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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... tinged by either fatalism or a misplaced faith in traditional medicine. Funding is also an issue. China spends only 5.1 per cent of its national income on health care- roughly half the rate ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Young Parkinson's disease patient in China starts website to help fellow sufferers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... stories so others can avoid those traps," Ximen said. Meng Ting, another 30-year-old patient, sold all her belongings to fund her search for a cure. After spending more than 200,000 yuan ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    World Cancer Research Fund finds weight gain link to ovarian cancer

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:32pm by GDN

    ... to less than 10 per cent. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), which works on the prevention of cancer, has published an update of the risks for ovarian cancer. For the first time, it says ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Scientists are closing in on drugs that may stop the deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... an unattractive target for big drugmakers. Instead, much of the research has been funded by the US government. Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, for example, began its first human trial of a drug in January ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Reports from the front lines of hospital violence in China

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by AGENCIES

    ... Doctors in China” British Medical Journal September 7, 2012   Public hospitals in China enjoyed full government funding before 1985. After economic reforms, the hospitals now receive very limited ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    In the face of escalating physical violence, outspoken Chinese doctors take grievances online

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by WU NAN

    ... yet poorly funded machine running, its 2.47 million licensed doctors, especially those working in public hospitals, endure high workloads for meagre pay, he says. Weibo, the largest online ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government offers to lend HK$45b to NGOs to run private hospitals

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... may loan HK$45 billion to non-profit organisations to run private hospitals in a bid to ease the burden on the public health care sector. The money will come from a HK$50 billion fund ... The loans proposal is part of the government's planned Health Protection Scheme to encourage the take-up of private insurance that would fund visits to private hospitals. Under the scheme, all ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Parents praise inquiry into kindergarten medications but seek justice and assurances

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:36pm by DARREN WEE, WU NAN

    ... a lawsuit against the kindergarten for the harm they caused our children." She is demanding that the government pay for health checks for their children and establish an insurance fund in case ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to spend HK$14m to subsidise private care for 6,000 people

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:52pm by Emily Tsang

    ... "We will send out invitation letters to patients shortly," Cheung said. "Since we have not set a quota, we will still fund eligible patients if the number exceeds 6,000." ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Low funding blamed for Tuen Mun Hospital woes

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Low funding blamed for Tuen Mun Hospital woes Low funding compared to other facilities may have contributed to Tuen Mun Hospital's prolonged poor surgical ... Territories West and East clusters are obviously receiving less funding than others," Leung said. Dr Wong Chun-sing, surgical department representative of the Tuen Mun Hospital Doctors' ...




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