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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong installs detection systems as WHO declares Ebola a global problem

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:45pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies

    ... Ebola now a global problem, W.H.O. says The World Health Organisation yesterday declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa an international public health emergency needing a coordinated global response. The outbreak has killed 961 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since it was first reported in March. Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569613/hong-kong-steps-border-measures-who-declares-ebola-global-emergency
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vital to get pricing right for Hong Kong's health insurance scheme

    Posted May 01st 2014, 06:01pm by Bernard Chan

    ... health-care financing. The government's latest attempt is the proposed Health Protection Scheme. This idea goes back to the public consultation of 2008, and officials are preparing another ... in insurance). Many Hong Kong people have some private health insurance provided by their employer. However, the coverage is often limited, and people end up using heavily subsidised public hospitals. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1501522/vital-get-pricing-right-hong-kongs-health-insurance-scheme
  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Kylie Knott

    ... with a mood disorder. And those who have the hardest time shaking off the habit may have more mental health issues than they are aware of. Those insights were among the collective findings published ... links between working shifts and a heightened risk of health problems, including certain cancers, and cardiovascular disease. The authors based their study on 12 international studies out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1561217/health-bites
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor probed for errors in 118 patients reports, failing to spot cancer

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... Christian Hospital is investigating the work of a pathologist who made mistakes in the health reports of 118 patients, leading to the wrong treatment of 17 of them. The doctor, who obtained her specialist qualification last year, had erred in writing many pathology reports, the public hospital announced yesterday. The mistakes included failing to detect cancer cells and confusing medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571649/doctor-made-mistakes-118-patients-reports
  5. Business - Commodities

    Mainland coal port to see surging imports as urbanisation accelerates

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Urbanisation drive on mainland expected to push up the fuel’s imports at Qinhuangdao port, which is seen as a barometer of economic health Mainland coal port to see ... as 10 years that cover about 70 per cent of throughput, according to Xing. The company, which made one of the six largest Hong Kong initial public offerings last year, will report first-half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1578068/mainland-coal-port-see-surging-imports-urbanisation-accelerates
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    MERS fears for US health workers

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:47am by AGENCIES

    ... they are awaiting test results to determine whether any of the exposed hospital workers have MERS. Health officials stressed that MERS is not a risk to the general public in the US, but it does spread among ... Agencies MERS fears for US health workers Two health workers at a hospital in the US state of Florida, who were exposed to a patient with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome have begun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511616/mers-fears-us-health-workers
  7. News - World

    Scarce Ebola drugs bring hard ethical choices as outbreak spreads

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 10:04pm by BLOOM

    ... groups for not being aggressive enough in fighting what it last week designated an international public-health emergency. "There is a lack of coordination among all the different ... that "a massive medical, epidemiological and public-health response is desperately needed to save lives and reverse the course of the epidemic". Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571546/scarce-ebola-drugs-bring-hard-ethical-choices-outbreak-spreads
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and Britain are natural partners in health care reform

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:28am by CAROLINE WILSON

    ... National Health Service (NHS) celebrated its 65th birthday as the world's largest publicly funded health system. The demands it faces have changed beyond all recognition since its inception. ... of their budgets, operating free from direct government control as "foundation trusts". Public-private partnerships and innovations in health care technology have improved the quality and patient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1506553/hong-kong-and-britain-are-natural-partners-health-care
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW AND ORDER

    Prosecuting large numbers of Occupy activists 'not in public interest'

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Stuart Lau

    ... ‘small fry’ Public prosecutors would be acting against the public interest if they brought each and every Occupy Central protester to court instead of focusing their efforts ... Cross, who ended 12 years as director of public prosecutions in 2009. In response, the Department of Justice said its paramount consideration was to "maintain the rule of law and to act ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564461/prosecuting-large-numbers-occupy-activists-not-public-interest

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