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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Health authority orders China's public hospitals to stop expanding

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Health authority blames growth for rising bills, but hospitals say they chase business to survive Public hospitals told to put brakes on rapid expansion The state health authority has ordered mainland public hospitals to halt their rapid expansion, blaming it for rising medical bills. In a recent "emergency circular", the National Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1609738/health-authority-orders-chinas-public-hospitals-stop-expanding
  2. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Scientists examine the health risks of Hong Kong's notorious 'street canyons'

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... "Our study is primarily concerned with mapping the level of risk to public health, but these questions are also important for city planners." He said the study results would help planners ... with patients' home addresses, including floors". Dr Wong Chit-ming, associate professor at HKU's School of Public Health, who is taking part in the study, said the research was the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615357/scientists-examine-health-risks-hong-kongs-notorious-street-canyons
  3. News - World - Ebola

    Ebola monitoring rises as Spain tries to contain health fears

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 09:32pm by Reuters in Madrid

    ... over its response by tightening Ebola detection protocols on Friday and putting Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria in charge of handling the health crisis, five days after ... face with the gloves of her protective suit. Angry health workers jeered Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday as he visited the hospital, throwing surgical gloves at his car, while unions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614638/ebola-monitoring-rises-spain-tries-contain-health-fears
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Foreign doctors quit Hong Kong public hospitals over licence red tape

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Overseas medical specialists say they are leaving scheme to bolster public hospitals as it is too hard to get permanent Hong Kong license Foreign doctors quit overred tape A programme to recruit overseas doctors to ease the chronic manpower shortage at public hospitals is seeing an exodus of talent as at least three of the 11 specialists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620172/foreign-doctors-quit-hong-kong-public-hospitals-over-licence-red-tape
  5. News - World - DISEASE

    Spread of Ebola unseen since Aids epidemic, says US health official

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... African presidents pleaded for aid and said the world was not responding fast enough to the crisis. Frieden said: "I would say that in the 30 years I've been working in public health ... since the Aids epidemic, according to a top US health official as it emerged Britain is sending 750 military personnel, a medical ship and three helicopters to Sierra Leone in help contain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613012/spread-ebola-unseen-aids-epidemic-says-us-health-official
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue fever brings travel and health warnings on mainland

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:54am by Alice Yan

    ... There is no vaccine or medicine to treat dengue. The prescribed treatment is to rest, drink plenty of fluids and reduce the fever. Dr Lu Hongzhou, an infectious disease expert at the Shanghai Public Health ... travel period, mainland health experts say. More than 12,000 cases have been reported to the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), xinhuanet.com reports – about five times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1605302/dengue-fever-brings-out-travel-and-health-warnings-mainland
  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese Health Minister Chiu Wen-ta resigns over 'gutter oil' scandal

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 03:36am by Lawrence Chung, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Laura Zhou Health minister resigns over 'gutter oil' scandal Taiwan's health minister, Chiu Wen-ta, resigned last night over one of the biggest food scandals to rock the island and Hong Kong. His resignation came hours after Taiwanese prosecutors charged eight people over sales of recycled waste oil. Chiu apologised to the public over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1609122/taiwanese-health-minister-chiu-wen-ta-resigns-over-gutter-oil-scandal
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Occupy Central protesters face health risk as pollution alert raised in city

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Olga Wong and Chris Lau

    ... Olga Wong and Chris Lau After the pepper spray, protesters face pollution Pepper spray aside, Occupy Central protesters could be facing a health risk from air pollution by remaining out on the streets. While the threat had been low due to less traffic since the demonstrations began, the Environmental Protection Department yesterday changed its health risk forecast to "high" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604875/occupy-central-protesters-face-health-risk-pollution-alert-raised
  9. 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
  10. 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

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