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  1. 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

    ... According to the health authority, the family doctor system provides residents "trustworthy doctor friends" who assess people's health and create a unique "health management ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shanghai's 'family doctor' scheme is slow to gain wide acceptance as an alternative to big hospitals Health care as a family affair Tao Naiyu ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to spend HK$14m to subsidise private care for 6,000 people

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:52pm by Emily Tsang

    .... The authority's director of cluster services, Dr Cheung Wai-lun, said a review would be held after the first year to determine whether the scheme should be extended to other districts and more diseases. ... and follow-ups for chronic patients. Cheung said there were 360 private doctors in the target districts and the authority would ask them soon to join the scheme. The doctors will prescribe patients ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Charity given deadline on huge rent rise

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... but has so far only received a letter of acknowledgment. The foundation had asked the authority, a public body, to provide the offices on a welfare rather than commercial lease, for which ... five days to decide whether to give up its headquarters or pay close to 50 per cent more in rent, potentially leaving the organisation out of funds in a year. In May, the Hong Kong Arthritis ...

  4. 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

    ... resist any mandatory scheme, the government suggested people voluntarily buy government-regulated private health insurance. In the latest iteration, the government is planning to set up a HK$4.3 ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick ...

  5. 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

    ... to the report cited it as saying. Public hospitals have struggled for years to fill vacancies as doctors are lured to lucrative jobs in the private sector. The Hospital Authority has about 250 vacancies ... that train doctors, the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University. Some 320 graduates will join the workforce next year, rising to 420 by 2018. But the authority believes it will need 18,000 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... as heavily contaminated, but bacteria levels were not specified. A hospital spokeswoman said the data "could not provide an accurate indication" as samples were not tested at an accredited ... attended the hospital, while it got HK$130 million from the government. The hospital is not supervised by the Health Department or the Hospital Authority. The Dental Council has jurisdiction over ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and expected to be completed by 2018. Providing around 600 beds, it is expected to treat around 250,000 people annually. "Our idea is to develop a not-for-profit hospital of our own," said ... like an alternative to overcrowded, overburdened public facilities. The hospital is expected to provide a range of medical services, such as a 24-hour clinic, an ambulatory surgery and urology ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... with funding through an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative grant. The process consists of pretreating shelled and skinless peanuts with a food-grade enzyme. This post-harvest process does ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes need tight regulation, WHO says, citing health concerns

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:31am by AGENCIES

    ... people," it said. E-cigarette use had at least doubled among adults and teenagers from 2008 to 2012, the WHO said. Of more concern perhaps was a warning from US health authorities on Monday ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... and those suffering from high blood pressure. Launched in the United States to raise money for motor neurone disease sufferers, the campaign has gone worldwide and has raised funds for a range ... The doctors' warning came a day after China Daily ran a commentary criticising the fund-raising effort on another ground- as a waste of water amid shortages at home and overseas. Association president ...




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