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  1. News - World

    Ebola outpacing efforts to control it, says World Health Organisation chief

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 12:08am by AFP

    ... that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is "moving faster than our efforts to control it", the World Health Organisation head warned yesterday. WHO director general Dr ... in severe socio-economic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries," said Chan, formerly director of health in Hong Kong. The disease has killed at least 728 people in Guinea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564595/ebola-outpacing-efforts-control-it-says-world-health-organisation-chief
  2. Why Study Health Sciences

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:33pm by Pim Savetmalanond

    ... Pim Savetmalanond If you are looking for a rewarding career in which you can help people, consider studying the health sciences. It’s a fairly broad field of study with many sub-disciplines aimed towards improving health, efficiency, and access to healthcare. Students in the health sciences can also later pursue careers in public health and policy, medicine, nursing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1564246/why-study-health-sciences
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... health authorities stepped up surveillance against the deadly Ebola virus yesterday as a Hong Kong woman who fell ill after visiting Kenya tested negative for the disease. This came as a British ... should remain "highly alert" for Ebola, health minister Dr Ko Wing-man said after leading an emergency meeting with experts to discuss contingency plans in the event of an outbreak. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562707/hospitalised-hong-kong-woman-tests-negative-deadly-ebola-virus
  4. News - China

    Smog smothers Beijing as backlash grows over decision to stage marathon despite pollution

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 02:42pm

    ... blamed organisers for failing to reschedule the race and putting participants’ health at risk. The capital was still shrouded in smog on Monday amid continuing controversy over the decision ... a “hazardous” pollution level which poses a health risk to the entire population and means strenuous outdoor activity should be avoided. The highest reading released by the US embassy since the smog hit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1620571/smog-smother-beijing-backlash-over-decision-stage-marathon-grows
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Warning on pollution risk for children

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by SARAH KARACS

    ... of it in Hong Kong than in Western countries, a World Health Organisation adviser says. Reducing air pollution should be a priority for policymakers, the Summit on Child Health and the Environment ... of the World Health Organisation, adding that exposure to harmful particles such as sulphur dioxide could cause lung problems such as asthma and bronchitis. Environmental hazards had been identified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615826/warning-pollution-risk-children
  6. News - World - Ebola virus

    American nurse is declared free from Ebola; gets a hug from Obama

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:55pm by AP, AFP

    ... service”. “I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today,” Pham, wearing a turquoise shirt and dark business suit, said at a press conference outside the National Institutes of Health ... I know it may be a while before I have my strength back.” Pham was the first US health care worker to be infected with Ebola while working inside the United States, catching the disease from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624368/american-nurse-declared-free-ebola-gets-hug-obama
  7. Business - Economy - PHARMACEUTICALS

    Ebolanomics touted as new business model required for battle against virus

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 12:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Disease outbreak demands new business model amid race to produce vaccine at affordable price Health experts grapple with economics of Ebola As researchers race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar. Whether or not effective drugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1623665/ebolanomics-touted-new-business-model-required-battle-against-virus
  8. News - World - POLITICS

    Obama being sued by Republicans for exceeding his powers over health care

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington House of Representatives majority accuses the president of exceeding his constitutional powers in enforcing his health care law Republicans vote to sue Obama Contending that US President Barack Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he enforced the 2010 health care law, a sharply divided House of Representatives approved a Republican plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563648/obama-being-sued-republicans-exceeding-his-powers-over-health-care
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China should impose tougher checks on genetically modified soy imports

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:38pm by kamilia Lahrichi

    ... of food security on World Food Day last week, 1.3 billion Chinese people are facing critical health risks due to imports of genetically modified soybeans, including those from Argentina, ... herbicide find their way into Chinese diets, such as soy milk and tofu. The World Health Organisation says that 1kg of soybeans should contain less than 20 milligrams of glyphosate. Nevertheless, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1621305/china-should-impose-tougher-checks-genetically-modified-soy-imports
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Health and information ministers 'resign' Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported yesterday, the latest changes ... "allowed" Information Minister Aung Kyi and Health Minister Pe Thet Khin to step down "of their own volition". No reason was given for the resignations but the work of both ministries has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562932/myanmars-health-and-information-ministers-resign

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