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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... city. “Right now we have no past experience with in urban setting,” said Liu. Athletes barred As countries around the world stepped up measures to contain the disease, the International Olympics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574152/ebola-outbreak-toll-has-been-vastly-underestimated-warns-who
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor probed for errors in 118 patients reports, failing to spot cancer

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... of all 2,153 reports issued independently by her from October last year to May, when the pathology department identified three inaccuracies in a routine review. Patients' Rights Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571649/doctor-made-mistakes-118-patients-reports
  3. 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

    ... or believing what he was doing was right or excusable. If you have somebody who is liable to errors, he could make the same mistakes again. Are they safe to be left on their own, unsupervised?" ... 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic shortage of doctors in Hong Kong will not be resolved for years, report warns

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:46pm by Emily Tsang

    ... legal advisers have cast doubt on that idea. Lau said the council had agreed to put the issue on hold for four months to seek further legal advice. Patients' Rights Association spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567939/pressure-more-foreign-doctors-meet-chronic-shortage-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of surgical objects left in bodies of Hong Kong patients hits four-year high

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:04am by Erin Hale

    ... per quarter is 3.6. Tim Pang Hung-cheong, spokesman for the Patients' Rights Association, said the number of incidents needed to be monitored closely. "It is only a single [digit] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564094/number-surgical-objects-left-bodies-hong-kong-patients-hits-four-year
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Atlanta's Emory University Hospital takes in first of two US Ebola victims

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by MCT, Reuters

    ... and Writebol is a 59-year-old mother of two children. Ribner said there was no question that returning the critically ill patients was the right thing to do. "They have gone over on a humanitarian mission and they have become infected giving medical care," he said. "We owe them the right to receive the best medical care that is available." Despite such reassurances, some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565152/atlantas-emory-university-hospital-takes-first-two-us-ebola-victims
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... the analysis as saying. It said that long working hours as well as poor sanitation and ventilation in their living and working spaces might have put the workers at higher risk. Workers' rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557127/more-young-males-dying-mysteriously-their-sleep-dongguan
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

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

    ... condemnation of the watchdog for being overly protective of doctors and ineffective in protecting patients' rights. The government aims to table the reform proposal to the Legislative Council ... as lay members. Patients' Rights Association spokesman Tim Pang Hung-cheong described the planned reforms as long overdue. He said the council needed to address its shortcomings and restore ...

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

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... but it was impressive and "rightly concludes we should not accept the dogma that alcohol drinking is good for us". Light-to-moderate drinking is generally considered to be consumption of between 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552274/even-light-drinkers-have-increased-risk-heart-disease-says-study
  10. 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

    ... and tired Late last year, Yim Man-fung, 72, had cataract surgery on her right eye- after waiting for treatment at a public hospital for 10 years. She was finally able to afford to get treated ... system," said Tim Pang Hung-cheong, a patients' rights advocate with the Society for Community Organisation. The government met half of the city's health expenses in 2007-08- HK$39 ...

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

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