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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shanghai's 'family doctor' scheme is slow to gain wide acceptance as an alternative to big hospitals Health care as a family affair Tao Naiyu ... Zhoujiaqiao Community Health Centre in Shanghai's Changning District. What makes the 79-year-old man do this is the service of his family doctor- Shanghai's answer to the UK's general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead man's family says hospital ignored him

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... family says hospital ignored him The family of an 84-year-old man who died after contracting a badly infected bedsore may sue a public hospital that they accuse of gross negligence. Staff ... is unforgivable." But the hospital rejected the allegations, saying a Hospital Authority investigation had found them unsubstantiated, apart from a failure to inform the family about Yuen's condition, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562124/dead-mans-family-says-hospital-ignored-him
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... they are a risk to their families and the communities. I am being honest with you when I say that at this rate, we will never break the transmission chain and the virus will overwhelm us," she wrote. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592482/liberian-president-appeals-barack-obama-help-ebola-outbreak
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

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

    ... if they have to deal with sick members of their family". "The Ebola treatment centres are full, there are only three in the country. Families need help in finding new ways to deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591369/ebola-epidemic-overwhelming-health-resources-who-admits
  5. 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

    ... make some elderly people feel they are crowding their family. "I think it's a cultural issue because death is something we try to avoid talking about. Suicide is also one we ... even family members." This also meant the government was not as vocal as it might be on other topics, Wong said. The World Health Organisation says that suicide rates for people over 70 ...

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

    Heartbroken and old? You're more likely to fall ill, UK study finds

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... people should keep in touch with their friends and family, and exercise and eat well, to reduce stress levels and boost their immune systems. Phillips looked at how well bacteria-killing immune ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589501/heartbroken-and-old-youre-more-likely-fall-ill-uk-study-finds
  7. 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

    ... support groups had to rely on repeated home visits. Family members should also take note of suicidal signs among elderly relatives, Ng said. "If your grandparents say their appetite has been ...

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

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

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

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shanghai is indicative of national crisis, with too few doctors willing to staff emergency vehicles Ambulance shortage risks lives Yong Xinwei believes her father might still be alive today had an ambulance arrived much sooner after he collapsed at home early this year. Her family called the medical-emergency service immediately in January when ...

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

    Parents reunited with Ashya, but must await ruling before custody

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... and that "physically he's fine but emotionally he's very confused," because he hadn't seen his parents. He said the family had received information on possible treatment in the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584760/parents-reunited-ashya-must-await-ruling-custody
  10. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... capping a decade of research. "The impact on families, friends and communities is devastating and far-reaching, even long after persons dear to them have taken their own lives." The WHO ...

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

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