Kong is an ageing society," warned Dr Frances Law Yik-wa, of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. "The efforts we are now ...

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

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

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

    ... called it a suicide," Park said. Experts also point to taboos about seeking assistance. A psychiatrist at the National Medical Centre in Seoul, Kim Hyun-chung, said: "Koreans ...

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

    WHO endorses using Ebola survivors' blood to help infected patients

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by MCT

    ... fear and panic in communities is the belief that there is no treatment for Ebola," said Marie-Paule Kieny, an assistant director general at the UN's health agency. "We have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586683/who-endorses-using-ebola-survivors-blood-help-infected-patients
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    US health agency finds old ricin, other deadly pathogens in labs

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... security and safety issues. But these samples were in different labs, mostly in historical collections. "NIH takes this matter very seriously. The finding of these agents highlights the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586687/us-health-agency-finds-old-ricin-other-deadly-pathogens-labs
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    One suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, WHO says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... with around 60 per cent in countries such as China and India, WHO said. The UN agency said its goal by 2020 was to cut national suicide rates by 10 per cent. The media and social network users ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585335/one-suicide-every-40-seconds-somewhere-world-who-says
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:41pm by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Officials seek to boost Ebola security measures Health and hygiene officials will meet today to discuss how to improve precautions against the spread ... of the case on Sunday. The Nigerian man at the centre of the brief scare was found not to have the deadly, incurable disease. A security guard called the ambulance after the 32-year-old, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572293/hong-kong-officials-discuss-improved-ebola-security-measures
  9. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... the death toll could reach 10,000. "This far outstrips any historic Ebola outbreak in numbers. The largest outbreak in the past was about 400 cases," Bruce Aylward, WHO's assistant ...

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

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... challenges to achieve; conduct their business in a socially responsible way or use innovation for good by introducing new products that can help our society, among other categories. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581490/surgeon-helped-quake-survivors-live-again

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