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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Treat porn as a public health issue

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Treat porn as a public health issue There is porn sex and real sex. We are supposed to know the difference. But do we, really? If it's so easy to tell reality ... Dines pioneers the strategy of addressing porn as a public and mental health issue, rather than as free speech, which favours its purveyors. She was speaking ahead of the Coalition to End Sexual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1515866/treat-porn-public-health-issue
  2. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Pornography poses serious threat to public health, panel of activists says

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:39am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Campaigner says there is an 'untreated pandemic of harm from pornography' in advance of summit conference on public health effects Pornography now is so widespread in the United States that it deserves to be addressed seriously as a major public health crisis, a panel of activists said on Thursday. On the eve of a two-day conference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513339/pornography-poses-serious-threat-public-health-panel-activists-says
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    One billion people still defecate in public despite health risks, says UN

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... is this picture of someone practising open defecation and in the other hand having a mobile phone," said Maria Neira, director of Public Health at the WHO. Making the practice unacceptable has worked ... Reuters in Geneva One billion still defecate in public despite risks One billion people still practice "open defecation", UN experts said at the launch of a study on drinking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508714/one-billion-people-still-defecate-public-despite-health-risks-says-un
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... into isolation as soon as they are identified." The chairman of the Centre for Health Protection's scientific committee on infection control, Dominic Tsang Ngai-chong, said public hospitals ... health authorities stepped up surveillance against the deadly Ebola virus yesterday as a Hong Kong woman who fell ill after visiting Kenya tested negative for the disease. This came as a British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562707/hospitalised-hong-kong-woman-tests-negative-deadly-ebola-virus
  5. News - World - POLITICS

    Obama being sued by Republicans for exceeding his powers over health care

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:53pm by AP

    ... the health care law that, according to polls, remains poorly received by the public. Federal courts are often reluctant to intervene in disputes between the executive and legislative branches. ... Associated Press in Washington House of Representatives majority accuses the president of exceeding his constitutional powers in enforcing his health care law Republicans vote to sue Obama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563648/obama-being-sued-republicans-exceeding-his-powers-over-health-care
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Health officials raise 'outbreak' concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:38pm by Zhang Hong

    ... slowly over the past four months amid lingering doubts over safety. We aim to restore the public’s confidence in [domestically]-made vaccinations and stop the declining trend Li Quanle, health ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Expert says public vaccination rates have risen very slowly, leaving many people vulnerable to disease Public confidence in Chinese-made vaccines has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495945/health-officials-raise-outbreak-concerns-amid-low-public-confidence
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH: ANALYSIS

    Transparency on hospital charges is just part of big health-sector overhaul

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Government sources say billing rules will tie in with insurance reforms to encourage patients to go private and ease burden on public sector Transparency on prices ... It will tie in closely with changes to the health insurance market, including the introduction of minimum requirements for insurance policies. A source from the Food and Health Bureau said making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555451/transparency-hospital-charges-just-part-big-health-sector-overhaul
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Li Enze vows to keep fighting tobacco industry over its health claims Low-tar-cigarette lawsuit 'not over' Li Enze has modest hopes for his ... research by Xie Jianping, who worked at an institute under CTJI. Xie was made a fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2011 for his study into reducing the health hazards of tobacco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556672/low-tar-cigarette-lawsuit-not-over-campaigner-vows-keep-health-fight
  9. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Malaysians rally outside embassies in first major public expression of outrage over MH17

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:05pm by AP

    ... and was the first major expression of public outrage in the country over the tragedy of MH17, which was shot down in the Donetsk region last Thursday. While Western governments have put the blame squarely ... never supplies this kind of system," she said. Meanwhile, family members of Malaysians who were aboard MH17 have given blood samples to government health officials and police forensic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557344/malaysians-rally-outside-embassies-first-major-public-expression-outrage
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel, Hamas and the battle for public opinion in the latest Gaza war

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by AP

    ... Battle for public opinion Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their closed businesses earlier in the week, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile ... intercepted and the damage caused has not been great, the furore over them has been powerful among Israelis. Only in recent days has public opinion started to focus more closely on the devastation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1560026/israel-hamas-and-battle-public-opinion-latest-gaza-war

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