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  1. 'Be alert to global health issues'

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Students' Association Hong Kong, comprising students from the two medical schools in Hong Kong. Dr Ho, the founding executive officer of the Aaron Diamond AidsResearch Centre in New York, also ... in a major way. There are many things that you don't see in Hong Kong, that I would not see if I just hid in the laboratory,' he said. Michael Ni Yuxian, chairman of the medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469894/be-alert-global-health-issues
  2. Health Department issues cold weather warning

    Posted Dec 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SCMP.com Updated at 5.52pm: As Hong Kong?s weather becomes colder, people should take precautionary measures to protect their health, the Department of Health?s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said on Tuesday. Assistant-Director of Health Regina Ching said cold weather could trigger diseases, especially among the elderly and people who were suffering heart, respiratory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483462/health-department-issues-cold-weather-warning
  3. Youths' mental health crisis

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... our children dangerously bored'. In my view, he seemed to have understated the mental health problem facing Hong Kong youth today. It is a crisis. A survey by the Hong Kong Family Welfare ... revealed that the situation gets worse when students enter universities, which require totally different methods of learning. It said 90 per cent of patients at the Hong Kong University mood clinic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440153/youths-mental-health-crisis
  4. Dentist getting to the root of his health crusade

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Hannah Lee Education is key in Aids and smoking issues, says Dr Homer Tso Health sector lobbyist Homer Tso Wei-kwok knows there is plenty wrong with a world in which people suffer and die every day- and he has set out to help change things. A dentist by profession, Dr Tso, 53, chairs the Advisory Council on Aids as well as the Council on Smoking and Health in Hong Kong. Together, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451130/dentist-getting-root-his-health-crusade
  5. New health minister must have 'prevention vision'

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and this was putting Hong Kong at risk of an epidemic. Data showed 2,311 people with HIV as of March. Testing rates of the general population were low and surveillance of vulnerable groups was inadequate. 'If there was a sudden upturn in infection rates among sex workers and their clients or men having sex with men it would take a while before Hong Kong is aware of it,' Mr Smith said. HIV ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467663/new-health-minister-must-have-prevention-vision
  6. Praise for idea of shifting mental health care into the community

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong is open to tackling mental illness by shifting more care from hospitals to community clinics, the health minister has told a visiting WHO official. Secretary ... in the area of mental health. He was very excited and very open about the possibility of improving things,' he said. Dr Saraceno is in Hong Kong to speak at a scientific meeting of psychiatrists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476198/praise-idea-shifting-mental-health-care-community
  7. Health chief relishes 'hot potato' job

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... crisis, which killed 299 people in Hong Kong, Mr Tung believes that only a doctor can master the complicated health system. He insists that only a doctor could guide the city through another ... dean of medicine at the University of Hong Kong. But none of them came forward. A senior government official said: 'It is a dangerous job. If you look around other ministerial posts, how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/473418/health-chief-relishes-hot-potato-job
  8. Passing the buck won't fix health system

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the reluctance, even secretiveness, of Guangdong health authorities. Within the Hong Kong health system itself, there was confusion about authority and jurisdiction. In Dr Yeoh's case, there may ... At the time, neither Sars nor the coronavirus causing it had been identified- but it was known that dozens in Hong Kong had been admitted to hospital with a mysterious pneumonia-like disease. Again, Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448551/passing-buck-wont-fix-health-system
  9. Rethink urged over health-care plan

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Legislators urged the government to conduct feasibility studies into other options, such as medical insurance and tax increases. Hong Kong Progressive Alliance legislator David Chu Yu-lin said ... be [Robert] Chung Ting-yiu, who conducts public opinion polls,' Mr Chu said, referring to the director of the University of Hong Kong's Public Opinion Programme. Democratic Party chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459542/rethink-urged-over-health-care-plan
  10. Amoy Gardens isolation orders issued by officers on dawn patrol

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of Health briefing document, hastily prepared, copied and faxed overnight. At 6am the operation began at Block E. One team covered each floor which has six flats. Ms Lee and Apple took the lift up ... at them,' she said. She did not give a media briefing, but quietly drove to the government information service press conference room in Central at 8.30am where she listened to Secretary for Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462000/amoy-gardens-isolation-orders-issued-officers-dawn-patrol

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