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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Healthy lifestyle of walking to work gets former weatherman 'addicted'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... unappealing to all but the determined- he jogged 45 minutes to work. Leung shared his "addiction" ahead of the United States' 10th Walk to Work Day tomorrow. This healthy lifestyle ... from his home in Lai Chi Kok to the Observatory in Tsim Sha Tsui helped him relieve stress. "I really got addicted and I jogged to work every day, even when it was raining," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463316/healthy-lifestyle-walking-work-gets-former-weatherman-addicted
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

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

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

    ... by the condition quadrupled over the past decade. Due to a shortage of facilities for the age-related syndrome, only about 10 per cent of sufferers are thought to be receiving specialist care, said Wilfred ... said Leung. "Also, more people have access to dementia diagnosis as the awareness of the condition increases." Leung said about 10 per cent of people aged 65 or above suffered from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493744/care-failing-keep-rise-dementia-expert
  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 ... sufferers, an expert has warned, as new figures show the number of Hongkongers killed by the condition quadrupled over the past decade. Due to a shortage of facilities for the age-related syndrome, ...

    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

    21,000 hospital patients wait three years for specialist care

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Emily Tsang

    ... specialist clinics had minor conditions that could be treated by family doctors, said Chiu. He cited an authority audit that revealed about 10 per cent of new cases for orthopaedic services suffered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487664/21000-three-year-wait-specialist-care
  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Filipino nurse from UAE tests negative for Mers

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by AP

    ... East, where more than 1 million Filipinos work. Lee Suy said 119 passengers had been contacted and 72 tested, with 40 so far showing no infection. He said all the nurse's relatives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489697/filipino-nurse-uae-tests-negative-mers
  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    A year of cancer, one photo at a time: Former Hongkonger keeps picture diary of battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:32pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... taking on three years of public relations work in Hong Kong – a city she still describes as “a place where anything could happen and [everything] was possible”. Eventually, Glass returned ... well,” Glass says. “For now…my cancer seems to be contained and I am working to manage it so that it does not grow or spread again. I am cautiously optimistic about the future.” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1483126/year-cancer-one-photo-time
  7. 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

    ... are the breadwinners of their families and need to take care of their own parents and children. Losing one's ability to work not only puts financial pressure on families but also affects social life ...

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

    Chronic staff shortages plague rural hospitals

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Alice Yan

    ... doctors were badly paid," Xiong said. "The working and living conditions here are boring and oppressive and I would definitely leave if I had the chance." ... "generally and seriously" short of skilled staff, which made it difficult for authorities to convince rural patients to seek treatment locally. Dr Xiong Xiaoyun, who has worked for three years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1459126/chronic-staff-shortages-plague-rural-hospitals
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Website aims to help mainland China families exchange advice on autism

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Alice Yan

    ... in Shanghai, said he stopped working 18 years ago when abnormal behaviour began to emerge in his then one-year-old son, who was later confirmed to be autistic. "In the early days doctors told me ... "I know it's impossible for my son's condition to get any better. It worries me every day- when I become too old, who will my son rely upon?" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462717/website-aims-help-mainland-china-families-exchange-advice-autism
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Manpower is a real challenge, warns Hospital Authority

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Emily Tsang

    ... of the conditions and pay of the lowest-paid workers, support staff. Their turnover rate soared to a high of 15.6 per cent last year, from just under 14 per cent the previous year. Turnover rates ... sometimes work 24-hour shifts, were quitting to join the cleaning and catering industries. "A review will be conducted on [their] welfare and salaries in the hope of stopping them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1458726/manpower-real-challenge-warns-hospital-authority

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