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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Big US soft-drink firms pledge to cut calorie count and container sizes over the next decade

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:16pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... a soft-drinks tax that ultimately failed. And in San Francisco, a tax on sugary drinks will be voted on in November. A national tax, however unlikely, was proposed last month by Democratic Congresswoman ... executive director at the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, said. For one, he said, the industry could drop its opposition to taxes and warning labels on sugary drinks. “We need much bigger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599824/big-us-soft-drink-firms-pledge-cut-calorie-count-and-container-sizes-over
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Illicit cigarette study is blowing smoke, says council on smoking and health

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... billion in lost tax revenue, a study by two overseas think tanks says. But the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) says the results are "dubious". The Illicit Tobacco Indicator study- conducted by UK-based Oxford Economics and the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) in the US- suggests that the city's illicit cigarette consumption rate stood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588896/illicit-cigarette-study-blowing-smoke-says-council-smoking-and-health
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Tuen Mun man makes Hong Kong's fourth case of Japanese encephalitis this year

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... was imported. "So far, all three local cases are isolated cases. We haven't seen any connection both in terms of occurrence in time and place," Leung said. "[The locations of cases] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567850/tuen-mun-man-makes-hong-kongs-fourth-case-japanese-encephalitis-year
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wine tax could be reintroduced to curb Hong Kong's binge drinking

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Hongkongers' alcohol consumption has risen considerably, particularly among young people Officials consider alcohol tax and advert controls to curb binge-drinking Health officials will look into controls on alcohol advertisements and a possible reintroduction of the wine tax to combat growing consumption of alcohol, particularly among young people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512953/officials-look-taxes-and-ads-curb-binge-drinking
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wine tax 'won't stop young binge drinkers'

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:02am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Bars and restaurants say shops should step up identity checks instead Wine tax 'won't stop young binge drinkers' You're not thinking straight if you believe a tax on wine will reduce alcohol consumption among young people, bars and restaurants say. To make a real dent in underage drinking, educate the young and step up identity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1513772/wine-tax-wont-stop-young-binge-drinkers
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... at midnight last night. “[I was] thrilled to learn that the quarantine will end tonight. [I] can finally get out of here and be with my family again. I haven’t seen my daughter for a long time,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558145/quarantine-lifted-after-eight-days-area-where-30000-live
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... The tobacco industry is state-owned and falls under the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration. The industry generated 816.1 billion yuan in taxes last year, a near 14 per cent increase year on year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556672/low-tar-cigarette-lawsuit-not-over-campaigner-vows-keep-health-fight
  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... according to a WHO report. “We haven’t seen big outbreaks in a community or anything like that to suggest that it’s easy for some in the general community to be infected, [but] obviously we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551081/mers-virus-unlikely-spread-asia-world-health-organisation
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and charging higher tax on tobacco products. "These are useful tools and proven to work. They just need to be implemented," said Chan. Anti-smoking campaigners say one major problem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550692/smoking-have-devastating-economic-impact-china-who
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    40pc of bird flu victims haven't touched poultry

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:29am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... with the H7N9 virus under treatment; red, those infected with H7N9 who have died; and pink, those infect with the H1N1 avian flu virus. 40pc of bird flu victims haven't touched poultry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1217059/no-poultry-contact-some-china-h7n9-bird-flu-cases

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