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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... Hong Kong is an ageing society," warned Dr Frances Law Yik-wa, of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. "The efforts we are now ... cases for professional help, including home visits. It has treated more than 7,000 elderly people. Many elderly saw themselves as a burden, Wong said. Law said more outreach services were needed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588977/hong-kongs-suicide-taboo-killing-our-elderly-experts
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Illicit cigarette study is blowing smoke, says council on smoking and health

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... smuggling." The best way to combat illicit smoking, Lau said, was through education and law enforcement.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588896/illicit-cigarette-study-blowing-smoke-says-council-smoking-and-health
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New mother wins battle with Hong Kong hospital to keep her placenta

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:34pm by Kylie Knott

    ... it complies with local laws and the rules and regulations of relevant government departments to safeguard public health and public interest.” Human rights lawer Michael Vidler said the decision, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584469/woman-wins-battle-keep-placenta-dispute-hong-kong-hospital
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

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

    ... The incident sparked calls to strengthen supervision of the independent hospital and to amend the law to cover staff misconduct. Teaching staff who treat patients are not regulated or disciplined ... of the faculty- the only dental school in Hong Kong- from disciplinary control with open hearings. About 20 dentists in Hong Kong currently fall outside its jurisdiction, he said. Tso said the law should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... supply is now exhausted, the US manufacturer has said. Sierra Leone has passed a law threatening jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient, a common practice that the World Health Organisation believes has contributed to underestimation of the disease outbreak. The law, passed on Friday, imposed terms of up to two years for violators, said legislator Ansumana Jaiah Kaikai. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580366/british-citizen-ebola-being-evacuated-sierra-leone
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... may bring. People in Sierra Leone caught hiding an Ebola patient face up to two years' jail under a law passed on Friday. Despite initial assertions that the virus had been contained, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580067/fear-ebola-palpable-air-france-flight-freetown-paris
  7. 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

    ... To make a point about weaknesses in laws regulating doctors, the man fabricated news that an obstetrician, "Li Qian", had been charged with practicing medicine illegally because she ... 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Charity given deadline on huge rent rise

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

    ... Authority by suggesting that it be readjusted to HK$15,000 instead of HK$19,000," the group's executive officer Den Law Mei-ha said. "But they refused and said HK$18,000 was the final ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573015/charity-given-deadline-huge-rent-rise
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:30pm by Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... at medical services agency in Shenzhen Although such tests are against the law on the mainland, it is easy for expectant mainland mothers to find an “underground” medical services agency in Shenzhen ... charges sky-high fees. By law the Family Planning Association will perform abortions only in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy; there are legal restrictions on terminating long-term pregnancies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571334/woman-held-shenzhen-allegedly-blood-pregnant-women-set-hong-kong-gender
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Jilin to ban schools from giving pupils medicine without parental consent

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:14pm by Anne Yi

    ... Anne Yi anne.yi@scmp.com Draft law comes after a number of kindergarten drug scandals in recent months The authorities in the northeastern Jilin province are planning to ban kindergartens from giving pupils medicine without their parents’ permission. The draft law was reviewed at a provincial congress meeting on Monday, the New Culture Newspaper reported on Thursday. If passed, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563482/jilin-ban-schools-giving-pupils-medicine-without-parental-consent

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