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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Margaret Chan said during a trip to Beijing there was a real risk that the economic achievements of the past three decades on the mainland could be cancelled out by the huge burden of coping ... would have a devastating impact on the mainland and its workforce. "You can't walk properly, you will be so short of breath that you won't be able to work," she said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550692/smoking-have-devastating-economic-impact-china-who
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... was the first on the mainland to introduce the family doctor programme. Under it, patients may choose between going to a hospital for their initial diagnosis, or visiting their regular family doctor. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... intended to virtually eliminate by 2012- is making a comeback as millions of migrant workers miss out on vaccinations. Cases of measles on the mainland hit 11,089 in April compared to 2,070 ... In 2010, nearly 100 million children aged between eight months and 14 years were vaccinated in the mainland's biggest inoculation effort. The 10-day campaign was in response to the World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548296/measles-makes-comeback-china-vaccination-falters-among-migrant-workers
  4. 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

    ... 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
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Controversial testing products for prenatal detection of birth defects get the green light Ban lifted on diagnostic devices The mainland has lifted ... claiming that some medical institutes were charging extortionate fees, and that it was too difficult to regulate the quality of the services. Some mainland media speculated at the time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545648/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-detect-babies-birth-defects
  6. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:32pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com The China Urine Therapy Association claims that drinking urine can 'improve the body's ability to fight diseases' If the infamously bitter taste of Chinese traditional medicine is already bad enough to turn you off, just imagine that there are 100,000 people practising urine therapy in mainland China- at least according to claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544386/drinking-your-own-urine-unorthodox-chinese-miracle-cure
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Delivery ban on mainland mothers to continue, Hospital Authority says

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Delivery ban on mainland mothers-to-be to continue Public hospitals will continue to bar non-local pregnant women from booking any obstetric services next year ... in force since January last year, prevents mainlanders from giving birth in public hospitals, whether or not they are married to Hongkongers. Private hospitals are allowed to admit mainland women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521364/delivery-ban-mainland-mothers-continue-hospital-authority-says
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... human infection was confirmed in Hong Kong. Since then, Hong Kong has had 10 H7N9 cases, all resulting from infection on the mainland. "Since April 13 this year, Hong Kong has recorded no new cases. So … we decided to immediately adjust the response level from serious to alert," Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday. The H7N9 epidemic on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530983/bird-flu-threat-has-eased-says-health-chief
  9. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland scientists have identified barely a fraction of dangerous micro-organisms that carry disease and devour water-pipe networks A toxic time bomb in the pipeline Large colonies of micro-organisms- some capable of causing serious disease- have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, the South ...

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

    'I could never give up on my HIV-positive son'

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... and forth between the mainland and Hong Kong every three months carrying up to 20 bottles of medicine- while fighting off accusations of being a smuggler- the challenges seem almost insurmountable. ... irresponsible parents who just abandon their children and let the Hong Kong government take care of them. Mr Chan is a strong man, a very great dad," she said. Chan was working on the mainland when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530981/i-could-never-give-my-hiv-positive-son

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