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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... the analysis as saying. It said that long working hours as well as poor sanitation and ventilation in their living and working spaces might have put the workers at higher risk. Workers' rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557127/more-young-males-dying-mysteriously-their-sleep-dongguan
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:50pm by Emily Tsang

    ... condemnation of the watchdog for being overly protective of doctors and ineffective in protecting patients' rights. The government aims to table the reform proposal to the Legislative Council ... as lay members. Patients' Rights Association spokesman Tim Pang Hung-cheong described the planned reforms as long overdue. He said the council needed to address its shortcomings and restore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555353/medical-council-could-face-major-surgery-government-plans-reforms
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... but it was impressive and "rightly concludes we should not accept the dogma that alcohol drinking is good for us". Light-to-moderate drinking is generally considered to be consumption of between 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552274/even-light-drinkers-have-increased-risk-heart-disease-says-study
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... and tired Late last year, Yim Man-fung, 72, had cataract surgery on her right eye- after waiting for treatment at a public hospital for 10 years. She was finally able to afford to get treated ... system," said Tim Pang Hung-cheong, a patients' rights advocate with the Society for Community Organisation. The government met half of the city's health expenses in 2007-08- HK$39 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Authority sets out plans to tackle mental illness

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by CANNIX YAU

    ... to be looking to reduce the ratio of managers to patients from about one to 55 to one to 50. Tim Pang Hung-cheong, spokesman for the Patients' Rights Association, welcomed the measures but said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526934/authority-sets-out-plans-tackle-mental-illness
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    My uphill battle in seeking justice from Hong Kong's Medical Council

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Emily Tsang

    ... of patients' rights." Last November, the council dismissed her complaint as "frivolous" and "groundless". She then submitted more documents and asked for a review, the result ... complainants who do not have the resources and money would have given up," Susan said. Patients' Rights Association spokesman Tim Pang Hung-cheong said that many patients faced an uphill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523939/my-uphill-battle-seeking-justice-hong-kongs-medical-council
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reform of Medical Council needed to restore public confidence after Eugina Lau case: group

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:29am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... needs major surgery A concern group has urged the Medical Council to address its shortcomings and restore public confidence in light of criticism that it has failed to protect patients’ rights ... of their newborn son in 2005. A spokesman for the Patients’ Rights Association said the couple’s case was only the tip of the iceberg, and showed how the Medical Council was slow, inactive and performing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523714/reform-medical-council-needed-restore-public-confidence-after-eugina
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Delivery ban on mainland mothers to continue, Hospital Authority says

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Phila Siu

    ... to 3,000 mainland wives of Hong Kong men per year. Tsang Koon-wing, organiser of the Mainland-Hong Kong Families Rights Association, expressed outrage at the decision. "The authority has been saying in the past five years that it is short of medical staff. Yet, it has done nothing to solve this problem," Tsang said. "And it is now taking away the rights of mainland women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521364/delivery-ban-mainland-mothers-continue-hospital-authority-says
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Lasers used to regenerate teeth, promising end to root-canal pain

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 05:45am by Reuters

    ... not sure how. Arany noted the importance of finding the right laser dose, saying: "Too low doesn't work and too high causes damage." The researchers found that laser exposure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1522736/lasers-used-regenerate-teeth-promising-end-root-canal-pain
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Privacy at risk over plan to share patients' data

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by CANNIX YAU, Jennifer Ngo

    ... systems which catered to different clinical needs, so it was right that the commissioner refrain from making direct regulatory checks. The spokesperson said a "need to know" clause was not necessary since the principle would be incorporated in a code of practice. But Chiang's suggestions were welcomed by patients' rights advocates. "[His] suggestions- like establishing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519131/privacy-risk-over-plan-share-patients-data

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