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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... of cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones in low- and middle-income countries probably comes in response to acute diarrhoeal illnesses and to such fever-producing maladies as dengue and chikungunya, even ... on a per-person basis. Per capita consumption also increased substantially in Australia and New Zealand, and all of the high-income Asian countries ranked among the top per capita consumers. Within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... the government really thinks family doctors are important, they should dramatically raise our income. Now we earn merely 70,000 yuan a year, and how can we establish our own families in Shanghai?" the doctor said. Liu said officials were aware of the income issue, but said "there is difficulty to persuade other departments to agree to [raise their] salaries". Shanghai plans to equip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    62 million people in China obese, sparking fears of 'alarming' financial burden

    Posted May 29th 2014, 11:46am by Jeanette Wang

    ... biggest absolute change in overweight/obesity prevalence, rising from 11.3 per cent in 1980 to 27.9 per cent last year. "Obesity is an issue affecting people of all ages and incomes ... as incomes rise in low- and middle-income countries in particular, unless urgent steps are taken to address this public health crisis." The highest overweight and obesity rates were seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1521011/21-billion-people-are-obese-china-and-us-among-worlds-fattest-new
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Bullies in childhood may enjoy long-term health benefits, says study

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:11pm by NYT

    ... In adults, a high social status, including income or education level, is associated with lower levels of inflammatory markers, the researchers wrote. "The finding of lower increases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511335/bullies-childhood-may-enjoy-long-term-health-benefits-says-study
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    One billion people still defecate in public despite health risks, says UN

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... and health at the World Health Organisation. Societies that practice open defecation- putting them at risk from cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A and typhoid- tend to have large income ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508714/one-billion-people-still-defecate-public-despite-health-risks-says-un
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    China considers higher patient fees to fund salary boost for doctors

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 04:32pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... a surcharge of up to 15 per cent on prescription drugs. But the stagnant fees meant medical staff’s salaries have not kept pace with inflation and dramatic increases in other sectors’ incomes. When ... incomes, as the government has been slow to allow private capital in health care. There are 9,800 private hospitals on the mainland as of last year – or less than half total hospital numbers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1502551/doctors-paid-less-barbers-may-see-salaries-rise-china-mulls-increasing
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Rise of drug-resistant superbugs a global emergency, says WHO

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:32am by Jeanette Wang

    ... of a hospital’s expenditure coming from government contributions, the institutions sell  their services and drugs to finance their budgets. Drug sales constitute about half of institutional income ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1501318/rise-drug-resistant-superbugs-global-emergency-says-who
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... tinged by either fatalism or a misplaced faith in traditional medicine. Funding is also an issue. China spends only 5.1 per cent of its national income on health care- roughly half the rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1477877/china-and-india-face-huge-cancer-burden
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Reports from the front lines of hospital violence in China

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by AGENCIES

    ... financial support …with the result that hospitals must generate income to cover costs. As the main source of hospitals’ income is from diagnostics and treatment, there is financial incentive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455898/reports-front-lines-hospital-violence-china
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Britons groan as they’re told to eat more fruit and vegetables

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:51pm by AFP

    ... with a squeeze on incomes and the poorest households are eating both less fruit and vegetables than the richest and less than they did before the financial crash. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465026/britons-groan-theyre-told-eat-more-fruit-and-vegetables

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