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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Charity given deadline on huge rent rise

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Arthritis group must decide by tomorrow between finding more cash or losing home Charity given deadline on huge rent rise A charity says it has been given just five days to decide whether to give up its headquarters or pay close to 50 per cent more in rent, potentially leaving the organisation out of funds in a year. In May, the Hong Kong Arthritis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573015/charity-given-deadline-huge-rent-rise
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Canada patient showing Ebola-like symptoms is placed in isolation

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national state of emergency on Friday over the Ebola outbreak and approved US$11.7 million of emergency funds to contain it. The unnamed male patient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569953/canada-patient-showing-ebola-symptoms-placed-isolation
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Arthritis patients set to miss out as charity is hit with huge rent rise

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Emily Tsang

    ... to patients suffering the often debilitating effects of arthritis. The charity, which offers inexpensive physiotherapy for patients in chronic pain and funds its activities from donations, says the increase from HK$13,000 to HK$19,000 per month is too much; HK$6,000 would fund therapy for 160 patients, treasurer Chan Kar-lok said. The new rent kicks in when the charity's three-year lease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562857/arthritis-patients-set-miss-out-charity-hit-huge-rent-rise
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China considers higher patient fees to fund salary boost for doctors

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 04:32pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... government subsidies to public hospitals gradually dropped – it now accounts for some 7 per cent of hospitals’ funds – these relied heavily on selling prescription medication, medical tests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1502551/doctors-paid-less-barbers-may-see-salaries-rise-china-mulls-increasing
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU's HK$200m bill for mainland hospital

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Amy Nip

    ... the Shenzhen government is obliged to solve the funding problem," he said. Another HKU staff member who asked to remain anonymous said the project was a high-risk one and internal views over its ... public funding" and is expected to be settled by the board of the hospital, in accordance with the collaboration agreement. He added that the hospital had provided many benefits, making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559293/hkus-hk200m-bill-mainland-hospital
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Immunity genes could hold clues to cause of schizophrenia, study says

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... code associated with disease. The study was funded by the US National Institute of Mental Health and Broad Institute, a biomedical research organisation that partners with the Massachusetts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557611/immunity-genes-could-hold-clues-cause-schizophrenia-study-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... led the team in the HK$1 million government-funded research alongside Professor Joseph Kwan Kai-cho, director of the university's health, safety and environment office. "Water from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555437/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purifier
  8. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

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

    ... steadily worse, with a dwindling workforce carrying the cost of funding care for the elderly in their societies. Most of the numbers we use to track the price of ill health badly underestimate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    World Cancer Research Fund finds weight gain link to ovarian cancer

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:32pm by GDN

    ... to less than 10 per cent. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), which works on the prevention of cancer, has published an update of the risks for ovarian cancer. For the first time, it says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446566/world-cancer-research-fund-finds-weight-gain-link-ovarian-cancer
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Low funding blamed for Tuen Mun Hospital woes

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Low funding blamed for Tuen Mun Hospital woes Low funding compared to other facilities may have contributed to Tuen Mun Hospital's prolonged poor surgical ... Territories West and East clusters are obviously receiving less funding than others," Leung said. Dr Wong Chun-sing, surgical department representative of the Tuen Mun Hospital Doctors' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425697/low-funding-blamed-tuen-mun-hospital-woes

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