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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris China facing major cancer crisis Most cancer cases in China are caused by "modifiable environmental factors", including smoking, water contamination ... for the huge burden of this disease, such as insufficient and unevenly distributed health care resources and public misconceptions about the disease, are barely visible on China's national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1477877/china-and-india-face-huge-cancer-burden
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals to hand newborns straight to mums in Hong Kong breastfeeding drive

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... increased funding and resources to the obstetric wards," Dr Rebecca Lam Kit-yi, chairwoman of the authority's steering committee on breastfeeding, said. That included assigning two extra ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493741/hospitals-give-newborns-more-time-mum
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong claim 18pc more lives than a decade ago

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Emily Tsang and Lo Wei

    ... conditions because of obesity, pollution and lack of exercise. Alzheimer's disease expert Wilfred Leung Chi-hang said the government should commit more resources to elderly health care. Health ... that the government can increase resources and support towards dementia patients," Leung said. "We hope that at least patients will be able to enjoy a better quality of life with their family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493984/killer-diseases-claim-18pc-more-lives-hong-kong-over-past-decade
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Care is failing to keep up with rise in dementia: expert

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... not afford it. Patients at public hospitals also faced waits of a year or longer for the condition to be diagnosed. "We hope that the government can increase resources and support towards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493744/care-failing-keep-rise-dementia-expert
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Young Parkinson's disease patient in China starts website to help fellow sufferers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... resources for people afflicted are scarce on the mainland, Ximen says. Only hospitals in Beijing and Shanghai have dedicated Parkinson's clinics. Travelling to cities for treatment presents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479329/young-parkinsons-disease-patient-china-starts-website-help-fellow
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Call for action to prevent infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by LO WEI

    ... the water in flower vases once a week was down to 90 per cent, from 95 per cent in the earlier survey. Assistant director of health Dr Anne Fung Yu-kei said such simple measures could help prevent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464034/call-action-prevent-infections
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... money and resources. "China has the world's largest number of public servants and law enforcers, while its food was the least safe and environment the most polluted," she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1460655/chinese-task-force-target-counterfeit-food-and-drugs
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Maoming officials vow petrochemical plant will be shelved if public opposes it

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:13pm by Adrian Wan

    ... by throwing rocks and water bottles at public facilities at about 10.30pm. Online photos showed several apparently unconscious bloodied people lying in the streets. Protesters complained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462405/maoming-officials-vow-petrochemical-plant-will-be-shelved-if-public
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to spend HK$14m to subsidise private care for 6,000 people

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:52pm by Emily Tsang

    ... the HK$45-a-visit fee paid by patients. Cheung said he hoped the project could provide more choice for patients and improve follow-up treatment while releasing public resources for other services. Dr Ma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452001/health-authority-spend-hk14m-subsidise-private-care-6000-people
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Patients have plenty to say to new hospitals boss

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by LO WEI

    ... of resources in its public hospitals, and the attitude of medical staff. Problems such as a lack of co-ordination between specialities and a lack of transport for wheelchair users were also raised. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450192/patients-have-plenty-say-new-hospitals-boss

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