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  1. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... steadily worse, with a dwindling workforce carrying the cost of funding care for the elderly in their societies. Most of the numbers we use to track the price of ill health badly underestimate ... to quality of life if one spends one's final years in ill health? And where is any calculation of the potentially productive savings and investment that are lost because they are diverted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... led the team in the HK$1 million government-funded research alongside Professor Joseph Kwan Kai-cho, director of the university's health, safety and environment office. "Water from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555437/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purifier
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... Chan said as she praised China's investment in training general practitioners. During her visit, Chan met Premier Li Keqiang, health and family planning chief Li Bin and other senior ... "large and sustained" investment in health reform: from 2001 to 2011, the government share of health expenditure doubled. If China continued this commitment to health reform, it could offer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552152/visiting-who-chief-margaret-chan-sees-great-progress-chinas-health-system
  4. 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 ... billion out of HK$79 billion- according to a report released in 2011, with employer-funded and private insurance, and households, picking up the rest of the bill. There is growing concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    China considers higher patient fees to fund salary boost for doctors

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

    ... government subsidies to public hospitals gradually dropped – it now accounts for some 7 per cent of hospitals’ funds – these relied heavily on selling prescription medication, medical tests ...

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

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... question whether the central government would commit to the funding, and if replacement is the most efficient solution. Water safety on the mainland has come under scrutiny following a tap water ... University, has been carrying out government-funded research on micro-organism in urban water networks for several decades. The organisms together with organic compounds and heavy metals are the main ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532118/nations-drinking-water-pipelines-contaminated-microorganisms-say-experts
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Sniffer dog can detect cancer with up to 90pc accuracy

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

    ... to develop devices that can mimic the animal nose. Dina Zaphiris, a dog trainer who works with canines on federally funded studies in detecting early cancer in humans, is leading the push ...

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

    World Cancer Research Fund finds weight gain link to ovarian cancer

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:32pm by GDN

    ... to less than 10 per cent. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), which works on the prevention of cancer, has published an update of the risks for ovarian cancer. For the first time, it says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446566/world-cancer-research-fund-finds-weight-gain-link-ovarian-cancer
  9. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... not infrastructure, need to change, it said. "In all honesty the results have been abysmal," said Rolf Luyendijk, a statistician at the UN's children's fund Unicef. Many countries have ...

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

    Can qigong cure cancer? Ill-stricken Chinese find hope in once-demonised Taoist regimen

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 07:54pm by Alice Yan

    ... are not put off by such scandals. Xu Feng, vice-director of the Shanghai Qigong Research Institute, said the ancient practice might invest practitioners with mysterious powers but that its underlying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500129/can-qigong-cure-cancer-ill-stricken-chinese-find-hope-once-demonised

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