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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the World Health Organisation or other authorities would normally approve lest it does more harm than good. In the worst outbreak yet of the lethal Ebola virus, the WHO has made an unprecedented ... for Health Protection, Dr Leung Ting-hung, has admitted that the city's first suspected Ebola case could have been handled better, after health workers did not wear special protective gear. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573732/vigilance-key-deadly-ebola-outbreak-takes-heavy-toll
  2. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Pricier greens as pesticide rule kicks in

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... abilities to meet the new standards, she said. The district councillor urged the Food and Health Bureau to look into the issue as the new rule would have a long-term effect on the city's ... said Food and Health Bureau principal assistant secretary Jeff Leung Wing-yan. But he insisted mainland produce inspections were of a high standard. "There is a very stringent system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579490/pricier-greens-pesticide-rule-kicks
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... the World Health Organisation said the scale of the epidemic had been vastly underestimated and that “extraordinary measures” were needed to contain the killer disease. The UN health agency said ... erupted in the forested zone straddling the borders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and later spread to Nigeria. WHO declared a global health emergency last week – far too late, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574152/ebola-outbreak-toll-has-been-vastly-underestimated-warns-who
  4. News - World - Ebola virus

    ‘I’m thrilled to be alive’: US doctors recover from Ebola infection

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 10:02am

    ... poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. Dr Kent Brantly and his fellow medical missionary, Nancy Writebol, who was quietly discharged two days earlier, ... Brantly said. “Through the care of the Samaritan’s Purse and SIM missionary team in Liberia, the use of an experimental drug, and the expertise and resources of the health care team at Emory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578994/i-am-thrilled-be-alive-us-doctor-recovers-ebola-infection
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Phila Siu, Bloomberg

    ... is not banned in Hong Kong. A Department of Health spokesman said 13 registered pharmaceutical products being sold in the city contained the chemical as an active ingredient. The spokesman added ... into the report, and seek professional advice from the Department of Health on health concerns." Under the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance, it is an offence to supply, manufacture or import ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572441/hong-kong-customs-probe-report-colgate-total-toothpaste-contains
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Treat porn as a public health issue

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Treat porn as a public health issue There is porn sex and real sex. We are supposed to know the difference. But do we, really? If it's so easy to tell reality ... Dines pioneers the strategy of addressing porn as a public and mental health issue, rather than as free speech, which favours its purveyors. She was speaking ahead of the Coalition to End Sexual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1515866/treat-porn-public-health-issue
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:41pm by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Officials seek to boost Ebola security measures Health and hygiene officials will meet today to discuss how to improve precautions against the spread of infectious diseases in the wake of the city's first suspected case of the Ebola virus. Announcing the meeting, Centre for Health Protection Controller Dr Leung Ting-hung defended the handling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572293/hong-kong-officials-discuss-improved-ebola-security-measures
  8. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY SERVICES

    Medical academy to offer training in disaster response

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... and health, security and home affairs, to be equipped with key disaster-response skills. "It is time for Hong Kong to be better prepared for disasters," Li said. "The city is densely ... in talks with the World Health Organisation to develop the accreditation system to officially qualify workers and non-government organisations for relief work.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577154/medical-academy-offer-training-disaster-response
  9. News - World - Ebola

    Chinese medical experts head to West Africa to help battle Ebola with aid worth HK$37.7 million

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 09:51pm

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Chinese experts will work with local health workers marking first time Beijing has offered assistance to foreign nations in a global medical emergency Teams ... from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), who will work with local doctors. Chinese experts will also work with local health workers, and through Chinese embassies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570791/chinese-medical-experts-head-west-africa-help-battle-ebola-aid-worth
  10. News - World - Ebola

    West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to receive food

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 07:02pm by Reuters in Geneva

    ... Reuters in Geneva Cases in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria. The WHO said it was working with the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure food delivery to one million people living in Ebola quarantine zones in Guinea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577005/west-africa-ebola-toll-passes-1200-quarantine-victims-get-food

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