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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Older bus drivers need tougher fitness tests

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a rising number of crashes involving drivers in poor health has put the issue under the spotlight in recent months. In June, a bus driver suffering high blood pressure lost consciousness and his ... be a sequence from a disaster movie, his double decker bus carrying dozens of passengers lost control and rushed down a notoriously steep road in Chai Wan, after its 57-year-old driver suddenly passed ...

  2. 19 die as bus hits pedestrians in Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nineteen people were killed and another 16 injured when a bus crashed onto a crowded pavement in Shenzhen last night. The crash happened at about 8pm in Lunghua. A Shenzhen hospital spokesman said 35 people were admitted to the hospital; 19 people were declared dead and the rest were receiving medical treatment. The Hong Kong Immigration Department said it had not received any ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Solo rock stars more likely to die young, study says

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... prematurely, at 45.2 years of age on average for North American stars and 39.6 for those in Europe, according to the study published in the journal BMJ Open. Substance abuse and car crashes accounted ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital for cuts to her forehead. Bus drivers threaten to strike Representatives of drivers for the city's three main bus operators threatened to stage co-ordinated industrial action after the latest round of negotiations on a pay rise ended without agreement. Motorcyclist crashes into railings A motorcyclist was injured when he crashed his bike ...

  5. HK's only trauma centre bypassed

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... night that the victims of yesterday's Tuen Mun bus crash were taken to other hospitals less well equipped than his own, and urged an end to delays in plans to create a wider network ... of the patients were expelled from the bus. Certainly patients do better within the bus generally after a crash. 'If they are expelled from the bus they are more likely to suffer major ...

  6. Teenager hurt in Manila bus shoot-out may go home soon

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The doctor attending Jason Leung Song-xue, who was seriously injured in the Manila hostage shooting, hopes the teenager can return home soon after spending seven months in hospital, but it remains uncertain when this can happen. 'Jason is re ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... private-doctor consultations in the week starting November 8, up 2.6 times from the week before. School bus and cars collide Twenty-two pupils aged 6 to 14 were taken to Prince of Wales Hospital for checks after their school bus and two cars collided on On Ming Street, Sha Tin, at about 8am. ...

  8. letters

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... safe for all Last month, after 19 children were killed in a school bus crash in Gansu, the Chinese government posted a draft of new safety regulations. I suggest that the government should set ...

  9. Crash diet or bust?

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan This week Kamil Butt, 15 Kamil asks: As summer is approaching, I want to lose some weight- but how can I do it without going on major crash diets? Wynnie says: Crash or fad ... groups; or special diets that promise miracle results (eg grapefruit, cabbage etc). Although crash diets will lead to fast weight loss, in the longer term they are counterproductive: serial crash ...

  10. Breakfast of champions

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... for the school bus. In this short time, she has to bathe, brush her teeth, dress, collect her bags and sit down for breakfast. It's a feat that requires precision timing and, when things go wrong, ... on the bus. It's not something I am proud of. But I am not alone in giving breakfast such low priority. Past research suggests only 70 per cent of Hong Kong people eat breakfast, while a survey ...




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