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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospital chiefs aim to improve misconduct complaints system

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Emily Tsang

    ... the mistake, and figure out a system to prevent it." In the five years to last year the authority referred just four cases to the council, which regulates the city's doctors, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597642/hospital-chiefs-aim-improve-misconduct-complaints-system
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... of respondents to the city's first ever academic survey of workplace mental health conditions said they needed better support at work. And almost 60 per cent said mental health issues ... the city's 3.7 million-strong workforce, and the factors that affect those issues. Stigmatisation of people with mental health issues was prevalent in the workplace, Tse said. Both Tse and co-author ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... allows only disposal or donation to the Red Cross cord-blood bank. Five of the city's public hospitals collect cord blood for the Red Cross, which has run the only public cord-blood bank ... blood stored in private banks. The three major private cord-blood banks in the city have accreditation from the American Association of Blood Banks. But they do not require a licence to operate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594958/whose-line-it-anyway-hospitals-policy-umbilical-cords-provokes-rights
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... carcinoma] or [invasive lobular carcinoma] breast cancer." The study by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in the US city of Seattle was conducted because "we saw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1591778/researchers-united-states-debunk-theory-wearing-bras-causes
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Better planning 'could cut suicides' Urban planners have been urged to do their part to create a living environment suitable for the city ... each other," the centre's director, Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, said. But he said design of community space in many parts of the city did not meet the needs of elderly people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589602/urban-planners-urged-build-social-living-spaces-elderly-cut-suicide
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... putting in might just keep the balance." Experts say that a cultural taboo around death and suicide is a barrier to combating the problem, and that the city's cramped living quarters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588977/hong-kongs-suicide-taboo-killing-our-elderly-experts
  7. 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

    ... 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
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... discharged from hospital. Yong's experience is common in China's largest city, where residents face long waits after calling the medical-emergency hotline. This is due mainly to a shortage of ambulance doctors. Unlike Hong Kong, where trained paramedics provide frontline emergency medical services, mainland cities require most ambulances to carry licensed doctors. In a few ambulances, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586875/ambulance-crew-shortage-costing-lives-shanghai-experience-shows
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Parents reunited with Ashya, but must await ruling before custody

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... an official at the children's hospital in the southern Spanish city of Malaga. The couple were detained on Saturday for having taken Ashya out of a British hospital without doctors' consent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584760/parents-reunited-ashya-must-await-ruling-custody
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Local Ebola epidemic unlikely thanks to Hong Kong's experience, expert says

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The man who co-discovered the disease believes the city is well prepared Local Ebola epidemic unlikely, expert says The man who co-discovered the deadly Ebola virus says the chance of the epidemic in West Africa spreading to Hong Kong is "very, very small" because of the city's experience in dealing with serious outbreaks of disease. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582041/local-ebola-epidemic-unlikely-thanks-hong-kongs-experience-expert

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