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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    World Health Organisation's tardy reporting of Mers cases criticised

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com WHO's reporting of Mers cases criticised An accurate picture of a fatal respiratory viral epidemic is being frustrated by the World Health Organisation's ... of Health had recorded 104 new infections in the past two weeks alone, taking the domestic total to 371, with 107 deaths. The WHO had failed to convey the seriousness of the recent situation, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501942/world-health-organisations-tardy-reporting-mers-cases-criticised
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New electronic system will put patient health records online by end of year

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Patient records to go online by end of year A long-delayed system which will allow private and public doctors to share patient health records ... the implementation of eHR sharing will enhance public-private partnership in the health-care sector and help redress public-private imbalance," he added. The introduction of the system will help senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486222/new-electronic-system-will-put-patient-health-records-online-end-year
  3. News - World - DISEASE

    Mosquitoes spreading chikungunya virus brought home by US travellers

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AP

    ... of the general public," said Dr Celeste Philip, an official with the Department of Health. Chikungunya virus is rarely fatal. Infected people typically suffer fever, severe joint pain and swelling, ... Associated Press in West Palm Beach, Florida Florida witnesses first cases of locally acquired chikungunya infection Mosquitoes spreading virus in US Health officials are saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556215/mosquitoes-spreading-chikungunya-virus-brought-home-us-travellers
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Make medical cover clear

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and public trust. Confidence can also be raised through reforming private health care, such as by mandating higher transparency in hospital charges. The government has rightly proposed that private ... SCMP Editorial Make health cover clear Medical insurance is something you pay for but hope never to use. That explains why people usually take out a policy as a fallback without studying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557099/medical-insurance-policies-should-be-transparent
  5. Is Wi-Fi radiation dangerous for health?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:40pm

    ... Q: I heard that the wi-fi signal is not good to health. Should I setup LAN ports in every rooms of my new apartment instead of using wi-fi router for Internet access? A: Signal intensity and operating distance are two main factors to determine risk of radio frequency to health. Looking around our living environment, Microwave oven is emitting signal intensity 100,000 times more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1546513/wi-fi-radiation-dangerous-health
  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:53pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com High-protein weight loss a matter of balance Scientists have shown that instead of counting calories for weight loss, we should boost the protein content of our diet. Nutritional values of foods are typically given in kilo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1548814/health-bites
  7. News - World - DRUGS

    Rules to protect children issued to marijuana stores in Washington, US

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by Reuters

    ... needed to make "bubble hash", a marijuana concentrate. The Public Health Inspections division of the Denver Department of Public Health said it ordered the business to stop using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556211/rules-protect-children-issued-marijuana-stores-washington-us
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bar Association calls for options on reform offering 'greatest possible' public participation

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:29pm by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung Denial of public nomination without 'greatest possible' voter participation in 2017 will 'abuse concept of rule of law', warns ... executive candidates without offering alternatives that ensure the greatest possible public participation, the Bar Association said yesterday. The Bar- which earlier said public nomination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552393/bar-association-calls-options-reform-offering-greatest-possible
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    When it comes to maintaining quality health care, two heads are better than one

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by JOHN LEONG

    ... The efficiency and quality of Hong Kong's public health care have long been admired around the world. However, we should not be complacent and shall strive to reach new heights amid the daunting challenges ahead. These include the inevitable ageing of our population, the escalating incidence of chronic diseases, the ever-increasing demand on public health care, and the recurring threat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472076/when-it-comes-maintaining-quality-health-care-two-heads-are-better
  10. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil police clash as anti-World Cup protesters call for better public services

    Posted May 16th 2014, 05:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paulo Protesters and police clashed in Sao Paulo on Thursday, as demonstrations against the World Cup and rallies calling for improved public services erupted ... the billions spent to host next month’s soccer tournament and said they wanted to draw attention to what they called a lack of investment to improve poor public services. “We are beginning to gain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513492/brazil-police-clash-anti-world-cup-protesters

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