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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese firm offers baby milk insurance after food safety scandals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety in China. Suning Commerce Group, which owns the Redbaby chain of stores, said it had launched the policy this week, backed by China’s second largest insurer Ping An Insurance Group. The policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579367/chinese-firm-offers-baby-milk-insurance-after-food-safety-scandals
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU researchers' new liver cancer system helps prolong patients' lives

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com New classification scheme delivers more targeted treatment, allowing patients suffering from city's third most deadly cancer to live longer Liver cancer system proves a life-saver Hong Kong researchers have developed Asia's first system that classifies liver cancer patients into different stages to receive more targeted treatment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573016/hku-researchers-new-liver-cancer-system-helps-prolong-patients-lives
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong medical workers 'put at risk in Ebola scare'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by SAMUEL CHAN, Emily Tsang, BRIAN YAP

    ... to a top pharmacist. The calls for caution came as life at Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui returned to normal yesterday after a brief Ebola scare at the weekend. No one was seen wearing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571567/hong-kong-medical-workers-put-risk-ebola-scare
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Blood test could identify people more likely to commit suicide, says study

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:57am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Researchers have found a genetic modification that identifies a person unable to handle stress and their vulnerability to taking their own life Blood test could help prevent suicide A simple blood test could determine a person’s risk of suicide and provide a future tool of prevention to lower suicide rates. In a study published online Wednesday in the American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563551/more-stressed-officials-taking-their-own-lives-corruption-crackdown
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Senior doctor leading fight against Ebola contracts the virus in Sierra Leone

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:37am by Reuters in Freetown

    ... health systems facing one of the world’s deadliest diseases despite waves of international help. “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life.” Sheik Umar Khan In a sign ... “policeman”, to check for holes in his protective clothing before entering an isolation ward. Nevertheless, Khan said he feared Ebola. “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558008/senior-doctor-leading-fight-against-ebola-contracts-virus-sierra-leone
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High-risk salons fined and warned

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Invasive treatments such as liposuction or blood transfusions may soon be banned at premises without life-saving equipment High-risk salons fined ... in a series of blunders at beauty salons since 2012. In response to these cases, the government plans to propose a new law this year to ban private premises without emergency life-saving facilities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557056/high-risk-salons-fined-and-warned
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... restaurants. But now I will buy groceries from the market and cook for myself.” Even so, old town residents said the quarantine did not affect their lives much. “My life went on as usual. Except ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558145/quarantine-lifted-after-eight-days-area-where-30000-live
  8. 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

    ... 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 that waiting times and costs will rise as the population ages, prompting greater demand for medical care. Officials believe the key to healing the system is a voluntary insurance scheme. That idea, ...

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

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

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

    ... progress" in health reform, saying that more than 95 per cent of the population was now covered by health insurance, and that people were using health services more than ever. She noted China's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552152/visiting-who-chief-margaret-chan-sees-great-progress-chinas-health-system
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Plan aimed at helping young people to buy health insurance is withdrawn

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... their own medical insurance plans as early as possible so they can get a bargain price … guaranteed for life," he told a meeting of the Legco health panel scrutinising the scheme. "But ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A plan to use a HK$50 billion reserve to subsidise early entrants to the Health Protection Scheme has been withdrawn No extra insurance help for the young ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1253534/plan-aimed-helping-young-people-buy-health-insurance-withdrawn

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