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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... elderly residents of such homes were seven times more likely to commit suicide than others. The government should also consider how to preserve elderly residents' original social networks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589602/urban-planners-urged-build-social-living-spaces-elderly-cut-suicide
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO chief pledges 'transparent' review of its handling of Ebola crisis

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:19am by Zhuang Pinghui, AP

    ... in containing the virus- while a senior WHO official praised the precautions China has taken. In a draft document, the WHO says "nearly everyone" involved in the Ebola response failed ... transparent and accountable." Despite the shortcomings listed in the report, the WHO praised China's response to the Ebola threat as health and immigration authorities remained on alert. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621679/who-chief-pledges-transparent-review-its-handling-ebola-crisis
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wan Chai workers feeling the strain

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... from Baptist University's Centre for the Advancement of Social Sciences Research questioned 800 people between June and August, of whom 400 were residents, 300 were commuters and 100 were ... and social lives. Of those respondents who worked full-time, almost 60 per cent said work pressure was causing their psychological problems; almost 70 per cent of students felt their studies had put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620781/wan-chai-workers-feeling-strain
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Exposure to traffic pollution during pregnancy weakens unborn babies' lungs

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... social class. But levels of exposure to traffic pollution in the first year of life made no difference to lung strength, the inquiry found. The results "suggest that exposure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621398/exposure-traffic-pollution-during-pregnancy-weakens-unborn-babies-lungs
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO report admits incompetent staff failed to combat Ebola outbreak

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:53am by AP

    ... with porous borders and broken health systems. "Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall," WHO said in the leaked document. ... agency, responsible for coordinating the global response to disease outbreaks. Dr Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, agreed yesterday WHO acted far too slowly, largely because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1618860/who-report-admits-incompetent-staff-failed-combat-ebola-outbreak
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    EU ministers meet over Ebola as Oxfam warns epidemic could become 'disaster of our generation'

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris EU ministers meet amid cries for help on Ebola European ministers are to meet today after coming under pressure to scale up their response to an Ebola epidemic that experts warn could become the "disaster of our generation". The meeting comes as aid agency Oxfam, which works in the two worst-hit countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620176/eu-ministers-meet-over-ebola-oxfam-warns-epidemic-could-become-disaster
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing confident low-key approach will protect China against Ebola

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui and Alice Yan

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Alice Yan Authorities are confident strict controls mean mainland can contain any outbreak of disease Beijing opts for low-key response to fight Ebola Beijing has quietly imposed strict border and health controls to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to China. Border control and health authorities put a response plan in place in July ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618873/beijing-confident-low-key-approach-will-protect-china-against-ebola
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland orders local governments to review Ebola preparations

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by STAFF AND WIRE

    ... up the response to the virus that has killed nearly 4,500 people. France said it would start health checks this weekend for all air passengers from Guinea, one of the worst-hit nations. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1617972/mainland-orders-local-governments-review-ebola-preparations
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Madrid authorities evacuate Air France plane over Ebola fears

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 09:40pm by MCT

    ... on the tarmac." The Spanish government has stepped up its response to suspected Ebola cases after a Madrid nurse became the first person outside Africa to become infected in the current outbreak. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617866/madrid-authorities-evacuate-air-france-plane-over-ebola-fears
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Arrival of Ebola spreads alarm among US air crews and passengers

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by Bloomberg

    ... Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's Ebola response effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse and Associated Press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1616300/arrival-ebola-spreads-alarm-among-us-air-crews-and-passengers

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