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  1. News - World

    Bloomberg leaves rich public health legacy in NYC

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 09:10am by AP

    ... be remembered, accurately or not, as the mayor who wanted to ban the Big Gulp — a super-sized soda drink. After 12 years, Bloomberg leaves office Dec. 31 with a unique record as a public health crusader ... to protect people from an unhealthy lifestyle. “He has been a transformative leader,” said Dr. Linda Fried, dean of Columbia University’s school of public health. “He has created a model for how ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's two-in-one fix to improve public health

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by TSUNG-MEI CHENG

    ... Tsung-Mei Cheng Tsung-Mei Cheng says happily for its people, China realises that not only does good health and longevity add to wealth, but public spending on health care services can also ... period. That is precisely what the doctor ordered- the economic doctor, that is. Tsung-Mei Cheng is a health policy research analyst at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International ...

  3. News - China - HYGIENE

    Public go potty over ministry's plan to use flies to measure toilet health

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... was far from abuzz with praise yesterday for draft Ministry of Health guidelines for improving the mainland's notoriously awful public toilets, whose cleanliness will be gauged in part ... to count flies?" one user wrote on Sina.com "I suggest every public toilet sets up one position to hire a person who is adept at capturing them." One user even said the health ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    H7N9 human transmission possible but 'highly sporadic', says health expert

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 11:39am by Ernest Kao

    ... China’s top health authority is not ruling out the possibility of human-to-human transmission of the new H7N9 bird flu virus strain. Although the virus does not easily infect humans, ... health emergency centre. “Long-term and unprotected exposure to the infected person might result in another human infection,” he said. Feng added that the small amount of family clusters did ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... system lags behind the change in disease patterns.” Public health programmes to reduce tobacco consumption, sodium intake and other dietary risks are clearly important strategies to tackle ... is the leading risk factor for premature death on the mainland, accounting for one in three deaths in 2010, according to the study published in The Lancet. Comparing data from the World Health ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong mulls greater oversight of private health insurance

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... were still being worked out, but were likely to be unveiled later this year as part of a long-delayed health reform plan. Ko said such changes were necessary because public hospitals currently ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com HK mulls private insurance overhaul The government may take on a "middle-man role" in private health insurance cases, helping to decide claims, ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    China bans officials from smoking in public

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 12:13pm by Associated Press

    ... smoking in indoor public places, but the government has tried to ban the practice in the past. In 2011, the Health Ministry issued guidelines banning smoking in venues including hotels ... in public venues. Some officials smoke in public places, which has not only jeopardised the environment and public health, but tarnished the image of party and government offices and leaders and has ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Reduce H7N9 human fatalities, Premier Li Keqiang tells health officials

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng, JOLIE HO

    ... Call comes as number of infected people reaches 124 and mass cull of poultry is carried out Premier Li Keqiang urged health officials yesterday to reduce the fatality rate of the H7N9 bird flu and release information to the public in a timely manner as the deadly strain spreads in southern China. His comments came as a city in Guangdong culled poultry en masse yesterday. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Step up bird flu tests on chickens, Hong Kong health expert urges

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Mimi Lau

    ... With rising risk of infection, health centre urges more checks on local poultry farms The Hong Kong government 's Centre for Health Protection yesterday recommended that tests for H7N9 bird flu on locally raised chickens be stepped up, with its experts seeing a rising risk of human infection. Blood tests for H5 bird flu are conducted on locally raised chickens ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong on alert for deadly bird flu strain, says health minister

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 06:13pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei lo.wei@scmp.com Hong Kong’s health minister said on Monday that the city was on high alert for anyone infected with H7N9 avian flu virus after the mainland announced on Sunday three ... contracting the virus, previously found only in birds. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said in a radio interview on Monday that control measures and tests currently available would ...




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