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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

    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
  7. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

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

    ... Potential losses are large enough to bankrupt many of our region’s health care systems The Actuarial Post estimated that the average employee worldwide took 1.8 days of sick leave during the World ... enough to bankrupt many of our region's health care systems. As our societies become steadily older, with the population over 65 expected to double by 2050, so this arithmetic will get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Care is failing to keep up with rise in dementia: expert

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com As study by Post finds the number of people killed by the disease has risen fourfold, expert warns as few as one in 10 has specialist help Care fails to keep up with rise in dementia Care facilities are failing to keep up with growth in the number of dementia sufferers, an expert has warned, as new figures show the number of Hongkongers killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493744/care-failing-keep-rise-dementia-expert
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    ‘Dirty’ air in subdivided flats pose health hazards

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:06pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... people may think residents in subdivided units don’t care about hygiene, but it’s not like that. It’s their living environment that has caused many hygiene problems.” The average living area per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517263/dirty-air-subdivided-flats-pose-health-hazards
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Mers on the rise, but WHO not yet declaring a global health emergency

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by WASHPOST

    ... admitted to hospital. Hospital officials said the two staff with symptoms had tested negative for the virus. They are awaiting test results on 18 other health care workers. Meanwhile, the patient ... in cases of a deadly viral infection that emerged in the Middle East two years ago, the World Health Organisation said the Mers outbreak was not yet a global health emergency. In a news conference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512865/mers-rise-who-not-yet-declaring-global-health-emergency

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