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  1. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Permanent stimulus is putting China's economic health at risk

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:41am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Permanent stimulus putting China's health at risk The Ministry of Finance recently urged local governments to speed up fiscal spending, while the People's Bank ... as it is in personal health and where that debility plays out in the economy is in the health of the financial system. Specifically, continued stimulus endangers the recoverability of advances made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1534348/permanent-stimulus-putting-chinas-economic-health-risk
  2. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Hong Kong government's helpful health hints

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:20pm by James Porteous

    ... Or is it evening yet?  One day in and already this World Cup looks like taking its toll physically, with 30 more sunrises to greet. Thankfully, the Hong Kong Department of Health has  issued a handy stay ... Marcelo's opener for Croatia: Stay out of the water Meanwhile, in Recife, there is actually a helpful health warning- watch out for the sharks. New warning signs have gone up on the sandy beaches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1531586/world-cup-diary-hk-govs-helpful-health-hints
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Treat porn as a public health issue

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Treat porn as a public health issue There is porn sex and real sex. We are supposed to know the difference. But do we, really? If it's so easy to tell reality ... Dines pioneers the strategy of addressing porn as a public and mental health issue, rather than as free speech, which favours its purveyors. She was speaking ahead of the Coalition to End Sexual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1515866/treat-porn-public-health-issue
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Health should be the top priority As Guangzhou suspended live-poultry sales in nearly a third of its wet markets and substituted central slaughtering as part of a pilot ... sense of security created by improved defences against bird flu. Then former health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said the decision might not be permanent as viruses and the risk could change. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510125/when-it-comes-live-chicken-sales-health-should-be-top
  5. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell Ill health could cost the world trillions of dollars in the coming decades, yet societies can help by facing up to the causes of the growing malaise Economies at risk if root ... Potential losses are large enough to bankrupt many of our region’s health care systems The Actuarial Post estimated that the average employee worldwide took 1.8 days of sick leave during the World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and Britain are natural partners in health care reform

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:28am by CAROLINE WILSON

    ... Caroline Wilson Caroline Wilson says with their similar health care challenges, Britain and Hong Kong will benefit from closer collaboration on solutions Sharing caring This week, Lord ... National Health Service (NHS) celebrated its 65th birthday as the world's largest publicly funded health system. The demands it faces have changed beyond all recognition since its inception. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1506553/hong-kong-and-britain-are-natural-partners-health-care
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must heed anger over health care standards to curb hospital violence

    Posted May 06th 2014, 04:54pm by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang Lijia Zhang says China must revamp its underfunded and corrupt health care system to assuage the public rage that is fuelling a rising number of violent attacks on medical ... drastic action, he had tried repeatedly to complain but got nowhere. Such attacks underscore the ills of the health care system as a whole. On the heels of economic reforms, hospitals were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1505691/china-must-heed-anger-over-health-care-standards-curb-hospital-violence
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the household registration system, which restricts migrants' access to health, education and welfare, is well documented. But some problems arise from the challenge of keeping track of a huge ... families. According to a survey by Beijing health authorities, more than 92 per cent of permanent residents' children have had measles shots, but the rate drops to 54.7 per cent in some areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552893/measles-threat-migrant-workers
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vital to get pricing right for Hong Kong's health insurance scheme

    Posted May 01st 2014, 06:01pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan believes private-sector costs need to come down first Vital to get the pricing right for health insurance scheme In most of the developed world, health systems face two challenges. The costs of health care services are rising as technology and medicines become more advanced. At the same time, the ratio of workers to retirees in the population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1501522/vital-get-pricing-right-hong-kongs-health-insurance-scheme
  10. Comment - Blogs

    Breathe easy, Vancouver: Your worst air pollution would be welcome relief in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:51am by Ian Young

    ... Kong government’s Air Quality Health Index, NO2 levels across the SAR averaged 67.4 micrograms per cubic metre at all available monitoring stations in the year to February 2014. At the roadside stations of Central and Causeway Bay, NO2 levels averaged 121 micrograms. What about the particulate pollution that has been implicated in serious health problems and causes so much concern in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1557420/breathe-easy-vancouver-your-worst-air-pollution-would-be-welcome

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