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  1. 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

    ... as high as 33.6 per cent of 1.8 billion cigarettes smoked in 2013, causing a loss of HK$3.2 billion in taxes. Of the 14 countries studied, Hong Kong had the third highest consumption rate, after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588896/illicit-cigarette-study-blowing-smoke-says-council-smoking-and-health
  2. 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

    ... of callers and women 26 per cent, while the rest were silent. In 2013, Hong Kong's coroner registered 363 suicides of people aged over 65, compared with 283 in 2012, said Wong. However, not all ...

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

    Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by REBECCA LAM

    ... per cent in 2013. The rate for exclusive breastfeeding after mothers have been discharged remains low, however. Public hospitals, which delivered more than 43,200 babies in 2012/13, are aiming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589491/drive-ensure-mothers-make-right-breastfeeding-decision
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Novo’s weight-loss shot wins backing of U.S. advisers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:50pm by Bloomberg

    ... such as diabetes. In March 2013, the FDA said it was reviewing a possible link between diabetes drugs called incretin mimetics, including Victoza, and the risk of developing an inflammation of the pancreas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589518/novos-weight-loss-shot-wins-backing-us-advisers
  5. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... that the number of young Americans who have tried e-cigarettes tripled from 2011 to 2013. With sales there expected to top US$2 billion this year, the American Heart Association also called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581019/e-cigarettes-need-tight-regulation-who-says-citing-health-concerns
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

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

    ... is popular among the elderly as treatment often costs less than HK$100," he said. "It shouldn't keep patients in the dark." In the 2012-2013 financial year, 121,388 patients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  7. 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

    ... and 2013 occurred despite a 2010 letter from the council asking the authority to improve the "unsatisfactory referral" of cases. Lau was particularly disappointed at the authority's ... at least twice the amount of the medication he should have received at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. May 21, 2013: A woman transplant patient was given a heart that did not match her blood type ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571647/joseph-lau-wan-yee-demands-new-misconduct-body-hospitals
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead man's family says hospital ignored him

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... for which it apologised. Yuen was admitted on January 24, 2013, with fever and a urinary tract infection after spinal surgery at a private clinic. He was kept in hospital for 21 days before being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562124/dead-mans-family-says-hospital-ignored-him
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Number of cases in first five months of the year outstrips total for 2013 Measles returns as vaccination falters Measles- a disease Beijing had intended to virtually eliminate by 2012- is making a comeback as millions of migrant workers miss out on vaccinations. Cases of measles on the mainland hit 11,089 in April compared to 2,070 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548296/measles-makes-comeback-china-vaccination-falters-among-migrant-workers
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Wal-Mart boosts China food safety budget threefold to 300m yuan

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Wal-Mart boosts food safety budget threefold Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, will increase its food safety budget in China threefold to 300 million yuan (HK$378 million). It covers the period 2013-2015, to which it had previously allocated 100 million yuan. The company said it would also increase DNA testing on meat products and supplier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535237/wal-mart-boosts-china-food-safety-budget-threefold-300m-yuan

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