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  1. Breastfeeding must be given a higher profile

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and ear infections, stomach viruses and diarrhoea; children up to the age of seven are less likely to get respiratory diseases; as adults, there is a higher degree of prevention of diabetes, ... up to the WHO's suggestions. The pledges are for the community good, but evidence points towards them not being taken seriously enough. Education efforts remain weak. Advertising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710655/breastfeeding-must-be-given-higher-profile
  2. 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 research period was from 2011 to last year. After a full school year, the study found that students who did not receive sleep education slept an average 8 minutes less than they had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448736/teaching-pupils-about-benefits-rest-has-no-effect-their-sleeping
  3. Opportunity to reach a higher level of nursing

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... having completed about 12,000 missions in more than 150 countries on six continents. 'Duties include the primary care of any type of patient who requires transport, usually to higher levels ... and an unrestricted passport. Ms Thibault said AirMed offered tremendous educational and training support, including the provision of all requisite re-certifications. Once on board, the new recruits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642304/opportunity-reach-higher-level-nursing
  4. Cervical cancer risk higher in northern NT

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Lai-yin, head of the surveillance and epidemiology branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said researchers were still studying why women from those districts were at a higher risk. But previous studies found that women with lower socio-economic status suffered higher health risks due to poor nutrition, lack of knowledge and less access to health services such as the pap smear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491716/cervical-cancer-risk-higher-northern-nt
  5. Education the key as dementia rate rises

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by dementia-related diseases in Hong Kong while 522 died from diabetes. But dementia's toll might actually be higher, because the cause of death is often attributed to other diseases such as pneumonia. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984119/education-key-dementia-rate-rises
  6. Education chief faces demands to resign

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... education panel meeting on Monday. Federation of Higher Education Staff Associations vice-chairman Chan Che-wai said fellow university staff who spoke out against education funding cuts ... has also demanded that Professor Li make public his blueprint for development of higher education so there can be consultation before decisions on funding cuts are made. The Chinese University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436736/education-chief-faces-demands-resign
  7. Education the key in battle against obesity

    Posted Sep 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that such people are at higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and some cancers. The problem was once confined to the wealthiest nations, but the culture of fast food has ... and community leaders. Changing attitudes is a matter of education and pressure. Tax dollars from fast-food companies could fund the campaign; limiting advertising could be used to toughen the effort; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562689/education-key-battle-against-obesity
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Youngster becomes autism educator after overcoming the condition

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... on the role of autism educator, and gives talks at his school and to staff at the Yaumatei Child Psychiatric Centre. Last summer, he became a volunteer at the Autism Partnership. "Lots of people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1190732/youngster-becomes-autism-educator-after-overcoming
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Higher rate of suicide for police officers and nurses in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Higher rate of suicide forpolice officers, nurses The suicide rate among nurses and police officers is 20 per cent higher than the overall suicide rate of working people, according to a report by researchers at the University of Hong Kong. The rate among the employed from 2003 to 2010 was 7.8 per 100,000, rising to 9.4 for police and 9.5 per 100,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1034387/higher-rate-suicide-police-officers-and-nurses-hong-kong
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Blood bank an unwitting victim of 3+3+4 education reform: Red Cross

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Blood bank falls victim to 3+3+4 school reform The new 3+3+4 education system is taking a toll on an unlikely victim: the Red Cross says its blood bank ... to the 3+3+4 reforms to the education system, which started in the 2009-10 academic year. That year, secondary school education was cut from seven to six years and standard university degree courses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1141389/blood-bank-unwitting-victim-334-education-reform-red-cross

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