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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists warn of potential public health crisis, with Chinese breathing in up to 20 times the amount of dangerous particles found in the US Hazardous ... regulations. An air pollution researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences agreed, adding that the current situation could lead to a health crisis in the coming decades. "Today the public is only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  7. 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
  8. News - China - tobacco control

    China's state tobacco authority blocks complete ban on cigarette ads: report

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:41am by Reuters

    ... by the health ministry. The draft includes a limited list of restrictions such as in public transport venues, electronic publications, libraries and parks, according to Xinhua. Excluded from the ban, ... advertising ban in the world’s largest consumer and producer of tobacco, sources said. The proposed total advertising ban pitted anti-smoking advocates and the health ministry, which blames cigarettes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1585704/chinas-state-tobacco-authority-blocks-complete-ban-cigarette-ads-report
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:15am by STAFF

    ... in the crisis. It is proposing sanctions against Russian conglomerate Rosneft and units of Gazprom.   WHO hosts press conference on Ebola The World Health Organisation holds a press conference ... although they will not be ready for several months. In another development, Cuba is expected to announce that it will send hundreds of health workers to help West African countries deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590403/talking-points
  10. News - China - CHARITY

    Party chief of scandal-plagued China Red Cross steps down

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:49am by Alice Yan

    ... to restore public confidence after a series of scandals. Zhao Baige, 62, will no longer serve as the society's executive vice-president and the head of its Communist Party committee, according to a statement posted on its website yesterday. Zhao would be succeeded by Xu Ke, 58, a deputy minister at the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the society said. Zhao took up her role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584041/party-chief-scandal-plagued-china-red-cross-steps-down

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