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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of health services remains defined by lengthening queues and waiting times in the heavily subsidised public system. One of the recommendations of the Health and Medical Development Advisory ... SCMP Editorial Welcome step to ease care burden More than eight years after the last major report on health care reform, little has changed. The long-awaited voluntary health insurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1455782/welcome-step-easing-burden-public-health-care-system
  2. Comment - Letters

    Landfill extensions will threaten public health

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Landfill extensions will pose threat to public health Zero-waste plans are well advanced worldwide. San Francisco is already at 80 per cent recycling, with plans to reach ... Landfill extensions and a super incinerator involve substantial capital and operating expenditure, are not sustainable and threaten public health. Peter Reid, chairman, Zero Waste Smart City ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1451100/landfill-extensions-will-threaten-public-health
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to chickens, put public health above tradition

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put public health above tradition Live poultry imports from the mainland will resume eventually, after suggestions we stop them altogether. But this could be reviewed ... to containing bird-flu viruses, but that does not dispense with the need for strong preventive measures in the event they mutate and spread easily among people. Public health must be put above ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1431972/when-it-comes-chickens-put-public-health-above-tradition
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New electronic system will put patient health records online by end of year

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Patient records to go online by end of year A long-delayed system which will allow private and public doctors to share patient health records ... the implementation of eHR sharing will enhance public-private partnership in the health-care sector and help redress public-private imbalance," he added. The introduction of the system will help senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486222/new-electronic-system-will-put-patient-health-records-online-end-year
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    When it comes to maintaining quality health care, two heads are better than one

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by JOHN LEONG

    ... The efficiency and quality of Hong Kong's public health care have long been admired around the world. However, we should not be complacent and shall strive to reach new heights amid the daunting challenges ahead. These include the inevitable ageing of our population, the escalating incidence of chronic diseases, the ever-increasing demand on public health care, and the recurring threat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472076/when-it-comes-maintaining-quality-health-care-two-heads-are-better
  6. News - Hong Kong - MEDICAL CARE

    Government plans to offer tax break in bid to cut public health bill

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Emily Tsang

    ... scheme to cut public health bill Tax breaks will form the core of a government plan to cut spending from the swelling public hospitals budget and shift the burden to the private sector. ... of the government's Health Protection Scheme (HPS) under which all medical insurance products will have to meet minimum requirements laid down by the government. The aim is to ease the burden on public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404239/government-plans-offer-tax-break-bid-cut-public-health-bill
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... air pollution and look to formulate models based on different approaches. It will also track changes in policy and their impact on air quality and public health. Dora visited Hong Kong ... the problem. The department has also commissioned Chinese University's school of public health to develop a methodology for quantifying the health and economic impacts of air pollution in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1475627/hong-kong-joins-world-study-health-impact-air-pollution
  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Good dental hygiene can improve overall health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by DAVID TAN

    ... according to a study in Cancer Prevention Research in August. Researchers from University of Texas' School of Public Health studied data from nearly 3,500 people in the US and found those who ... David Tan life@scmp.com Good dental hygiene does more than benefit teeth- it can improve overall health, writes David Tan Chopper patrol We know the basic rules of good dental hygiene: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1476343/good-dental-hygiene-can-improve-overall-health
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469358/bureau-denies-plan-cancel-toxic-pesticide-ban-health-risk
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bernard Chan may scale down public duties after heart operation

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... too tightly … Maybe I will cut some of my work with non-governmental bodies … but I won't reject appointments to public posts because of health." Besides his Exco duties and his role ... Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and former financial chief Antony Leung Kam-chung. Chan, a member of the Thai-Chinese family that founded Bangkok Bank, said the only impact his health had on his public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463321/bernard-chan-may-scale-down-public-duties-after-heart-operation

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