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  1. Pollution Research focuses on infants

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... are born, the study will focus on child growth and development in an attempt to identify risk factors in childhood diseases. Zhang said so far he had secured funding to canvass only 3,000 women ... that a feature of mainland public health, where women are encouraged to undergo pre-marriage and pre-pregnancy check-ups, would provide a wealth of data on women who were preparing to become pregnant. ...

  2. Nature takes its courses

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are inherited; eight out of 10 cancers are closely linked to diet, smoking and lifestyle. A study headed by the World Cancer Research Fund shows that about one-third of cancers can be prevented ... 'There's a wealth of evidence that shows a diet rich in phytonutrients, can prevent, or at least delay, the onset of cancers and other diseases. Your diet should have a variety of coloured ...

  3. Serial sets stage for health reform

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... including a lack of government-funded hospitals, the widening wealth gap and a defective social security system. The Ministry of Health had taken the initiative to communicate with the public ...

  4. Exco approves voluntary health insurance plan

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people to switch from reliance on public hospitals to using private health care by offering them health insurance subsidised with a government start-up fund of HK$50 billion. A public consultation will be launched next week. If legislators approve the scheme's funding, it can come into effect by 2013. The proposed insurance will cover at least half of the cost of basic ...

  5. 5b yuan gone in 2 minutes for Hepalink couple

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by Hepalink but have now been unseated by Hangzhou Wahaha Group boss Zong Qinghou, whose personal wealth was estimated to top US$7 billion (47.85 billion yuan) by Forbes magazine in March. 'The ... accredited by the FDA. However, analysts said that several other mainland pharmaceutical firms had also been accredited by the FDA. Li Li, chairman of Hepalink, admitted to fund managers ...

  6. The danger of focusing on health funding

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... of reforming our health care system. The bottom line is that we will need at least some new funding. Much of the debate is about exactly how extra funds should be routed from the pool of wealth our ... how health care could be funded in future, but how the whole structure of the system could change. The foundation's report identifies several problems: our system emphasises cure rather ...

  7. Cuts that bleed

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Thankfully, the hospital will refund the money to the family. Hopefully, this case will help highlight the more general issue of how funding cuts have resulted in patients being denied optimal ... Kong's health care provision was unimpressive throughout the 1980s and not in step with the growing wealth of the city. When the Hospital Authority was set up in 1990, although substantial ...

  8. Soda siphon

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... I chanced upon US President Barack Obama's controversial health care reforms. The US health care system is broken and Obama has made fixing it his domestic priority. Funding his planned changes ... economics, Adam Smith, wrote in The Wealth of Nations, in 1776: 'Sugar, rum and tobacco are commodities which are nowhere necessaries of life, which are become objects of almost universal ...

  9. Recession should spur spending on preschooling, says Unicef expert

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch in Kuala Lumpur Governments should invest more in early childhood programmes during the global financial crisis, a senior adviser for the UN Children's Fund said this week. ... 'Investing in children is increasingly seen as having the most valuable long-term sustainable impact on developing human capital,' she said. 'A wealth of studies on cost-benefit analysis ...

  10. Social welfare plan aims at better health care for rural areas

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... medical institutions in rural areas, including 5,500 village-level medical facilities, would receive funding. Part of the money would go to small islands along the east coast where 6,000 new community hospitals would be built. The central government is struggling to address the mainland's widening wealth gap, which, among other disparities, has resulted in the rural population ...




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