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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 - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Family doctors ease strain on back-pain clinic

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Family doctors ease strain on back clinic Co-operation between orthopaedics experts at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and family doctors is helping to ease the strain ... with family doctors at the outpatient clinic. Each patient is screened twice, and those who do not need to see a specialist are, with their consent, diverted to a family doctor. About 10 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1507579/family-doctors-ease-strain-back-pain-clinic
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong diabetes patients as young as 3, while one fifth under 40

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:34pm by Emily Tsang

    ... patients were considered to be slim, while 60 per cent had a family history of diabetes. Luk said that people who developed diabetes before the age of 40 had a 35 per cent greater risk ... Diabetes Federation. "A family history of diabetes and personal lifestyle are playing an increasingly significant role in the disease, especially in the early onset cases," said Luk. Luk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561116/one-every-five-diabetes-patients-hong-kong-under-40-study-finds
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Short film casts light on bipolar disorder

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by PASTY MOY

    ... and Samuel Kwok Fung- is about a woman who is affected by her mood swings because of the disorder, and her journey towards overcoming them with the help of her family and friends. Society president ... became depressed and suicidal. He was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder after his family took him to a doctor. Another successful businessman who used to be very easygoing suddenly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560647/short-film-casts-light-bipolar-disorder
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... province can finally go home to her family today, as the quarantine that sealed off parts of the city where she stayed for eight days after a man had died from pneumonic plague was lifted at midnight last night. “[I was] thrilled to learn that the quarantine will end tonight. [I] can finally get out of here and be with my family again. I haven’t seen my daughter for a long time,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558145/quarantine-lifted-after-eight-days-area-where-30000-live
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Genes may cause cerebral palsy, Norwegian study suggests

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... cause, according to a study published yesterday. Researchers in Norway found that families where a close relative had cerebral palsy were at increased risk of giving birth to a child ... was extremely low, they found. Of 2.03 million people born during this period, 3,649 were diagnosed with the condition. But in families where a child had cerebral palsy, there was a six- to-nine-fold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555384/genes-may-cause-cerebral-palsy-norwegian-study-suggests
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... pilot screening programme will begin in five public family clinics in Western District in September this year, running until August 2016. Doctors usually check for irregular heart rhythms using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557456/free-programme-will-use-mobile-technology-screen-abnormal-heartbeats
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Website aims to help mainland China families exchange advice on autism

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Alice Yan

    ... families exchange advice on autism The mainland's first platform connecting medical professionals and the families of the autistic children they serve will launch this evening in Shanghai ... experts to present speeches and provide consultations and enable affected families to share their stories. Autism is a developmental disorder marked by delays in communication, difficulties ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462717/website-aims-help-mainland-china-families-exchange-advice-autism
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... to China. "When I retire from my job and come back to live in China, I'd like to be able to have a well-trained, respected and properly paid family doctor to take care of my health," Chan said as she praised China's investment in training general practitioners. During her visit, Chan met Premier Li Keqiang, health and family planning chief Li Bin and other senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552152/visiting-who-chief-margaret-chan-sees-great-progress-chinas-health-system

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