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  1. Medical schools should cater to society's needs

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Medical advances notwithstanding, the role of family medicine in the efficient delivery of modern health care is well established in developed societies. But few of Hong Kong's future ... is a comparison with other developed societies, including those where many of Hong Kong's doctors have studied for higher professional qualifications. There, medical authorities and educators have ...

  2. Officials' nanny state outlook is creating a society of small minds

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of these are signs that the authorities think we are stupid. Are the famously self-reliant citizens of Hong Kong content to become like bleating sheep? The nanny state is creating a society of small minds. ... I refer to the quote from Professor Lam Tai-hing, director of the school of public health at the University of Hong Kong, quoted in your headline, regarding the 41.5 per cent rise ...

  3. It's brew love for our cafe society

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's coffee shops day and night. Coffee is fast becoming the beverage of choice in the city, displacing its traditional rival, tea. Nestle, which produces instant coffee as well ... risk of high cholesterol levels. So how much coffee is safe to drink? According to Kathleen Yau Ka-yan, a registered dietitian with the Hong Kong Nutrition Association, drinking four to five ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from ... people have died. There have been four cases in Hong Kong; three of the victims have died. The first, Indonesian domestic helper Tri Mawarti, was released from Tuen Mun Hospital earlier ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Hong Kong flu shot subsidy increased for children, free at some clinics

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Childhood Immunisation Programme. In the Hong Kong Paediatric Society poll of 3,200 parents of children aged less than six, half said their children had received no vaccines apart from those on the list. The society said the government's programme did not include vaccines for chicken pox and hepatitis A, and the 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine- known to prevent meningitis, septicaemia, ...

  6. Anti-Cancer Society faces funding crunch

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society may have to suspend its operations for three months this year because its funding is running low. The society, founded in February 2006, had ... incomes. The centre expects to hire about 150 staff. The society will hold a trail walk next month, in collaboration with the Scout Association of Hong Kong and the Rotary Club of Hong Kong ...

  7. Society inspires 'little warriors' across the border to fight cancer

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... in their battle for life. Based in the Prince of Wales Hospital, the Little Life Warrior Society was set up by veteran paediatrician Matthew Shing Ming-kong in 1999 with the aim of relieving depression ... hospitals. 'Compared to the children in Hong Kong, the mainland children and their parents are often in a more desperate situation and lack others' support,' Dr Shing said. The concept ...

  8. Society is failing the mentally disabled

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong in the 21st century. Raising a child with a mental disability is stressful. Coping with the challenge involves strong family, community and government support. If any of these fail- ... are subsequently also often avoided. The stresses of Hong Kong- small flats, high-density living, noise and environmental pollution- make the task of caring for these children even more difficult. Little ...

  9. Society offers hope to 'little warriors' in cancer battle

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... childhood cancer cases are seen in Hong Kong each year, accounting for about 1 per cent of all cases Most common childhood cancers Leukaemia (cases): 40-50 Brain tumours: 30 Others: lymphoma, germ ... Celine Sun Centre gives young patients' families someone to talk to Doctor Matthew Shing Ming-kong was shocked when a patient's mother told him she had had a sleepless night ...

  10. Remember, sex sells in a consumer society

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... holiday, an institution much loved by the government for the lift it gives to the economy. Shops were packed and many people headed abroad. A fair few were in Hong Kong looking into buying property ... and airwaves in the past two weeks. Sarft's timing has been noted by disgruntled netizens. Some parody President Hu Jintao's calls for a 'harmonious society', noting how authorities ...




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