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  1. 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
  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Funk and disorderly Children with mental health disorders are three times more likely to be bullies, according to new research, highlighting ... in the US aged six to 17. Using data provided by the parents and guardians on the mental health and bullying of the children, 15.2 per cent of them were identified as bullies. A sub-analysis by type ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1067197/health-bites
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's health spending reform an encouraging sign

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Health spending plan a good sign Important policy announcements tend to dry up as the mainland prepares for a once-in-a-decade leadership change. It is good to see that health care for the nation's 1.3 billion people is an exception. The Ministry of Health has announced a 30 to 40 per cent increase in health spending as a proportion of GDP by 2020, raising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1033076/chinas-health-spending-reform-encouraging-sign
  4. Lifestyle - Health - COMMUNITY WELLNESS

    Free bus passes have health benefit, say researchers

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Bus passes keep elderly active Free bus passes for the elderly could be the way to go in Hong Kong to boost public health. Not only do they benefit the pocket, they also encourage older people to be more physically active, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Imperial College London researchers reached ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1046082/free-bus-passes-have-health-benefit-say-researchers
  5. News - China - CRIME

    Pingnan county killings put focus on mental health of migrant workers

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Killings put focus on plight of migrant workers The suspect who killed three children and injured another 13 in a machete attack on Friday in Pingnan county, Guangxi is a frustrated young migrant worker who had just returned home, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1043359/pingnan-county-killings-put-focus-mental-health-migrant-workers
  6. Lifestyle - Health - ORAL HEALTH

    Shorts: oral health

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by JEMMA ROGERS

    ... clinical professor in dental public health, says the statistics are troubling, as "flossing or interdental cleaning is essential to attain oral health". He says brushing alone ... gum-disease-causing bacteria compared with people who did. The HKU survey, commissioned by electric toothbrush brand Philips Sonicare, found that almost half of respondents thought their oral health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1023586/shorts-oral-health
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing to boost health care spending

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing also pledges to improve key health indicators, with life expectancy up and infant mortality down Expenditure on health care will be increased Beijing has pledged to increase government spending on health care and improve key health indicators to the standard of developed countries by 2020, the Ministry of Health said in a report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1017387/beijing-boost-health-care-spending
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine bishops fighting trends, and own flock, on reproductive health bill

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... without a divorce law, after Malta's parliament passed one last year. House Bill 4244 or the Reproductive Health (RH) bill aims to give poor couples free access to family planning methods, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1018127/philippine-bishops-fighting-trends-and-own-flock-reproductive-health-bill
  9. Focus health drive on social media, survey says

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The survey proposed that healthy eating campaigns be directed at adolescents, such as through websites, with eating tips and information on healthy food choices. It said health professionals should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004341/focus-health-drive-social-media-survey-says
  10. Mental health crisis on agenda

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Mainland businesses with more than 1,000 employees might have to hire psychologists to help improve mental health across the country. The Ministry of Health put the requirement in a working draft plan released last week and feedback is being collected from local health authorities. If the blueprint is approved, every major hospital would also be required to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003335/mental-health-crisis-agenda

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