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  1. Health bites

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the healthful antioxidant substances called polyphenols than fruits and vegetables. Speaking at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in California, lead researcher Joe Vinson said: 'Popcorn ... for people living alone than for those in a family or any other social group, new research in the journal BMC Public Health shows. The study tracked 3,500 men and women of working age in Finland ...

  2. Margaret Chan- Director-general, World Health Organisation

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nora Tong Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun is all too aware that the world can't be changed overnight. 'Working in public health means constantly working for co-ordination and collaboration across all sectors of society with a broad range of stakeholders,' says Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the first Chinese to run a United Nations ...

  3. Flu controls at HK borders will be scrapped soon, health official says

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Influenza controls requiring passengers to make a health declaration at Hong Kong borders are expected to be scrapped in about two weeks, the director of health ... the Centre for Health Protection started using information on health-declaration forms to trace passengers who had had close contact with infected patients. 'When we first started the measures ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Health minister warns of virus risks for children on study tours

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Health secretary York Chow Yat-ngok has urged people, especially children, to be alert to the risks of catching swine flu when studying or travelling abroad this summer. He ... 'If a child or anyone has chronic diseases or is prone to complications, I think they should not go abroad,' he told a special meeting of the Legislative Council's health services ...

  6. Schools to conduct daily health checks to detect infection

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Schools across the mainland will conduct health checks on students every morning as Beijing steps up measures to prevent swine flu from taking root. Teachers had ... to hospital with a fever after arriving in Sichuan from the United States via Tokyo and Beijing last Saturday. Chengdu health officials remained cautious on when Bao could be released from hospital, ...

  7. Airport health measures 'lax'

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Local health officers at the airport were not sufficiently vigilant, a Hongkonger who returned from Mexico said. Antonie Cheung Wing-yan, 22, a University of Hong Kong student who had cut short her exchange programme, was critical of the way a Department of Health staffer received her at the airport yesterday afternoon. 'She did not even wear a mask, or any ...

  8. Travel as usual but keep good hygiene, health chief advises

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong People can travel as usual despite the rising global tally of swine flu victims, as the symptoms of the illness are relatively mild, the health minister says. York Chow ... increasing, the symptoms are quite mild and treatable,' the secretary for food and health said. 'Under such circumstances, we hope everyone can continue their own travel activities, normal ...

  9. Disneyland accused of flouting health precautions for profit

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... Dennis Eng and Martin Wong Hong Kong Disneyland was accused of putting business interests ahead of public safety yesterday after it seemed to flout a government health measure by launching ... weeks in a bid to contain swine flu. 'We have already informed Disney that it should not make use of this opportunity to do such a promotion,' Secretary for Food and Health York Chow ...

  10. Travellers on flu plane pass health test

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Ho-fai, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, said the two passengers, who 'sat rather close to the infected patients on board', would remain under quarantine for seven days ... at the Sheraton hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui when health officials found him on Saturday. The other passenger was stopped by staff at the airport. Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen said the government had ...




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