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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Changes eyed to Beijing indoor smoking ban set bad example, WHO says

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... special interests derail progress toward passage of a law that institutes a comprehensive ban on indoor public smoking," said Dr Bernhard Schwartlander, the World Health Organisation's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599781/changes-eyed-beijing-indoor-smoking-ban-set-bad-example-who-says
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Big US soft-drink firms pledge to cut calorie count and container sizes over the next decade

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:16pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... executive director at the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, said. For one, he said, the industry could drop its opposition to taxes and warning labels on sugary drinks. “We need much bigger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599824/big-us-soft-drink-firms-pledge-cut-calorie-count-and-container-sizes-over
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Extreme altruists have bigger brains, Georgetown University study shows

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:42pm by MCT

    ... interested researchers, per se. It was the marked difference in volume of the right side of the amygdala- a region that processes emotional stimuli such as fear. Marsh and her colleagues wanted ... that maybe there are many more people out there who might be interested in donating to a stranger than who actually donate." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594001/extreme-altruists-gave-bigger-brains-georgetown-university-study-shows
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation funds 'ultra-thin' condom studies in bid to raise uptake

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... of up to US$1 million to develop a condom that would "enhance the pleasure so as to increase uptake". Gates said first-world investors had little interest in developing medicines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596228/gates-foundation-funds-ultra-thin-condom-studies-bid-raise-uptake
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... depressed or a loss of interest when they were at work. Professionals such as doctors, architects, teachers and lawyers were particularly vulnerable to mental strain. "They have a great deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New mother wins battle with Hong Kong hospital to keep her placenta

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:34pm by Kylie Knott

    ... was born. It took four days for the results of the test, required by the authority in the interest of public health, to become available. “I got a wonderful reception at the obstetrics ward at Queen ... it complies with local laws and the rules and regulations of relevant government departments to safeguard public health and public interest.” Human rights lawer Michael Vidler said the decision, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584469/woman-wins-battle-keep-placenta-dispute-hong-kong-hospital
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... on holiday for four weeks. After that? Yeah, I'll come back. My work is interesting," said the young finance director for a shipping company. However, he said his family was worried. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580067/fear-ebola-palpable-air-france-flight-freetown-paris
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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