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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Labelling seen as one way to trim the rise in obesity in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Richard Lord

    ... drinks. Because of this, some have suggested that sugary drinks should carry health warnings similar to those on cigarette packets. Most important is to learn how to read the nutrition label... ... is supported by about three-quarters of Californians, while similar opinion polls in other Western countries show that a majority of people would back such health warnings. The view has support from ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the household registration system, which restricts migrants' access to health, education and welfare, is well documented. But some problems arise from the challenge of keeping track of a huge ... families. According to a survey by Beijing health authorities, more than 92 per cent of permanent residents' children have had measles shots, but the rate drops to 54.7 per cent in some areas ...

  3. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Li Keqiang Index turns higher

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:56am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Chart of the day: Li Keqiang Index turns higher The economic pulse on the mainland is clearly quickening, judging by the three metrics Premier Li Keqiang uses as his key reference points for the health and intensity of the economy – industrial production, electricity consumption and railway freight traffic. Economists at Nomura highlight the strong correlation that electricity ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Make medical cover clear

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Make health cover clear Medical insurance is something you pay for but hope never to use. That explains why people usually take out a policy as a fallback without studying ... and public trust. Confidence can also be raised through reforming private health care, such as by mandating higher transparency in hospital charges. The government has rightly proposed that private ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vital to get pricing right for Hong Kong's health insurance scheme

    Posted May 01st 2014, 06:01pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan believes private-sector costs need to come down first Vital to get the pricing right for health insurance scheme In most of the developed world, health systems face two challenges. The costs of health care services are rising as technology and medicines become more advanced. At the same time, the ratio of workers to retirees in the population ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    World Health Organisation's tardy reporting of Mers cases criticised

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com WHO's reporting of Mers cases criticised An accurate picture of a fatal respiratory viral epidemic is being frustrated by the World Health Organisation's ... of Health had recorded 104 new infections in the past two weeks alone, taking the domestic total to 371, with 107 deaths. The WHO had failed to convey the seriousness of the recent situation, he ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long Health authorities have confirmed the city's second case of Japanese encephalitis this year ... not travel out of Hong Kong in the two weeks before falling sick, but reported being bitten by mosquitoes in Yuen Long, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The woman visited a private ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Groups push to limit milk powder ads Unicef and other groups advocating breastfeeding yesterday urged the health minister to introduce immediate regulations on baby formula marketing in the face of what he termed "quite severe" opposition. Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man, who is due to announce the results of a consultation on a proposed ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Breast milk 'best for preventing infections'

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and a consultant paediatrician at Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung. The findings were revealed as the study's contribution to a debate over regulation on milk powder marketing. The Health ... breastfed their children exclusively for at least three months, while 37 per cent breastfed them some of the time. HKU experts highlighted World Health Organisation statistics to support the call ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Health officials raise 'outbreak' concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:38pm by Zhang Hong

    ... by a Shenzhen manufacturer had been suspected of causing the deaths of 17 babies within 24 hours after getting vaccinated in December, but health authorities later ruled out the link and cleared Biokangtai Biological Products of blame. Li Quanle, a vaccination official with the National Health and Family Planning Commission, told The Beijing News that the vaccination rate had gone up very ...




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