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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... is confident it is a fairer and more effective way to safeguard the public interest and restore confidence in the Hospital Authority, which has been accused of being over-protective of its public ... at the council and public interest will ultimately be harmed." Patients' Rights Association spokesman Tim Pang Hung-cheong said that a mediation process for complaints would be meaningful only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571647/joseph-lau-wan-yee-demands-new-misconduct-body-hospitals
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:50pm by Emily Tsang

    ... of sectors would be interested in joining the council. "They see it as a very challenging duty," she said. She suggested that interested people who met the requirements- such as being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555353/medical-council-could-face-major-surgery-government-plans-reforms
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by LO WEI

    ... their families than taking the treatment, which involved weekly injections and pills taken daily. Drug users may also be less interested in looking after their health, while some could have psychological ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555653/ex-drug-users-shun-hepatitis-treatment
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... is that the organisation in charge of implementing the convention on the mainland is the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, which also oversees the industry and there is a conflict of interest. Chan said she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550692/smoking-have-devastating-economic-impact-china-who
  5. 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

    ... they are "motivated by gaining profits" and are more interested in patients from outside Shanghai who are not covered by Shanghai's medical insurance scheme. "In my opinion we family doctors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Under-fire Medical Council sets out plan for reform to cut waiting times

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Watchdog's chief hopes to cut waiting times for hearings- if 'vested interests' allow Medical Council sets out plan for reform The Medical ... times now are 38 to 40 months. And, he warned, "vested interests" could get in the way of changes. The council previously put forward a reform plan in 2001, but the changes were never ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531990/under-fire-medical-council-sets-out-plan-reform-cut-waiting-times
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Disabled woman says service change deprives her of help at home

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... "not just for services for the disabled, but for the elderly too". "Going through the service provider is tricky, because there is a conflict of interest," he said. "And ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519375/disabled-woman-says-service-change-deprives-her-help-home
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Discharge law traps many healthy people in Chinese mental hospitals, experts say

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:23am by TING YAN

    ... based on the hospital's own assessment. But when they called relatives, they opposed the release. Such patients are trapped. Huang Xuetao, a public-interest lawyer from the Equity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519392/discharge-law-traps-many-healthy-people-chinese-mental-hospitals-experts
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Sniffer dog can detect cancer with up to 90pc accuracy

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:22pm by BLOOM

    ... cancer and colon cancer patients, as well as in the urine of prostate cancer patients. The most recent findings have spurred increased interest in dog detection research, including efforts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516359/dog-nose-gives-fresh-hope-early-cancer-diagnosis
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Think twice before trying camel burger on holiday

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:18am by LO WEI

    ... Yuen. Yuen's team had a particular interest in Mers because in 2006 it had found two bat viruses that were the closest known relative to Mers and may be its ancestors.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1500274/think-twice-trying-camel-burger-holiday

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