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  1. News - China - MIGRATION

    And baby came too: more Chinese migrants take children with them, says report

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... employment prospects and education standards, the families are adding to pressure on public services such as health care, it said. The "Development Report on China's Migrant Population ... migrant children now in urban areas, services such as vaccinations had to be increased. There has been progress in terms of public health services for migrant women, but they still fall short ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1643348/and-baby-came-too-more-migrants-take-children-them-says-report
  2. Chinese medicine staff go hi-tech

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of 190 Chinese medicine practitioners said they supported the computerisation of clinic operations. The eHealth Consortium mailed survey forms in July. Twenty-six per cent polled said they had ... health records of patients who did not return often.' The city has more than 6,000 registered Chinese-medicine practitioners who cover 20 per cent of all outpatient services. About 10 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693336/chinese-medicine-staff-go-hi-tech
  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Minimum wage is the least we can do for overworked low-income earners

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 06:05am by Paul Yip

    ... of depression in low-wage workers in Britain, according to a research report for the 7th European Public Health Conference this month. In 1999, the country legislated for a national minimum wage, set at £3.60 [HK$44.90 at the time] an hour. It then studied 7,681 individuals over time, comparing the health effects of income gains on people whose salaries rose to the minimum wage with those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1650199/minimum-wage-least-we-can-do-overworked-low-income-earners
  4. News - Asia - TOBACCO

    India plans to restrict cigarette sales to those aged at least 25

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 02:37am by AFP

    ... year. Monica Arora, from the Public Health Foundation of India, applauded the jump in the minimum age for buying cigarettes. "Research shows that if someone hasn't started smoking ... to raise minimum smoking age Health campaigners have welcomed India's unprecedented plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarette sales, calling them a major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1649424/india-plans-restrict-cigarette-sales-those-aged-least-25
  5. Public confidence in health secretary surges

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Public confidence in Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has surged to its highest mark for more than a year in the wake of the swine flu outbreak. The popularity ... findings, the head of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, Robert Chung Ting-yiu, said: 'According to our findings, the popularity of all government officials has gone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680100/public-confidence-health-secretary-surges
  6. News - World - POLLUTION

    Obama to tighten restrictions on smog emissions

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by AP

    ... Obama reneged on a plan by then-Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson to lower the permissible level to be more protective of public health. The initial range of 60 to 70 ... health problems. The stricter standard would makes good on a pledge President Barack Obama made during his first campaign for the White House and one of his first environmental actions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1649399/obama-tighten-restrictions-smog-emissions
  7. Public confused over health care reforms

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Peter So

    ... Peter So and Mary Ann Benitez The first three-month stage of the public consultation on health care reform finishes today and a survey has found that only one in 10 people know what the proposals are. Lawmakers said any reform was premature at this stage. Last month's survey by the public opinion programme of the University of Hong Kong polled 1,015 people. It found that 78 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641368/public-confused-over-health-care-reforms
  8. Our half-hearted war against smoking

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of PM2.5 air pollutant particles was more than three times higher, and 20 times higher than the World Health Organisation guideline for 'clean air'. The researchers noted increasing scientific evidence that even short-term exposure could have adverse health effects for people with sensitive cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Hong Kong's public health professionals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737409/our-half-hearted-war-against-smoking
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's new HIV cases hit record high with 195 people diagnosed in Q3

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... the target by 2020, Aids will cease to be an epidemic in 2030," Wong said. Of the new cases, 60 per cent have received specialist HIV services in public health facilities. About half of the HIV ... cases were reported in the third quarter of the year, the highest number ever in a single quarter, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday, while a separate survey found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1648779/hong-kongs-new-hiv-cases-hit-record-high-195-people-diagnosed-q3
  10. News - China - HYGIENE

    Public go potty over ministry's plan to use flies to measure toilet health

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... was far from abuzz with praise yesterday for draft Ministry of Health guidelines for improving the mainland's notoriously awful public toilets, whose cleanliness will be gauged in part ... to count flies?" one user wrote on Sina.com "I suggest every public toilet sets up one position to hire a person who is adept at capturing them." One user even said the health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1157290/public-go-potty-over-ministrys-plan-use-flies-measure-toilet-health

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