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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... to worry about excessive drugs or check-ups." We hope that family doctors can serve as the gatekeepers of public health and medical fees LIU HONGWEI Chen said she saw patients every morning ... that family doctors can serve as the gatekeepers of public health and medical fees," he said. About four million people, out of Shanghai's population of 24 million, have signed up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to look into expired sutures use at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by LO WEI, Patsy Moy

    ... Lo Wei and Patsy Moy Expired surgical sutures: authority to probe deaths The health minister says he will find out why expired surgical sutures were used on 239 patients at Queen Elizabeth ... abnormal post-operative infection in any of the patients. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the Hospital Authority would look into whether there were "special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548186/health-authority-look-expired-sutures-use-queen-elizabeth-hospital
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of reform bids," said Yuen, who is also a health consultant for the Bauhinia Foundation think tank. In the 1970s and 1980s, the colonial government poured a lot of money into the public health ... commissioned a team of local experts and public health specialists from Harvard University to study the system. It found that public health expenditure had grown, as a share of gross domestic product, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases on the rise at Hong Kong's public hospitals

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the superbug at public hospitals Drug-resistant "superbugs" are being found more often in public hospitals, Hospital Authority data shows, with one bug showing up nine times as often last ... branded a "global emergency" by the World Health Organisation in April. In about 90 per cent of VRE cases, the patient was carrying the bug but was not showing symptoms, said Dr Tsang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531998/superbug-cases-rise-hong-kongs-public-hospitals
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reform of Medical Council needed to restore public confidence after Eugina Lau case: group

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:29am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... in all. Lieh Mak said she believed a revamp was necessary to restore public confidence in the council. But the Food and Health Bureau, which has set up a steering committee for a strategic review ... needs major surgery A concern group has urged the Medical Council to address its shortcomings and restore public confidence in light of criticism that it has failed to protect patients’ rights. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523714/reform-medical-council-needed-restore-public-confidence-after-eugina
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Nationwide campaign to promote smoking ban in public spaces in China

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:21pm by Li Jing

    ... in China from Monday to promote a nationwide ban on smoking in public places. A spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission Mao Qunan told a launch ceremony in Beijing the campaign was aimed at raising public awareness of the health risks of tobacco use, Xinhua reported. China has pledged to ban smoking in public areas – such as restaurants, hotels, bars, cinemas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505796/nationwide-campaign-promote-smoking-ban-public-spaces-china
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    ‘Dirty’ air in subdivided flats pose health hazards

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:06pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... capita in the units surveyed is about 41 square feet – some 30 per cent lower than the Housing Authority’s 59 sq ft standard for public housing tenants. Lai said an overcrowded living environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517263/dirty-air-subdivided-flats-pose-health-hazards

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