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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

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

    ... of sectors would be interested in joining the council. "They see it as a very challenging duty," she said. She suggested that interested people who met the requirements- such as being ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Budget reaction: Tobacco duty increase ‘not enough’ to get smokers to quit

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:22pm

    ... expressed disappointment at the increase in tobacco duty announced by Financial Secretary John Tsang in today’s budget speech, saying it is too small to affect smokers’ behaviour. The 20 per cent ... duty to retail price of cigarettes to about 70 per cent – the minimum level recommended by the World Health Organisation. Chairman of the council Lisa Lau Man-man said the raise was not enough ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    One billion people still defecate in public despite health risks, says UN

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... made great progress in tackling open defecation, with Vietnam and Bangladesh virtually stamping out the practice entirely by 2012. The global number has fallen from 1.3 billion in 1990. But one ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Privacy at risk over plan to share patients' data

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

    ... as the safeguard for patients' privacy." He said that with this immunity, even if the commissioner failed to perform his duties in respect to data protection, he could refuse to follow orders ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Manpower is a real challenge, warns Hospital Authority

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Emily Tsang

    ... leaving," he said. "It will also study whether it is necessary for staff to take up 24-hour duty." The doctor shortage is not expected to ease until 2015, when the number of graduates ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong can go further to quit smoking, says WHO official

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by LO WEI

    ... HK$34 duty on a pack of 20 cigarettes by between HK$4 and HK$8, meaning that the tax rate would be above the WHO recommended rate of 70 per cent on all brands, an increase of between 11 and 24 ... 31. Anti-smoking campaigners had pressed the government to go much further, with some suggesting the duty be doubled. Lam Tai-hing, chair professor of community medicine at the University ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Directive bans patients from making 'cash gifts' to hospital doctors

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:48am by Adrian Wan

    ... "We've been trying to stamp out the practice for many years, but many people insist on giving red packets. They worry about medical standards if doctors don't receive them," he said. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ambulance crews protest over 'exploitation' and 'discrimination'

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:45am by SAMUEL CHAN, Johnny Tam

    ... Samuel Chan and Johnny Tam Staff say they struggle to take meal breaks between saving lives due to lack of manpower 'Exploited' ambulance crews protest Dozens of off-duty ... duties such as injections, which had been carried out only by ambulance supervisors until 2005, he added. In response to claims about meal times, the department's deputy director David Lai ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    China bans officials from smoking in public

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 12:13pm by Associated Press

    ... cigarettes when performing official duties. They also cannot use public funds to buy cigarettes, and within Communist Party or government offices tobacco products cannot be sold nor adverts ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Hospitals in US state of Oregon allow mothers to take home placentas

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:19pm by NYT

    ... have long revered the fleshy organ, whose chief duty is to provide nourishment and oxygen to the fetus. Today, an increasing number of women in the West believe eating the tissue in pill form, ...




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