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  1. News - Hong Kong

    New air quality index warns of 'very high' health risks

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Authorities advise preschools to keep pupils indoors as new AQHI system kicks in Air quality index warns of 'very high' health risks Kindergartens have been advised to suspend vigorous outdoor activities for children today because of the "moderate to very high" health risk of anticipated poor air quality, as measured under a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392675/new-air-quality-index-warns-very-high-health-risks
  2. News - China - SOCIETY

    Health care costs still a heavy burden for mainlanders, says health minister

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Despite four years of reforms and HK$1.4 trillion in government funding, citizens' medical bills remain too heavy, health minister tells conference Health-care costs remain too expensive Health care is still too expensive on the mainland despite almost four years of reform, Health Minister Dr Chen Zhu said yesterday. At the annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1122452/health-care-costs-still-heavy-burden-mainlanders-says-health-minister
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's new air quality health index shows changes at four out of nine monitoring stations

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 05:15am by Phila Siu

    ... But environmentalists said this did not mean that the new index, the air quality health index (AQHI), was less stringent than the old one- the air pollution index (API). "In fact, it reflects the health ... on Monday, will offer the public better, clearer and more timely advice on health risks than the present system. It calculates the hospital admission risks brought about by air pollutants. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1389389/hong-kongs-new-air-quality-health-index-shows-changes-four-out-nine
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Eight ways for families to improve their health and well-being

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:07pm by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry life@scmp.com Hazel Parry rounds up the findings of this year's research to create a list of eight things families can do to improve their health Wise up It's ... of the University of South Australia's School of Health Sciences, says between 30 and 60 per cent of this decline in speed is linked to an increase in body fat. To stay healthy, experts say children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1393210/eight-ways-families-improve-their-health-and-well-being
  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    HK$4.3b health insurance plan to help patients with long-term illnesses qualify for private care

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Thousands of patients to qualify for HK$7,200 government subsidy towards health insurance in scheme to ease burden on public services HK$4.3b plan to help long-term sick go private Health bosses are planning a HK$4.3 billion scheme to revol-utionise the care of patients with long-term illnesses. It is proposed that they will receive an annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388614/hk43b-health-insurance-plan-help-patients-long-term-illnesses-qualify
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    World Health Organisation to join Beijing probe into infant deaths linked to vaccine

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com China representative of the United Nations' health body says it shares Beijing's concerns of infant deaths linked to hepatitis B injections W.H.O. to join probe into baby jab deaths The World Health Organisation said it will assist an investigation into the role of hepatitis B vaccines in a string of infant deaths, with new suspected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1391355/world-health-organisation-join-beijing-probe-infant-deaths-linked-vaccine
  7. News - World

    Bloomberg leaves rich public health legacy in NYC

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 09:10am by AP

    ... be remembered, accurately or not, as the mayor who wanted to ban the Big Gulp — a super-sized soda drink. After 12 years, Bloomberg leaves office Dec. 31 with a unique record as a public health crusader ... to protect people from an unhealthy lifestyle. “He has been a transformative leader,” said Dr. Linda Fried, dean of Columbia University’s school of public health. “He has created a model for how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1388133/bloomberg-leaves-rich-public-health-legacy-nyc
  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 06:10pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... consumption boosts immune system In a study by Oregon Health & Science University, published in the journal Vaccine, 12 rhesus macaques were vaccinated against smallpox, then allowed access ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1389043/health-bites
  9. Comment - Letters

    Allaying health fears over incinerator

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 03:45am by LETTERS

    ... Allaying fears over health risks posed by planned incinerator The information Massimo Massarola provided in his letter ("Incinerator will pose risk to residents", December 11) ... municipal waste incinerators do not pose the sort of risk to public health that he alleges. For instance, the German environment ministry concluded that waste-to-energy plants operating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1381464/allaying-health-fears-over-incinerator
  10. News - Hong Kong

    The rice brands that can damage your health

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:46am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com The rice brands that can damage your health Three brands of rice imported from the mainland have been found to contain illegal amounts of the carcinogenic ... Jiangxi province. "If you eat three bowls of this kind of rice a day for a long period of time, it can harm your health," Hui said. Two other samples from Guangdong's Heyuan city- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1382611/rice-brands-can-damage-your-health

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