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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How much do man-made chemicals affect our health?

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... is difficult for several reasons. One, the effect must be disentangled from stressors such as poor diet, smoking and environmental factors like smog. Two, a substance might only cause disruption after ... a team led by Zeng Qiang reported findings in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety suggesting estrogenic chemicals in tap water at a treatment plant in Wuhan. Moreover, some disruptors persist ...

  2. Immune system booster may cut toll from cancer

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the understanding and the management of the disease. 'For example, we know that the immune system is involved in some sorts of cancers. We also know that cancer also suppresses the immune system ... The immune system, our body's natural defence, has been shown to play a major role in the body's response to cancer. Immunomodulatory drugs may help the immune system fight ...

  3. Stress management and the psychosomatic approach

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... parents' marital problems received counselling. He went back to school when he understood that education was important, irrespective of the regimented system of merit at the school. He also felt ...

  4. Manage your caffeine breaks and midsection

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... integration with the chain's Perfect Cup reward card system. Not only does it allow you to check your account status, it also provides the option of topping up your balance via PayPal. ...

  5. Code scanning system reduces hospital errors

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A code scanning system has helped 12 public hospitals to significantly reduce errors in blood sampling and transfusions, and 10 more hospitals will adopt the same system ... Hospital Authority chief manager for patient safety Dr Libby Lee Ha-yun said. One of the hospitals had recorded three errors, but only because the staff concerned did not use the new scanning ...

  6. Cholera crisis managers calm the waters

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the supermarket chain went into crisis-management mode this week after health inspectors detected cholera at its Pokfulam store is a classic case of skilful damage control. It immediately shut down all ... global-positioning satellite tracking, ultraviolet light and sterile chemical salt. That system was not likely to be at fault, store officials said. Its official statement explaining how all these safety ...

  7. Defining the failure of public health

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Hedley

    ... to the world's knowledge on the causes, treatment and prevention of many environmental hazards. The list includes those for respiratory disease, including tuberculosis, influenzas, Sars ... industry representatives in the Legislative Council. Many initiatives have foundered because of a lack of good public-health management. They include the interminably delayed central slaughtering ...

  8. Caring hands backbone of hospital system

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leaving aside the queues, it is not easy to convince anyone there is anything seriously wrong with a public hospital system that provides cheap, quality services to all. That is why ... people sit up and take notice of pressures on the system would be even longer queues and waiting times while hospital beds and even whole wards lie empty for want of nurses to staff them. Reading ...

  9. Involvement of doctors throughout the design process key to success of system

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the establishment of the Hospital Authority in 1991. Although the city started late, the authority's clinical management system, or CMS, was now one of the best worldwide, said Wong Chun-por, who ... Ella Lee The active participation of doctors in the design of the electronic patients records system at public hospitals is a key reason for its success, an expert says. The popularity ...

  10. Hospital's system glitch disrupts consultations

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... clinical management system, which stores patients' information, broke down at 11.15am and was restored at 12.15pm. She played down the severity of the disruption to the system, which is accessed by health-care professionals to help manage patients' information. The breakdown was due to a problem in the system's database, but refused to elaborate because the results ...




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