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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Completely foreign owned hospitals approved for leading cities

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:53am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Regulators approve medical centres wholly owned by overseas investors in top cities, but healthy returns will be a long time coming Green light for foreign ... Margaret Xiao is one of Shanghai's nouveau rich. She gave birth to her older daughter at a foreign hospital in the city at a cost of about 100,000 yuan (HK$126,000). That was three years ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1626225/completely-foreign-owned-hospitals-approved-leading-cities
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has 'highest level' of Ebola prevention control at airport, says health secretary

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 12:37pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... said yesterday on the sidelines of the sixth Global Conference of the Alliance for Healthy Cities in Tseung Kwan O. "We have enhanced monitoring in different areas, apart from border ... Celsius. Dr Shin Young-soo, the WHO's regional director, said he was confident Hong Kong could contain Ebola effectively. Medecins Sans Frontieres said that the city's policy of checking, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627429/hong-kong-has-tightened-ebola-prevention-controls-airport-says-health
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    How Hong Kong's urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag'

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... centres, it is so bright you almost want to wear your sunglasses," Pun says. In our collective imaginations, cities are meant to be bright. But as studies begin to show that too much light can be detrimental to health, and fewer of us are able to see the stars when we look up, are cities getting too bright for our own good? Hong Kong isn't alone in celebrating light. Paris is still known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1624566/how-hong-kongs-urban-light-pollution-creates-mini-jet-lag
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    New Jersey quarantines health worker in Ebola precaution

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:54am by Reuters

    ... to University Hospital in Newark. New York and New Jersey officials began the mandatory isolation after Craig Spencer, a doctor who treated patients in Guinea for a month, returned to New York city ... the first New York city case. US President Barack Obama has so far resisted calls by some politicians to institute a US ban on travel to and from West Africa. But expanding mandatory quarantines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624862/new-jersey-quarantines-health-worker-ebola-precaution
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Little risk of Ebola sufferer flying into Hong Kong, but China is another story

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Three mainland cities are more likely to see cases of deadly fever brought by arrivals from West Africa, and to be source of local cases Low chance of Ebola infection in HK The risk of an Ebola sufferer flying directly into Hong Kong is minimal, a study suggests, but the city could be at greater risk from an outbreak in mainland China. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624703/little-risk-ebola-sufferer-flying-hong-kong-china-another-story
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    New Yorkers worried after doctor back from Africa found with Ebola fever

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:55pm by Reuters

    ... case News of New York's first case of Ebola fever was met with worry and even anger, but for the city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, ... and tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, sparking concern about the spread of the disease in the United States' most populous city. Despite reassurances from Mayor Bill de Blasio and state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624368/new-yorkers-worried-after-doctor-back-africa-found-ebola-fever
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    New York state backtracks on Ebola isolation policy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... Department officials will transport them and monitor their health daily throughout the isolation period. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attempted to quell the firestorm over Hickox's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1626125/new-york-state-backtracks-ebola-isolation-policy
  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Asian countries worry about ability to cope with Ebola

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Singapore Asian countries worry at ability to cope with Ebola The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveller infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How quickly any case is detected- and the measures taken once it is- will determine whether the virus takes hold. Governments are ramping up response plans, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1625356/asian-countries-worry-about-ability-cope-ebola
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong man becomes first to contract dengue fever locally for four years

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by Amy Nip

    ... It is not contagious. Most cases in Hong Kong involve people who travelled outside the city. "The patient lives in Pok Hong Estate in Sha Tin," Centre for Health Protection controller Dr Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624708/sha-tin-man-dengue-fever-first-four-years-infected-hong-kong
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    China pledges an extra HK$630 million to Africa in battle against Ebola

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:48am by AP; MIMI LAU

    ... returning from treating patients in West Africa, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the United States. Meanwhile, Mali announced its first case of the disease- a two-year-old girl ... The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has sent a response team to New York, and the city's disease detectives have been tracing Spencer's contacts. Health commissioner Dr Mary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1624100/china-pledges-extra-hk630m-fight-ebola

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