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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO chief pledges 'transparent' review of its handling of Ebola crisis

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:19am by Zhuang Pinghui, AP

    ... to notice factors that turned the outbreak into the biggest on record. It blames incompetent staff, bureaucracy and a lack of reliable information. WHO director general and former Hong Kong director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621679/who-chief-pledges-transparent-review-its-handling-ebola-crisis
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong takes extra steps to block spread of Ebola virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com HK takes extra steps to block Ebola virus Hong Kong has strengthened its defences against the deadly Ebola virus, gathering information about ... for passengers to complete the questionnaire which seeks personal information, travel history, health status and details of any contact with Ebola patients. Anyone showing Ebola-like symptoms, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620840/hong-kong-takes-extra-steps-block-spread-ebola-virus
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola fears in US spark overzealous measures against virus

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AGENCIES

    ... it harder to get people the accurate information they need," Obama said on Saturday. But it appears Obama's message is not getting through. In the Maine case, Matt Dexter, who has a child ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620108/ebola-fears-us-spark-overzealous-measures-against-virus
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO report admits incompetent staff failed to combat Ebola outbreak

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:53am by AP

    ... and a lack of information. In a draft internal document, the agency wrote that experts should have realised that traditional infectious disease containment methods wouldn't work in a region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1618860/who-report-admits-incompetent-staff-failed-combat-ebola-outbreak
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Airlines and hotels in Hong Kong ramp up measures against Ebola

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG, Emily Tsang

    ... authorities to exchange information and update preventive and control measures. A department spokesman said that although there were no direct flights to Hong Kong from the affected countries, it had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617876/hong-kong-airlines-hotels-ramp-measures-against-ebola
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    United States airports tighten Ebola checks on West African travellers

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 09:46am by Reuters

    ... (CBP), under direction of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were no direct flights from the countries, so passengers to screen were identified from trip information ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614997/new-yorks-jfk-airport-steps-ebola-screenings
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctors need to work on communication: survey

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... communication with doctors is inadequate and they're not given enough information when discharged. That's according to a survey of patients at seven public hospitals. Chinese University ... patients' families all the information needed for their care and recovery. The average score was 47. But in terms of whether medical staff explained clearly how to take medication, the average score ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600452/doctors-need-work-communication-survey
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Phila Siu, Bloomberg

    ... in response to a lawsuit over a Freedom of Information Act request. A departmental spokesman said: "As regards a report saying that Colgate Total contains triclosan, Hong Kong Customs will look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572441/hong-kong-customs-probe-report-colgate-total-toothpaste-contains
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by REBECCA LAM

    ... friendly" facilities. The initiative is intended to make sure that all mothers have the information they need to make the best decisions about infant feeding and, when a mother chooses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589491/drive-ensure-mothers-make-right-breastfeeding-decision
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by LO WEI

    ... the contents of the Hong Kong code," Ko said. "I can tell you that opposition is quite severe." Reasons for opposition included concerns the guidelines would hinder freedom of expression and information, he said. Former diving champion and Unicef Hong Kong ambassador Guo Jingjing and Unicef Hong Kong committee chairwoman Judy Chen Qing, both breastfeeding mothers, submitted a petition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554952/concern-groups-push-urgent-action-limit-milk-powder-advertisements

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