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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US officials say 100,000 immigrants face losing health-care insurance

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:45pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post 100,000 immigrants risk eligibility and many more face loss of premium assistance Many face the loss of US health insurance US health officials say more than 100,000 immigrants who bought health-care plans through the federal insurance exchange will have their coverage cut off at the end of the month, because they failed to provide proof by the September ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593997/us-officials-say-100000-immigrants-face-losing-health-care-insurance
  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Policeman and health care worker shot after mentally ill patient grabs gun

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:40pm by Clifford Lo and Samuel Chan

    ... Clifford Lo and Samuel Chan Apparently unstable suspect fired six shots from officer's holster, injuring five- including the policeman, who was shot in the arm Terror as man fires cop's gun in hospital Four people were injured when a seemingly m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1593058/policeman-shot-escorting-mentally-ill-patient-hospital
  3. News - Hong Kong

    ‘Gutter oil’ scandal tarnishing Hong Kong’s reputation, says health secretary

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:01pm

    ... Jennifer Ngo and Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong’s reputation has been tarnished by a recent food scare in Taiwan in which lard oil exports from the city were labelled as edible oil, the secretary for food and health said today. Investigations of a criminal nature, conducted by multiple government departments, are underway to look into who was responsible, Secretary for Food and Health Ko ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590967/lard-oil-incident-tarnishes-hong-kongs-reputation-ko-wing-man-says
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and Geneva UN health agency says epidemic in West Africa is overwhelming resources amid appeal for massive worldwide emergency response We can't cope with Ebola, W.H.O admits The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, renewing a call for health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591369/ebola-epidemic-overwhelming-health-resources-who-admits
  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple Watch features leave health professionals unimpressed

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 07:10pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Sources suggest there will be a new model out early next year offering more health features Apple Watch leaves health professionals unimpressed Technology pundits were quick to predict the demise of most rival fitness wristbands and watches when Apple launched its Apple Watch, but health-care professionals and fitness addicts have been left wanting more. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591082/apple-watch-features-leave-health-professionals-unimpressed
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Illicit cigarette study is blowing smoke, says council on smoking and health

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Illicit cigarette study may be blowing smoke One out of three cigarettes smoked in Hong Kong last year was illicit, costing the government more than HK$3.2 billion in lost tax revenue, a study by two overseas think tanks says. But the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) says the results are "dubious". The Illicit Tobacco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588896/illicit-cigarette-study-blowing-smoke-says-council-smoking-and-health
  7. Business - Companies - PHARMACEUTICALS

    GlaxoSmithKline China health care unit 'part of US probe'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... probe' A US anti-bribery probe into GlaxoSmithKline touched on the firm's Chinese consumer health care business in 2012, internal documents show, suggesting the drugmaker's compliance problems in China could go wider than previously revealed. GSK confirmed it had conducted an investigation into procurement practices in consumer health care in China, but said it did not find any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1588906/glaxosmithkline-china-health-care-unit-part-us-probe
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    US health agency finds old ricin, other deadly pathogens in labs

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Investigation of research facilities uncovers forgotten deadly samples US agency finds old ricin, germs in its labs The National Institutes of Health said it had uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of some dangerous pathogens as it combs its laboratories for improperly stored hazardous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586687/us-health-agency-finds-old-ricin-other-deadly-pathogens-labs
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Foreign cash a good remedy Social services tend to lag great urban migrations. The mainland's health system is a case in point. Subject to free-market reforms while ... five or six years to bring the cost of medical care within the means of the poor and even some of the middle class, and wider insurance coverage. A targeted increase in health spending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585424/foreign-health-funding-can-help-raise-standards-mainland
  10. Business - China Business - HEALTH CARE

    Doctor consultation app seeks to disrupt China's health care market

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by James Griffiths

    ... app offers way to solve problems Expensive, slow- and increasingly violent- the mainland's health care system is in crisis. Can Silicon Valley-style innovation save it? By 2020, health ... next year. Despite a significant increase in government health expenditure in recent years, the amount as a share of gross domestic product has declined to about 5 per cent, much lower than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1582412/doctor-consultation-app-seeks-disrupt-chinas-health-care

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