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  1. Air pollution takes corrosive toll on the city's health and finances

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... through several stages of declining health- irritation, inconvenience, illness, diminishing physical function, and finally death. Not only do patients increasingly suffer, but families that have to deal with the patient's declining health must also cope with the increased financial and emotional burdens. Most patients enduring a major decline in health cannot afford the medical ...

  2. Hospital serves up meatless Mondays for environmental health

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Tam Forget smoke-belching power stations and idling diesel engines for a moment and think about what you eat. Diet is the latest target of health and environment experts striving to cut harmful emissions. Yet they are not talking about bodily emissions that might result from too much of the wrong kind of food, such as beans or onions. They want people to consider ...

  3. Air quality index may grade risks to health

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government is studying a Canadian air pollution alert system as an alternative to the existing outdated system, which does not indicate the direct health impact ... to use autopilot to land at the airport because of poor visibility- slowly dispersed in the face of a southeasterly wind. A person familiar with the situation said a group of health scientists ...

  4. KMT chief eyes Taiwan role in world health body

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The head of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang is upbeat over the island gaining observer status in the World Health Assembly in May. 'There should be progress ... with the mainland. Taiwanese authorities, especially the KMT, have been keen on seeing the island join the assembly as an observer, which would pave the way for it to become a member of the World Health ...

  5. Web index tracks real-time health, economic impact of air pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai An index believed to be the first anywhere to offer continuous, real-time measurement of the economic and health impacts of air pollution was launched yesterday in Hong Kong ... of community medicine and school of public health in conjunction with independent think-tank Civic Exchange, to improve public awareness of the consequences of air pollution. They also hope ...

  6. Awareness needed of incense health risks

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that worshippers may be sacrificing far more than they realise- their health. The research, published in the medical journal Cancer, finds that people who are regularly exposed to indoor incense smoke have ... in the religious practice. Common sense ought to indicate as much, given what we know about the health risks posed by second-hand cigarette smoke and air pollution. Nevertheless, the danger has not been ...

  7. Pollution threatens pupils' health

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... hoped to seek more funding to enlarge the scope of his study by assessing the impact of indoor air pollution on students' academic achievement and their health. The Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) argued that it should be schools' responsibility to make sure that classrooms were clean and well-ventilated: 'The EMB, in collaboration with the Department of Health, has ...

  8. $1b health bill to treat the victims of a choking killer

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... is growing, doctors say. A study has estimated that every 10 micrograms per cubic metre of nitrogen dioxide, a key pollutant, in the air costs about $200 million a year in direct health-care costs, ... health-cost estimates remind us that we are paying a price for economic development,' said the study's author, Wong Chit-ming, associate professor of community medicine at the university. ...

  9. Drink to your health with green tea

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with hot water and also chilled, ready-made green tea drinks makes it convenient to take advantage of the beverage's health benefits. But do bear in mind that heavy consumption of anything is not good for your health. Like all tea, green tea contains caffeine. If too much is consumed, it can lead to caffeine poisoning. Symptoms of caffeine overdose include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, ...

  10. Visibly wrong

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh The government has got itself stuck in the same old rut; it can't decide between 'economic development' and public health. This is why there is a deafening silence on revising the air quality objectives. This conundrum of 'development versus health' involves a range of infrastructure projects, including roads, a bridge and an air strip. Put ...




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