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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Veterinary surgeon shortage 'poses threat to public health'

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... say Lack of vets is posing risk to public health A severe shortage of veterinary surgeons in Hong Kong is hitting farmers and posing a threat to public health. The crisis has been caused ... the World Health Organisation (WHO) is warning of a mounting threat to humans from animal-related diseases. Veterinarian and infectious disease specialist Howard Wong Kai-hay said: "Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1113167/shortage-veterinary-surgeons-poses-threat-public-health
  2. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Obesity may not be bad for your health, says expert

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Weight... there's more Health officials, educators and governments the world over are up in arms over what they see as an obesity epidemic. ... and a host of associated health complications: diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and joint damage, to name just a few. A recent article in Physicians News Digest referred to obesity as "a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1107094/obesity-may-not-be-bad-your-health-says-expert
  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s Mubarak back in hospital as health worsens

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 08:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Egypt’s state prosecutor on Thursday ordered imprisoned former dictator Hosni Mubarak transferred to a military hospital after his health deteriorated, ... of protesters during the 18-day revolt that ended his three-decade rule in February last year. Some 850 people died in the uprising. Since his fall from power, Mubarak’s health has appeared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1114148/egypts-mubarak-back-hospital-health-worsens
  4. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Deadly bus crash puts focus on health of drivers

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by SIMPSON CHEUNG AND JOLIE HO

    ... Simpson Cheung and Jolie Ho Regular check-ups urged after man at wheel of double-decker collapses, causing deadly crash Bus crash puts focus on health of drivers Legislation should be passed requiring all public-transport drivers to have a comprehensive health check annually, a legislator urged yesterday, after two double-deckers crushed a taxi and caused three deaths and 56 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1086307/deadly-bus-crash-puts-focus-health-drivers
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Jireh Fund puts on gospel show to raise awareness on mental health

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Show hopes to make a noise about depression A Christian group is hoping to raise awareness about mental health issues with a gospel show on Sunday. ... cause of disability, according to the World Health Organisation. The gospel show will be held at Queen Elizabeth Stadium on Sunday at 7.30pm. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1111668/jireh-fund-puts-gospel-show-raise-awareness-mental-health
  6. Comment - Letters

    Positive attitude on ageing is key to public health

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... for private health care facilities. The committee's priority is to differentiate between medical procedures and beauty services. Guidelines will be issued spelling out risky treatments ... people enhance their health and safety awareness. There are thousands of beauty products on the market, and some may cause serious harm. The government and health care sector should join hands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1110217/positive-attitude-ageing-key-public-health
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Are we ready for longer lives … and more years of bad health?

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Paul Yip says society must adapt to the changing face of killer diseases Are we ready for longer lives, and more years of bad health? Last week, The Lancet medical journal ... increased by almost five years in the past two decades, but only four of those years are "healthy years". The remaining additional year is expected to be a year of bad health. Are our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1107571/are-we-ready-longer-lives-and-more-years-bad-health
  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... cycling, rowing, gymnastics and tennis) had similar mortality rates compared to athletes in lower intensity sports, like golf or cricket. In an editorial, two public health experts say those who do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1107097/health-bites
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should focus on sex education as a matter of good health

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial Sex education is a health issue The public is up in arms about mainland mothers giving birth here, but is largely oblivious to a flood of young Hong Kong women and girls ... for the first time. Moral and sex education is ultimately the prerogative of parents. But lack of information leading to unwanted pregnancies can also have serious educational, health and financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1102512/hong-kong-should-focus-sex-education-matter-good-health
  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Pest in peace Commercial ultrasonic frequency devices that claim to repel pests such as bed bugs through sound have shown to be ineffective. A new study in the Journal of Economic Entomology tested four such devices, a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1102254/health-bites

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