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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo closes Yoyogi Park amid dengue fever outbreak

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 02:42pm by AP and Kyodo

    ... in central Tokyo, according to the health ministry. The exception is a man in his 30s from Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry said. It said ... for Japanese teens. Health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki on Friday urged the public not to panic, but said all local governments would be given guidelines on how to identify and handle dengue, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585832/tokyo-closes-yoyogi-park-amid-dengue-fever-outbreak
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., September 14, 2014

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by STAFF

    ... Harvard University The American institution received a shot in the arm- a US$350 million donation from a foundation set up by Hang Lung Group chief Ronnie Chan Chi-chung and his brother, Gerald. The money will go to its school of public health, which will be renamed the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health after the late tycoon Chan Tseng-hsi, who founded Hang Lung. It's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591975/good-week-september-14-2014
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More robust checks will rebuild Hongkongers' trust in food safety

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:03pm by KENT FUNG

    ... their work Safe to eat In Hong Kong, the legal framework of food safety control is laid down in the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance and its subsidiary legislation. The basic ... registration? Importers are responsible for ensuring that the food they procure complies with the local legislation. They are encouraged to obtain health certificates from the countries of origin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1590963/more-robust-checks-will-rebuild-hongkongers-trust-food-safety
  4. 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
  5. News - China Insider - LGBT RIGHTS

    Chinese man petitions WHO to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy worldwide

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:40pm by Chen Yifei

    ... Chen Yifei yifei.chen@scmp.com A 30-year-old Chinese man is petitioning to the World Health Organisation to demand a ‘gay cure’ ban worldwide. “They hypnotised me and gave me electronic ... the matter. Despite China’s health ministry having removed homosexuality from the mental disease list in 2001, viewing homosexuality as illness is not uncommon in the wider Chinese society. Anxious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1591150/chinese-man-petitions-who-ban-gay-cure-therapy-worldwide
  6. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Foreign-funded hospitals planned in seven Chinese cities or provinces

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:28pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... will be launched in seven mainland cities or provinces as part of reforms to improve services and introduce more competition in the tightly regulated health sector. Opening the services sector to foreign ... Guangdong, and Hainan provinces, a notice dated July 25 and put on the Ministry of Commerce's website yesterday said. That would represent a big step forward after German health care operator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581138/china-giving-foreigners-100-cent-ownership-hospitals-first-time
  7. News - World - DISEASE

    Bill Gates' foundation gives US$50m to help response to Ebola emergency

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by AP

    ... for the world's largest charitable foundation. The Seattle-based foundation said the money would go to the United Nations, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the US Centres for Disease Control ... is flexibility," he said. Global health and development dominate the work of the foundation, which has given away US$30 billion since 1997. The foundation formed by the Microsoft co-founder and his wife ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590394/bill-gates-foundation-gives-us50m-help-response-ebola-emergency
  8. 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
  9. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Tencent invests US$70 million in academic medical portal DXY

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by Sophie Yu

    ... and health care information in China, which negatively impacts consumers, DXY is especially focused on ensuring the 'reliability' of the information it provides through its platform," the company said in a statement. Martin Lau, president of Tencent, said the company has been closely following the mainland health care industry. "With a rich pool of over two million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1584078/tencent-invests-us70-million-academic-medical-portal-dxy
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is it so hard to turn Hong Kong's landfills into biofuels?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Howard Winn

    ... at 39th, and Shanghai, 43rd. So it would take a catastrophic collapse in Hong Kong for Trigger Trend's scenario to fall into place.   Children's health We look forward with some interest to next month's "Child health & the environment" conference. Given Hong Kong's dirty air, it is surprising that there has not been more discussion on the impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1589623/it-so-hard-turn-hong-kongs-landfills-biofuels

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