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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - World - INTERNET

    Google's claim it can save lives with health data is overstated, study says

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by GDN

    ... and other hopes of providing public health breakthroughs by analysing huge amounts of medical data have been overstated, according to a new study. "If we actually began relying on the claims made by big data surveillance in public health, we would come to some peculiar conclusions," said John Ayers, a research professor at San Diego State University who was lead author ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547613/googles-claim-it-can-save-lives-health-data-overstated-study-says
  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 - World - UNITED STATES

    Dirty doctor sent tawdry texts during surgery, Seattle health officials say

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:30am by NYT

    ... for his own sexual gratification, and may also have been exchanging sexually explicit texts with that patient, according to documents made public by the Washington Department of Health. In one ... McClatchy-Tribune Dirty doctor sent tawdry texts, health officials say A doctor in America has been suspended after state officials discovered he was allegedly sending sexually explicit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530319/dirty-doctor-sent-tawdry-texts-during-surgery-seattle-health-officials
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists warn of potential public health crisis, with Chinese breathing in up to 20 times the amount of dangerous particles found in the US Hazardous ... regulations. An air pollution researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences agreed, adding that the current situation could lead to a health crisis in the coming decades. "Today the public is only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists

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