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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Walking while texting a modern health hazard

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Safety experts increasingly concerned about more injuries occurring because people are distracted when using their smartphones Texting while walking a bad mix A 14-year-old boy was injured when he walked off a six-foot-high bridge into ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597490/walking-while-texting-modern-health-hazard
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH: ANALYSIS

    Transparency on hospital charges is just part of big health-sector overhaul

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Government sources say billing rules will tie in with insurance reforms to encourage patients to go private and ease burden on public sector Transparency on prices ... It will tie in closely with changes to the health insurance market, including the introduction of minimum requirements for insurance policies. A source from the Food and Health Bureau said making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555451/transparency-hospital-charges-just-part-big-health-sector-overhaul
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com A huge majority of respondents said they needed more mental health support at work Workers want more help to stay sane: study Some 90 per cent of respondents to the city's first ever academic survey of workplace mental health conditions said they needed better support at work. And almost 60 per cent said mental health issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  5. Business - Money

    La Chapelle to raise HK$2.2b in public offering

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:18am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com La Chapelleto raise HK$2.2bin offering Shanghai-based apparel maker Shanghai La Chapelle Fashion, backed by local jeweller Chow Tai Fook, is raising HK$2.2 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong, tapping the recovering sentiment in the primary market. The company plans to sell 122 million shares at between HK$13.98 and HK$18.20 per share, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1598320/la-chapelle-raise-hk22b-public-offering
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Li Enze vows to keep fighting tobacco industry over its health claims Low-tar-cigarette lawsuit 'not over' Li Enze has modest hopes for his ... research by Xie Jianping, who worked at an institute under CTJI. Xie was made a fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2011 for his study into reducing the health hazards of tobacco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556672/low-tar-cigarette-lawsuit-not-over-campaigner-vows-keep-health-fight
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US officials say 100,000 immigrants face losing health-care insurance

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:45pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post 100,000 immigrants risk eligibility and many more face loss of premium assistance Many face the loss of US health insurance US health officials say more than 100,000 immigrants who bought health-care plans through the federal insurance exchange will have their coverage cut off at the end of the month, because they failed to provide proof by the September ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593997/us-officials-say-100000-immigrants-face-losing-health-care-insurance
  8. Comment

    Asia's pandemic expertise can help West Africa fight Ebola

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 01:45pm by MARIA GUEVARA

    ... At the time, Medecins Sans Frontieres was one of a handful of actors providing health care, filling the gap left by a dysfunctional public health system, which had a huge lack of facilities, resources, ... patients who urgently need care because there are no beds or space available. The public health infrastructure is collapsing, with health workers on the front line becoming infected and dying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1598653/asias-pandemic-expertise-can-help-west-africa-fight-ebola
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New rail projects will keep public transport system right on track

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:02pm by Anthony Cheung

    ... railways the backbone of Hong Kong's public transport system Right on track The government's new railway development strategy provides a blueprint for planning the expansion of Hong Kong's network up to 2031. It is based on a consultancy review of the 2000 development strategy, taking into account views collected in two rounds of public engagement in 2012 and last year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1596128/new-rail-projects-will-keep-public-transport-system-right-track
  10. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Malaysians rally outside embassies in first major public expression of outrage over MH17

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:05pm by AP

    ... and was the first major expression of public outrage in the country over the tragedy of MH17, which was shot down in the Donetsk region last Thursday. While Western governments have put the blame squarely ... never supplies this kind of system," she said. Meanwhile, family members of Malaysians who were aboard MH17 have given blood samples to government health officials and police forensic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557344/malaysians-rally-outside-embassies-first-major-public-expression-outrage

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