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  1. News - China - CHARITY

    China’s health authorities jump on ‘ice bucket challenge’ charity bandwagon

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... health ministry and family planning body, said on its microblog account on Wednesday that it sided with the "ice bucket" campaign and called on the public to donate more. ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com The “ice bucket challenge” – a splashy worldwide charity campaign – has gotten support from China’s national health authorities, who want to raise funds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578374/chinas-health-authorities-jump-ice-bucket-challenge-charity-bandwagon
  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 - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'He can't eat or talk': Gao Zhisheng's wife horrifed by state of his health after jail

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:38pm by AP

    ... international renown for his courage defending members of the outlawed spiritual movement Falun Gong and fighting for the land rights of farmers. After he was detained, he upset authorities by publicly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575050/he-cant-eat-or-talk-gao-zhishengs-wife-horrifed-state-his-health-after
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Cyberattack hits 10,000 patients' health data

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Ransom demanded from CUHK medical faculty as other victims come forward Cyberattack hits 10,000 patients' health data Chinese University's Faculty ... for Liver Health and Institute of Digestive Disease at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin. A faculty spokeswoman said last night that it was operating as normal and patient care had not been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567284/cyberattack-hits-10000-patients-health-data
  7. News - Hong Kong - DISEASE

    Ebola virus threat to Hong Kong is minimal, say health experts

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Bryan Harris

    ... 'minimal in Hong Kong' The risk of the worst outbreak of Ebola in history spreading through Hong Kong remains minimal, say health experts who are urging the public to remain calm. ... is particularly serious because of poverty and poor health care infrastructure," said Cheung. "I totally understand why the Hong Kong public is concerned because we all lived through Sars. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565238/ebola-virus-threat-hong-kong-minimal-says-microbiologist-yuen-kwok
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong won't follow Macau's strict lead on Ebola, health protection chief says

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Patsy Moy

    ... symptoms would be contacted by phone every day of their stay. But Leung said public education to promote health awareness among both tourists and locals would be more effective. The city had ... to give contact details to health officials, the city's health protection chief said. Dr Leung Ting-hung, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, said it would be difficult to follow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565695/hong-kong-wont-follow-macaus-lead-ebola-health-protection-chief-says
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Local 'Oscars for books' awards call on public, experts to vote for winners

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Oliver Chou

    ... and the public. The first Hong Kong Golden Book Award- dubbed the city's "Oscars for books" by the organisers- has shortlisted for competition 158 new titles launched since last year. Readers can vote online between Monday and August 31 in four categories: literature, comics, health and culture and politics and economics. The top 10 titles with the most votes from adjudicators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568552/local-oscars-books-awards-call-public-experts-vote-winners
  10. News - World

    Ebola outpacing efforts to control it, says World Health Organisation chief

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 12:08am by AFP

    ... that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is "moving faster than our efforts to control it", the World Health Organisation head warned yesterday. WHO director general Dr ... in severe socio-economic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries," said Chan, formerly director of health in Hong Kong. The disease has killed at least 728 people in Guinea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564595/ebola-outpacing-efforts-control-it-says-world-health-organisation-chief

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