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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a contagious disease may no longer persist. For measles, an airborne disease, it is a relatively high 83 to 94 per cent. In the first five months of the year, the mainland recorded 35,677 cases ... mobile population. One of them is the spread of measles, a disease Beijing planned to virtually eliminate by 2012 with a vaccination campaign. At the end of last year China had about 245 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552893/measles-threat-migrant-workers
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... checked himself into hospital after realising he had caught the virulent disease. By then he had spread it to other hotel guests. Like him, many were to die. As a result, he was identified ... director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, Hong Kong's health chief during Sars, to warn the public to expect an increasing trend of animal diseases jumping to humans, which was true ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1155727/hong-kong-must-avoid-health-threat-complacency
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should reconsider ban on live poultry stalls

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... It was not long ago that banning the sale of live poultry in our markets and moving to a system of central slaughtering was seen as necessary to protect us from deadly infectious diseases. The government finally decided that reduced risk made the idea politically expendable and shelved it. Then-health minister York Chow Yat-ngok said at the time that the decision was not necessarily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1213938/hong-kong-should-reconsider-ban-live-poultry-stalls
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bird flu a reminder of things we dare not forget

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of deadly disease. In the latest, the first reported cases of human infection by a lesser-known strain of bird flu, H7N9, have resulted in the deaths of two men in Shanghai, while five people ... SARS virus, health experts say the city is now well prepared for coping with highly infectious diseases but warn that constant vigilance is required. It took a month and three weeks before we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1205755/bird-flu-reminder-things-we-dare-not-forget
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We must stand up and fight diabetes

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial We must stand up and fight diabetes Much has been said about a growing tendency for certain killer diseases to strike at an early age, and that a healthy lifestyle ... the disease has been diagnosed in 20 per cent of patients before they turned 40. While 60 per cent of these early onset patients had a family medical history, 30 per cent were not considered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565059/we-must-stand-and-fight-diabetes
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Unity the key to Africa's future

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Unity the key to Africa's future Africa has unrivalled potential that, if properly tapped, can make it the world's economic powerhouse. In the way are poverty and disease, conflicts, poor governance, corruption and a lack of infrastructure. Foreign governments are well aware of the possibilities, which is why every few years they woo African heads of state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570132/unity-key-africas-future
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial World must help to contain Ebola For Hong Kong there is a chilling reminder of the 2002-03 Sars epidemic in the latest- and worst yet- outbreak of Ebola, a viral disease with a mortality rate from 60 to 90 per cent. It has now swept across borders in west Africa, killing over 700 people in four countries. As with Sars, the victims include doctors, nurses and even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563709/world-must-help-contain-ebola
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing now needs to invest more on raising quality of life

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed the average number of years lost to disability and serious illness by Beijingers. Hale is calculated by subtracting from life expectancy the average number ... blamed food, pollution and lifestyle issues for the results, along with lack of medical resources to cure diseases before they become serious. The most prevalent chronic illnesses in the study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1536516/beijing-now-needs-invest-more-raising-quality-life
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Lessons for China in fighting obesity

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... management of weight issues. Given that health risks including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis and chronic kidney disease increase with affluence, China needs to learn from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1524847/lessons-china-fighting-obesity
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to a system of central slaughtering was seen as necessary to protect us from dangerous infectious diseases. The government shelved the idea after a consultant said it would be uneconomic, amid a false ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510125/when-it-comes-live-chicken-sales-health-should-be-top

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