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  1. 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 ...

  2. Pharmacists strike out over industry rules

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Pharmacists plan to go on strike this summer to drive home their criticism of how the government oversees and regulates the industry. Pharmacists and medical groups in the Drug Safety Consortium issued the threat yesterday. It plans to strike in stages, beginning in July, if the government continues to ignore industry pleas to standardise ...

  3. Hundreds of hospital staff stage strike

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Hundreds of auxiliary staff at a top Shanghai hospital went on strike yesterday, demanding a pay rise and full social welfare insurance. ... in 2000 with investment from the Shanghai Health Department Logistics Service Centre. Most of those on strike are responsible for cleaning, transporting patients and delivering meals. A circular ...

  4. Health officials visit hospitals amid threat of doctors' strike

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Top health officials attempted to mend relationships with frontline doctors by visiting hospitals across the city yesterday, after the Public Doctors' Association threatened industrial action amid concerns over working conditions. Hospita ...

  5. Doctors to strike over Link rent increase

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun About 200 doctors who run clinics in shopping centres managed by The Link Management will stop work from 1pm to 4pm today to protest against a rent rise, alongside hundreds of other Link tenants in over 30 public housing estates. The Hong Kong ...

  6. Striking a balance

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A professor at Britain's Bristol University recently said many people believe that if they receive an organ donation they also get the characteristics of the donor. People most fear receiving an organ from a murderer, and would prefer to have a donat ...

  7. Chest bug strikes 21 at home for elderly

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Upper respiratory tract infections struck 21 people in a Tai Po home for the elderly early last month, the Centre for Health Protection reported yesterday. They were 16 residents and five staff- nine men and 12 women aged 43 to 99. Three were a ...

  8. Heart attacks strike low-risk patients

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So No warning before many coronaries, study finds More than 50 per cent of people who appeared to have a low risk of heart disease ended up having heart attacks, a pioneering database shows. The acute coronary syndrome database also found that 70 pe ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    The latest trends in running shoes

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... the occurrence of the two-beat foot fall - a heel strike followed by an uncontrolled shift of the foot into a forefoot slap on the ground - which can become painful on the ankles and shins." ... a more forefoot strike [as promoted by minimalist shoes] is now being questioned and challenged by other research, which in some cases seems to say the complete opposite".   The demise ...

  10. Health authorities worried about infections striking new-born babies

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.30pm: Health authorities in Hong Kong on Friday afternoon were investigating an outbreak of painful infections which have been striking new-born babies. The Health Department?s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has reported a cluster of necrotising enterocolitis on three new-born babies. A CHP spokesman explained that necrotising enterocolitis, ...




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