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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong can go further to quit smoking, says WHO official

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Expected tax increase would only make up for inflation since last rise, head of regional anti-smoking office says ahead of Wednesday's budget City can go ... Pacific region, said an expected increase in tobacco tax would only make up for inflation since the last rise in 2011. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah is expected to increase the flat ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rising costs in Hong Kong plunge 1 in 5 poor into despair

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Rising costs plunge poor into despair One in five people on low incomes in Hong Kong suffer from excessive anxiety because of inflation, and it's ... poll was conducted in the last quarter of 2011 but held for a year to monitor inflation trends. It found a close link between inflation and mental health. The condition, if displayed ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctors perform Hong Kong's first successful transplant for acute heart attack patient

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 03:59am by LO WEI

    ... while the third was 90 per cent obstructed. His blood pressure was so low that he had kidney failure. Doctors performed a balloon angioplasty- in which an inflatable device is inserted to open ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Trebling tax on tobacco ‘could prevent 200 million early deaths’

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 01:58pm by Reuters in London

    ... consumption from 1990 to 2005 by raising taxes well above inflation. “The two certainties in life are death and taxes. We want higher tobacco taxes and fewer tobacco deaths,” he said in a statement. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    How we manage to stomach Christmas

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:44am by GUARDIAN

    ... show it quite weakly." But no one knows whether the inflated or decreased SSS are symptoms or causes of these conditions. Just as our innate preference for sweet things served brilliantly ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Condoms rise to the occasion in breakage and leakage tests

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 05:06pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the test for strength, after being inflated until they burst. The failures occurred over 26 ranges, with 13 WonderLife Fruit Flavour condoms failing and 28 Masculan Type 1 Sensitive range ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese state media use foreign dairy scandal to defend local brands

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... an "anti-trust" probe into foreign baby formula brands in July, accusing them of inflating prices. Fang Qiaojun, a dairy sector analyst at the Qianzhan Industry Research Institute, a Shenzhen-based think ...



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