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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Shanghai arrests 160 gang suspects involved in citywide health care scam

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:48pm by Reuters

    ... Corruption is rife in China’s health care system, hit by a scarcity of doctors, while bribery pushes up the cost of care and creates tension between health care workers and patients. Providing affordable, accessible health care is one of the key platforms of President Xi Jinping’s new government, with China’s health care bill set to hit US$1 trillion by 2020, according to a report from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482945/shanghai-arrests-160-gang-suspects-involved-citywide-health-care-scam
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    How to make Hong Kong schools a hub for better health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... of the integrated education policy, under which special needs students are placed in mainstream schools. Hong Kong has become a regional leader regarding school health promotion On the whole, students ... This issue deserves serious attention- as an unhealthy school environment can only breed unhealthy students. Health is important for both personal and societal development. The World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1476368/how-make-hong-kong-schools-hub-better-health
  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Good dental hygiene can improve overall health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan life@scmp.com Good dental hygiene does more than benefit teeth- it can improve overall health, writes David Tan Chopper patrol We know the basic rules of good dental hygiene: ... cancer, too. "The presence of inflamed gum tissues is associated with poorer overall health," says Dr David Paquette, professor and associate dean for education at Stony Brook ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1476343/good-dental-hygiene-can-improve-overall-health
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City will join other international finance centres in World Health Organisation's initiative to examine and compare approaches to pollution Clearing the air: HK in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns in the wake of Obamacare woes

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:59am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A crashing website and widespread confusion surrounding the introduction of Obamacare drive health secretary to resign President Barack Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, paying the price for the chaotic initial roll-out of his signature health care law, officials said on Thursday. Obama will on Friday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1475719/us-health-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-resigns-wake-obamacare-woes
  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:05am by Jeanette Wang

    ... should be encouraged to go outside for lunch or breaks, and indoor lighting should be improved in the school and workplace, says Zee. For heart health, always look on the bright side of life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1473149/health-bites-long-lasting-benefits-physical-activity-during-youth
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    When it comes to maintaining quality health care, two heads are better than one

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by JOHN LEONG

    ... Professor John Leong Chi-yan Insiders from the health sector share their insights in a new fortnightly column To maintain quality of care, two heads are better than one Having retired from ... The efficiency and quality of Hong Kong's public health care have long been admired around the world. However, we should not be complacent and shall strive to reach new heights amid the daunting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472076/when-it-comes-maintaining-quality-health-care-two-heads-are-better
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bureau denies plan to cancel toxic pesticide ban is 'health risk'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:44pm by Emily Tsang

    ... to public' A proposal to exclude three pesticides from a new food safety law was made following a recommendation from a mainland regulator, the Food and Health Bureau has admitted. But the practices ... a health risk to Hongkongers. "It is true that the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has recommended us to cancel [limits on] the three substances," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469358/bureau-denies-plan-cancel-toxic-pesticide-ban-health-risk
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Exemption of pesticides from new law 'not giving into mainland': Food and Health Bureau

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Bureau denies yielding to Beijing in decision to drop pesticides from new legislation 'Mainland not a factor' in food law exemptions A decision to exempt three pesticides from a new food safety law was not a case of "giving in" to the mainland, the Food and Health Bureau said yesterday. The pesticides- triphenyltin hydroxide, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1468005/exemption-pesticides-new-law-not-giving-mainland-food-and-health
  10. Business - China Business - REFORM

    China health care reform poses risks and opportunities for foreign firms

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:33am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Health care reform in China, unfolding amid a government crackdown on corruption, presents opportunities and challenges to foreign players Foreign firms vie for health care action China's health care reforms present opportunities and challenges to foreign health care firms, according to speakers at a recent hearing of the US-China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1466828/health-care-reform-china-seen-posing-opportunities-and-risks

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