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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by Kylie Knott

    ... be an unremarkable reaction to the strain of everyday life into suicidal thoughts and behaviour. "Suicide is a major preventable public health problem, but we have been stymied in our prevention efforts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1566263/health-bites
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - World

    Ebola outpacing efforts to control it, says World Health Organisation chief

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 12:08am by AFP

    ... that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is "moving faster than our efforts to control it", the World Health Organisation head warned yesterday. WHO director general Dr ... in severe socio-economic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries," said Chan, formerly director of health in Hong Kong. The disease has killed at least 728 people in Guinea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564595/ebola-outpacing-efforts-control-it-says-world-health-organisation-chief
  5. Why Study Health Sciences

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:33pm by Pim Savetmalanond

    ... Pim Savetmalanond If you are looking for a rewarding career in which you can help people, consider studying the health sciences. It’s a fairly broad field of study with many sub-disciplines aimed towards improving health, efficiency, and access to healthcare. Students in the health sciences can also later pursue careers in public health and policy, medicine, nursing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1564246/why-study-health-sciences
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... health authorities stepped up surveillance against the deadly Ebola virus yesterday as a Hong Kong woman who fell ill after visiting Kenya tested negative for the disease. This came as a British ... should remain "highly alert" for Ebola, health minister Dr Ko Wing-man said after leading an emergency meeting with experts to discuss contingency plans in the event of an outbreak. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562707/hospitalised-hong-kong-woman-tests-negative-deadly-ebola-virus
  7. News - World - POLITICS

    Obama being sued by Republicans for exceeding his powers over health care

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington House of Representatives majority accuses the president of exceeding his constitutional powers in enforcing his health care law Republicans vote to sue Obama Contending that US President Barack Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he enforced the 2010 health care law, a sharply divided House of Representatives approved a Republican plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563648/obama-being-sued-republicans-exceeding-his-powers-over-health-care
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Health and information ministers 'resign' Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported yesterday, the latest changes ... "allowed" Information Minister Aung Kyi and Health Minister Pe Thet Khin to step down "of their own volition". No reason was given for the resignations but the work of both ministries has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562932/myanmars-health-and-information-ministers-resign
  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Kylie Knott

    ... with a mood disorder. And those who have the hardest time shaking off the habit may have more mental health issues than they are aware of. Those insights were among the collective findings published ... links between working shifts and a heightened risk of health problems, including certain cancers, and cardiovascular disease. The authors based their study on 12 international studies out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1561217/health-bites
  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Health officials meet with fastfood chain over supply of 'rotten meat' to Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:26pm by Ernest Kao, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... a Shanghai processing factory. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said this afternoon the meeting’s purpose was to ensure that no affected food has been imported into Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557475/hebei-factory-run-rotten-meat-firm-husi-exported-hong-kong-watchdog

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