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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... early and wake early.” Fourteen schools with a total of 4,456 students participated in the study. Some students were given “sleep education” on how sleep could affect health, growth and grades. ... the relationship between sleep and health when he was a youngster. “I sleep four hours a day regularly. Now over 70 per cent of my three main arteries are clogged, I have sleep apnea and I have abdominal ...

  2. C.Y. Leung would spend more on education, health

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leung said yesterday that neither education nor health care should be simply budgeted annually as a percentage of gross domestic product. 'GDP fluctuates a lot and money spent on education ... on government spending on health care soon. Education is usually set at about 3.5 per cent of GDP and medical spending at 4.8 per cent. But Professor Wong Yuk-shan, a vice-president of University ...

  3. Parents rate results over children's health

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and sport above health when it comes to their child's development. In the survey, commissioned by the Plaza Hollywood shopping mall, 629 parents with children aged between three and 16 were ... 'health condition' as being 'extremely important'. Another finding: parents were swift to jump to their children's defence. Asked about their first reaction to their child ...

  4. Health voucher rethink after abuse by doctors

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The government wants to pay for direct private primary care services for the elderly after some doctors were found to have raised fees on patients using HK$250-a-year health care vouchers. Health officials are alarmed by the abuse, which saw some doctors increasing medical charges for elderly patients enrolled in the scheme. The Food and Health Bureau is working on new ...

  5. Start of school term brings health warning

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The Centre for Health Protection yesterday reminded schoolchildren and their parents to be on the lookout for cases of hand, foot and mouth disease and flu when classes resume next week. The centre had received reports of 607 outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease in schools and homes for the elderly for the year as of Thursday. The number last year was 103. ...

  6. Mastering health

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... of science degree in personal health management in Chinese medicine. Professor Liu Liang, dean of the Chinese medicine school, says the programme combines traditional Chinese and Western medicine. 'Health management does not refer to the administration or management of a medical institute. It is the management of one's body. The programme covers theories and knowledge in taking care ...

  7. Martial art offers health benefits

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in order to keep healthy, but there are two sides to tai chi, and students can learn it for its health benefits or as a martial art, or both. 'Ideally, tai chi teachers will teach both sides,' says Kie Brooks, an instructor at the Practical Tai Chi Chuan International School (www.taichipro.com). 'Some of the health benefits include diaphragmatic breathing, exercising ...

  8. Lack of family doctors threatens health reforms

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... are gatekeepers of the health-care system: they take care of their patients from cradle to grave.' The consultation report on health care reform in 2005 envisaged a family-medicine network that would ... since 2003, while the teaching hours had increased by about 30 per cent to 129 hours of the university's five-year medical course. At Chinese University, the school of public health has ...

  9. Teachers feel health in decline

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Kindergarten teachers feel their health is worsening and energy flagging because their jobs are increasingly demanding, a Hong Kong Institute of Education survey has found. The average response of teachers polled said their health had declined in the 18 months since the study began. They also said they had accomplished less than they thought they should have. Dr ...

  10. Women's Health

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An ageing population and longer life expectancy have increased the burden on the health care system as health issues, particularly among women, have expanded. Until quite recently, the main focus for women's health was on maternal and child health. According to the Centre of Research and Promotion of Women's Health at Chinese University, four in 10 women are aged 45 ...




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