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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 moved from his old apartment three months ago and has a community heal ...

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

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

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

    ... Xinhua in Beijing Visiting WHO chief sees 'great progress' World Health Organisation director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun shared her dream at the end of her visit to China. "When I retire from my job and come back to live in China ...

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

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick and tired Late last year, Yim Man-fung, 72, had cataract surgery o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... impossible to provide them with quality care. I was told that in my new job, I will focus on only a few patients but will take good care of them." Germany is not the first country to recruit ... plants. "Over the years, we have shifted our business focus from labour-intensive workers to skilled people such as nurses," said Ji Yunke, the Weihai manager. Demand is high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455592/chinese-nurses-enter-training-opportunities-abroad
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    In the face of escalating physical violence, outspoken Chinese doctors take grievances online

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Microblogging medics on the mainland vent their feelings about the frequent violence of patients' families towards members of the profession Doctors on the front line Dr Ning Fanggang goes to work every day with a heavy heart. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455070/doctors-china-vent-their-feelings-about-attacks-patients-families
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Having good neighbours may help curb heart attack risk

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

    ... are the number one cause of death globally, claiming some 15 million lives in 2010, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study. Research into neighbourhoods and health had in the past focused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577133/having-good-neighbours-may-help-curb-heart-attack-risk
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... to MSF, which months ago warned that the outbreak was out of control. Liu said while Guinea was the initial epicentre of the disease, the pace there has slowed, with concerns now focused ... called VSV-EBOV, which has shown promise in animal research but never been tested on humans, would also be distributed through the WHO. MSF’s Liu warned against focusing on drugs. “In the short ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574152/ebola-outbreak-toll-has-been-vastly-underestimated-warns-who
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by AP

    ... keeping an open mind. "There are those who have made a career out of promoting extreme sodium reduction that will attack us," he said, adding it was better to focus on a healthy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573663/new-study-questions-conventional-wisdom-health-threat-salt
  9. 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

    ... agencies in Shenzhen, which have helped mainland mothers give birth in Hong Kong for years, are focusing their efforts on early gender detection, since Hong Kong has prevented mothers giving birth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571334/woman-held-shenzhen-allegedly-blood-pregnant-women-set-hong-kong-gender
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Fist bumps more hygienic than shaking hands, says researcher

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:39pm by AP

    ... The importance of hand hygiene is nothing new in medicine. But the researchers realised that while a lot of research focused on hands getting grimy from touching doorknobs and other surfaces, only a few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562094/fist-bumps-more-hygienic-shaking-hands-says-researcher

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