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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Bullies in childhood may enjoy long-term health benefits, says study

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:11pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Researchers also find their victims can suffer inflammatory illnesses Bullies enjoy better health, says study Bullies may enjoy health benefits that last into adulthood ... said, little is known about how the experience of being bullied is "biologically embedded to influence health status". One potential mechanism is chronic, low-grade inflammation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511335/bullies-childhood-may-enjoy-long-term-health-benefits-says-study
  2. News - China - MOTHER'S DAY

    China climbs seven spots on world health index for mothers and babies

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan wu.nan@scmp.com Nation places 61 out of 178 countries in measurement of health and development China climbs seven spotsin global Mother's Index China rose seven spots to rank 61st in the latest "Mothers Index", which aims to gauge the health and development of women and children in 178 countries. "China has been consistently rising in the index, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1510129/china-climbs-seven-spots-annual-mothers-index
  3. 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
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    One billion people still defecate in public despite health risks, says UN

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... and health at the World Health Organisation. Societies that practice open defecation- putting them at risk from cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A and typhoid- tend to have large income ... is this picture of someone practising open defecation and in the other hand having a mobile phone," said Maria Neira, director of Public Health at the WHO. Making the practice unacceptable has worked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508714/one-billion-people-still-defecate-public-despite-health-risks-says-un
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High-risk salons fined and warned

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... This follows a review by the Department of Health of 1,600 advertisements in the 18 months to last month, lawmakers heard yesterday. Two women have died and three others have been seriously injured ... Department of Health director Dr Constance Chan Hon-yee told the Legislative Council health panel yesterday. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said the government would move legislation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557056/high-risk-salons-fined-and-warned
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Performance of health care facilities needs to be optimised to meet demand

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:23pm by KAREN PROSSER

    ... and private health care facilities under greater pressure than ever before. To address these challenges, the government has allocated 13.8 per cent of total expenditure in this year's budget ... constraints around labour and capital, operators and owners of health care assets in Hong Kong need to look towards additional solutions to drive optimum performance. Understanding the performance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1502475/performance-health-care-facilities-needs-be-optimised-meet
  9. 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
  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Mosquitoes spreading chikungunya virus brought home by US travellers

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AP

    ... Associated Press in West Palm Beach, Florida Florida witnesses first cases of locally acquired chikungunya infection Mosquitoes spreading virus in US Health officials are saying ... for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a statement. Health officials urged residents to prevent mosquito bites, but said there was no cause for alarm. "There is no broad risk to the health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556215/mosquitoes-spreading-chikungunya-virus-brought-home-us-travellers

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