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  1. HK can educate Asia on misuse of antibiotics

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to believe it can emulate Belgium's leadership in campaigning against misuse of antibiotics and fighting drug resistance. The World Health Organisation says diseases due to drug resistance ... infections. A 10-year campaign in Belgium to dispel such myths and educate both the public and doctors in the use of fewer antibiotics has seen resistance from pneumonia-causing bacteria drop by up ...

  2. Birds, mice and other public-health risks

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... to mankind. In May 1999, Belgium was badly affected when high levels of dioxin were found in chicken and egg products from farms in the country. The health scare proved as devastating as the current outbreak of avian flu across the region. The discovery in Belgium sent massive shockwaves around the international community, prompting many governments to call for urgent action to eliminate ...

  3. Study finds 10pc of traffic accident drivers drug-affected

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... revealed the ratio was 12.3 per cent in Belgium, 13 per cent in Sweden and 9.7 per cent in Thailand. They noted that exposure to illicit drugs could impair concentration and therefore the ability ...

  4. Health bites

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Belgium compared atherosclerosis risk in traditional pygmies- hunter-gatherers living in the equatorial forests of Cameroon- to two neighbouring groups: semi-urbanised pygmies and farmers known ...

  5. Customs make record seizure of hazardous drug

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... ingredient of Ecstasy. Customs exchanged intelligence with their counterparts from Belgium and the United Kingdom, as well as Swiss Police. They were concerned about a suspicious express parcel ...

  6. Health Bites

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in humans. Noses out of joint Researchers in Belgium have found that about one in three people who want a nose job also have moderate to severe symptoms of BDD, or body dysmorphic disorder. BDD ...

  7. Question of the week: Do you support euthanasia?

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as Oregon in the United States, the Netherlands and Belgium, the law permits euthanasia. This shows how assisted suicide has evolved from an immoral act to a medical treatment. Euthanasia ...

  8. HK lagging on child vaccines, medics warn

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Canada, France, Italy, Germany and Belgium. The World Health Organisation also recommends it. The pharmaceutical industry said about 60 per cent of Hong Kong newborns get 'five-in-one' ...

  9. Set emission controls

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggests 'freedom of choice has led to higher abortion rates, which have impacted on fertility figures'. Examples such as the Netherlands and Belgium, which have among the lowest abortion ...



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