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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong physicians say pouring a bucket of freezing water over someone for charity could be risky if they are ailing, elderly or pregnant Doctors cool on ice bucket craze Hong Kong doctors have poured cold water on a charity craze that is sweeping the globe, warning that "vulnerable'' people could be risking their health. The Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  2. 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 ... College of Professional and Continuing Education, said he was not optimistic. "The history of health care in Hong Kong in the past two decades has been characterised by the repeated failure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  3. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Red rainstorm warning issued as downpours hit Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:49pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Observatory issued the red rainstorm warning on Tuesday evening as heavy downpours hit the territory. The warning, issued at 7.15pm, means that heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 50 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue, the Observatory said. Hong Kong Island was the worst-hit area with more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572251/red-rainstorm-warning-issued-downpours-hit-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong is not equipped to study the Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Jessie Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... places, including Hong Kong, consider it as an issue of significant concern," Ko said. "Hong Kong has activated a very stringent level of surveillance, particularly at the airport ... patients in Hong Kong have been tested for the virus since the outbreak took hold in West Africa. Both were negative. However, the Health Department yesterday declined to answer questions on what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574397/hong-kong-not-equipped-study-ebola-virus
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - MOTHERS' RIGHTS

    Mother-to-be locked in battle with Hong Kong hospital over right to keep placenta

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 06:48pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Mother-to-be fights to keep placenta A heavily pregnant American woman living in Hong Kong is entangled in a bureaucratic battle with a public hospital ... medicine. But few Hong Kong doctors and wellness experts would discuss placentophagy. Grenham told the hospital in June that she wished to keep her placenta. But her request has become a hot potato, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580043/mum-be-locked-battle-hong-kong-hospital-over-right-keep-placenta
  7. News - Hong Kong - DISEASE

    Ebola virus threat to Hong Kong is minimal, say health experts

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Bryan Harris

    ... 'minimal in Hong Kong' The risk of the worst outbreak of Ebola in history spreading through Hong Kong remains minimal, say health experts who are urging the public to remain calm. ... and Health, Ko Wing-man, said yesterday that the Hong Kong government did not expect a "looming crisis" on Ebola in Hong Kong as there were no direct flights between the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565238/ebola-virus-threat-hong-kong-minimal-says-microbiologist-yuen-kwok
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

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

    ... would be introduced in Hong Kong. The authority would consider it if the World Health Organisation issued guidelines on its use. ... were not seen to be wearing proper protective gear and that no government workers were sent to disinfect the site. Watch: Hong Kong authorities present Ebola protective gear after facing ...

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

    Hong Kong won't follow Macau's strict lead on Ebola, health protection chief says

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Patsy Moy

    ... outbreak. "Many of those who stay in Chungking Mansions have been living in Hong Kong for quite some time," he said. The centre has set Ebola guidelines for health professionals and said ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com HK won't follow Macau lead on Ebola Hong Kong's efforts to keep the deadly Ebola virus at bay could be stymied by the reluctance of African visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565695/hong-kong-wont-follow-macaus-lead-ebola-health-protection-chief-says
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should reform its tax structure to redistribute wealth

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:53am by DAVID LUI

    ... David Lui David Lui says to negate rising social discontent, Hong Kong needs to rethink its tax philosophy and include in its budget an explicit equality goal Mind the gap Recently, ... There is no doubt Hong Kong has one of the lowest income tax rates in the world. The problem is that the tax burden falls mainly on the middle- and lower-income groups, who are also the most affected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581091/hong-kong-should-reform-its-tax-structure-redistribute-wealth

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