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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Low pressure system sends pollution levels rocketing across the city on the worst day of the year so far for air quality Smog prompts health warnings Hong Kong choked on its smoggiest day of the year so far yesterday as a trough of low pressure left the city coping with pollution that represented a "serious risk" to health. At 7pm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Illness that has killed at least 70 in Congo is not Ebola, says WHO

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... gastroenteritis, the World Health Organisation said, denying the illness was Ebola. A WHO report said that 592 people had contracted the disease, of whom 70 died. Five health care workers, including one ... and estimated that the death toll was over 100 people. Kinshasa sent its health minister, Felix Kabange Numbi, and a team of experts to the region on Wednesday. The outbreak began in the remote jungle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579469/illness-has-killed-least-70-congo-not-ebola-says-who
  3. News - China - ONE-CHILD POLICY

    Beijing proposes insurance for ageing parents to cover death of only child

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:36pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... have lost their only child and thus need support in their later years, according to a local health official, amid issues with an existing compensation system. They are already entitled to monthly payouts under a programme introduced by the central government in 2008, but the initiative has come under criticism in recent years. But in a proposal, Fang Laiying, chief of the health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578509/beijing-proposes-insurance-ageing-parents-cover-death-only-child
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Having good neighbours may help curb heart attack risk

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:23pm by AFP

    ... to curb an individual's heart attack risk," said a statement that accompanied a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Heart and blood vessel diseases are the number one cause of death globally, claiming some 15 million lives in 2010, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study. Research into neighbourhoods and health had in the past focused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577133/having-good-neighbours-may-help-curb-heart-attack-risk
  5. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Japan's Prince Katsura dies aged 66 after years of ill health

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by AFP, KYODO

    ... Agencies Japanese prince dies after years of ill health Prince Katsura   1948-2014 Prince Katsura, a cousin of Japanese Emperor Akihito, died yesterday in Tokyo of heart failure after years of ill health, the palace said. He was 66 and had fought against a string of illnesses in recent years. As the second son of Prince Mikasa, a 98-year-old uncle of the Emperor, Prince ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528120/japans-prince-katsura-dies-aged-66-after-years-ill-health
  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline The region continues to thrive as a health care hotspot Treatments on the fly When Hong Kong resident Brett Hinds chose to have an eye operation in Thailand last year, he ... to the Medical Tourism Association. Once enticed by the prospect of combining discounted health care with a holiday, medical tourists are now being lured abroad by the quality and broad range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1574197/treatments-fly-asia-top-destination-medical-tourism
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... effects in these patients, such as nausea, headache and dizziness," he said. Any use of the medicine for Ebola would require an ethics test and patient consent. Centre for Health Protection ... companies in the United States and Canada are speeding up their production rate, supplies are limited. A untested serum known as Zmapp, which has been used to treat two American health workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  8. News - World - DISEASE

    Three Liberian heath workers with Ebola show ‘signs of recovery’

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:39pm by AFP

    ... Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug to treat Ebola were showing signs of recovery, officials said yesterday. The three are being treated with the last known doses of ZMapp, which ... they have been in contact. More than 1,200 people have died from Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria in the current outbreak and more than 2,200 have been sickened, the World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577012/3-liberian-heath-workers-withebola-show-signs-recovery
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Canada patient showing Ebola-like symptoms is placed in isolation

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... A patient back from Nigeria who showed symptoms of fever and flu- possible signs of Ebola-was put in isolation in a Toronto-area hospital, Canadian health officials said. This comes after ... was being treated at the William Osler Health System hospital in the Toronto suburb of Brampton. "As a precautionary measure, Osler put in heightened infection control measures in the emergency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569953/canada-patient-showing-ebola-symptoms-placed-isolation
  10. Business - Money

    Town Health aims to list Hangzhou hospital by 2017

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Town Health aims to list Hangzhou hospital Health-care-service provider Town Health International Medical Group, backed by toy magnate Francis Choi Chi-ming, is expected to list its newly acquired hospital business in Hangzhou by 2017, given the robust revenue growth of the health care industry on the mainland. The company said yesterday it would buy a 51 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1524864/town-health-aims-list-hangzhou-hospital-2017

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