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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and Geneva UN health agency says epidemic in West Africa is overwhelming resources amid appeal for massive worldwide emergency response We can't cope with Ebola, W.H.O admits The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, renewing a call for health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591369/ebola-epidemic-overwhelming-health-resources-who-admits
  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple Watch features leave health professionals unimpressed

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 07:10pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Sources suggest there will be a new model out early next year offering more health features Apple Watch leaves health professionals unimpressed Technology pundits were quick to predict the demise of most rival fitness wristbands and watches when Apple launched its Apple Watch, but health-care professionals and fitness addicts have been left wanting more. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591082/apple-watch-features-leave-health-professionals-unimpressed
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Illicit cigarette study is blowing smoke, says council on smoking and health

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Illicit cigarette study may be blowing smoke One out of three cigarettes smoked in Hong Kong last year was illicit, costing the government more than HK$3.2 billion in lost tax revenue, a study by two overseas think tanks says. But the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) says the results are "dubious". The Illicit Tobacco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588896/illicit-cigarette-study-blowing-smoke-says-council-smoking-and-health
  4. Business - Companies - PHARMACEUTICALS

    GlaxoSmithKline China health care unit 'part of US probe'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... probe' A US anti-bribery probe into GlaxoSmithKline touched on the firm's Chinese consumer health care business in 2012, internal documents show, suggesting the drugmaker's compliance problems in China could go wider than previously revealed. GSK confirmed it had conducted an investigation into procurement practices in consumer health care in China, but said it did not find any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1588906/glaxosmithkline-china-health-care-unit-part-us-probe
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    US health agency finds old ricin, other deadly pathogens in labs

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Investigation of research facilities uncovers forgotten deadly samples US agency finds old ricin, germs in its labs The National Institutes of Health said it had uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of some dangerous pathogens as it combs its laboratories for improperly stored hazardous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586687/us-health-agency-finds-old-ricin-other-deadly-pathogens-labs
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Foreign cash a good remedy Social services tend to lag great urban migrations. The mainland's health system is a case in point. Subject to free-market reforms while ... five or six years to bring the cost of medical care within the means of the poor and even some of the middle class, and wider insurance coverage. A targeted increase in health spending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585424/foreign-health-funding-can-help-raise-standards-mainland
  7. Business - China Business - HEALTH CARE

    Doctor consultation app seeks to disrupt China's health care market

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by James Griffiths

    ... app offers way to solve problems Expensive, slow- and increasingly violent- the mainland's health care system is in crisis. Can Silicon Valley-style innovation save it? By 2020, health ... next year. Despite a significant increase in government health expenditure in recent years, the amount as a share of gross domestic product has declined to about 5 per cent, much lower than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1582412/doctor-consultation-app-seeks-disrupt-chinas-health-care
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Shifting forces of supply and demand test Asia's health care systems

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:25pm by STEVEN YEO

    ... Steven Yeo Steven Yeo says changing demographics and levels of affluence across Asia are presenting governments with the challenge of providing equitable health care amid a talent crunch ... The region is disparate both in population and in the evolution of its various health systems. However, the majority of Asian nations have been proactive in their approach to regional health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581732/shifting-forces-supply-and-demand-test-asias-health-care-systems
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases, says World Health Organisation

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:50am by AP

    ... the World Health Organisation said yesterday. A new plan released by the UN health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times ... director-general for emergency operations, said. Separately yesterday, the US National Institutes of Health announced it would start testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in humans next week. The vaccine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581627/ebola-outbreak-could-top-20000-cases-says-world-health-organisation
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Health care could account for almost a third of Hong Kong GDP by end of century

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:19pm by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Rising health-care expenses and income growth could result in the sector accounting for a third of Hong Kong's GDP by the end of the century Counting the cost Four factors determine spending on health care: the size of the population, the proportion of elderly people in the population, the average income per person, and the cost of health-care services. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580799/health-care-could-account-almost-third-hk-gdp-end-century

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