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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    WHO will help set Hong Kong’s air quality goals

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Government is believed to be calling in global experts as it sets out a seven-year road map WHO to advise on air quality goals World Health Organisation experts will help set Hong Kong's air quality objectives, according to a schedule to be released by the Environment Bureau today, a source close to the government says. The 40-page ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    ‘Dirty’ air in subdivided flats pose health hazards

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:06pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Air in 35 per cent of units surveyed contain six times more bacteria than in good-quality air, study shows Subdivided flats full of bacteria, study finds Air in subdivided units can contain six times as much airborne bacteria than that in good-quality air, research shows. And this poses environmental-hygiene hazards to residents, increasing ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Company at centre of rotten meat scandal promises China division shake-up

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:43pm by Daniel Ren, Nectar Gan

    ... station alleged last week that Shanghai Husi Food Company sold expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC. Five executives at the company, including the quality ... would no longer be a separate, decentralised unit and the business would be directly controlled by the firm's headquarters. McDonald said the company would create a quality control centre ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU's HK$200m bill for mainland hospital

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Amy Nip

    ... these practices, Lo said. "HKU is not there to make money. We are there to provide medical services of good quality. As a venue to reform medical procedures in Shenzhen and on the mainland, ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Groups push for standards on PM2.5 anti-smog masks amid concern over fakes

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:25pm by DARREN WEE

    ... growing market is full of low-quality fakes that do not protect against PM2.5. Blue skies reappeared over the capital yesterday after a week of thick smog. The US embassy's air quality ... year. Watch: Beijing targets steel mills to cut air pollution The US Environmental Protection Agency says the particles measuring less than 2.5 micrometres can be easily inhaled "deeply ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... that disinfects water without changing the water quality," Yeung said, adding that the team's vision of creating a device usable both in hospitals and at home required them to miniaturise ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Genes may cause cerebral palsy, Norwegian study suggests

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... with this condition. The investigators searched a top-quality database covering the health of Norwegians born between 1967 and 2002. In absolute terms, the risk of having a child with cerebral palsy ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Cancer is No 1 killer in Beijing for seventh year, says health report

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... is non-communicable diseases," the report said. The report comes as the capital struggles to improve air quality, with levels of fine-particle pollutants, which can enter the bloodstream through ...

  9. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... to quality of life if one spends one's final years in ill health? And where is any calculation of the potentially productive savings and investment that are lost because they are diverted ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... with low-to-moderate alcohol consumption. "People who drink low to moderate amounts are more likely to be engaging in physical activity and they're more conscious about quality of diet," he ...




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