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  1. News - World

    Bloomberg leaves rich public health legacy in NYC

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 09:10am by AP

    ... be remembered, accurately or not, as the mayor who wanted to ban the Big Gulp — a super-sized soda drink. After 12 years, Bloomberg leaves office Dec. 31 with a unique record as a public health crusader ... to protect people from an unhealthy lifestyle. “He has been a transformative leader,” said Dr. Linda Fried, dean of Columbia University’s school of public health. “He has created a model for how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1388133/bloomberg-leaves-rich-public-health-legacy-nyc
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - World

    Ahead of power plant push, Obama ties climate change to health hazards

    Posted May 31st 2014, 06:36pm by Reuters

    ... with efforts to promote better health for children and the elderly. In his weekly radio address, Obama said the United States had to do more to reduce carbon emissions so that children suffering from ... meet international obligations to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming, the White House’s focus on human health benefits is part of a sales pitch to drum up support from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1522628/ahead-power-plant-push-obama-ties-climate-change-health-hazards
  5. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Health officials meet with fastfood chain over supply of 'rotten meat' to Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:26pm by Ernest Kao, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... a Shanghai processing factory. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said this afternoon the meeting’s purpose was to ensure that no affected food has been imported into Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557475/hebei-factory-run-rotten-meat-firm-husi-exported-hong-kong-watchdog
  6. Comment - Letters

    Public awareness must be raised about alcohol-related harm

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by LETTERS

    ... Public awareness must be raised about alcohol-related harm I refer to the article by Charley Lanyon (" Underage drinking fuels worrying trend in Hong Kong, amid lack of regulation ... harmful and addictive. A new report by the World Health Organisation suggests that "early initiation of alcohol use is a predictor of impaired health status because it is associated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1516745/public-awareness-must-be-raised-about-alcohol-related-harm
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reform of Medical Council needed to restore public confidence after Eugina Lau case: group

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:29am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... in all. Lieh Mak said she believed a revamp was necessary to restore public confidence in the council. But the Food and Health Bureau, which has set up a steering committee for a strategic review ... needs major surgery A concern group has urged the Medical Council to address its shortcomings and restore public confidence in light of criticism that it has failed to protect patients’ rights. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523714/reform-medical-council-needed-restore-public-confidence-after-eugina
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Nationwide campaign to promote smoking ban in public spaces in China

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:21pm by Li Jing

    ... in China from Monday to promote a nationwide ban on smoking in public places. A spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission Mao Qunan told a launch ceremony in Beijing the campaign was aimed at raising public awareness of the health risks of tobacco use, Xinhua reported. China has pledged to ban smoking in public areas – such as restaurants, hotels, bars, cinemas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505796/nationwide-campaign-promote-smoking-ban-public-spaces-china
  9. Sport - Racing

    Joao Moreira undergoes appendectomy after mid-air health scare

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:20pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Brazilian rider had emergency surgery to remove appendix in Qatar after he fell ill during flight home Nightmare for star jockey Moreira Star jockey Joao Moreira may have had a dream rookie season in Hong Kong, but his fir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1555839/nightmare-star-jockey-joao-moreira
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Let spoiled airlines fund Hong Kong's third runway, not the public purse

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Let spoiled airlines fund third runway, not the public purse An association representing 2,500 pilots in Hong Kong has voiced support for a third airport runway, saying ... then here is the big question: Why should the Hong Kong public purse pay for something that the beneficiaries themselves say is not worth their while? Just auction the landing slots at peak hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557115/let-spoiled-airlines-fund-hong-kongs-third-runway-not-public-purse

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