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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... officials and experts. Chan spotlighted the importance of a strong primary health-care system to China, with its ageing population and rapidly escalating burden of "lifestyle" diseases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552152/visiting-who-chief-margaret-chan-sees-great-progress-chinas-health-system
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick ... system," said Tim Pang Hung-cheong, a patients' rights advocate with the Society for Community Organisation. The government met half of the city's health expenses in 2007-08- HK$39 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Immunity genes could hold clues to cause of schizophrenia, study says

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... psychiatry's most abiding mystery, may lie in the DNA associated with the body's immune system, according to a genome-wide study. The analysis of the variations in nearly 150,000 DNA samples ... that the body's immune system can attack them. All of the anti-psychotic drugs used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia target that system. Other suspect areas of the genome include coding associated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557611/immunity-genes-could-hold-clues-cause-schizophrenia-study-says
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their clinics? Man's fake rumour triggers heated debate

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:09pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and that the incident happened last month. He quoted police in Nanjing as saying that Li responded to a train station's alert over the public-address system that a passenger was in labour. I have never ... to medical emergencies on public transport, but if they did, they were not liable even if there were complications, so long as they did not act deliberately to cause harm. "I have never heard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548827/man-punished-fake-news-doctor-was-convicted-illegally-delivering-baby
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High-risk salons fined and warned

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... this year to impose a licensing system on private premises used as operating theatres. It is also studying whether general medical practitioners without specialised training should be allowed ... for the rest of the world," Ko said. The government was now in talks with the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, the body responsible for training doctors, to define a recognised system under which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557056/high-risk-salons-fined-and-warned
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Senior doctor leading fight against Ebola contracts the virus in Sierra Leone

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:37am by Reuters in Freetown

    ... health systems facing one of the world’s deadliest diseases despite waves of international help. “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life.” Sheik Umar Khan In a sign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558008/senior-doctor-leading-fight-against-ebola-contracts-virus-sierra-leone
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Man, 38, dies of pneumonic plague while herding in Gansu

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... according to World Health Organisation (WHO). Patients can die 24 hours after infection. There are generally three types of plague: pneumonic plague in the respiratory system, bubonic plague in the lymphatic system and septicaemic plague in the circulatory system. In August 2009, China reported an outbreak of pneumonic plague in western Qinghai province after a herdsman died of high fever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556119/man-38-dies-pneumonic-plague-while-herding-gansu
  8. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... Potential losses are large enough to bankrupt many of our region’s health care systems The Actuarial Post estimated that the average employee worldwide took 1.8 days of sick leave during the World ... enough to bankrupt many of our region's health care systems. As our societies become steadily older, with the population over 65 expected to double by 2050, so this arithmetic will get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

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

    ... to arrive at the hearing stage. Shortcomings in the complaints system were highlighted by the long delay experienced by singer Peter Cheung Shung-tak and former actress Eugina Lau Mei-kuen after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555353/medical-council-could-face-major-surgery-government-plans-reforms
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... to chat with residents signed with me," she said. "I understand them more and thus can give more accurate medical advice." Before the family doctor system came into existence three ... According to the health authority, the family doctor system provides residents "trustworthy doctor friends" who assess people's health and create a unique "health management ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain

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