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  1. Business - China Business - RESTAURANTS

    Fast-food chains reinvent themselves as Chinese tastes evolve

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:49am by Celine Sun

    ... and an increasing awareness of health and food safety. "The novelty is wearing off for Chinese consumers," said Shi Jun, a director of Beijing-based consulting firm Alliance PKU Management ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556072/fast-food-chains-reinvent-themselves-chinese-tastes-evolve
  2. Business - Economy

    World Bank sees risks as China rebalances

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:13am by Celine Sun

    ... accumulated through off-budget and quasi-fiscal activities. "Delays in implementing coherent reforms could perpetuate resource misallocation, undermine the health of the banking system, threaten ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1527020/world-bank-sees-risks-china-rebalances
  3. Director of health dismisses criticism after drug blunder

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Celine Sun The director of health yesterday dismissed criticism from private doctors over the use of Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) workers to administer vaccines ... to allow private doctors to join the sponsored vaccination scheme. But Lam- ex officio commissioner of the auxiliary body- said the Department of Health had provided adequate training to its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691921/director-health-dismisses-criticism-after-drug-blunder
  4. Centre warns of health risk in fermented food

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... The chemical has been deemed by a World Health Organisation expert committee on food additives to be a potential carcinogen, but there is no international standard for the maximum allowable level. ... levels of urethane included yellow wine, plum wine and white soy curd. To understand the health risk posed to consumers, the centre conducted a survey on 5,000-plus residents, collecting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692924/centre-warns-health-risk-fermented-food
  5. HK has enough Tamiflu, health minister says

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun There were sufficient supplies of the antiviral drug Tamiflu in the city to treat flu patients, the health minister said yesterday. York Chow Yat-ngok said Hong Kong was still ... for three types of virus, which are H1, H3 and B type,' Dr Chow said. He added that the government would promote the vaccination scheme from the end of October and throughout November. Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688538/hk-has-enough-tamiflu-health-minister-says
  6. Online nutrition calculator aims to reduce costs for food industry

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The government is about to launch an online nutrition label calculator to make it cheaper for food sellers and manufacturers to comply with the new food-labelling law that will come into force next year. The online calculator, to be launched by ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673128/online-nutrition-calculator-aims-reduce-costs-food-industry
  7. Drug safety proposals rushed, advisers warn

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Two medical professionals have urged the government to reconsider some of the proposals put up by a review committee to improve drug safety, saying the recommendations do not fully reflect their opinions. The pair, who are among more than 20 pe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697484/drug-safety-proposals-rushed-advisers-warn
  8. Authority's initiatives to aid diabetic patients

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

    ... Celine Sun Up to 9,000 diabetic patients in New Territories East are now getting more help in monitoring their health under a newly launched Hospital Authority initiative. The programme ... markers of their health. With the help of Chinese University, the authority will use an online platform to collect relevant information about patients and the treatments they have received. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692228/authoritys-initiatives-aid-diabetic-patients
  9. Lack of exercise a key factor in HK breast cancer cases, report shows

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Breast cancer, the most deadly cancer for Hong Kong women, might be more likely to strike those who do not exercise or who have not breastfed children before, a study has shown. The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation released the city's fi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692705/lack-exercise-key-factor-hk-breast-cancer-cases-report-shows
  10. Special acupuncture treatment scheduled for asthma patients

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Hospital Authority is to launch a special acupuncture treatment for asthma and allergic rhinitis patients at its 13 clinics offering traditional Chinese medicine. The treatment, commonly known as tian jiu, is only conducted on three selecte ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685716/special-acupuncture-treatment-scheduled-asthma-patients

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