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  1. Points system will attract the people HK needs

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for smoking ban I had a big smile on my face when I read that Hong Kong health officials are proposing a smoking ban in restaurants and bars by mid-2006. But this ban is only going to work if everyone ... The ageing of our population, decline in birth rate and shortage of professional skills to manage the changes taking place in Hong Kong's economy and sustain a viable society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490797/points-system-will-attract-people-hk-needs
  2. 3pc of adults 'consider suicide'

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu More than 3 per cent of Hong Kong adults have seriously considered committing suicide, a Department of Health study has found. The results were released yesterday as a World ... of 1,103 suicides were registered in Hong Kong in 2003, about two thirds of them males, the department said. A WHO report yesterday said the Western Pacific region had 19.3 suicides for every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512367/3pc-adults-consider-suicide
  3. More depressives seeking help since singer's suicide

    Posted Apr 01st 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... is unable to experience pleasure,' he explained. Dr Lee said more specialists were needed to curb the problem. 'There are about 200 psychiatrists in Hong Kong and more than 80 per cent ... health care for the public. She said she had been suffering from serious depression when Cheung died, but Cheung's death had motivated her to see a psychiatrist. 'The queue for visiting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494934/more-depressives-seeking-help-singers-suicide
  4. Is there a doctor in the house?

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... at the queues outside public clinics and the long waits to see specialists in public hospitals. Hong Kong people treasure their health; they are also willing to pay what they can afford to secure good health. Advanced states like Britain, Australia and Singapore have already noted that the development of their medical services has been hindered by shortages of doctors. But Hong Kong has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510645/there-doctor-house
  5. Topic of the year

    Posted Dec 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As 2005 draws to a close, what do you think has been the leading issue of the year- in Hong Kong, the mainland or internationally- in political, economic, health or education areas? Share your views: write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/531069
  6. New health alert for travel to Philippines

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong health authorities yesterday issued a second travel alert in as many months warning Philippine-bound travellers against a bacterial infection. The warning, ... daily,' a spokesman for the centre said last night. Many of the 120,000 Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong take their leave over the Christmas holidays. The Centre for Health Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484580/new-health-alert-travel-philippines
  7. Estrada applies to extend medical stay

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... allegations he stole millions of dollars from government coffers. He has denied the allegations. Hong Kong health authorities yesterday issued a second travel alert in as many months warning ... Mary Ann Benitez Disgraced former Philippine president Joseph Estrada, who is recovering from surgery in Hong Kong, is trying to extend his medical leave another week in a move fiercely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484583/estrada-applies-extend-medical-stay
  8. Vaccine to be introduced

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Canada, Europe and, more recently, Australia. Hong Kong's Department of Health said its scientific committee on vaccination would discuss the issue of vaccinating children against ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong has become the first place in Asia to introduce a vaccine against the bacterial pneumococcal disease that kills 720,000 children worldwide each year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516807/vaccine-be-introduced
  9. Soaring suicide rate spurs WHO to seek action

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry It wants HK to treat the problem as a public health issue Hong Kong is to come under pressure from the WHO to do more to bring down the city's soaring suicide rate, now more than three a day. The World Health Organisation will write to governments across the Asia-Pacific region, including Hong Kong, calling for a unified public health approach to suicide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513946/soaring-suicide-rate-spurs-who-seek-action
  10. Tips for a healthy holiday

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... 'That night, things went wrong. I had severe stomach pain.' It could happen in Hong Kong too, of course, but when you've paid for a holiday, succumbing to an illness that could have been avoided can be twice as troublesome. Hong Kong's Department of Health regularly issues warnings on disease outbreaks in other countries (go to www.info.gov.hk/trhealth and click ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507797/tips-healthy-holiday

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