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  1. University appeals for a voice in running planned health protection centre

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Ella Lee and Mary Ann Benitez University experts have proposed that they be allowed to jointly run the government's planned Centre for Health Protection, putting their expertise ... faculty has proposed to the government that its experts be involved in running the Centre for Health Protection. The university's associate dean of medicine, Raymond Liang Hin-suen, said one ...

  2. News - China

    China to raise tobacco taxes to help protect children from effects of smoking

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:03pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan alice.yan@scmp.com The move would mean young people are less likely to be exposed to second-hand smoke, health officials claim China has announced it will raise tobacco taxes to help protect children from smoking. The move would mean young people are less likely to be exposed to second-hand smoke, according to National Health and Family Planning Commission vice ...

  3. News - World - DRUGS

    Rules to protect children issued to marijuana stores in Washington, US

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seattle Rules to protect children issued to marijuana stores Stores in Washington state can sell marijuana in cookies, brownies and other approved baked goods, but cannot put ... needed to make "bubble hash", a marijuana concentrate. The Public Health Inspections division of the Denver Department of Public Health said it ordered the business to stop using ...

  4. Drug safety centre needs the tools to protect us

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the centre sooner rather than later. If its name is to mean what it says, the government should also give it the resources to control any product claimed to improve health, performance or body shape. ... Western pharmaceutical drugs are strictly controlled in Hong Kong. 'Natural remedies', health supplements and illegal versions of approved drugs are not. After a series of safety ...

  5. To be effective, health centre will need clout

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The news that Hong Kong is moving to set up a Centre for Health Protection should be welcomed. Now that the commitment is there, the success of such a centre will depend on how the details ... not only recommended the establishment of the centre, but also spelled out what the main priorities should be and how it should relate to existing health agencies. The government has taken up ...

  6. News - World

    Ahead of power plant push, Obama ties climate change to health hazards

    Posted May 31st 2014, 06:36pm by Reuters

    ... with efforts to promote better health for children and the elderly. In his weekly radio address, Obama said the United States had to do more to reduce carbon emissions so that children suffering from ... the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday unveils new rules limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing US power plants across the country. Although the rules are intended to help Washington ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Kidney donation safe for healthy older adults Older kidney donors enjoy similar longevity and cardiovascular health as other healthy mature individuals, ...   Vaccine no clot threat, say researchers A vaccine that protects against four strains of the human papillomavirus, which can lead to cervical cancer, does not increase the risk of blood clots ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong traveller tests negative for Sars

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 01:54pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit A Hong Kong man who fell ill following a trip to Saudi Arabia is not infected by a new respiratory virus related to Sars, the Centre for Health Protection said on Wednesday ... stay in the Gulf nation, and none of his travelling companions or home contacts show any symptoms, the centre said. Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry this week confirmed a new case ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... moved from his old apartment three months ago and has a community health centre adjacent to his new home. But he still rides his electric bike 20 minutes each way every two weeks to visit Zhoujiaqiao Community Health Centre in Shanghai's Changning District. What makes the 79-year-old man do this is the service of his family doctor- Shanghai's answer to the UK's general ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman dies after receiving liposuction at hair treatment centre

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 07:48pm by Emily Tsang, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... Emily Tsang, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam Police investigate death after operation at hair transplant centre as experts call for more regulation of medical services at private clinics Dance ... Centre, on the seventh floor of a commercial building in Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Complications emerged at 3.30pm and she was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. She ...




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