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  1. Controlling Guangzhou's stray cat population a labour of love

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... method of controlling the stray-cat population in urban neighbourhoods. Li, who lives with eight cats, a husband and their son, is better known by her online name, Wen Mao Ji Xing, which ... the cats pose health and environmental hazards to people, which means stabilising the population is a top priority. The nuisance behaviour of stray cats, including yowling and fighting, as well ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Abortion should not be used as a means of population control

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enough, and what is needed must be made available. But it should not be there as a means of population control. Don't we decry exactly that in China? Are we hypocrites or serious? We have ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Job and pensions poser as population rises

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting The mainland faces unprecedented challenges in the areas of unemployment, ageing and population control in the coming three decades, the country's top population official has said. Zhang Weiqing, director of the State Population and Family Planning Commission, said yesterday the mainland would face three demographic 'peaks' in the next 20 to 30 years. He ...

  6. Our duty to care for the elderly can be an opportunity for growth

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... crises. Population ageing should be seen as an opportunity. One of the primary goals in global rebalancing is to shift Asian production out of excessive reliance on manufacturing and exports ... For example, it is estimated that 10million caregivers are required to look after the ageing population in China, whereas there are only 300,000 people working in this field, with only 100,000 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cocktails and cakes that are good for women's health

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... two per cent of the population have family histories that make it likely they carry the mutation. Certain European populations are more susceptible to the mutation, but its prevalence and impact are not well understood in Chinese populations. The registry is trying to fill this knowledge gap through research, providing genetic counselling, testing and support to high-risk ...

  8. Children may get swine flu vaccine

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Targeting children for vaccination may be the best way of using limited supplies of vaccine to control the swine flu pandemic, British researchers said. Drugmakers are racing to make a vaccine against the new flu strain, but if the disease increases significantly in the northern hemisphere this autumn, there are unlikely to be enough shots to vaccinate entire populations. ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    HK should subsidise flu vaccinations otherwise scheme is not effective

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... While there is the influenza vaccine subsidy scheme, the vaccination rate is less than 10 per cent of the population. To protect a community from an epidemic, the uptake rate needs to be 30 per cent of the population to create what is known as adequate herd immunity. The subsidy scheme covers only certain high-risk groups. It is available to citizens over 65 and children aged six ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is a 'cure' for ageing the ultimate medical breakthrough?

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by PETER SINGER

    ... to be born, while others do not die, the planet's population will increase at an even faster rate than it is now. De Grey's response to the first objection is that, while anti-ageing treatment may be expensive initially, the price is likely to drop. As for the second objection, success in overcoming ageing could itself give us breathing space to find solutions to the population ...




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