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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... Xinhua in Beijing Visiting WHO chief sees 'great progress' World Health Organisation director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun shared her dream at the end of her visit to China. "When I retire from my job and come back to live in China, I'd like to be able to have a well-trained, respected and properly paid family doctor to take care of my health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552152/visiting-who-chief-margaret-chan-sees-great-progress-chinas-health-system
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shanghai's 'family doctor' scheme is slow to gain wide acceptance as an alternative to big hospitals Health care as a family affair Tao Naiyu moved from his old apartment three months ago and has a community health centre adjacent to his new home. But he still rides his electric bike 20 minutes each way every two weeks to visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian peninsula Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organisation expert said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551081/mers-virus-unlikely-spread-asia-world-health-organisation
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to look into expired sutures use at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by LO WEI, Patsy Moy

    ... Lo Wei and Patsy Moy Expired surgical sutures: authority to probe deaths The health minister says he will find out why expired surgical sutures were used on 239 patients at Queen Elizabeth ... abnormal post-operative infection in any of the patients. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the Hospital Authority would look into whether there were "special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548186/health-authority-look-expired-sutures-use-queen-elizabeth-hospital
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Cancer is No 1 killer in Beijing for seventh year, says health report

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... of thyroid cancer rising the fastest, according to a report by the capital's health authority. The report, by the Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission, also for the first time estimated "healthy life expectancy", and found people aged 18 had a little more than 40 years of full health left. More than 40,000 Beijing permanent residents were diagnosed with cancer last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1542669/cancer-no-1-killer-beijing-seventh-year-says-health-report
  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia health warning label deadline

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:34pm

    ... largely ignored an Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, another setback for anti-smoking efforts in a country that’s home to the world’s highest ... Agency. They were given a choice of five images last June. Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi said companies that missed the deadline will be issued warnings, and those that fail to comply could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540253/cigarette-makers-ignore-indonesia-health-warning-label-deadline
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick ... treated by specialists last year had been waiting for three years. More than 1,000 others waited longer. "Timely access to medical care is an enormous challenge for our health care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief The government has lowered Hong Kong's influenza pandemic response level from "serious" ... no new cases. So … we decided to immediately adjust the response level from serious to alert," Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday. The H7N9 epidemic on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530983/bird-flu-threat-has-eased-says-health-chief
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    ‘Dirty’ air in subdivided flats pose health hazards

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:06pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Air in 35 per cent of units surveyed contain six times more bacteria than in good-quality air, study shows Subdivided flats full of bacteria, study finds Air in subdivided units can contain six times as much airborne bac ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517263/dirty-air-subdivided-flats-pose-health-hazards
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Mers on the rise, but WHO not yet declaring a global health emergency

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by WASHPOST

    ... in cases of a deadly viral infection that emerged in the Middle East two years ago, the World Health Organisation said the Mers outbreak was not yet a global health emergency. In a news conference in Geneva, the agency said a special emergency committee of health and infectious disease experts agreed that the situation had become increasingly serious and urgent. But because "there ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512865/mers-rise-who-not-yet-declaring-global-health-emergency

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