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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Men need educating about prostate cancer, SCMP poll shows

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... years. About two in five were Asians- mostly Chinese. Occupations ranged from students to sportsmen, administrative staff to professionals in the fields of finance, education, aviation, ... they "failed" the quiz. Clearly, more education is needed on prostate cancer. With Movember launching officially in Hong Kong this year, hopefully there will be more conversations about the disease. ...

  2. Group not suited for educational role in schools

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It was with disbelief bordering on despair that I read in the South China Morning Post on Monday that the Society for Truth and Light had been awarded a contract by the Education ... and fundamentalist form of Christianity and, as such, is entirely unsuited to any educational role in a free and pluralist society. That public funds are to be used to allow the society to propagate its ...

  3. China can't afford to let taboos hinder Aids fight

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The news that Aids has become China's deadliest infectious disease, killing nearly 7,000 people in the first nine months of last year, lends added urgency to a national sex-education ... is now transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse rather than intravenous drug use. It is preventable with good public health education, sensible precautions and responsible behaviour. Its ...

  4. HK can educate Asia on misuse of antibiotics

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will be a leading threat this decade. Experience elsewhere indicates that education- especially to dispel common misconceptions- and transparency are key to hopes that Hong Kong can lead the way ... 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 ...

  5. HIV/Aids now China's most deadly infectious disease

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of the Beijing-based Aids Prevention Education Project for Chinese Youth, said the threat of HIV/Aids on the mainland had only started to emerge and the scope of its impact was much wider. 'However, ... of thought on how to tackle the disease.' Mr Li said sex education was a precaution against the spread of HIV/Aids, but the country as a whole was still not sure whether it should promote safe ...

  6. Easing the plight of China's Aids orphans

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... the children can do was stand helplessly by, he said. The Chi Heng Foundation is seeking HK$500,000 from Operation Santa Claus- co-organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post- to provide ... grew up in Hong Kong, gave up his job and set up the foundation in 1998. With the help of volunteers, he began to tackle the impossible- visiting eerily quiet villages in central China, where ...

  7. Education holds key to organ transplants

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

    ... is a difficult subject for most societies and asking people to donate while they are alive, or giving relatives that authority, remains touchy. Educating about the benefits is at the core of changing ... The mainland's thriving market should be stamped out through education and strictly enforced laws. Guangdong is to be lauded for moving against one of the worst aspects of the country's embrace ...

  8. A doctor's calling turns dangerous as violence stalks hospitals

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their personal safety because they were often victims of terrible violence. 'Being a doctor has become a dangerous job in China,' it said. That comment prompted a flood of responses on dxy.cn, ... issued by the Supreme People's Court in 2002 has caused a 'blowout' of medical disputes, says Zhang Zanning, a public health researcher at the Beijing-based China Transition ...

  9. Flu scare will keep primary schools shut: education chief

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong All primary schools and kindergartens will remain closed and secondary schools will begin their summer breaks earlier, once examinations are finished, the education minister announced yesterday as the city's swine flu count rose to 408, with 60 new cases. Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung said: 'After consulting the Department of Health, ...

  10. A dying profession

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Young doctors are increasingly turning away from the more important fields of medical science to embrace the easier and more lucrative areas of plastic surgery and anaesthesiology. Their senior colleagues find the trend di ...




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