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  1. Health warning issued to World Cup fans

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.45pm: Hong Kong soccer fans should take care of their health while watching World Cup matches live overnight- and avoid fatigue, poor eating and excessive drinking, the Health Department warned on Thursday. The World Cup 2006 will kick off on Friday night (Hong Kong time) with the host, Germany, playing Costa Rica in Munich. In the space of 31 days, ...

  2. Health issues highlight need to act on pollution

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments to cut wasteful use of energy and harmful emissions. But for the sake of our health and the city's future it is time that promises to reverse the tide ... Hong Kong people do not need reminding that air pollution is taking a rising toll on our quality of life. It is a topic that is here to stay until pollution not only goes away but stays ...

  3. Helping with mental health in stressful Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft A fast-paced and competitive city like Hong Kong puts many demands on its residents, and psychological problems associated with these stressors are common. Fortunately, we are increasingly aware of these issues and more ready to seek help, according to Sarah Ip Miu-yin, clinical psychologist at Fullife Psychological Practice, who is looking to hire ...

  4. WHO chief defends Beijing response on health issues

    Posted Nov 27th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... issues because it was such a big country and she praised Beijing for playing a supportive and active role in international health issues. The former Hong Kong health director emphasised ... Agnes Lam The WHO's new chief, Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, has defended Beijing's communication with the UN agency, saying it always responded quickly to health issues. Beijing ...

  5. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They need to be compensated,' Dr Kwok says. The managing director of Bupa Health Insurance, Damien Marmion, believes Hong Kong must adopt a carrot-and-stick approach to medical services. People ... specialist insurance agencies and politicians to get back to basics. 'At the end of the day, the people of Hong Kong have to pay for the health care of the people of Hong Kong ...

  6. 2pc of gay men in Hong Kong now HIV positive, figures show

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... practices in this group. Latest government figures found that the HIV prevalence among Hong Kong gay men is 2 per cent, about 20 times that of the Hong Kong general population. The Centre for Health ... 2 per cent of men, aged 18 to 60, are sexually active homosexuals, they accounted for 38 per cent of all new HIV infections in men last year. Dr Wong said 2 per cent of 500 Hong Kong gay men ...

  7. Doctors issue a word of warning

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicola Kung Doctors warned yesterday of possible health implications of Ocean Park's offer of 'hands-on experience' with exotic reptiles, insects and amphibians. The president of the Hong Kong Medical Association, Choi Kin, advised that Ocean Park should make sure it has the means to handle any cases of 'phobia or panic' if children are frightened ...

  8. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Who is Hong Kong's most decorated sporting personality? All hail Yu Chui-yee, the brilliant one-legged swordswoman whose flashing foil at the 2004 Paralympics won four ... at the Paralympic Games after the Athens Olympics? A total of 18 medals won by the 23-strong Hong Kong team was a remarkable effort. Everyone knows San-san. Remember how we hugged Lee Lai-shan to our ...

  9. Government rejects advice over health reform

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... is director of the school of public health at Chinese University, said there should be public debate on the issue. 'How do these different organisations- the Health Authority, the private sector, ... by University of Hong Kong professor Rosie Young Tse-tse. Professor Lee, emeritus professor of community medicine at Chinese University, said: 'We need an action plan- [but] how do you implement ...

  10. Health funding plan factors in tax change: minister

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The government's health-care financing proposals take the planned sales tax into account, health chief York Chow Yat-ngok said. Dr Chow made the comment to legislators seeking an explanation for the delay to a consultation document on health financing, which had been expected this month. Democratic Party legislator Yeung Sum asked why the administration ...




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