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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 - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City will join other international finance centres in World Health Organisation's initiative to examine and compare approaches to pollution Clearing the air: HK in global project Hong Kong will be one of about 10 international financial centres taking part in a clean air and health initiative to be launched by the World Health Organisation later this year. ...

  3. News - China

    Foreign workers in Beijing leaving their families at home to protect them from smog

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:58pm by BLOOM

    ... the Forbidden City The World Health Organisation said in March that air pollution contributed to seven million deaths worldwide in 2012, with 40 per cent of those coming from the region dominated ... to human-resource costs as expats made demands such as better pay and health care, as well as air filters, according to Ioana Kraft, general manager of the chamber's Shanghai chapter. Two-thirds ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Mob attacks Ebola treatment centre in Guinea as suspected cases reach Mali

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 03:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bamako MSF facility in Guinea forced to close after attackers blame it for deadly outbreak Treatment centre for Ebola hit by attackers An angry crowd attacked an Ebola treatment centre in Guinea, accusing its staff of bringing the deadly disease to the town, Medecins Sans Frontieres said, as Mali identified its first suspected cases. More than 90 people have already died ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    How to make Hong Kong schools a hub for better health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... for all. Building healthy schools is also one of their most important strategies in the battle for global health. They have been striving to build regional centres to promote school health ... of the integrated education policy, under which special needs students are placed in mainstream schools. Hong Kong has become a regional leader regarding school health promotion On the whole, students ...

  7. 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 ...

  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 - Hong Kong - SARS

    Hong Kong on alert as France confirms more cases of Sars-like virus

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang Doctors put on alert over Sars-like bug Hong Kong's Centre of Health Protection yesterday told doctors to be extra vigilant for suspected symptoms of a new Sars-like ... of the Centre for Health Protection. There are some patients who did not develop typical respiratory symptoms, they had only had diarrhoea at the early stages Dr Leung Ting-hung, controller ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Skydivers arrested over jump from New York's World Trade Centre

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:42pm by AP

    ... which is supposed to be one of the most tightly protected in the US. The skyscraper, still under construction, crowns the rebuilt World Trade Centre, a project steeped in security concerns. ... Associated Press in New York Skydivers arrested over World Trade Centre leap Three extreme-skydiving enthusiasts accused of parachuting off New York's World Trade Centre tower last ...




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