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  1. 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

    ... "I just do not understand why it takes so long for public hospitals to arrange surgery. The doctors kept telling me to return for a check every year, as if the surgery would not be required until I was blind." It might sound like an impossibly long wait. But similar stories abound. The waiting time for cataract surgery averages 22 months, according to the Hospital Authority. ...

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

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... is leaving more of the world's population vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria. The study, published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides the most comprehensive long ... public health authorities appear to be using antibiotics instead of making long-term improvements to sanitation, the authors said. Such a strategy is short-sighted and counterproductive, leaving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Light tipplers risk heart disease too, study says A glass or two of alcohol is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing. But, according to a study published yesterday, this cherished invitation to say "cheers" is well off the mark. Reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552274/even-light-drinkers-have-increased-risk-heart-disease-says-study
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    First case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and Environmental Hygiene Department, said its staff would carry out more frequent patrols of piggeries in Yuen Long, especially during the rainy season, and would provide more information to farm managers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535151/first-case-japanese-encephalitis-confirmed
  5. 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

    ... Liu Hongwei, director of the grass-roots health department in the Shanghai Commission of Health and Family Planning. "There is a long way to go." Liu said a more rational use ...

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

    Average Hong Kong toddler starts using electronic tablets at just 16 months

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... Chung and his researchers said. "Parents and their children may not be aware that using the internet and electronic-screen products for long hours can affect the physical and psychological ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549901/health-warning-survey-finds-hong-kong-toddlers-begin-using-tablets-16
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Survey reveals extent of toddlers' early exposure to computer screens

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:13pm by Emily Tsang

    ... products for long hours can affect the physical and psychological health of the user,” Chung said at the release of a report on the study on Tuesday. “Kids are exposed to electronic devices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549694/survey-reveals-extent-toddlers-early-exposure-computer-screens
  8. 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

    ... 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... to help other sufferers after being the recipient of such help during her own fight with cancer. Two of those there for her were her predecessor Joanna Choi Leung Yuen-mei, who acted as a mentor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544447/putting-fears-words-help-fight-breast-cancer
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead liposuction patient was new mum

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Clifford Lo, Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao

    ... Wing-man said yesterday that general practitioners were permitted to carry out liposuction. Senior counsel Joseph Tse Wah-yuen said that a doctor could still face criminal prosecution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541994/dead-liposuction-patient-was-new-mum

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