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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland orders local governments to review Ebola preparations

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by STAFF AND WIRE

    ... Staff Reporters and Agencies Designated hospitals to handle cases, local authorities to keep and share databases Mainland orders Ebola review The mainland's health commission has ... and share databases of people who had been in close contact with suspected and confirmed Ebola patients and designated hospitals to handle such cases. The order came as a mainland drugmaker ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong takes extra steps to block spread of Ebola virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... such as fever, will be taken to the infectious disease centre at Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung for further examination. "Immigration officers will also pay attention to tourists from ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangdong gives all-clear to 43 people monitored for Ebola

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:54am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com All-clear for suspected Ebola cases Guangdong has given the all-clear to 43 people under observation for Ebola amid growing efforts by mainland health authorities to prevent an outbreak. A senior health official also said two mainland trading cities with strong ties to Africa were at high risk of an Ebola case but the disease ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue fever brings travel and health warnings on mainland

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:54am by Alice Yan

    ... travel period, mainland health experts say. More than 12,000 cases have been reported to the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), xinhuanet.com reports – about five times ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing confident low-key approach will protect China against Ebola

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui and Alice Yan

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Alice Yan Authorities are confident strict controls mean mainland can contain any outbreak of disease Beijing opts for low-key response to fight Ebola Beijing has quietly imposed strict border and health controls to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to China. Border control and health authorities put a response plan in place in July ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Airlines and hotels in Hong Kong ramp up measures against Ebola

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG, Emily Tsang

    ... of Health said it would continue to monitor developments of the Ebola situation overseas. It would also communicate with the World Health Organisation as well as mainland and neighbouring health ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Health authority orders China's public hospitals to stop expanding

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Alice Yan

    ... The state health authority has ordered mainland public hospitals to halt their rapid expansion, blaming it for rising medical bills. In a recent "emergency circular", the National Health ... with 4,300 beds and Tongji Hospital in Wuhan with 4,000. Patients at mainland public hospitals often complain about long lines and impatient doctors who are under pressure from treating up to 200 ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... 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 ... is responsible for one million deaths on the mainland every year and that a quarter of the men who die from tobacco-related noncommunicable diseases are younger than 60. Loopholes and exceptions ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Don't wait to check for breast cancer'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... or treatment by medical professionals. The Department of Health does not offer proactive screening for breast cancer, such as invitations to women over a certain age, unlike on the mainland, in Taiwan ...

  10. 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

    ... million) to carry their child, an undercover report by Xinhua has revealed. One surrogacy agency approached by Xinhua’s journalists eagerly promoted their programme in Thailand in which mainland ... by various factors such as increasing infertility rates and the one-child policy, according to the Chinese website of The New York Times. Liu said the technology on the mainland lagged behind ...




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