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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... overall by volume last year, according to the latest data available from Retail World, but there is no clear link to the plain-packaging laws. At the King of the Pack tobacconist in central ... of the Australian government, a vindication of the laws introduced in December 2012 that forced tobacco companies to replace logos and branding with graphic images of smoking-related diseases on an olive ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bureau denies plan to cancel toxic pesticide ban is 'health risk'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:44pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com 'No risk to public' in exempting pesticides from food safety law after regulator's advice Pesticides proposal 'not a risk to public' A proposal to exclude three pesticides from a new food safety law was made following a recommendation from a mainland regulator, the Food and Health Bureau has admitted. But the practices ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    US state of Maryland may be first to ban ‘Vaportini’ alcohol inhaler

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:53pm by NYT

    ... if the governor signs into law a measure approved by its legislature, the General Assembly. The Senate unanimously passed the measure this week. The House of Delegates previously passed the bill by 105 ... drunk," Palmer said, adding that she was unaware of any other laws against her Vaportini products. Unlike traditional consumption of alcohol, inhaled alcohol bypasses the digestive system ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... said that she hoped the new task force would reduce food- and drug- related crimes. However, she also worried that it was just an excuse for existing law enforcement departments to claim more money and resources. "China has the world's largest number of public servants and law enforcers, while its food was the least safe and environment the most polluted," she said. ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    In the face of escalating physical violence, outspoken Chinese doctors take grievances online

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by WU NAN

    ... been privy to. Ning vents about the violence in hospitals and about social injustice. He explains that doctors' lives are often in danger as the government and law enforcement fail ... If a society is ruled by law, it should leave no choice for doctors but to be advocates," he says.   Putting a smile on faces Ning's anger is shared by cardiovascular surgeon Dr Zhang Qiang, ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Parents praise inquiry into kindergarten medications but seek justice and assurances

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:36pm by DARREN WEE, WU NAN

    ... condemned the kindergartens for seriously violating the law and "causing a severe social impact". The statement said medication was occasionally needed by pupils at schools, but staff ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals to set out cost of treatment in advance under new law

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... to be told cost of treatment Private hospitals and doctors would have to tell patients the likely cost of their treatment in advance under a law the government plans to introduce this year. ... be required by law to offer a clear estimate of medical expenses to patients before giving them treatment. The government is still considering several factors, such as whether hospitals and doctors ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Plastic surgeons raise alarm over illegal beauty treatments in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Lana Lam

    ... are breaking the law because they are not registered with the Medical Council, but are likely to leave the city long before the police or health officials can act. The reports will increase concern ... spokesman said anyone who practises medicine in Hong Kong without registering with the Medical Council is breaking the law and that such cases should be reported to the police. Police said they did ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ban smoking in Hong Kong homes and cars to protect children, expert urges

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:01am by EMILY TSANG AND AGENCIES

    ... "Smoking in front of children should be seen as poisoning and abusing them," he said. "There are laws that protect children against being abused, why is it we don't consider ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... and trouble-makers would be harshly dealt with. "Violence against doctors is a serious crime and [perpetrators] will be severely punished according to the law," Li said. On Wednesday, a doctor ...




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