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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese health experts optimistic over anti-smoking law

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:24am by ZHUANG PENGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Public health experts say anti-smoking laws will continue to fail unless they are properly implemented and enforced Optimism over smoking law Public health experts are optimistic that the mainland's draft tobacco-control regulation has a good chance of curbing smoking if properly implemented. The draft regulation, published ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong health leaders plan no new Ebola steps, despite acknowledging risk

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:53am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com No new preventive steps planned, despite local health leaders saying risk is still real City to stay its course on Ebola measures Hong Kong health chiefs do not plan to impose tougher preventive measures against Ebola, though they acknowledged that the city remains at risk from the deadly disease. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    US health authorities brace for confusion over flu and Ebola

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Flu or Ebola? US braces for a season of confusion After weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the US, health authorities ... from three to five million people a year and kills up to 500,000, according to the World Health Organisation. The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the world's largest ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has 'highest level' of Ebola prevention control at airport, says health secretary

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 12:37pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... the fatal Ebola virus that has spread out of West Africa, the health minister says. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man did not see any need yet to keep travellers from infected countries from entering Hong Kong, as the World Health Organisation had not deemed it necessary. "We have raised the preventive measures at the border to the highest possible level we can," Ko ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    New Jersey quarantines health worker in Ebola precaution

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:54am by Reuters

    ... on Friday by New York and New Jersey, requiring all health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West African countries to be automatically confined for monitoring during the virus’ 21-day ... has killed 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases since March, mostly in those three nations, and perhaps as many as 15,000, according to the World Health Organisation. Only four Ebola patients have ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola, becoming second US case

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Newly infected health care worker wore full protective gear when caring for first victim Texas reports second Ebola case A Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for an Ebola patient in hospital who later died, health officials said yesterday. If the preliminary diagnosis ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Health authority orders China's public hospitals to stop expanding

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Health authority blames growth for rising bills, but hospitals say they chase business to survive Public hospitals told to put brakes on rapid expansion The state health authority has ordered mainland public hospitals to halt their rapid expansion, blaming it for rising medical bills. In a recent "emergency circular", the National Health ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue fever brings travel and health warnings on mainland

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:54am by Alice Yan

    ... travel period, mainland health experts say. More than 12,000 cases have been reported to the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), xinhuanet.com reports – about five times as many as last year. Guangdong is the hardest hit province, with all four recorded deaths and 13,449 total cases as of Tuesday, says the provincial Health and Family Planning Commission. Yin ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com A huge majority of respondents said they needed more mental health support at work Workers want more help to stay sane: study Some 90 per cent of respondents to the city's first ever academic survey of workplace mental health conditions said they needed better support at work. And almost 60 per cent said mental health issues ...

  10. 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 ...




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