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  1. Drug-treatment pioneer dies at 88

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... One of the first people to use religion and fellowship to help the city's drug addicts has died. The Reverend John Paul Chan died from pneumonia in Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday. He was 88. In April 1968, Chan set up Hong Kong's first Chr ...

  2. Screening programme is urged to control hepatitis B

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Hong Kong should launch a universal screening programme for hepatitis B, partly because of an influx of mainland migrants, a liver expert has warned. George Lau Ka-kit, senior lecturer of the medicine department at the University of Hong Kong, said 500,00 ...

  3. Gender-bending campaign targets boys

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... In the new Mother's Choice sex-education advertisement, a pregnant teenager tries to seek an abortion alone in a Shenzhen clinic. What makes the scene striking is that the 'mother-to-be' is a boy. The 45-second commercial tries to remind yo ...

  4. 50pc more women seek pregnancy help

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The surge has overwhelmed the services of the Mother's Choice group Seven hundred single pregnant women received help from a counselling organisation last financial year - 50 per cent more than the previous year. The abrupt increase has prompted conc ...

  5. Mood disorder may affect 3.2pc of public

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Thousands of lives across HK are being disrupted by the anxiety condition An estimated 110,000 people in Hong Kong may suffer from social anxiety disorder (SAD) - a common, but frequently ignored, mood complaint that can devastate sufferers' social l ...

  6. Review of plumbing regulations urged to halt spread of disease

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The government has been urged to review building design and plumbing regulations to help prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases. This comes after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Friday that it was drawing up guidelines for improved envi ...

  7. Business alarmed by needless deaths

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... With the suicide rate rising alarmingly in recent years, business leaders say bosses have a responsibility to tackle the problem. Kwan Chuk-fai, a manager at NWS Holdings, which owns New World First Bus and has a workforce of 27,000, said: 'As an emp ...

  8. Depression fears as suicides soar

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Doctors want more cash for counselling to boost earlier treatment of the mental illness that costs HK millions in lost productivity The suicide rate hit a record 16.4 per 100,000 people last year, mainly linked to depression - a mental illness that costs ...

  9. Family planners switch from contraception to conception

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Amid a falling birth rate, couples are now being told not to leave it too long to have children The Family Planning Association, which once told parents 'two is enough', has switched focus to urge couples not to leave it too long before they hav ...

  10. Surge in extreme poverty rate

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The number of households surviving on less than $4,000 a month has doubled since 1997 Nearly 200,000 families in Hong Kong are living in what social workers describe as extreme poverty with incomes of less than $4,000 a month. The latest statistics from t ...




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