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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Policeman and health care worker shot after mentally ill patient grabs gun

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:40pm by Clifford Lo and Samuel Chan

    ... on the officer's waist- in a public hospital in Sheung Shui yesterday. The policeman, 34, fell to the floor during the struggle and was shot in the arm. The suspect, thought to be a mainland illegal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1593058/policeman-shot-escorting-mentally-ill-patient-hospital
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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 - 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Private Hong Kong doctors stay away from public subsidy scheme for hypertension patients

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com They say Hospital Authority subvention for hypertension patients fails to cover costs Private doctors shun public subsidy scheme Private doctors are unhappy with a scheme that subsidises some public-hospital patients for treatment at private clinics in an effort to ease demand in the understaffed public sector. The public-private partnership ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582528/private-hong-kong-doctors-stay-away-public-subsidy-scheme
  10. 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

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