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    Public hospitals struggle to cope with ageing population

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... minutes. It is obvious that, with an ageing population, our public health system is under enormous pressure. We do not have sufficient staff to deal with the number of patients and some measures ...

  2. Government must face challenges resulting from ageing population

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's rapidly ageing population poses immense challenges to elderly care services. The 2011 policy address included a pledge to increase residential care places. This would ... this innovation will align well with the government policy of preparing the workforce for elderly service expansion and re-engineering to offer quality holistic care to our rapidly ageing population ...

  3. How the world's population exploded

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Susan Ramsay Food In the past, people were reliant on Nature for food. Weather, soil quality, controlling pests and the need for water all played their part in restricting how much food could be produced. Food could not travel great distances or be kept f ...

  4. Kidney clinic struggles to treat ageing population

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of this and an ageing population, the foundation is building a third centre at a cost of HK$6 million at street level on Un Chau Street. It is seeking funding from Operation Santa Claus to buy three ...

  5. Population gets fatter by the year

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Libby Peacock

    ... Libby Peacock Most Hongkongers fail to meet World Health Organisation guidelines for a healthy diet, according to a study conducted last year, which examined the daily consumption of fruit and vegetables. 'The findings were particularly disappointing ...

  6. Half population engaging in risky behaviour: Aids expert

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... that put them at high risk of exposure to Aids, according to a United Nations official. 'I am not saying 50 to 60 per cent of the population are high-risk groups, I am just saying they could ... to be given to social factors that put a large proportion of the Chinese population at risk. The growing income gap and the large influx of rural migrants, compounded by discrimination against women, ...

  7. Half of the male population suffers erectile dysfunction, expert says

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Half of the male population suffers from erectile dysfunction and the proportion is likely to grow as men live longer, according to an impotence expert. Chris McMahon, director of the Australian Centre for Sexual Health, said men should seek help from their physician if they have a problem. Currently, only 10 to 15 per cent of men with erectile problems are seeking treatment. ...

  8. City's greying population extends to geriatric pets

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy It's not only Hongkongers who are getting older on average- their pets are, too. As the greying of the population raises demand for geriatric medical care, veterinarians say ... the geriatric population, we are seeing increasing cancer. The older they get, the more the risk they have of developing cancer,' said Jane Gray, the organisation's chief veterinary surgeon. ...

  9. Ageing population threat to health insurance

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui China's rapidly ageing population threatens to cause a serious drain on the nation's public health system, which is already struggling to make ends meet, a senior ... illnesses. 'Also, the incidence of disease increases as people grow old. So although retired people make up a smaller percentage of the population, they rely much more on the health-care system ...

  10. Lack of exercise in HK having fatal consequences: study

    Posted Jul 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... The study aims to educate the mainland on the impact of westernisation on the health of Chinese. The report said: 'China, with 20 per cent of the world's population, needs direct evidence ... cent] population of Hong Kong, a post-industrialised society may reveal what is likely to be forthcoming for China,' it added. ...




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