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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Golden time for special needs children

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com It's tough for parents of children with special needs to find the right support before kindergarten, writes Elaine Yau Golden time As Justin Huen ... for a place at the government-run early education training centre for special needs children is like the interminable wait for a public housing flat. "In most cases, children get a place when ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Hong Kong flu shot subsidy increased for children, free at some clinics

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Flu shot subsidy increased for children under six Elderly people and young children can receive a subsidy of HK$130 for flu shots from now until the end of the year. The sum is the same as last year for the elderly but is up for children from HK$80. Centre for Health Protection controller Dr Thomas Tsang Ho-fai (pictured) said people aged above 65 ...

  3. Fat children risk health problems

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Childhood obesity is becoming an issue in Hong Kong. Many children do not do enough physical activity. They are encouraged to focus on academic performance, not fitness. Children should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and this would help them lose weight. In addition, many children do not have a healthy diet. They love fast food and soft drinks. I think the government ...

  4. Relief for children with painful joints

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... one of hundreds who receive support from the Hong Kong Paediatric Rheumatism Association, a charitable organisation established in 2005 by parents with children suffering from rheumatic ... the money raised through Operation Santa Claus for four projects: a workshop for children and teenagers on how to cope with their disease; a team of psychologists to support families of patients; ...

  5. Children to get the gift of a smile

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... which has a Hong Kong base, has changed the lives of more than 18,000 people on the mainland- mainly young children- through medical missions in remote areas and at a fully staffed hospital in Hangzhou. 'A lot of children can lead fairly normal lives even with a cleft but this doesn't always happen,' David Wong, Operation Smile general manager, said. 'As you can ...

  6. Hospital will raise profile of children's medicine

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Children's wards are at once the most heartbreaking and inspiring of any hospital system. No one wants to see young ones in need of hospital treatment and care, away from the loving ... of history and spending priorities that our public healthcare system- the envy of many countries- does not have a children's hospital. That this has not been a major issue is silent testimony ...

  7. Why children can't be a convenience purchase

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... time they have left for the sake of parenting. In Hong Kong, where both men and women must work in an increasingly competitive job market, the decision to have children is an even more ... But it must be administered with reservation and for genuine medical reasons, or else a generation of children will have come into this world because they were an easily available product that did ...

  8. Nighttime risk for obese children

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Obese children may have nighttime hypertension without exhibiting any symptoms during the day, and the condition could persist into adulthood, leading to heart disease, ... Kwong Wah Hospital paediatric consultant Dr Daniel Ng Kwok-keung. Parents should take their children for night blood pressure tests, Ng said after after finding in a study that children who had ...

  9. Children's Panadol tablets recalled

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok GlaxoSmithKline is recalling Panadol Children's Chewable Tablets 120mg after a batch (XPH026) of the pain reliever was found to contain different dosing instructions on the product's carton and on a leaflet inside the package. It says the product is still safe but the recall is a precautionary measure to avoid confusion. The instructions on the cartons are based ...

  10. Video games blamed for rise in myopia among children

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy If you reckon you're seeing more and more young children wearing glasses, there's nothing wrong with your eyes. Even the under-six crowd is growing more short-sighted, and the blame is being put on the playing of video games on computers, mobile phones and portable game devices. The proportion of children between the ages of two and six who were short-sighted nearly ...




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