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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 - 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Raid on health centre in Monrovia, Liberia may spread Ebola

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Raid on Liberian health centre may spread Ebola Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through Monrovia's largest slum after residents raided ... were brought from other parts of the capital to the centre, Tolbert Nyenswah, assistant health minister, said yesterday. A witness said armed men claiming that "there's no Ebola" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575550/raid-health-centre-monrovia-liberia-may-spread-ebola
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    MERS fears for US health workers

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:47am by AGENCIES

    ... showing flu-like symptoms, and one of the two has been hospitalised. Officials at the Dr P Phillips Hospital said yesterday the two health care workers were exposed to the patient- the second confirmed case of MERS on US soil- in the emergency department before it became clear that he might be infected with the virus, which is often deadly. The second health care worker is being isolated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511616/mers-fears-us-health-workers
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

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

    ... Associated Press Controversial new study suggests sodium isn't the health risk it has been made out to be, and that too little can actually be bad for you Cut back on the salt? Maybe not A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most people consume is OK for heart health- and too little may ...

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

    Canada patient showing Ebola-like symptoms is placed in isolation

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

    ... care providers had been advised to be on heightened alert for Ebola cases. Watch: What is the Ebola virus Another senior Ontario health official, Eric Hoskins, said ... A patient back from Nigeria who showed symptoms of fever and flu- possible signs of Ebola-was put in isolation in a Toronto-area hospital, Canadian health officials said. This comes after ...

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

    British parliamentarians urge health warnings for alcohol

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 08:08pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Report highlights cost to British economy of excessive drinking and rise in liver disease UK MPs urge health warnings for alcohol Health warnings should ... and the cost of alcohol to the economy totals £21 billion [HK$273 billion]." The report, which also recommends a minimum unit price on alcohol, states that although health warnings are prominent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571471/british-parliamentarians-urge-health-warnings-alcohol

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