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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Health should be the top priority As Guangzhou suspended live-poultry sales in nearly a third of its wet markets and substituted central slaughtering as part of a pilot ... sense of security created by improved defences against bird flu. Then former health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said the decision might not be permanent as viruses and the risk could change. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510125/when-it-comes-live-chicken-sales-health-should-be-top
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Government bureaus must cut growth in spending by 1pc for two years

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Olga Wong

    ... and will encourage them to re-prioritise resources for new public services." Big-spending agencies would also be required to undergo "check-ups" of their financial health ... reserves of HK$734 billion could dry up in 2027, the advisers warned. Money saved on recurrent spending will be returned to agencies when they plan new public services, sources close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564591/government-bureaus-must-cut-growth-spending-1pc-two-years
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must impose checks on its pre-cooked meat imports

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:25pm by Albert Cheng

    ... follows hard on the heels of a long list of meat-related public health crises originating from China. These reported cases of malpractice in the Chinese food sector are only the tip ... are related to the use of dirty or rotten food, pre-cooked or otherwise, from dubious sources in mainland China. The public health regulators should use the current wave of discontent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1563480/hong-kong-must-impose-checks-its-pre-cooked-meat-imports
  5. 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
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Heavy toll of Gaza ground invasion tests resolve of Israeli public

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:10pm by AP

    ... It convinced the Israeli public that the decision taken by Netanyahu came from a sense of 'we have no other choice'." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557340/heavy-toll-gaza-ground-invasion-tests-resolve-israeli-public
  7. News - World - DISEASE

    Alarm rises over Ebola outbreak’s spread in west Africa with doctors infected

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Freetown, Sierra Leone International travel and public gatherings limited as deadliest outbreak yet of disease continues to spread in west Africa and infects health ... public health disaster. Ebola can fell victims within days, causing severe fever and muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and, in some cases, organ failure and unstoppable bleeding. People can catch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561299/alarm-rises-over-ebola-outbreaks-spread-west-africa-doctors-infected
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    One new superbug infection every 18 minutes in Hong Kong public hospitals

    Posted May 01st 2014, 11:21pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Statistics for public hospitals show cases have risen 15pc since 2011, with overcrowding and Hong Kong's ageing population given as key factors Superbug infection 'every 18 minutes' Public hospitals reported a new case of superbug infection every 18 minutes last year, according to Hospital Authority figures. And more than a tenth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1502057/one-new-superbug-infection-every-18-minutes-hong-kong-public
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Meat of the McDonald's problem lost in McFlurry

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... incubator of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. And as burgers, fries and sugary drinks replace noodle soup and tea, the effect on public health is all too evident. In Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reported this week that more and more younger people are becoming diabetic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) projects that 50 to 57 per cent of the Chinese population will be obese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563697/meat-mcdonalds-problem-lost-mcflurry
  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Osteoarthritis is becoming an increasing problem in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by ALAN YU

    ... No end to the daily grind Excruciating pain in the knee and other joints could become a growing public health issue in Hong Kong, according to local doctors. Yeung Siu-to, 83, noticed her aching ... couple of years, Lee says, he and his colleagues have been getting more inquiries from younger people, some in late 30s, seeking help for joint pain. "It's a public health issue, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1559143/osteoarthritis-becoming-increasing-problem-hong-kong

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