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  1. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Handle with care- the politics of naming places

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:29am by AP

    ... Ken Moritsugu Politics of place names can be a sensitive subject Is it the Persian Gulf or the Arabian Gulf? Mount McKinley or Denali? Mumbai or Bombay? Some geographic names don't just tell us where we live or where we're going. They are also a ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vital to get pricing right for Hong Kong's health insurance scheme

    Posted May 01st 2014, 06:01pm by Bernard Chan

    ... face two challenges. The costs of health care services are rising as technology and medicines become more advanced. At the same time, the ratio of workers to retirees in the population ... health-care financing. The government's latest attempt is the proposed Health Protection Scheme. This idea goes back to the public consultation of 2008, and officials are preparing another ...

  3. DB Schenker connects archipelago of more than 17,000 islands

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:20pm by Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh

    ... them health care, retail, chemicals, industrial and special services for the oil and gas industry. To strengthen its domestic distribution service, it opened its first multicustomer warehouse ... activity in nearby islands. With DB Schenker's global leadership in integrated logistics and its in-house customs brokerage, Schenker Petrolog Utama is able to carefully manage shipments from ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the World Health Organisation or other authorities would normally approve lest it does more harm than good. In the worst outbreak yet of the lethal Ebola virus, the WHO has made an unprecedented ... trials of treatments and vaccines. Meanwhile, infection control measures and expert medical care offer the best hope of containing the epidemic. In that respect, the controller of the Centre ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let private insurers help ease health burden

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by STUART HARRISON

    ... relative income levels and quality of life in Hong Kong, the issue of health care for an ageing population is going to remain a priority for the public and policymakers alike. In his policy address, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying called for the sustainable development of our health-care system, noting that our ageing population is raising demand for services, while our medical costs ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How a discrepancy in welfare payments is thwarting care for China's elderly

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:16am by Elaine Yau

    ... "The centre has two resident doctors but for serious medical cases, we won't rely on mainland health care as Hong Kong people have concerns about the standards," she says. Moreover, ... private care homes in Hong Kong. Ng Yiu-kwong, 84, is among them. He moved to the 269-bed Zhaoqing Helping Hands Elderly Centre in January after suffering a fall at his home in Hong Kong. He ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... rate are attributed to poor health-care infrastructure such as effective isolation, and the lack of secure testing facilities for dangerous samples from suspected Ebola victims. Most ... to the lives of people who save lives. Local community leaders must be enlisted to support efforts to modify cultural attitudes and customs that impede proper health care, including suspicion of modern ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Gwen Kao: a guiding light on Alzheimer's

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:29pm by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Gwen Kao, the wife of Nobel physics laureate Charles, has spent half her married life caring for family members with Alzheimer's. She tells Linda ... spent more than half of her 55 years of married life caring for family members with the irreversible disease, which also struck her father-in-law. The twin episodes have been trying for Kao. ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing to boost health care spending

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing also pledges to improve key health indicators, with life expectancy up and infant mortality down Expenditure on health care will be increased Beijing has pledged to increase government spending on health care and improve key health indicators to the standard of developed countries by 2020, the Ministry of Health said in a report ...

  10. Sport - Golf

    Tiger Woods has his health, just not his game

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:52am

    ... in on that [practice] range out there. Unfortunately, I didn’t carry it to the golf course.” At least he still has his health. At Firestone on Sunday, Woods said he was a little stiff from his most recent back ...




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