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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New rules on high-risk beauty procedures may take at least a year

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:15am by Emily Tsang

    ... gone awry. The mishaps have highlighted the government's lax oversight of beauty salons. So far, no one has been charged over the incidents. The government plans to propose a new law ... one year for the law to take effect, as it would have to make its way through the Legislative Council. "As you know, there are often filibusters in Legco … and it is difficult to control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1613074/new-rules-high-risk-beauty-procedures-may-take-least-year
  2. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing will set a bad example for the rest of the country and hurt anti-smoking efforts if law is watered down, says UN health body W.H.O. warns on smoking backtrack Beijing legislators will have a second reading of a controversial tobacco control law today, which, if passed, would set a bad precedent for other mainland cities and set back ...

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

    Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their clinics? Man's fake rumour triggers heated debate

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:09pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... To make a point about weaknesses in laws regulating doctors, the man fabricated news that an obstetrician, "Li Qian", had been charged with practicing medicine illegally because she ... comment that doctors helping patients beyond their registered clinics or hospitals were deemed to be practising illegally. Mainland law requires doctors to practice only at the address where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548827/man-punished-fake-news-doctor-was-convicted-illegally-delivering-baby
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    'You can even tailor your baby's sex': Inside an illicit Beijing surrogacy firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:11pm by Nectar Gan

    ... if something goes wrong, the Xinhua report said. Because the surrogacy agencies are not registered under the industrial and commercial authorities, the “contract” is not recognised by the law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598817/you-can-even-tailor-your-babys-sex-inside-illegal-beijing-surrogacy-firm
  5. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... with the discharge procedures. But in fact I can do all these things," Xu told the Sunday Morning Post. Last year, the mainland passed a mental-health law aimed at preventing a person from being wrongfully locked up on a psychiatric ward. But for people already inside the system who should be released- who desperately want to get out- the law offers little help. "Since the law ...

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

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... Hong Kong is an ageing society," warned Dr Frances Law Yik-wa, of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. "The efforts we are now ... cases for professional help, including home visits. It has treated more than 7,000 elderly people. Many elderly saw themselves as a burden, Wong said. Law said more outreach services were needed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588977/hong-kongs-suicide-taboo-killing-our-elderly-experts
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Illicit cigarette study is blowing smoke, says council on smoking and health

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... smuggling." The best way to combat illicit smoking, Lau said, was through education and law enforcement.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588896/illicit-cigarette-study-blowing-smoke-says-council-smoking-and-health
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... overall by volume last year, according to the latest data available from Retail World, but there is no clear link to the plain-packaging laws. At the King of the Pack tobacconist in central ... of the Australian government, a vindication of the laws introduced in December 2012 that forced tobacco companies to replace logos and branding with graphic images of smoking-related diseases on an olive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465027/jury-still-out-year-after-australian-law-plain-packaging-cigarettes
  9. 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

    ... 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
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Jilin to ban schools from giving pupils medicine without parental consent

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:14pm by Anne Yi

    ... Anne Yi anne.yi@scmp.com Draft law comes after a number of kindergarten drug scandals in recent months The authorities in the northeastern Jilin province are planning to ban kindergartens from giving pupils medicine without their parents’ permission. The draft law was reviewed at a provincial congress meeting on Monday, the New Culture Newspaper reported on Thursday. If passed, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563482/jilin-ban-schools-giving-pupils-medicine-without-parental-consent

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