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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must consider using its reserves for health care

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Elder health care and our reserves The government has been relying on an official estimate of the rising health-care costs of an ageing population that turns out to be far ... or about HK$570 billion, would leave about HK$700 billion to be set aside for health-care and welfare needs. Where there is a socially divisive wealth gap, an ageing population compounds it. ...

  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Brace for Ebola, WHO chief tells East Asia

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:30am by AP

    ... have died from Ebola in seven countries this year. Meanwhile, most Liberian health care workers on the frontline of the battle against Ebola ignored calls to strike over poor pay ... threat came as the US scrambled to find out how a health worker in Texas contracted the virus while caring for the first man to be diagnosed with the disease on American soil. Associated Press, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Drug company bribes hurt China's health care system

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala Cesar Chelala says rampant unethical practices raise prices and lower the quality of medical care China can lower health care costs by stamping out drug company bribes ... care and it harms doctors because it alters the quality and character of their care. In addition, it hinders the proper functioning of the health care system in the country and increases drug ...

  4. Policies on funding health care must be carefully thought out

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I think no one will disagree that there is a need to reform our health care system. Ask those who are told to wait for months and sometimes years for a scan or operation, and it is clear we have a problem. The government says reforms are needed just to maintain our current level of health care service. However, I wonder if we could do better than that. We face two basic ...

  5. IHC bolsters health care presence throughout Asia

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 05:47pm by Michelle Phillips, Christina Liedke, Stacey Johnson, Joonyoung Kim and Laleh Larijani

    ... services, International Healthway Corporation (IHC) is beefing up its expertise as an integrated health care solutions provider to tap into the region's fast-growing wellness sector. Listed ... IHC seeks to penetrate Asia's emerging markets with its professional health care services and mixed-use property developments. Providing supporting services that enhance a patient's ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Companies - TAKEOVERS

    Fosun wins takeover battle for Portuguese healthcare provider

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 02:23pm by Langi Chiang, Bloomberg

    ... Langi Chiang and Bloomberg langi.chiang@scmp.com Mainland conglomerate goes full steam ahead in its global push, particularly in insurance sector Fosun wins bid for Portuguese health care firm Fosun International has won a takeover battle for Portuguese health care service provider Espirito Santo Saude, seeing off bid rivals from at least three countries to land a €459.83 ...

  8. News - China - CHARITY

    China’s health authorities jump on ‘ice bucket challenge’ charity bandwagon

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com The “ice bucket challenge” – a splashy worldwide charity campaign – has gotten support from China’s national health authorities, who want to raise funds for the care of patients with rare diseases. The challenge requires a person to tip a bucket of ice water over his or her head, usually after filming a short message of support for a certain cause. ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Health care reform in China to make life easier for patients, not hospitals

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... to make life easier for patients, not hospitals The central government has made cutting the cost of medical bills a key element of this year's health care reforms, but the plan says little new about how to alleviate the financial woes of urban public hospitals. Beijing's main goals in health care reform this year show its resolve to reduce patients' medical bills, ...

  10. News - World - SECURITY

    Medical records worth more than your credit card to hackers, say security experts

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:26pm by Reuters

    ... month, the FBI warned health care providers to guard against cyberattacks after one of the largest US hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc, said Chinese hackers had broken into its computer network and stolen the personal information of 4.5 million patients. Security experts say cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the US$3 trillion US health care industry, which has ...




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