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  1. All work and no play is damaging to health

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... not only results in decreased job satisfaction, low morale and reduced productivity, but it also leads to health problems related to stress. About 75 per cent of the 184 CPDA survey respondents ... agitated for arguments is a common indicator of stress,' he said. He added that stress could give rise to a flurry of health issues including insomnia, obesity and decreased immunity, making ...

  2. 'No compromise' warning on development of health care sector

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The high standard of the city's medical services should not be compromised by the development of the health care industry as a new economic pillar, Executive Council member ... discussion yesterday to explore the potential of developing health care services. Participants included members of the medical profession, the pharmaceutical sector and representatives from ...

  3. Hundreds seeking health care jobs flock to recruitment fair

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee With unemployment rising, hundreds flocked to a recruitment drive for health care jobs yesterday. The Hong Kong Health Care Federation, which organised the event, said about 300 visited the fair in Kowloon Tong, which closes today. Jobs on offer include those for health care assistants in hospitals and clinics, with pay from about HK$8,000 a month to HK$11,000. ...

  4. Impractical dress codes pose health risks to women in service sector

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but it seems that no employers are willing to take action and make the necessary changes. I hope the Occupational Safety and Health Council can give more guidance and, through public education, raise the level of awareness of employers and employees. As work-related health problems can take time to develop, not all women in the service sector may be aware of the long-term health hazards ...

  5. After health care, Beijing must tackle pension reform

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland A lot has been made of Beijing's recent pledge to spend 850 billion yuan (HK$965.52 billion) on health-care reform, with all sorts of analysts saying the treatment is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to getting the country's famously thrifty consumers to go out and spend. The idea is that if the state extends health insurance to the population ...

  6. Mandatory options for health funding put aside

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The government yesterday abandoned its quest to introduce any time soon a 'personal health care reserve' scheme requiring employee contributions, saying ... reserve they could tap after retirement, has until now been the government's preferred solution. Any reforms would, for now, involve voluntary payments, Secretary for Food and Health York ...

  7. New health plan to be proposed

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A new health-care-financing model including insurance and offering greater flexibility would be proposed next year, the health chief said yesterday. It will be the seventh option put forward by the government to reform the struggling system, and follows a public consultation completed in June. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said it was necessary ...

  8. For-profit private health care systems are less cost-effective

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicole Alpert's private health care plan ('Revamped health care system must have fewer restrictions', April 23) is replete with contentious points, including - 'selfish' Americans loving their health care system; claimed 'universal dissatisfaction' with Hong Kong's health care system; criticism of universal health insurance, and, ...

  9. Revamped health care system must have fewer restrictions

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As deputy secretary for food and health, Ingrid Yeung, pointed out ('Values are at core of health care proposals', April 11), it is very important to raise public awareness and to respond to the basic questions regarding any healthcare system. The foundation of such a system lies in societal values. Every nation's health care system is the product of unique conditions ...

  10. Health funding proposals denounced as tax burdens

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Paggie Leung

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Paggie Leung The government's long-awaited report on health care funding was released yesterday, setting out six financing options but raising concerns that it would increase the middle class' tax burdens. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok released the report, 'Your Health, Your Life'. The alternative funding models ...




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