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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

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

    ... hope to screen 60,000 people for irregular heart rhythms, focusing on elderly people and those with conditions such as diabetes. Patients simply place their fingers on the device, and within 30 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by LO WEI

    ... patients who accept treatment, 40 to 50 per cent will be clear of the virus. Wong said one problem was that many former drug users were from poor backgrounds and focused more on working to support ...

  8. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... that result in the loss of so many millions of lives. We need to shift priorities in our health care systems, to prioritise "integrated care" that focuses on wellness and preventive care. We ... the support for our elderly communities. Finally, we need to focus on driving growth in the global economy. The average 2 per cent growth that the world economy has seen for the past century needs ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... said Fok. These were further enhanced when she talked to three terminally ill patients for the book. "For those of us who have recovered, we focus on staying healthy, but they're ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Women need new ways to quit smoking

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by LO WEI

    ... cent since 1990- from 56,100 to 96,800. Over the same period, the number of male smokers fell nearly 14 per cent- from 635,800 to 548,200. Researchers talked to 73 women in focus groups in 2010 and interviewed 3,306 in 2012- including 765 smokers, 509 ex-smokers with the remainder who have never smoked. Those in the focus groups knew about the general health risks of smoking such as cancer ...




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