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  1. Lawsuit adds a popular Link to the Chinese vocabulary

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people have been concerned about diseases. As such, Japan-brain, the abbreviation for Japanese encephalitis- a mosquito-borne disease- has been frequently mentioned. The fifth most ... they are US-based Nasa's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Mars rovers and highly contagious. Other frequently used words include control-excess (a campaign implemented last June to curb ...

  2. Not sweet enough

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the international fight against contagious diseases, such as bird flu. By signing the memo, Beijing made sure that if WHO experts are kept out of Taiwan, it would be the island's own doing. Taiwan has ... health issues. Currently, both sides have some political problems, but disease will not await [the resolution of political problems]. Therefore China will first sign a memorandum of understanding ...

  3. Wen's property crackdown treats symptoms rather than the disease

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... there are good reasons to remain sceptical over the effectiveness of Mr Wen's new policies, which appear to treat the symptoms rather than the disease. After all, Mr Wen's new policies, ...

  4. cab chat

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Although he was not the only person handling the outbreak, he was the secretary who could have had the final say. And as a doctor, he should have been more sensitive when handling this contagious disease. I think the accountability system of Mr Tung is meaningless because government officials are not accountable to us. The political climate is suffocating. It's good to have different ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... doctor seeks to ease dengue fever fear A mainland disease prevention and control expert called for calm as dengue fever cases in Guangdong rose to more than 270. Zhong Nanshan, head of the Guangdong Research Institute for Respiratory Diseases, said the situation in the province was not particularly serious compared with a few years ago, when there were thousands of cases. He said ...

  6. Suen fully recovered from legionnaires' bug

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... legionnaires' disease. This was despite the minister needing an extra day of sick leave after initially resuming work on Monday. 'I am healthy and well, thanks for everybody's concern,' ... said the final choice should remain with Suen. Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said Suen, who was diagnosed with the disease on December 21, had now fully recovered ...

  7. Health law proposal targets private property

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... to fight disease during a 'state of public health emergency'. This provision is among amendments to the Quarantine and Prevention of Disease Ordinance which Acting Permanent Secretary ... Organisation's International Health Regulation. The regulation was adopted at the World Health Assembly in 2005 to 'provide a public health response to the international spread of disease ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - POLITICS

    Physicist Stephen Hawking praised and decried for joining academic boycott of Israel

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... motor neurone disease for the past 50 years, and relies on a computer-based system to communicate. According to Shurat HaDin, an Israel law centre that represents victims of terrorism, ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It feels a bit like Sars all over again A civil service unionist after the discovery of legionnaires' disease bacteria in the tamar office of Education Secretary Michael Suen (above) My brother is not a heroin user. He may be a party kid... but he would not inject himself. He wouldn't commit suicide Jacqueline Berenson, on her brother Joseph Basha's death ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Press intimidation alleged in HK as Apple Daily photographer faces court

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... disease. A scuffle broke out when security guards blocked him from taking photos. One guard was pushed over. Jonathan Man Ho-ching, representing Sing, said his client was arrested and charged ...




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