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  1. Care for life assured in HIV-tainted blood case

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... will be taken care of by the government for the rest of their lives, says the chairman of the Advisory Council on Aids. Homer Tso Wei-kwok said the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau planned to provide ... Aids advisory body when his term expires at the end of this month. 'As long as these patients still survive, the government has an obligation to take care of them,' he said. 'The ...

  2. Pollution taking a toll on children's health

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... in public health by improving access to health care and tackling infectious diseases, with remarkably good results. The average life expectancy is now 71.8 years, up from 35 in 1949, while ... facilities on the mainland has increased by 82 per cent and the number of health staff by 88 per cent. But, in spite of these improvements, significant challenges for maternal and child health care ...

  3. Hair apparent

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... How did you get into the hair- care business? I have been working with hair for more than 30 years. I started as a hairdresser in France, and recognised a number of problems when handling ... hair in different stages. Besides daily care, it needs treatments. These are like facials, but for the scalp and hair, and they should be done weekly to exfoliate and moisturise. Soins ...

  4. Serial sets stage for health reform

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan The Ministry of Health is hoping a popular television series can help create a better climate for controversial health care reforms. The Doctors, a joint production ... a hospital to mourn the death of a four-year-old who died after receiving an injection. Professor Ma Jin, dean of the school of public health at Shanghai Jiaotong University, said communication ...

  5. Best medicine

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... to sectors that are less likely to be affected by the global downturn, such as health care. Investment advisers point out that consumers can't skimp on their health like they can on a night on the town or a new car, and it is for this reason that the health care sector tends to do well during tough economic times. According to a recent research by investment bank Citigroup, health care ...

  6. Drug price cuts slated for end of year postponed

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... three-year health-care reform that aims to expand insurance to 90 per cent of the population, set up a network of community clinics and ensure equal access to basic public services. Under ... hospital, but end up paying 500 yuan for drugs. He said unless doctors and nurses were paid properly, and hospitals received adequate funding, little would change in the health care system. ...

  7. Healthy outbreak of interest in world well-being

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... provision, policymaking and research in disease prevention. A new degree in public health offered by Chinese University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health and Primary Care this academic year ... improvement, health services and health protection. It covers modules on public health history, law and ethics, health care systems and pandemic prevention and control. Griffiths said the programme ...

  8. Bacteria found in blood received by patient

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... a specialist in anaesthesia and intensive care at the hospital, said Wong suffered shortness of breath during the transfusion and his blood pressure dropped. He was transferred to the intensive care ...

  9. Hospital doctor fired for playing online game as baby died

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... treatment, said a statement yesterday from the Jiangsu provincial health department, which oversees the hospital. 'In the wake of the incident, [he] tried to cover the fact that he was playing ... eye-care centre admitted that three patients became infected from a contaminated laser machine that had not been properly sterilised. Beijing Institute of Technology professor Hu Xingdou, who ...

  10. Undercooked pig liver brings risk of hepatitis E

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang As winter weather closes in, Hongkongers who enjoy hotpot have been reminded to be extra careful about eating pig livers, as they could transmit hepatitis E if not fully cooked. More than 100 cases of hepatitis E were reported this year, compared with 90 in 2008 and 73 in 2009, Centre for Health Protection statistics showed. The Centre for Food Safety called ...




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