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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Welcome step to ease care burden More than eight years after the last major report on health care reform, little has changed. The long-awaited voluntary health insurance scheme will be the only reform of financing of health services aimed at shifting more of the patient burden to the private sector and more of the cost to those who can afford it. The delivery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1455782/welcome-step-easing-burden-public-health-care-system
  2. Comment - Letters

    Landfill extensions will threaten public health

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Landfill extensions will pose threat to public health Zero-waste plans are well advanced worldwide. San Francisco is already at 80 per cent recycling, with plans to reach ... Landfill extensions and a super incinerator involve substantial capital and operating expenditure, are not sustainable and threaten public health. Peter Reid, chairman, Zero Waste Smart City ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1451100/landfill-extensions-will-threaten-public-health
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Land allocation must meet Hong Kong's long-term health needs

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 06:17pm by BIAN ZHAOXIANG

    ... Bian Zhaoxiang Bian Zhaoxiang says our long-term needs will not be best met by rezoning land that could be used fora Chinese medicine teaching hospital Holistic health The chief executive ... health services to meet the needs of this sector. These two issues are linked because the provision of health services requires adequate space for hospitals and clinics, as well as research. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1440889/land-allocation-must-meet-hong-kongs-long-term-health-needs
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to chickens, put public health above tradition

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put public health above tradition Live poultry imports from the mainland will resume eventually, after suggestions we stop them altogether. But this could be reviewed ... to containing bird-flu viruses, but that does not dispense with the need for strong preventive measures in the event they mutate and spread easily among people. Public health must be put above ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1431972/when-it-comes-chickens-put-public-health-above-tradition
  5. Business - Economy - ITALY ECONOMY

    Renzi’s mission: nurse Italy back to health

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 11:50am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Nicholas Spiro Italy's incoming prime minister has set an ambitious agenda to nurse the 'sick man of Europe' back to health but massive challenges await him A dose of Renzinomics Italy has been the "sick man of Europe" for some time. Matteo Renzi might just be able to restore it to health- but the remedy will not be delivered easily. There's a huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1431635/renzis-mission-nurse-italy-back-health
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs more effective warning labels on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:28pm by BERNHARD SCHWARTLANDER

    ... Bernhard Schwartländer Bernhard Schwartländer says China can raise the low public awareness of the harmful effects of smoking by requiring large pictorial health warnings to be displayed ... to increase smokers' awareness of health risks, and to increase the likelihood that they will reduce their tobacco consumption. Although anti-smoking adverts can be effective as well, even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482899/china-needs-more-effective-warning-labels-cigarette-packs
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... can therefore be excused for feeling outraged by the way the government has handled a health crisis. Officials were accused of keeping millions of people in the dark, after benzene- ... be drinking and using contaminated water during the period is worrying. It goes against the transparency and accountability expected of governments nowadays. Regrettably, public health has yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1486190/clean-water-basic-right-sadly-not-always-delivered
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For health's sake, Hong Kong must ban live chicken imports

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Health must trump tradition The Lunar New Year will not be the same without chicken for the traditional family feast. For many Hongkongers, that is a disappointing start ... that there should be central slaughtering of poultry and more reliance on frozen chicken. As Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man pointed out yesterday, there is a high social and financial cost. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1416076/healths-sake-hong-kong-must-ban-live-chicken-imports
  9. Comment - Letters

    Policy address neglected important mental health issues

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Policy address failed to look at important mental health issues There are 198 paragraphs in this year's policy address, but only one addresses the issue of mental health. Enhancing the standard of care is an important component of any mental health strategy, be it regional or national, but the promotion of mental health, stigma reduction, improvement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1415285/policy-address-neglected-important-mental-health-issues
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In the rush to build, Hong Kong must keep cool

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 06:39pm by FLORENCE LEE

    ... Florence Lee Florence Lee says Hong Kong must reconsider its push to pack ever more flats into already dense urban areas, as the costs to health and the environment may outweigh ... increases substantially? Will there be adverse environmental and climatic effects? More importantly, what are the implications of a higher, denser Hong Kong for future generations' health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1486872/rush-build-hong-kong-must-keep-cool

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