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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    How to make Hong Kong schools a hub for better health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... of the integrated education policy, under which special needs students are placed in mainstream schools. Hong Kong has become a regional leader regarding school health promotion On the whole, students ... This issue deserves serious attention- as an unhealthy school environment can only breed unhealthy students. Health is important for both personal and societal development. The World Health ...

  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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR RIGHTS

    Union demands government approves statutory 17 public holidays to all Hong Kong workers

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:08pm by Ada Lee

    ... of statutory holidays in Hong Kong to 17, so all workers would be entitled to every public holiday. As many in the city began a four-day weekend to mark Easter yesterday, the Confederation of Trade ... receives 12 statutory public holidays by law, but it is up to employers to decide whether they will give workers five other "bank holidays", including Good Friday and Easter Monday. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be drinking and using contaminated water during the period is worrying. It goes against the transparency and accountability expected of governments nowadays. Regrettably, public health has yet to become a priority on the mainland. Cover-ups are seemingly the norm rather than the exception. Damage has already be done, not only to public health but also confidence that is sorely needed. ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Private health care tipped for growth after state backs investment

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:27am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and fast economic development," said William Zhan, from the Maria Medical Investment Group, which runs about a dozen maternity hospitals on the mainland. "But the health care industry has ... figures. They currently account for about 42 per cent of all hospitals. Last month, the National Health and Family Planning Commission urged local governments to step up support for private health ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns in the wake of Obamacare woes

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:59am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A crashing website and widespread confusion surrounding the introduction of Obamacare drive health secretary to resign President Barack Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, paying the price for the chaotic initial roll-out of his signature health care law, officials said on Thursday. Obama will on Friday ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNMENT FINANCE

    Financial Secretary promises tighter controls on public expenditure as he seeks budget support

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:20pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com John Tsang's plans, which will affect infrastructure project costs, come after MTR's reveals Hong Kong's HK$67 billion high-speed rail link to Guangzhou will be late by up to two years The government is to introduce tighter controls on public expenditure, such new infrastructure project costs and procurement procedures, the Financial ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's medical lobby must put public good ahead of private interest

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 06:00pm by Albert Cheng

    ... qualified doctors to first serve in the public health system for a designated period before being allowed to work in the private sector. On the surface, this is a reasonable proposal to help resolve ... to manipulate the situation in the medical sector for personal gain. We shouldn't tolerate a professional monopoly that hurts public interests and endangers public health and safety. We must salute ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:05am by Jeanette Wang

    ... should be encouraged to go outside for lunch or breaks, and indoor lighting should be improved in the school and workplace, says Zee. For heart health, always look on the bright side of life ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals to hand newborns straight to mums in Hong Kong breastfeeding drive

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Public hospitals promote breastfeeding by granting mother and baby an hour of contact in delivery ward and adjacent beds afterwards Hospitals give newborns more time with mum Three public hospitals eyeing international "baby-friendly" accreditation have stopped separating mothers from their newborn babies immediately after labour ...




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