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  1. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Bonjour sells 19 beauty salons

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:58am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Cosmetic retailer Bonjour has agreed to sell a group of 19 beauty salons to Town Health International Medical for HK$423.78 million in shares. The deal, ... its subsidiary Bonjour Beauty International, which holds eight firms operating 19 beauty and health salons under the About Beauty, Dr Protalk and Top Comfort brands in Hong Kong, Macau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578351/bonjour-sells-19-beauty-salons
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by CHRIS LAU, TIMMY SUNG

    ... no symptoms when they were stopped by health officers at the airport for preliminary assessments. They were allowed to leave without being quarantined. "Eliza and I have finished our mission. Our health is good, and we are in good spirits," said Yeung, a public health expert. The pair left Hong Kong for Liberia on July 22 to train and teach medical professionals and citizens. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579477/hong-kong-red-cross-volunteers-return-ebola-stricken-liberia-free
  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: cool indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Malnutrition may increase risk of high blood pressure Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood- a possible significant impact on global health, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Inadequate nutrition before birth and up to age five may harm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1543644/health-bites-cool-indoor-temperatures-stimulate-growth-healthy
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Cancer is No 1 killer in Beijing for seventh year, says health report

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... of thyroid cancer rising the fastest, according to a report by the capital's health authority. The report, by the Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission, also for the first time estimated "healthy life expectancy", and found people aged 18 had a little more than 40 years of full health left. More than 40,000 Beijing permanent residents were diagnosed with cancer last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1542669/cancer-no-1-killer-beijing-seventh-year-says-health-report
  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia health warning label deadline

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:34pm

    ... largely ignored an Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, another setback for anti-smoking efforts in a country that’s home to the world’s highest ... Agency. They were given a choice of five images last June. Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi said companies that missed the deadline will be issued warnings, and those that fail to comply could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540253/cigarette-makers-ignore-indonesia-health-warning-label-deadline
  6. News - Hong Kong - TELECOMS

    Mobile carrier's health tool offers new way to stay in the pink

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Health tool offers new way to stay in the pink Amid the alarming increase in the number of Hong Kong adults with metabolic syndrome, wireless network ... and even share their health-related data with physicians and close family. After more than two years of development, the new "HealthReach" app from SmarTone subsidiary Connected Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539829/mobile-carriers-health-tool-offers-new-way-stay-pink
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    Cares of the city on our shoulders

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Jane Liu Wai-han

    ... their conditions and maximise their health. Patients suffering from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney failure, need extra care, and here nurse clinics play an important role. The provision of patient education, empowerment, counselling and psychological support greatly improves patients' confidence in self-care. Better management of health control avoids ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581518/cares-city-our-shoulders
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick ... treated by specialists last year had been waiting for three years. More than 1,000 others waited longer. "Timely access to medical care is an enormous challenge for our health care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... Health Organisation was also considering medical evacuation for an international health worker who has become infected in Sierra Leone, the UN health agency said. Neither patient was identified ... by the outbreak, said Sidie Yayah Tunis, director of communications for the Sierra Leone health ministry. The two cases highlight the risks facing health workers on the front lines of the battle against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580366/british-citizen-ebola-being-evacuated-sierra-leone
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    India tackles corruption at state hospitals

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by Bloomberg

    ... Sciences as the government aims to "end systematic and symptomatic corruption", according to a statement by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. The probe intends to help make health care services more accessible and safe in Asia's third-largest economy, where 825 million people live on less than US$2 per day and 86 per cent of health care is paid out of pocket ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580393/india-tackles-corruption-state-hospitals

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