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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com At least 5 wanted to spare families the cost of keeping them alive, from HK$2,500 a month Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die At least five patients who needed breathing equipment at home to keep them alive have opted to die in the past year to spare their families the financial burden of renting or buying the apparatus, says a group ...

  2. Diesel fumes key source of particles

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Vehicle emissions- especially diesel fumes- are a key source of respirable suspended particulates (RSPs), which affect the health of more people than any other air pollutant. High indoor and outdoor levels of RSPs were found in measurements taken on Monday at four Hong Kong schools by Teddy Sung Siu-hung of Allercure, which supplies allergy control equipment. ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Hospital to help Fu Xuepeng, whose parents hand-pump air into his lungs

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Tuesday. A relative once made the family a diesel-powered machine to help the son breathe and spare the couple tedious labour. The machine was noisy and shabby, but it worked. However, the couple ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong fails to promote breast milk even amid formula shortage

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... manipulating the supply of formula and controlling prices. That has not been good publicity for the manufacturers. "However, the government was very quick to set up a 24-hour hotline helping ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rising costs in Hong Kong plunge 1 in 5 poor into despair

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Rising costs plunge poor into despair One in five people on low incomes in Hong Kong suffer from excessive anxiety because of inflation, and it's likely to get worse as prices climb. The rate is three times that of those on high incomes, according to a study of 5,000 people by the Mood Disorders Centre of Chinese University. A telephone ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    For some, running 100 miles around Mt Fuji is pure joy

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 07:19pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... the start)- 54 (43 men, 11 women) in the UTMF and 25 (16 men, 9 women) in the STY. A few Hongkongers are among the race favourites for the UTMF: Jeremy Ritcey for the men, and Claire Price and Chiaki ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Western nations debate how best to stretch limited Aids funding at a time of economic stress. With an annual price tag of US$500 to US$900 per patient, antiretroviral therapy programmes have ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... and crowded, noisy streets," says Claire Price, one of Hong Kong's top trail runners. "It's refreshing and a real mental boost for me." Trail running attracts a certain kind ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing smog scarier than Sars, says medical expert

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 11:51am by Ernest Kao

    ... “We open the windows and suffocate from haze and air pollution. We close the windows and then suffer formaldehyde poisoning. This is the high price of GDP growth,” one user said. Beijing has ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's private health care puts US to shame

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Wu

    ... that in the US. The medication was also fairly inexpensive when compared with the prices back home, since Hong Kong physicians prescribe the exact amount needed rather than an entire bottle. Friends later ...




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