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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Harvard University receives largest ever donation from Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:02pm by Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Linda Yeung and Ng Kang-chung Morningside Foundation hands over US$350m to American university's school of public health HK tycoons in record gift to Harvard A foundation set up ... health. The school will be renamed the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health after the late tycoon Chan Tseng-hsi, founder of Hang Lung. It becomes only the second Harvard faculty to carry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587769/harvards-health-school-get-record-us350m-gift-hong-kong-philanthropists
  3. News - World - DISEASE

    Obama to send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa for Ebola fight

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... In addition, Washington will send 65 public health workers to Liberia to manage and staff a previously announced US military hospital to care for health workers who become ill with Ebola. The US ... disease epidemic by sending 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa and launching a health-care training and hygiene programme. The announcement came as the UN said China would send more medics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593990/obama-send-3000-military-personnel-west-africa-ebola-fight
  4. News - World - INTERNET

    Google's claim it can save lives with health data is overstated, study says

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by GDN

    ... and other hopes of providing public health breakthroughs by analysing huge amounts of medical data have been overstated, according to a new study. "If we actually began relying on the claims made by big data surveillance in public health, we would come to some peculiar conclusions," said John Ayers, a research professor at San Diego State University who was lead author ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547613/googles-claim-it-can-save-lives-health-data-overstated-study-says
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 16, 2014

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... Firstly, the costs from the international pharmaceutical cartel are rising much faster than that of public servants (including public health care workers). Anti-cancer biologic drugs can cost up to HK$20,000 per month. Countries like India and South Africa are already challenging this threat to public health. Secondly, it remains to be proven that relaxing doctors' registration standards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1593360/letters-editor-september-16-2014
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to look into expired sutures use at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by LO WEI, Patsy Moy

    ... Lo Wei and Patsy Moy Expired surgical sutures: authority to probe deaths The health minister says he will find out why expired surgical sutures were used on 239 patients at Queen Elizabeth ... abnormal post-operative infection in any of the patients. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the Hospital Authority would look into whether there were "special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548186/health-authority-look-expired-sutures-use-queen-elizabeth-hospital
  7. News - Hong Kong - PHILANTHROPY

    Ronnie Chan Chichung's donations to university, the second in a week

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Denise Tsang

    ... to the University of Southern California follows a US$350 million gift to Harvard 's school of public health, the largest in the university's 378-year history. Before leaving, Chan took a swipe ... away their personal fortunes. As a result of the Harvard donation, the university's health school will be renamed the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health after the brothers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593477/ronnie-chan-chichungs-donations-university-second-week
  8. News - World - Ebola

    UN announces Ebola mission, adopts resolution to fight outbreak

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:31am by Associated Press in New York

    ... a resolution calling on the removal of travel bans on nations most impacted by the public health crisis. “The suffering and spillover effects in the region and beyond demand the attention of the entire ... stressed that the spread could be contained with a coordinated international response. In a highly unusual move by the powerful council, which has only taken up a public health issue for the second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595906/un-announces-ebola-mission-adopts-resolution-fight-outbreak
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... to worry about excessive drugs or check-ups." We hope that family doctors can serve as the gatekeepers of public health and medical fees LIU HONGWEI Chen said she saw patients every morning ... that family doctors can serve as the gatekeepers of public health and medical fees," he said. About four million people, out of Shanghai's population of 24 million, have signed up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  10. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Hong Kong pollution soars as city experiences smoggiest day of the year

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:22pm by James Griffiths

    ... the government's limit of 75. Health officials advise that members of the public "reduce to the minimum" the amount of time they spend outside, particularly in areas of heavy traffic, when ... of the year on Friday as weather conditions left the city choking on pollution that represented a 'serious risk' to health.  At 4pm, all 15 monitoring stations operated by the Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595952/something-air-tonight-hong-kong-pollution-levels-very-high-smog

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