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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cross-border schoolchildren could face mental health issues, says expert

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 04:29am by Olga Wong

    ... educational needs of these children is only one of the areas the government should look into. Their mental health is worrying. They lack parental care and are a high-risk group," he told ... on family policies. He referred to his own research papers from 1995 to 2011 which he said showed that anxiety, behavioural problems, learning difficulties and other mental health issues afflicted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1338322/cross-border-schoolchildren-could-face-mental-health-issues-says
  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 - SOCIETY

    Billion-dollar handouts set John Tsang a hard task

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Billion-dollar handouts set John Tsang hard task Peace, prosperity and above all health were among the wishes for hundreds of people who queued yesterday ... prosperity and, of course most importantly, health for all my family," said 57-year-old Buddhist Alice Lam, a Kwun Tong housewife. Lam had been waiting outside the Hung Hom temple since 6am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434322/billion-dollar-handouts-set-john-tsang-hard-task
  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong's Great Famine of 1958-62 still blights rural lives, scholar says

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... found that poverty, ill health and mental anguish continue to plague survivors. The Dwarfs' Village is only 55 kilometres southeast of the provincial capital, Chengdu. But Zhou says ... just 100 grams of rice and a spoonful of other food, often sweet potatoes. Many more famine survivors are still plagued by poor health. Zhou says she met a farmer in northern Hunan who has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433490/mao-zedongs-great-famine-1958-62-still-blights-rural-lives-scholar-says
  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    Underdiagnosis of hypertension reveals bigger health system gap in China, experts say

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... but what’s more troubling is that 40 per cent don’t know it, according to findings from the landmark China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) released on Friday. With a rapidly ageing population – and increasing age being one of the key risk factors for hypertension – China face a huge health burden. Hypertension is the most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1251677/underdiagnosis-hypertension-reveals-bigger-health-system-gap-china
  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Chinese millionaires pay for riches in lost sleep and health, says happiness report

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Price of wealth paid in lost sleep and health For all their riches, the mainland's millionaires have paid a high price in health, family life ... of their health. "They have begun to feel that health holds the key to their business success," he said yesterday. "They have learned that without good health, they can't manage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1128988/mainland-millionaires-pay-riches-sleep-says-new-hurun-report
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Health of poor an urgent case as Leung prepares policy address

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Study linking poverty to high blood pressure and other medical issues highlights need for chief executive to focus on problem in policy address HEALTH OF POOR ... affects health and family life. Hong Kong's poor suffer a host of health problems, are the unhappiest people in the city and grapple with more family woes than wealthier residents, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1120879/study-links-poverty-high-blood-pressure-and-other-ills
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Ombudsman launches inquiry into villagers' burial sites

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... if they undertake to observe requirements on land use, public health and environmental protection. But activist Eddie Tse Sai-kit, who has also been tracking alleged burial-ground irregularities, said those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405685/ombudsman-launches-inquiry-villagers-burial-sites
  9. News - World - SOCIETY

    Parents say life with children is not always better, surveys show

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... When researchers took into account other attributes that parents tended to have- higher education, more income, better health and religious faith- they found similar levels of life satisfaction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1405615/parents-say-life-children-not-always-better-surveys-show
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Do more to lure foreign professionals: Carrie Lam

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:14am by Edward Tang

    ... the labour force in 2041 will serve an extra 1.1 million people, a large part of which is made up of elderly people, putting a strain on public health and care services. The birth rate will remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1399269/do-more-lure-foreign-professionals-carrie-lam

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