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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 health centre adjacent to his new home. But he still rides his electric bike 20 minutes each way every two weeks to visit ...

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

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda said his country would send 165 health care workers- the largest contingent of foreign doctors and nurses to be committed so far. However, they will arrive ... the disease have died. Some foreign health care workers in West Africa, including several Americans and at least one Briton, have also been infected. The UN health agency has previously warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591369/ebola-epidemic-overwhelming-health-resources-who-admits
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to spend HK$14m to subsidise private care for 6,000 people

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:52pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Health Authority announces pilot plan in which more than 6,000 people suffering from chronic diseases will be treated by private doctors HK$14m to be spent ... the burden on the overloaded public health system. Beginning in the second half of this year, more than 6,000 patients in three districts with diabetes, high blood pressure and excessive blood fats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452001/health-authority-spend-hk14m-subsidise-private-care-6000-people
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... bucket craze Hong Kong doctors have poured cold water on a charity craze that is sweeping the globe, warning that "vulnerable'' people could be risking their health. The Hong Kong ... Dr Louis Shih Tai-cho said the warning was necessary due to a lack of awareness of the potential dangers, or of safety measures. "There are definite health risks. We think people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  5. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... to China. "When I retire from my job and come back to live in China, I'd like to be able to have a well-trained, respected and properly paid family doctor to take care of my health ... officials and experts. Chan spotlighted the importance of a strong primary health-care system to China, with its ageing population and rapidly escalating burden of "lifestyle" diseases ...

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

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com A huge majority of respondents said they needed more mental health support at work Workers want more help to stay sane: study Some 90 per cent of respondents to the city's first ever academic survey of workplace mental health conditions said they needed better support at work. And almost 60 per cent said mental health issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  7. 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

    ... treated by specialists last year had been waiting for three years. More than 1,000 others waited longer. "Timely access to medical care is an enormous challenge for our health care ... which has been floated before, is expected to be a major part of yet another proposal to revamp health care. The government wants people to buy medical insurance so they can afford private ...

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

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... resourced West African health care systems have been overrun. The World Health Organisation has warned that the epidemic was spreading exponentially in Liberia, where more than half of the deaths ... government has committed around US$100 million to tackle the outbreak by providing protective equipment for health care workers, food, water, medical and hygiene equipment. The US military said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592482/liberian-president-appeals-barack-obama-help-ebola-outbreak
  9. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... are keeping a close eye on that and hope that would not be the case,” Jacobs said. While there was always a chance of the virus spreading in health care facilities treating infected patients, “the ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551081/mers-virus-unlikely-spread-asia-world-health-organisation
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Illicit cigarette study is blowing smoke, says council on smoking and health

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Illicit cigarette study may be blowing smoke One out of three cigarettes smoked in Hong Kong last year was illicit, costing the government more than HK$3.2 billion in lost tax revenue, a study by two overseas think tanks says. But the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) says the results are "dubious". The Illicit Tobacco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588896/illicit-cigarette-study-blowing-smoke-says-council-smoking-and-health

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