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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reports of deadly disease caused by food bacteria more than double in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 06:48pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of listeria, well below the health-threatening threshold of 100. But 11 samples were deemed "unsatisfactory" for microorganisms, with the number of colonies of aerobic organisms and Ecoli exceeding the acceptable levels. Yeung said the centre had advised producers of the unsatisfactory samples to improve their processes. He advised the public not to consume food beyond its expiry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594733/reports-deadly-disease-caused-food-bacteria-more-double-hong-kong
  2. Business - Companies - JOINT VENTURES

    Failed coal marriage highlights risk of public-private partnership

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:02am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Losses from coal investment highlight risks of public-private partnerships China BlueChemical learns costly lesson While Beijing is pushing for state firms to co-invest with private enterprises to create a more "mixed economy", the experience of a CNOOC subsidiary shows why such collaborations can be fraught with danger. China BlueChemical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1583487/failed-coal-marriage-highlights-risk-public-private-partnership
  3. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs public discussion to promote concept of 'dying well'

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:01am by LETTERS

    ... Public discussion needed to promote concept of 'dying well' According to government statistics, there are more than 40,000 deaths every year in Hong Kong. People today try hard ... to your loved ones. As our population is ageing rapidly, there is an escalation of chronic diseases. Chronic illness care and management are becoming an increasingly important part of the health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1527038/hong-kong-needs-public-discussion-promote-concept-dying-well
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Hospitals' policy on umbilical cords provokes rights row

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... should I not be allowed to keep it?" Human-rights lawyer Michael Vidler agreed, saying patients should decide what they did with their body parts. Five of the city's public hospitals collect cord blood for the Red Cross, which has run the only public cord-blood bank since 1998 and provides the blood to anyone who needs it. Liu, a paralegal, said her family had a history ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594958/whose-line-it-anyway-hospitals-policy-umbilical-cords-provokes-rights
  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Parents warned to choose child car seats and baby wipes carefully

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:09pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... carcinogenic substances. Forty-one per cent of baby wipe brands in Hong Kong contain at least one preservative that could cause severe rashes or other health hazards in children. After recent overseas ... the council's publicity and community relations committee chairman, referred to the European Union's recommendation against using MIT in skin cosmetics and personal care products to cut the risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1593065/parents-warned-choose-child-car-seats-and-baby-wipes-carefully
  6. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 12, 2014

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 07:40am

    ... The difficulties for China’s ancestry sleuths |Source: Financial Times Fewer publicly held records have left a gap in the market. Guo Feixiong's trial today A dark verdict on China's future- Xiao ... |Source: Bloomberg Society Taiwan Health Ministry stops imports of HK lard oil |Source: China Post Chinese plantation supervisor murdered |Source: Cambodia Daily Can a China deal breathe new life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1590655/posts-daily-china-news-round-september-12-2014
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Dirty doctor sent tawdry texts during surgery, Seattle health officials say

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:30am by NYT

    ... for his own sexual gratification, and may also have been exchanging sexually explicit texts with that patient, according to documents made public by the Washington Department of Health. In one ... McClatchy-Tribune Dirty doctor sent tawdry texts, health officials say A doctor in America has been suspended after state officials discovered he was allegedly sending sexually explicit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530319/dirty-doctor-sent-tawdry-texts-during-surgery-seattle-health-officials
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... bucket craze Hong Kong doctors have poured cold water on a charity craze that is sweeping the globe, warning that "vulnerable'' people could be risking their health. The Hong Kong ... Dr Louis Shih Tai-cho said the warning was necessary due to a lack of awareness of the potential dangers, or of safety measures. "There are definite health risks. We think people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The personal connections that can help save lives

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by Paul Yip, QIJIN CHENG

    ... for people in need to seek help. People are concerned about the long waiting time, sometimes more than a year, to see mental health professionals including psychiatrists in the public hospitals. ... have to work together to make suicide prevention more sustainable, strategic and focused. More resources and training should be provided to mental health care providers, while more public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588710/personal-connections-can-help-save-lives
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... incinerator business' New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears over incinerating household waste in cities. But the updated regulation, which took effect on July 1, may not allay public fears and stop protests over incinerator projects, with some experts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be

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