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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Health authority orders China's public hospitals to stop expanding

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Alice Yan

    ... their services and management." Some 10 public hospitals have 4,000 or more beds, including the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University with 10,000 beds, Huaxi Hospital in Chengdu ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Health authority blames growth for rising bills, but hospitals say they chase business to survive Public hospitals told to put brakes on rapid expansion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1609738/health-authority-orders-chinas-public-hospitals-stop-expanding
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Completely foreign owned hospitals approved for leading cities

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:53am by Alice Yan

    ... number of rich mainlanders but most remain small and struggle to lure top doctors away from prestigious public hospitals, they say. State regulators have given the green light for wholly owned ... to be staffed by overseas doctors, he added, as the cost alone would be prohibitive. Top mainland doctors prefer to work at prestigious public hospitals, where they enjoy higher social status ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1626225/completely-foreign-owned-hospitals-approved-leading-cities
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will hit China, virus pioneer Peter Piot warns

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 02:07pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... not always "up to standard", which put public health at great risk. Piot stressed the importance of training people to spot at-risk air passengers before they boarded. And he said voluntary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625753/screening-airport-arrivals-ebola-not-effective-says-co-discoverer
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Little risk of Ebola sufferer flying into Hong Kong, but China is another story

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Kong's School of Public Health. "We hope that the hospitals in China are also preparing themselves to cope with possible exported cases and that there wouldn't be any outbreak," ... in a commentary on the paper. He told the Sunday Morning Post: "The main reason for doing screening at the border is often for public relations rather than for protection of public health." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624703/little-risk-ebola-sufferer-flying-hong-kong-china-another-story
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors warn of lymphoma, a growing cancer that's little known in mainland China

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:03am by Alice Yan

    ... almost no public awareness of it. Lymphoma is an uncommon type of blood cancer that occurs when an error in the production of infection-fighting white blood cells generates abnormal cells. ... experts hope the public medical insurance authorities will cover foreign lymphoma drugs that have been proven effective. That lack of coverage can affect on patient outcomes, Zhu said. "With ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1624683/doctors-warn-lymphoma-growing-cancer-thats-little-known-mainland-china
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    New Jersey quarantines health worker in Ebola precaution

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:54am by Reuters

    ... incubation period. The worker, who was not publicly identified, showed no symptoms when she arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, but developed a fever after being admitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624862/new-jersey-quarantines-health-worker-ebola-precaution
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    New Yorkers worried after doctor back from Africa found with Ebola fever

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:55pm by Reuters

    ... not to breathe." Some medical-supply stores were stocking up on masks, thermometers and hand sanitisers in anticipation of a run on the goods by the public, similar to the response seen during the bird-flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624368/new-yorkers-worried-after-doctor-back-africa-found-ebola-fever
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study planned to clear up uncertainties about use of e-cigarettes

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... result in a HK$100,000 fine and two years' imprisonment. Health services legislator Joseph Lee Kok-long called for a check by the government to examine the content and safety of e-cigarettes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622336/study-planned-clear-uncertainties-about-use-e-cigarettes
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental hospital ready to file report to board on tainted water blunder

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... to an accredited laboratory for analysis. He said it would be up to the board to decide whether the report would be made public. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623170/dental-hospital-ready-file-report-board-tainted-water-blunder
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Modern approach no threat to age-old Chinese medicine techniques

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Watsons pharmacy chain has introduced traditional Chinese services into its stores, but seasoned practitioners aren't afraid of the competition Modern Chinese medicine: just what the doctor ordered? Pharmacy chain Watsons has introduced Chinese medicine services in some of its stores to blend the old with the new- but seasoned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618742/modern-approach-no-threat-age-old-chinese-medicine-techniques

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