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  1. Health worries may cloud fun of shisha smoking fad

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... organisation Clear the Air, in an e-mail to the South China Morning Post. One study carried out by Britain's Department of Health showed that carbon monoxide produced in an average shisha session, ... The government also had no figures on how many shisha bars there were in the city. The Health Department, however, confirmed that water pipes fell within the smoking public health ordinance, were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996493/health-worries-may-cloud-fun-shisha-smoking-fad
  2. Health bites

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and milk products scored highest, regardless of age and other lifestyle and diet factors that can affect brain health. In fact, milk drinkers tended to have healthier diets overall. The study ... The research is published online in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Diet drinks a health fizzer They may seem like healthier alternatives, but calorie-free soft drinks have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991912/health-bites
  3. Mental health a poor relation in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ronald Ling Pak-ki, University of Hong Kong October 10 was designated World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organisation. The day raises public awareness of mental health issues and encourages investment in the prevention and cure of mental disorders. However, in Hong Kong, we only seem to be concerned with mental health when someone is mentally ill or shows signs of depression ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983003/mental-health-poor-relation-hong-kong
  4. Health bites

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... compared to a similar meal with no spices,' says Sheila West, an associate professor of biobehavioural health. The spices included rosemary, oregano, cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, cloves, ... with co-workers has long-term health benefits, according to a study by Tel Aviv University researchers published in Health Psychology. Over 20 years, they tracked 820 adults aged between 25 and 65, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976264/health-bites
  5. Tougher laws on way for smokers, says health chief

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Open-air interchanges would be the next target, the health minister said yesterday. But bus drivers said there was nothing they could do to enforce the rules apart from advising passengers, who are often seen smoking in enclosed interchanges, where smoking is already banned. Speaking in the Legislative Council, health minister York Chow Yat-ngok said his ultimate goal was to establish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663422/tougher-laws-way-smokers-says-health-chief
  6. Health experts demand an end to smoking in government offices

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen More than 100 health experts - at a meeting attended by Health Minister Chen Zhu - publicly called on government officials to set an example for the rest of the country by banning smoking in their workplaces. Before passing down rules to citizens, as specified by the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and promoting 'smoke-free ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619964/health-experts-demand-end-smoking-government-offices
  7. Exercise is very important for our health

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Have you ever heard of the saying 'health is wealth?' This Chinese proverb emphasises the importance of having good health. Many businessmen care more about their money more than their health. If they are ill, how can they enjoy their wealth? Everyone knows about the advantages of having good health. Yet many people do little to improve their health. They should spend more time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510922/exercise-very-important-our-health
  8. Karaokes say smoking ban bad for their health

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, said the survey showed that many people were ignorant about the harm of cigarettes and passive smoking. The Health, Welfare and Food Bureau said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517035/karaokes-say-smoking-ban-bad-their-health
  9. New code on smoking for health sector

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma The World Health Organisation is to ask medical groups in Hong Kong to adopt a code of practice in dealing with the tobacco industry and to help reduce smoking. About 70 groups representing of health professionals- doctors, nurses, pharmacists, the self-medication industry and the medical faculties of universities in Hong Kong- will be asked to adopt the code, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488352/new-code-smoking-health-sector
  10. Privatisation would damage health care in HK

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bernard Chan laments that Hong Kong's health-care finance system is headed for bankruptcy, and argues for a larger role for private health insurers. In his December 8 address to Legco, he asserted that this larger role can 'offer affordable health-care coverage to people of working age to supplement public provision.' In other words, he would like to see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485970/privatisation-would-damage-health-care-hk

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