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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Spending on education, training and health is an investment- not merely an expense

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:15am by PAUL YIP SIU-FAI

    ... Becker noted the importance of human capital. He argued that emphasis should be placed on education, training and health, as they were instrumental to a city's sustainable development. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407002/spending-education-training-and-health-investment-not-merely-expense
  2. News - China Insider - GOVERNMENT

    Suicide, drinking top causes of 'unnatural deaths' among Chinese officials, says report

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:24pm by Amy Li

    ... committed suicide, “depression” ranked among the top health issues they had been suffering in the time leading up to their deaths, according to the report. Several high-profile officials have killed ... office on Tuesday morning. He was the third high-ranking official to take his own life in the past few months. Xu had experienced chronic health problems, suffering from tinnitus- a debilitating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1475946/23-chinese-officials-commit-suicide-2013-report-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDICAL CARE

    Government plans to offer tax break in bid to cut public health bill

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Emily Tsang

    ... scheme to cut public health bill Tax breaks will form the core of a government plan to cut spending from the swelling public hospitals budget and shift the burden to the private sector. ... of that balance. Individuals who buy a health insurance package covering all dependents- including their spouse, children and parents- will get an extra tax deduction, a Food and Health Bureau spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404239/government-plans-offer-tax-break-bid-cut-public-health-bill
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... fault with the scarcity of bicycle paths and facilities, citing health and air pollution issues. Hopefully, the cultural district will one day be seen as instrumental in winning greater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1484936/cultural-districts-bike-hire-plan-could-be-start-revolution
  5. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Celebrity blogger Charles Xue Biqun admits Weibo fuelled his ego

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:04am by Keith Zhai

    ... Xue's lawyer Qi Xiaohong said Xue, 61, was released on bond last night for health reasons and because he pleaded guilty and co-operated with investigators. The case is still under investigation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1484894/celebrity-blogger-charles-xue-biqun-admits-weibo-fuelled-his-ego
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Kung fu lessons on timetable in Jiangsu province

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:18am by Mimi Lau

    ... The provincial government in Jiangsu has made kung fu compulsory at primary and middle schools to try to improve children's health and fitness. Some critics have said schools will find it hard ... official from Jiangsu's education department said having the martial art as a compulsory part of physical education was not only beneficial to students' health and development, but also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1481379/kung-fu-lessons-timetable-jiangsu-province
  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 10:36pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... had higher levels of physical activity and a greater decrease in caloric intake compared to disadvantaged youth. The researchers used data from two long-term US national health surveys, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the National Survey of Children’s Health.   More vitamin D produces stronger babies Children are likely to have stronger muscles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1404648/health-bites
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Seven-a-day diet of fruit and veg helps you live longer, says study

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 07:48pm by Staff Reporter

    ... lower risk of dying from cancer and 31 per cent reduced risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke. The study also found that vegetables have much higher health benefits than fruit ... says Dr Oyinlola Oyebode, of UCL’s department of epidemiology and public health, who was the lead author of the study. “The clear message here is that the more fruit and vegetables you eat, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1462523/seven-day-diet-fruit-and-veg-helps-you-live-longer-says-study
  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDICAL CARE

    New health plan may lead to loss of benefits

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Legislator, academic say government scheme will cost more and offer less cover New health plan may lead to loss of benefits Bosses may cease providing health insurance plans for their workers after the government standardises the city's medical insurance products in an upcoming reform, according to a legislator and a professor. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404126/new-health-plan-may-lead-loss-benefits
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don’t let Hong Kong remain the ‘worst city for cyclists’

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:06pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... of seeing how interested a government is in serving its people. Get a bike and try to ride it along a busy street. If the ride is hair-raising, even dangerous, it's clear that health ... This is despite the global trend of embracing them for being zero-polluting, an inexpensive way to commute and helping improve a community's fitness and health. With climate change and obesity being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482078/dont-let-hong-kong-remain-worst-city-cyclists

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