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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... checked himself into hospital after realising he had caught the virulent disease. By then he had spread it to other hotel guests. Like him, many were to die. As a result, he was identified ... director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, Hong Kong's health chief during Sars, to warn the public to expect an increasing trend of animal diseases jumping to humans, which was true ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should reconsider ban on live poultry stalls

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... It was not long ago that banning the sale of live poultry in our markets and moving to a system of central slaughtering was seen as necessary to protect us from deadly infectious diseases. The government finally decided that reduced risk made the idea politically expendable and shelved it. Then-health minister York Chow Yat-ngok said at the time that the decision was not necessarily ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bird flu a reminder of things we dare not forget

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of deadly disease. In the latest, the first reported cases of human infection by a lesser-known strain of bird flu, H7N9, have resulted in the deaths of two men in Shanghai, while five people ... SARS virus, health experts say the city is now well prepared for coping with highly infectious diseases but warn that constant vigilance is required. It took a month and three weeks before we ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A ban on trans-fats is the way to go

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... mainland and international safety standards, but the content was not indicated on nutrition labels. There is no shortage of scientific evidence to prove that the risk of coronary heart disease ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the cost, about HK$233, to be borne by the authority. The authority says it will review the scheme after a year to determine whether it should be extended to other districts and diseases. The outlay ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education vital to cut cancer rates

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 03:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Education vital to cut cancer rates The global rise of cancer to rival cardiovascular disease as a killer has prompted World Health Organisation director-general Dr Margaret ... not treat its way out of the burden of the disease. "We now know for certain," he said, "that [most] cancers are attributable to what have been called 'lifestyle choices', ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Free markets make you fatter

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 02:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... lead to healthier hearts and longer lives. Lead author Quanhe Yang of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention called the results sobering. The heavy hand of regulation alone may ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For health's sake, Hong Kong must ban live chicken imports

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be deeply conservative when it comes to age-old customs. Yet the threat from the disease is such that serious consideration has to be given to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's suggestion ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fighting diabetes the healthy way

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 03:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fighting diabetes the healthy way There are special days on the calendar designed to focus attention on heart disease, strokes and cancer. Today belongs to diabetes, which, like other diseases, is influenced by lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise. Diabetes also raises the risk of heart and kidney disease and stroke, and has been  included with other ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance the key to containing H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in handling infectious diseases, including severe acute respiratory syndrome, H5N1 and H1N1 swine flu. The war on H7N9 has just begun. With vigilance and surveillance, the disease can be kept under ...




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