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  1. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs public discussion to promote concept of 'dying well'

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:01am by LETTERS

    ... Public discussion needed to promote concept of 'dying well' According to government statistics, there are more than 40,000 deaths every year in Hong Kong. People today try hard ... to your loved ones. As our population is ageing rapidly, there is an escalation of chronic diseases. Chronic illness care and management are becoming an increasingly important part of the health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1527038/hong-kong-needs-public-discussion-promote-concept-dying-well
  2. News - China - MACAU

    Macau chief executive promises a government that listens more to the public

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:24am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... vowed to improve his governance by listening more to the public at the city's only election forum with the 400 members of the Election Committee yesterday. Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, who is seeking a second term unopposed, also said that in the future all crucial bills should go through a public consultation before being tabled to the city's legislature to ensure consensus. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575157/macau-chief-executive-promises-government-listens-more-public
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Dirty doctor sent tawdry texts during surgery, Seattle health officials say

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:30am by NYT

    ... for his own sexual gratification, and may also have been exchanging sexually explicit texts with that patient, according to documents made public by the Washington Department of Health. In one ... McClatchy-Tribune Dirty doctor sent tawdry texts, health officials say A doctor in America has been suspended after state officials discovered he was allegedly sending sexually explicit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530319/dirty-doctor-sent-tawdry-texts-during-surgery-seattle-health-officials
  4. News - World - DISEASE

    Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO for use in Africa

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Winnipeg, Canada Experimental drug as yet untested, but WHO says it's ethical given the public health crisis Canada to donate Ebola vaccine to WHO for Africa Canada ... discussing its possible use in Africa, Dr Greg Taylor, deputy chief public health officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada, said. Canada only has about 1,500 animal doses of the vaccine, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573073/canada-donate-experimental-ebola-vaccine-who-use-africa
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    British parliamentarians urge health warnings for alcohol

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 08:08pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Report highlights cost to British economy of excessive drinking and rise in liver disease UK MPs urge health warnings for alcohol Health warnings should ... and the cost of alcohol to the economy totals £21 billion [HK$273 billion]." The report, which also recommends a minimum unit price on alcohol, states that although health warnings are prominent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571471/british-parliamentarians-urge-health-warnings-alcohol
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Canada patient showing Ebola-like symptoms is placed in isolation

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... department including isolating the patient," the hospital said in a statement, adding that hospital doctors were working closely with public health officials to confirm a diagnosis. In addition ... with almost 700 workers in the affected region, was also critical, saying that it has been repeating for weeks that "a massive medical, epidemiological and public health response is desperately ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569953/canada-patient-showing-ebola-symptoms-placed-isolation
  7. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Two more trees near scene of fatal Mid-Levels accident pose threat to public, says expert

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 02:53pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... time, posing an imminent danger to the public, an expert said on Friday. Two White Champaca or White Sandalwood trees on Robinson Road have grown too big for where they are planted ... owners legally responsible for any threat to public safety and to ensure the quality of contractors managing trees. Yesterday’s tragedy could have been avoided if trees in the city had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574168/two-more-trees-near-scene-fatal-mid-levels-accident-pose-threat
  8. 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
  9. News - World - CYBER ATTACKS

    Chinese hackers attack US hospital, stealing 4.5 million patients' records

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:26am by Reuters, AFP

    ... such breaches in 2009. The previous record, an attack on a Montana Department of Public Health server, was disclosed in June and affected about 1 million people. In May, a US grand jury indicted five ... hospital groups, stealing personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients – making it the largest such breach since tracking started five years ago. Community Health Systems (CHS), which operates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576668/chinese-hackers-attack-us-hospital-stealing-45-million-patients-records
  10. Sport - Golf

    Tiger Woods has his health, just not his game

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:52am

    ... in on that [practice] range out there. Unfortunately, I didn’t carry it to the golf course.” At least he still has his health. At Firestone on Sunday, Woods said he was a little stiff from his most recent back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1568977/tiger-woods-has-his-health-just-not-his-game

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