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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City will join other international finance centres in World Health Organisation's initiative to examine and compare approaches to pollution Clearing the air: HK in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  2. Lifestyle

    Fish oil may not be a defence against heart disease, research shows

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:49pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... that it was flawed, according to their findings, which were published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. The heart health of the Greenland Inuits had not actually been investigated, so ... important details is a big deal because, for the past 40 years, their study has been blindly accepted by doctors, nutritionists and other health experts as gospel truth. "Most readers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1548813/fish-oil-may-not-be-defence-against-heart-disease-research-shows
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns in the wake of Obamacare woes

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:59am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A crashing website and widespread confusion surrounding the introduction of Obamacare drive health secretary to resign President Barack Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, paying the price for the chaotic initial roll-out of his signature health care law, officials said on Thursday. Obama will on Friday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1475719/us-health-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-resigns-wake-obamacare-woes
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear and ignorance help spread of killer Ebola virus in west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Lagos As killer virus spreads to urban areas in west African nations, local traditions and suspicion of corruption are hindering health officials Ebola on rise amid fear ... killed 254 people in Congo- officials and health workers are battling a surge of infections propelled by misinformation and doubt about the disease's existence on one side, and mistrust ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545751/fear-and-ignorance-help-spread-killer-ebola-virus-west-africa
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    When it comes to maintaining quality health care, two heads are better than one

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by JOHN LEONG

    ... Professor John Leong Chi-yan Insiders from the health sector share their insights in a new fortnightly column To maintain quality of care, two heads are better than one Having retired from ... The efficiency and quality of Hong Kong's public health care have long been admired around the world. However, we should not be complacent and shall strive to reach new heights amid the daunting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472076/when-it-comes-maintaining-quality-health-care-two-heads-are-better
  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:05am by Jeanette Wang

    ... should be encouraged to go outside for lunch or breaks, and indoor lighting should be improved in the school and workplace, says Zee. For heart health, always look on the bright side of life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1473149/health-bites-long-lasting-benefits-physical-activity-during-youth
  7. Alps Electric caters to global players, strengthens R&D capabilities in China

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:23pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... these are upcoming innovations in the car, consumer electronics and health care industries. Developed by Alps Electric, the products combine input, sensor and connectivity technologies that have driven ... switches, keyless entry systems and other in-car modules for premium global car brands. The engineering team in Japan takes the lead in developing new applications for health care and energy saving. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1549667/alps-electric-caters-global-players-strengthens-rd-capabilities-china
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijingers spend a quarter of their lives sick, landmark study finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... spent in ill-health, survey finds China has for the first time measured the average number of years lost to disability and serious illness in a new life expectancy survey, finding that Beijingers could spend a quarter of their lives ill or debilitated. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the municipal health authority, unveiled figures for the capital's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534753/beijingers-spend-one-third-their-lives-sick-landmark-china-health-study
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bureau denies plan to cancel toxic pesticide ban is 'health risk'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:44pm by Emily Tsang

    ... to public' A proposal to exclude three pesticides from a new food safety law was made following a recommendation from a mainland regulator, the Food and Health Bureau has admitted. But the practices ... a health risk to Hongkongers. "It is true that the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has recommended us to cancel [limits on] the three substances," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469358/bureau-denies-plan-cancel-toxic-pesticide-ban-health-risk
  10. Business - China Business - REFORM

    China health care reform poses risks and opportunities for foreign firms

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:33am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Health care reform in China, unfolding amid a government crackdown on corruption, presents opportunities and challenges to foreign players Foreign firms vie for health care action China's health care reforms present opportunities and challenges to foreign health care firms, according to speakers at a recent hearing of the US-China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1466828/health-care-reform-china-seen-posing-opportunities-and-risks

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