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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases on the rise at Hong Kong's public hospitals

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the superbug at public hospitals Drug-resistant "superbugs" are being found more often in public hospitals, Hospital Authority data shows, with one bug showing up nine times as often last ... branded a "global emergency" by the World Health Organisation in April. In about 90 per cent of VRE cases, the patient was carrying the bug but was not showing symptoms, said Dr Tsang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531998/superbug-cases-rise-hong-kongs-public-hospitals
  4. Comment - Letters

    Public awareness must be raised about alcohol-related harm

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by LETTERS

    ... Public awareness must be raised about alcohol-related harm I refer to the article by Charley Lanyon (" Underage drinking fuels worrying trend in Hong Kong, amid lack of regulation ... harmful and addictive. A new report by the World Health Organisation suggests that "early initiation of alcohol use is a predictor of impaired health status because it is associated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1516745/public-awareness-must-be-raised-about-alcohol-related-harm
  5. News - World

    Ahead of power plant push, Obama ties climate change to health hazards

    Posted May 31st 2014, 06:36pm by Reuters

    ... with efforts to promote better health for children and the elderly. In his weekly radio address, Obama said the United States had to do more to reduce carbon emissions so that children suffering from ... meet international obligations to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming, the White House’s focus on human health benefits is part of a sales pitch to drum up support from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1522628/ahead-power-plant-push-obama-ties-climate-change-health-hazards
  6. News - World - DISEASE

    Many Asian tourists cancel trips to Africa over Ebola outbreak fears

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... accounted for more than 10 per cent of GDP, with Asian markets the fastest growing. The World Health Organisation declared the West African Ebola outbreak a "public health emergency ... of both these patients poses no public health threat," said Bruce Ribner, director of Emory's infectious disease unit. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578596/many-asian-tourists-cancel-trips-africa-over-ebola-outbreak-fears
  7. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY SERVICES

    Medical academy to offer training in disaster response

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... including rescuing victims, treating patients, diverting commuters, protecting public safety, moving resources and communicating with the public. He expected the leaders of bureaus including food and health, security and home affairs, to be equipped with key disaster-response skills. "It is time for Hong Kong to be better prepared for disasters," Li said. "The city is densely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577154/medical-academy-offer-training-disaster-response
  8. News - China - CRIME

    Kidney trafficking gang that ran underground hospital jailed by Beijing court

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 03:22pm by Alice Yan

    ... The hospital's name was not disclosed by the court and it was unclear if the institution would be liable. The group included three doctors hired by Zheng from small public hospitals in Xuzhou, Jiangsu ... media, take them for physical examinations and look after donors after their kidneys were removed. In its first four months, the operations were based in a community health centre in Xuzhou which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579168/kidney-trafficking-gang-ran-underground-hospital-jailed-beijing-court
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Nationwide campaign to promote smoking ban in public spaces in China

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:21pm by Li Jing

    ... in China from Monday to promote a nationwide ban on smoking in public places. A spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission Mao Qunan told a launch ceremony in Beijing the campaign was aimed at raising public awareness of the health risks of tobacco use, Xinhua reported. China has pledged to ban smoking in public areas – such as restaurants, hotels, bars, cinemas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505796/nationwide-campaign-promote-smoking-ban-public-spaces-china
  10. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown in Guangzhou as dengue fever cases surge

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:34pm by ALICE TING YAN

    ... say Dengue fever is spreading in Guangzhou, as the number of cases has surged rapidly over the past month, local health authorities say. The city’s Health Bureau says that since the first case ... of the Yuexiu district health bureau, was quoted by Yangcheng Evening News as saying. “Therefore, it might prove more difficult to control the disease than we imagined.” The disease, carried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575986/guangzhou-acts-prevent-further-spread-dengue-fever

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