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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes need tight regulation, WHO says, citing health concerns

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:31am by AGENCIES

    ... e-cigarette rules The World Health Organisation yesterday stepped up its war on Big Tobacco, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on their indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. In a long-awaited report that will be debated by member states at a tobacco control meeting in October in Moscow, the United Nations health agency also voiced concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581019/e-cigarettes-need-tight-regulation-who-says-citing-health-concerns
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... bucket craze Hong Kong doctors have poured cold water on a charity craze that is sweeping the globe, warning that "vulnerable'' people could be risking their health. The Hong Kong ... Dr Louis Shih Tai-cho said the warning was necessary due to a lack of awareness of the potential dangers, or of safety measures. "There are definite health risks. We think people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  3. News - China - CHARITY

    China’s health authorities jump on ‘ice bucket challenge’ charity bandwagon

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com The “ice bucket challenge” – a splashy worldwide charity campaign – has gotten support from China’s national health authorities, who want to raise funds ... Watch: Hong Kong commerce chief Greg So takes ice bucket challenge to "thaw relations" with Ricky Wong The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China, an amalgam of the former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578374/chinas-health-authorities-jump-ice-bucket-challenge-charity-bandwagon
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Raid on health centre in Monrovia, Liberia may spread Ebola

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Raid on Liberian health centre may spread Ebola Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through Monrovia's largest slum after residents raided ... were brought from other parts of the capital to the centre, Tolbert Nyenswah, assistant health minister, said yesterday. A witness said armed men claiming that "there's no Ebola" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575550/raid-health-centre-monrovia-liberia-may-spread-ebola
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'He can't eat or talk': Gao Zhisheng's wife horrifed by state of his health after jail

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing US-based family continues campaign to push for rights lawyer's release from house arrest for medical treatment The wife of Chinese human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng said on Saturday that her husband was kept in isolation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575050/he-cant-eat-or-talk-gao-zhishengs-wife-horrifed-state-his-health-after
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Controversial new study suggests sodium isn't the health risk it has been made out to be, and that too little can actually be bad for you Cut back on the salt? Maybe not A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most people consume is OK for heart health- and too little may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573663/new-study-questions-conventional-wisdom-health-threat-salt
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    British parliamentarians urge health warnings for alcohol

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 08:08pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Report highlights cost to British economy of excessive drinking and rise in liver disease UK MPs urge health warnings for alcohol Health warnings should ... and the cost of alcohol to the economy totals £21 billion [HK$273 billion]." The report, which also recommends a minimum unit price on alcohol, states that although health warnings are prominent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571471/british-parliamentarians-urge-health-warnings-alcohol
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Cyberattack hits 10,000 patients' health data

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Ransom demanded from CUHK medical faculty as other victims come forward Cyberattack hits 10,000 patients' health data Chinese University's Faculty ... for Liver Health and Institute of Digestive Disease at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin. A faculty spokeswoman said last night that it was operating as normal and patient care had not been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567284/cyberattack-hits-10000-patients-health-data
  9. News - Hong Kong - DISEASE

    Ebola virus threat to Hong Kong is minimal, say health experts

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Bryan Harris

    ... 'minimal in Hong Kong' The risk of the worst outbreak of Ebola in history spreading through Hong Kong remains minimal, say health experts who are urging the public to remain calm. ... and Health, Ko Wing-man, said yesterday that the Hong Kong government did not expect a "looming crisis" on Ebola in Hong Kong as there were no direct flights between the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565238/ebola-virus-threat-hong-kong-minimal-says-microbiologist-yuen-kwok
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong won't follow Macau's strict lead on Ebola, health protection chief says

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Patsy Moy

    ... to give contact details to health officials, the city's health protection chief said. Dr Leung Ting-hung, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, said it would be difficult to follow ... Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone- reminding them to report to health officers if they feel ill on arrival. Leung estimated that 4,000 visitors from West Africa arrived in the city each year. Macau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565695/hong-kong-wont-follow-macaus-lead-ebola-health-protection-chief-says

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