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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian peninsula Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organisation expert said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551081/mers-virus-unlikely-spread-asia-world-health-organisation
  2. News - China Insider - MARATHON

    ‘No more public peeing!’ Beijing Marathon organisers warn runners ahead of October event

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... behaviour” would not be tolerated. “Any contestant, if found along the track conducting uncivilised behaviours, such as relieving in public and littering, will be disqualified from the race,” ... that public urination was inevitable during marathons, noting it was a problem for such events throughout the world. The mainland media in the past reported that peeing on the “red walls” had become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1555357/no-more-public-peeing-beijing-marathon-organisers-warn-runners
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bid to cut strokes in a heartbeat

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... cause of death in the city, according to data from the Department of Health. The free trial programme will begin in five public clinics in Western District from September this year. Dr Daniel ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New 30-second test aims to screen 60,000 Hongkongers for abnormal heart rhythms, which raise risk of developing host of health problems Bid to cut strokes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557677/bid-cut-strokes-heartbeat
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Public support for Chief Secretary Carrie Lam at record low, HKU poll shows

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:29am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Public support for Lam at record low Public support for Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has hit a record low, a poll shows, despite her long being one of the most popular members of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's team. In the latest monthly survey by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555057/public-support-chief-secretary-carrie-lam-record-low-hku-poll-shows
  5. News - China - DISEASE

    China urged to step up protection against hepatitis

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Emily Tsang

    ... infected. The coalition, formed by hepatitis experts to advocate public policy on the health issue, pointed out that only half of countries in the region had established an action plan to prevent ... described by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a largely neglected silent killer that claims 1.4 million lives across the world every year. More than 70 per cent of deaths related to viral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1560759/china-urged-step-protection-against-hepatitis
  6. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    'Why did they bother to consult with the public?' Reaction on the streets to reform reports

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 06:56pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff reporters What did the public make of today's reports on political reform? On Tuesday the government unveiled two key reports on political reforms necessary to introduce ... mention the almost 800,000 people who called for public nomination in an unofficial referendum, or the 510,000 people that organisers say took part in the July 1 march in support of genuine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554856/why-did-they-bother-consult-public-reaction-streets-reform-reports
  7. News - China - MACAU

    Macau's leader Fernando Chui 'happy to let Beijing know public's views on democracy'

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:12pm by Stuart Lau

    ... don't think he knows what the public really want." He described Chui's latest remarks on democracy as insincere. "He did not tell us about any road map on democracy." Sou and fellow social activists in Macau are organising an unofficial referendum next month, similar to Occupy Central's June poll in Hong Kong, to gauge public demand for democracy. The August ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554703/macaus-leader-fernando-chui-happy-let-beijing-know-publics-views
  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Hong Kong-funded pollution reports on Guangdong kept from public

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Mimi Lau

    ... in the Pearl River Delta region have not been fully disclosed to the public because Guangdong authorities object to releasing "confidential information" in them, the Hong Kong government has ... the embargo was necessary as the reports had "some data about some enterprises. We have made a simplified version of what the public needs to know about it." Video: How to deal with Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553625/hong-kong-funded-pollution-reports-guangdong-kept-public
  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 - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald’s Hong Kong to face probe over meat imports from rotten food plant

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 11:45pm by Michael de Waal-Montgomery and Danny Lee

    ... then suspended sales of popular menu offerings including chicken nuggets and McSpicy burgers. Officials are now investigating whether the fast-food giant breached the public health and municipal services ... food to the Hong Kong public over a four-day period this week. The Centre for Food Safety, which is conducting the probe, said yesterday that samples collected during 48 visits to various ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559413/its-time-full-truth-meat-scandal-mcdonalds-told

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