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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Compulsory care for high-risk mental patients should be re-examined

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... call from the Hong Kong Mental Health Council to set up a commission to manage long-term patients, who can be neglected under a policy that focuses on medical services. Council convenor Dr Chan ... Organisation survey. He said this, and a lack of co-ordination among government departments, made services less effective. Empowerment of police and doctors to impose compulsory treatment on high-risk ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medical sector needs greater transparency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in a routine internal review. Such a disturbing example suggests the review system may itself need reviewing. Thankfully the hospital ruled out significant health risk to the patients, although the misinterpretation of breast cancer as a benign tumour suggests more than a little element of luck. Medical treatment can never be risk-free, nor would it be realistic to expect that human error can ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Caution about Hong Kong's economic outlook is warranted

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... stressed that the "through train" has risks and the economy could come under pressure, particularly the property market, should the US raise interest rates. Share prices have been lifted ... to be cautious about the coming months. Their warnings may appear as if they see nothing but doom and gloom, but the outlook requires a need to be aware of the risks. To leap in feet first, without being ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for giving priority to doctors and nurses who risk their own lives to try to save patients. Governments, international agencies and the pharmaceutical industry must combine to fast-track clinical ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Court ruling on Tai Po beach a welcome end to 16-year saga

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... eventually went to the courtroom for a ruling. The beach would have been completed for use next year had it not been delayed. That we only managed to clear the legal hurdle for work to begin ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Erdogan must steer towards the middle as Turkey's president

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on his development achievements. Otherwise he risks more protests against hardline rule and social division that will diminish his legacy. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time for take-off on third runway The arguments for and against a third airport runway have been so well rehearsed by supporters and critics that they risk becoming clichés. The debate boils down to weighing the economic gains against social and environmental costs. While pursuing competitiveness and growth is unobjectionable, concerns about marine life and pollution ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of doctors and nurses from Medicins Sans Frontieres and other health charities. Supplies of protective clothing like masks, gowns, gloves and goggles are urgently needed to reduce the risk ... medicine and ritual washing of the bodies of the dead. Without international medical, material and financial help, there is a risk of an African humanitarian crisis with global health implications ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We must stand up and fight diabetes

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... evidence that the disease comes earlier than previously known. Diabetes increases the risk of heart problems and stroke. Statistically, half of the patients die of cardiovascular disease. With 347 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    MPF revamp vital to restore confidence of workers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The management fee is to be capped at 0.75 per cent, while the total fee will be limited to 1 per cent. The investment risk will lessen towards retirement age to minimise losses. The suggestion is worth ... experience. That explains why one in every four in the schemes have never expressed any investment preference and were swept into default funds, whose risks and returns vary according to the provider. ...




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