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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 ...

  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, ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... on holiday for four weeks. After that? Yeah, I'll come back. My work is interesting," said the young finance director for a shipping company. However, he said his family was worried. ... that it moved too slowly to contain the outbreak, said that many cases had probably gone unreported because families hide patients, fearing high fatality rates and the stigma that a positive diagnosis ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Having good neighbours may help curb heart attack risk

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:23pm by AFP

    ... a non-smoker", he said. Limitations of the study included that researchers did not have access to the trialists' family history of heart disease and stroke. But they had ruled out other possibly ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown as Japanese encephalitis cases in Hong Kong reach three-year high

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by BRIAN YAP

    ... when a 36-year-old British expatriate fell ill. The man, who lives with his family in Tuen Mun, brought the number of locally acquired cases this year to four- compared to two last year ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:30pm by Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... in Hong Kong if both parents are from the mainland. Media reports in China suggest that a gender imbalance on the mainland – where families favour males – will see the mainland become home to 24 ... Bin, director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, reported on July 26 that last year the mainland authorities had taken action against more than 11,000 cases of illegal ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Tuen Mun man makes Hong Kong's fourth case of Japanese encephalitis this year

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... condition, and his family members, who are under medical observation, have so far shown no symptoms of having been infected. The mosquito-borne virus is often found in pigs and wild water birds. Unlike the two previous local cases where pig farms were located near victims' homes, the family did not live near such a farm, said Centre for Health Protection controller Dr Leung ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola-hit Liberia fears starvation as quarantine blocks food supplies

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... are finished,” said Paul Fahnbuleh, a rice trader from the country’s northwest. Watch: What is the Ebola virus “I don’t have any more rice here. The little that I have I am keeping it for my family.” Liberian lawmakers have approved an emergency package to provide compensation for those families that have been directly affected by the Ebola epidemic, as well as health workers on the front line. ...

  10. 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 ...




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