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  1. Look out for our health column

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... health columns by Wynnie Chan. Wynnie is a trained nutritionist - not only does she know all about health and diet issues, she has even written recipe books! 'Health Bytes' runs on Tuesdays and covers all sorts of interesting health issues - from asthma to eating out. And on Sundays, the new 'Ask Wynnie' column invites readers to send their health-related questions ...

  2. Heavy pollution prompts health fears for Games

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... athletes' safety. At a meeting in Beijing, IOC president Jacques Rogge said some events might be disrupted to make sure the health of athletes was 'protected'. Additional reporting by Jane ...

  3. Failure to see Ma Lik fuels health rumours

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... Doubts have been raised about the health of leading pro-Beijing politician Ma Lik after two core members of his party were unable to see him in a Guangzhou hospital. Choy So-yuk, ... in Hunan province, , would say only that Mr Ma was being treated in Guangzhou. Speculation has been rife that Mr Ma's health has deteriorated, with rumours spreading that he might have already ...

  4. Education and health the focus as emphasis is on 'people first'

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday pledged greater support for education and health care, particularly for poor rural residents, in a policy speech that emphasised 'putting the people ... health care and other social programmes, areas that have been neglected as regional governments have concentrated on economic growth through boosting investment on infrastructure ...

  5. Beijing dragging heels with health-care reforms

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Beijing in 2005 promised to make health-care services affordable and accessible to the entire population but reform has been slow. Fifty per cent of people cannot always afford to go to hospital when they are sick and 30 to 50 per cent of poor people indicate health expenditure is the single biggest cause of their poverty, according to World Health Organisation ...

  6. Rural health care still falling behind, WHO chief says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland's rural health-care system is highly inefficient and government investment has done little to improve it, according to World Health Organisation director general Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun. Speaking at a seminar in Beijing on the mainland's rural primary health care, Dr Chan, a Hongkonger, said a reform report compiled by the WHO ...

  7. Reforms the key to fixing health system

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The amount of time a patient spends with a doctor is key to the quality of health care. Exhaustive studies the world over have shown that the more minutes available, the better ... for longer consultation times. The burden of clinic computerisation, an ageing population with more complex health problems and the stress of Hong Kong life all mean increasingly less time ...

  8. Psychiatrists raise alarm on health care

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Double number of experts needed Hong Kong must at least double its number of psychiatrists in the next decade to meet a rising need for mental health treatment, experts say. The College of Psychiatrists, the top psychiatric training body, recently presented its estimates to Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok. It says about 15 per cent of Hong Kong people ...

  9. Money cannot buy us good health

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People today are becoming more concerned about their health. Being healthy is the most precious thing that money can't buy. Firstly, prevention is better than cure. Regular exercise ... most- health or money? Paul Yeung, Tak Sun Secondary School From the Editor Thanks for your letter, Paul. Today is the start of a new year- a great time to turn over a new leaf and start afresh. ...

  10. Mental illness casts long, costly shadow over the health system

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the incidence of mental illness on the mainland, but the Ministry of Health estimates 16 million mainlanders have severe mental illness and 30 million school children have emotional and behavioural ... to medical professionals, were sent to a party secretary for 'ideology correction classes'. The National Mental Health Project of China (2002-2010), enacted in April 2002, set various goals ...




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