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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Health authority orders China's public hospitals to stop expanding

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Health authority blames growth for rising bills, but hospitals say they chase business to survive Public hospitals told to put brakes on rapid expansion The state health authority has ordered mainland public hospitals to halt their rapid expansion, blaming it for rising medical bills. In a recent "emergency circular", the National Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1609738/health-authority-orders-chinas-public-hospitals-stop-expanding
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority's secretive handling of medical misconduct damages trust in public health care

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:33pm by Neville Sarony

    ... Neville Sarony Neville Sarony says the Hospital Authority's practice of keeping medical misconduct out of public view creates unnecessary doubts about the professional standards of our public doctors Adverse reaction The failure of the Hospital Authority to refer a single case of potential misconduct to the Medical Council for investigation in the past two years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1577752/hospital-authoritys-secretive-handling-medical-misconduct-damages-trust
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put health before image in pollution battle

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fight pollution for health's sake A picture tells a thousand words- and those images, beamed around the world, of runners in the Beijing marathon wearing gas masks ... imbed deep inside the lungs and cause severe health problems, had reached 310 micrograms per cubic metre when runners lined up at the start in Tiananmen Square on Sunday. The World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620765/tackling-pollution-should-be-more-about-health-countrys
  4. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Scientists examine the health risks of Hong Kong's notorious 'street canyons'

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... "Our study is primarily concerned with mapping the level of risk to public health, but these questions are also important for city planners." He said the study results would help planners ... with patients' home addresses, including floors". Dr Wong Chit-ming, associate professor at HKU's School of Public Health, who is taking part in the study, said the research was the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615357/scientists-examine-health-risks-hong-kongs-notorious-street-canyons
  5. News - World - Ebola

    Ebola monitoring rises as Spain tries to contain health fears

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 09:32pm by Reuters in Madrid

    ... over its response by tightening Ebola detection protocols on Friday and putting Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria in charge of handling the health crisis, five days after ... face with the gloves of her protective suit. Angry health workers jeered Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday as he visited the hospital, throwing surgical gloves at his car, while unions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614638/ebola-monitoring-rises-spain-tries-contain-health-fears
  6. News - World - DISEASE

    Spread of Ebola unseen since Aids epidemic, says US health official

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... African presidents pleaded for aid and said the world was not responding fast enough to the crisis. Frieden said: "I would say that in the 30 years I've been working in public health ... since the Aids epidemic, according to a top US health official as it emerged Britain is sending 750 military personnel, a medical ship and three helicopters to Sierra Leone in help contain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613012/spread-ebola-unseen-aids-epidemic-says-us-health-official
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Foreign doctors quit Hong Kong public hospitals over licence red tape

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Overseas medical specialists say they are leaving scheme to bolster public hospitals as it is too hard to get permanent Hong Kong license Foreign doctors quit overred tape A programme to recruit overseas doctors to ease the chronic manpower shortage at public hospitals is seeing an exodus of talent as at least three of the 11 specialists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620172/foreign-doctors-quit-hong-kong-public-hospitals-over-licence-red-tape
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue fever brings travel and health warnings on mainland

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:54am by Alice Yan

    ... There is no vaccine or medicine to treat dengue. The prescribed treatment is to rest, drink plenty of fluids and reduce the fever. Dr Lu Hongzhou, an infectious disease expert at the Shanghai Public Health ... travel period, mainland health experts say. More than 12,000 cases have been reported to the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), xinhuanet.com reports – about five times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1605302/dengue-fever-brings-out-travel-and-health-warnings-mainland
  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta resigns over 'gutter oil' scandal

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 03:36am by Lawrence Chung, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Laura Zhou Health minister resigns over 'gutter oil' scandal Taiwan's health minister, Chiu Wen-ta, resigned last night over one of the biggest food scandals to rock the island and Hong Kong. His resignation came hours after Taiwanese prosecutors charged eight people over sales of recycled waste oil. Chiu apologised to the public over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1609122/taiwanese-health-minister-chiu-wen-ta-resigns-over-gutter-oil-scandal
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - LISTINGS

    Health-care firm Hing Sang to raise HK$220.6m

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:27am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Health-care product distributor Hing Sang Group (International) has secured approval to raise up to HK$220.6 million through listing on the main board. In a filing with the stock exchange, it said it would issue 200 million shares at no more than HK$1.20 each. Of the total shares, 10 per cent will be offered to the public and the rest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1604402/health-care-firm-hing-sang-raise-hk2206m

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