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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... a doctor in Guangdong was publicly humiliated over a patient's death. Li Bin, the minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said hospitals were places for saving lives ... The hospital’s directors did not respond to calls about the incident. A nurse in the department where the doctor worked denied any knowledge of the matter. The health bureau in Chaozhou and the Guangdong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1441871/weeping-doctor-paraded-around-hospital-angry-mob-after-patient-dies
  2. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... of 11-year-olds across Europe are too heavy, says the UN agency that focuses on international public health. Greece has Europe's highest proportion of overweight 11-year-olds, at 33 per cent, ... The Guardian Poor diets and too little exercise mean up to a third of 11-year-olds across Europe- and two-thirds of Britain’s adults- are too heavy, the World Health Organisation warns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    MRSA cases at public hospitals level off; further reduction difficult

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Superbug cases level off; further reduction difficult The number of cases of the drug-resistant superbug MRSA remains steady at public hospitals, but may ... at public hospitals with accident and emergency wards to 142 in the third quarter of this year compared with 137 in the second quarter. The increase comes despite MRSA cases having been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1105774/mrsa-cases-public-hospitals-level-further-reduction-difficult
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... month, allegedly by a patient who was unhappy with treatment he received. Li Bin, the minister in charge of of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said earlier this month that she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1454037/doctors-attacked-knife-wieiding-patient-shanghai-latest-series-assaults
  6. See big picture on public health care

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our public hospital system is far from broken, but it could easily get that way without health care reform. Chronic shortages of medical staff, the increasing pressures of an ageing ... the public health sector provides a good standard of care at exceptionally low prices for all residents, regardless of income. Given the strains being experienced, it is an unsustainable situation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998909/see-big-picture-public-health-care
  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... system lags behind the change in disease patterns.” Public health programmes to reduce tobacco consumption, sodium intake and other dietary risks are clearly important strategies to tackle ... is the leading risk factor for premature death on the mainland, accounting for one in three deaths in 2010, according to the study published in The Lancet. Comparing data from the World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1262682/rapid-change-diets-put-china-health-under-pressure
  8. Policy promoting cycling would be a big step towards better public health

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... From a public-health perspective, Hong Kong is facing a challenge from non-communicable diseases. The leading causes of preventable death here are cancers, cardiovascular disease, ... a public-health angle. Cycling promotes physical activity. It is an alternative mode of transport that encourages a healthier environment. How is it that Hong Kong has not done better to create public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987977/policy-promoting-cycling-would-be-big-step-towards-better-public-health
  9. Our public health care is not broken, so why privatise it?

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng As our population ages, public health services and health expenditure have become issues of public debate. A voluntary health insurance scheme covering most of Hong Kong's 7 million people is now expected to be introduced by 2015 at the earliest. The government this week released a report on the second round of its public consultation on public health care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973341/our-public-health-care-not-broken-so-why-privatise-it
  10. Health chief sorry for calling public doctors petty-minded

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Health chief Dr York Chow Yat-ngok has offered a qualified apology to public doctors after he called them 'petty-minded' for asking for standard working hours. Chow's attempt to cool the situation, however, was rejected by medics and lawmakers yesterday. One said he was just 'playing with words'. The secretary for food and health said of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742203/health-chief-sorry-calling-public-doctors-petty-minded

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