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  1. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... children were being surrounded by adverts for foods high in salt, sugar and saturated fat, even in schools and sports centres. The report expressed concern about the use by food marketers ...

  2. Financial hub running out of blood

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo Shanghai is facing a shortage of rare blood types this winter after efforts to curb illegal blood sales and crack down on illegal blood-collection centres. Many hospitals had postponed operations to avoid depleting reserves at the city blood centre, Shanghai's Youth Daily reported yesterday. State media said the situation was particularly serious because many ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... at the border, said Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre of Health Protection. He was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital with a fever and severe pneumonia on Tuesday and died yesterday morning. Four members ... ward as he was in Tuen Mun Hospital have been placed under medical surveillance. On the mainland, the Legal Evening News, citing an official at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control ...

  4. Financial downturn proves to be a real headache for Hongkongers

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... patterns such as deteriorating sleep quality, moodiness, and lowered concentration and efficiency. Some said their headaches led to a drop in libido. Drug Education Resources Centre education ...

  5. Ride the financial storm in a teacup

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... director of the HKTDC, organiser of the fair. The tea fair will be staged at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai from today until Saturday. Only traders are allowed ...

  6. Cancer rehabilitation centre cuts prices in bid to attract patients

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong's first non-profit rehabilitation centre for cancer patients has fallen victim to the financial crisis, and has slashed its prices by up to 40 per cent to cope with a poor occupancy rate. The centre, run by the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society and sponsored in part by the Jockey Club, was opened in October to provide more personalised rehabilitation ...

  7. Aids expert fears financial crisis to worsen mother-child infections

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... cent, said Dr Ho, director of the university's Comprehensive Aids Research Centre. Dr Ho, who will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Hong Kong today, said he was worried ...

  8. Medical centre to halve joint surgery queue

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital. The centre was set up with HK$42 million earmarked in Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's budget this year. In all, four doctors, 13 nurses and other physiotherapists ... Ng Yuk-hang A new joint replacement centre to be opened at the end of this year is expected to dramatically cut the queue for hip and knee replacements in the Kowloon Central area. More ...

  9. Financial fruits

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ho Lok Sang

    ... much each needs to spend for basic health care. The fact is that excessively low or non-existent user fees will cause waste and undermine prevention. We need to preserve some financial ... will to implement something that will really benefit Hong Kong, while being sustainable. Ho Lok Sang is director of, and professor at, the Centre for Public Policy Studies, Lingnan University ...

  10. First rehabilitation centre for cancer patients opens

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... activities,' he said. Dr Ko said he was worried that the financial crisis might deter patients from using the rehab centre, but he was 'confident that there is such a need in society'. ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong's first cancer rehabilitation centre has opened in Wong Chuk Hang, with patients offered cooking classes, video games and tai chi in a break from the gloomy ...




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