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  1. Imported infections rise despite efforts of travel health service

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a report in the latest issue of the Centre for Health Protection's Communicable Diseases Watch. Department of Health port health officer Dr Eugene Yeung Yu-hang, who wrote the report, said ... was common. Department statistics showed that between seven and 41 per cent of travellers reported sickness during their trips or after they returned to Hong Kong. Less than 10 per cent sought ...

  2. Makeover image

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Congratulations to the Tourism Board for realising the Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong. Co-ordinating such a long list of landlords, police, fire, civil aviation and a great number of other institutions ... the government is now able to rally its resources across departments and reach out in the community to make things happen. This bodes well for Hong Kong. For the Romans the games masked the end ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... professor Alice Kong Pik-shan, associate professor at Chinese University’s department of medicine and therapeutics. Short sleep duration increases chances of obesity by 1.4 times among adults ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... The hospital’s directors did not respond to calls about the incident. A nurse in the department where the doctor worked denied any knowledge of the matter. The health bureau in Chaozhou and the Guangdong provincial health department also could not be reached for comment. In a separate case, a doctor in Hebei province was stabbed in the throat last month, allegedly by a patient dissatisfied ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Wellbeing trumps decorum when inflight flatulence strikes, say experts

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington, New Zealand Medics tell flatulent fliers: don't hold it back A group of medical specialists has provided an answer to a dilemma that has faced fliers since the Wright brothers took to the air in 1903- is it okay to ...

  6. Public hospital nurses say departing colleagues are not being replaced

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... medicine wards, intensive care units, paediatrics, surgery and obstetrics departments were the most stressful. Some 91 per cent of patients agreed that there was a shortage of nurses, and 95 per ...

  7. Outpatient department to have electronic queue control system

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the improvement measure we are implementing in our queuing system in the Specialist Out-Patient Department (SOPD). I agree with Mr Green that the existing queuing system in our department needs to be improved. In particular, we will soon implement an electronic queue management system in the department. Upon registration, the patient will be assigned with a queuing number, an estimated queuing ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong sees record rise in HIV infections in third quarter

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Department of Health reports 'worrisome' rise to highest quarterly total since 1984 Record increase in reported cases of HIV infection The city ... the Department of Health said. The number of infections in the quarter was 140, the highest quarterly figure since 1984. That exceeded the 131 new cases in the previous quarter, also a record. "The ...

  9. Major health reshuffle set for coming months

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... months, due to retirement or the end of their contracts. Health department director Dr Lam Ping-yan (pictured) will stand down as early as next month, the South China Morning Post has learned, ... the public and private health sectors and a shortage of staff in public hospitals, as well as and issues such as the influx of mainland women giving birth in the city. The Department of Health ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong fails to promote breast milk even amid formula shortage

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... Association, which represents six major formula milk brands, did not comment on the allegations. The Department of Health said it had stepped up its promotion and support for child feeding, including ...




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