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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Patrick Manson: mosquitoes and a medical legacy

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 10:09pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... Kong's medical community today, writes Stuart Heaver The good doctor With anxiety mounting about the potential spread of the deadly Ebola virus from West Africa, it is an appropriate time to mark ... Manson" was something of a maverick, an obsessive outsider. Once dismissed by one of his peers as an eccentric Scot with a fondness for whisky, Manson led the way in Western medical research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1605258/good-doctor
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... father might still be alive today had an ambulance arrived much sooner after he collapsed at home early this year. Her family called the medical-emergency service immediately in January when ... discharged from hospital. Yong's experience is common in China's largest city, where residents face long waits after calling the medical-emergency hotline. This is due mainly to a shortage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586875/ambulance-crew-shortage-costing-lives-shanghai-experience-shows
  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... provider influenced my decision- cost was a factor but not the biggest one," says Hinds, who declined to give his real name. Medical tourism is a US$100 billion industry and growing, according ... driven by rising health costs in the 1980s and '90s. While Western medical professionals cringed at dangerously cheap health care, others saw potential, as governments in emerging economies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1574197/treatments-fly-asia-top-destination-medical-tourism
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical insurance costs may rise 40pc for Hongkongers

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Medical insurance costs may rise 40pc As many as 200,000 people could face a 40 per cent increase in their medical insurance premiums if a plan put forward by a government consultancy gets the go-ahead, the legislator for the insurance sector has warned. Chan Kin-por said that the plan, if adopted, would drive more people to use public medical services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381372/medical-insurance-costs-may-rise-40pc-hongkongers
  5. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Chinese farmer saws off his own legs as insurance will not cover medical costs

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 01:43pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhang has now spent almost 130,000 yuan, of which 50,000 yuan has been reimbursed. His medication costs 800 yuan a day. "I don't know what to do after I've taken all ... in a wheelchair in his Hebei farmhouse, a sheet concealing his ruined legs. His mother could not bear to look at the protruding bones. Early last year, the 47-year-old farmer sought medical help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1353289/insurance-gaps-force-horrific-health-decisions-mainland
  6. 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

    ... Cannix Yau cannix.yau@scmp.com Medical Council chairman calls for Hospital Authority to be stripped of power to probe doctors' errors amid fears cases are being ignored Lau demands new misconduct body The Medical Council is to fight for the removal of the Hospital Authority's power to investigate suspected doctors' misconduct after repeated calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571647/joseph-lau-wan-yee-demands-new-misconduct-body-hospitals
  7. News - China - Ebola virus

    Eight Chinese medical staff quarantined amid Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:36am by AFP

    ... medical team," it said, adding that the drug was "provided at no cost in all cases". READ: A look at what is scary about Ebola and reasons not to fear it The company did not reveal ... Agence France-Presse in Freetown Eight Chinese medical workers who treated Ebola patients have been quarantined in Sierra Leone, as health experts grapple with ethical questions over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571950/eight-chinese-medical-staff-quarantined-amid-ebola-epidemic-sierra-leone
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    DNA-based test for colon cancer, costing US$599 a go, approved by US

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:17pm by AP

    ... was not superior on all counts. Cologuard was less accurate at correctly ruling out cancer, reporting more growths when none were present. The approval has the potential to reshuffle current medical practice, though FDA officials stressed that DNA-based stool screening had not been endorsed by federal medical advisers who set screening guidelines. A spokeswoman for Exact Sciences, based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572237/dna-based-test-colon-cancer-costing-us599-go-approved-us
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - LABOUR

    Rising Hong Kong construction costs require creative approach, says consultancy

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 06:33pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Imported workers and new methods of building may offer solutions to industry, experts say Construction costs continue to soar, beating inflation Rising building costs in Hong Kong show no sign of abating, with construction inflation consistently exceeding the city's overall inflation rate, consultants say. With the sector struggling to find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1621344/rising-hk-construction-costs-require-creative-approach-says
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Patient counts the cost of just staying alive

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Samuel Lo Siu-fung needs a machine to help him breathe, and enough money to keep it working Patient counts the cost of just staying alive Samuel Lo ... in to it only at night, but currently can go without it just a few hours a day. His medical bills- over HK$10,000 per month- will only increase, putting a strain on the already-tight family budget. Lo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236264/patient-counts-cost-just-staying-alive

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