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  1. The futility of treating drugs as criminal, not public health, issue

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... school drug testing scheme in Hong Kong is a wasteful exercise. It will lead to an additional and unproductive workload for our front-line medical and social workers. Good intentions alone ... for drug abuse, to combat this drug problem in an effective fashion. Dr Chan Chok-wan, chairman, Child Advocacy Committee, Hong Kong Paediatric Society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698686/futility-treating-drugs-criminal-not-public-health-issue
  2. Editor's picks: Fun watches

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Forget jelly shoes, this jelly watch made from silicone comes in an eye-popping shade of red. The strap is interchangeable so you can experiment with different colours. Time Only watch (HK$1,778) by Toywatch from Sogo, Causeway Bay, tel: 2831 8982 Get you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699124/editors-picks-fun-watches
  3. 5 great: Watches

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... This style immediately stands out for its bright colour and cool design. The transparent watch face reveals its inner mechanisms, while a rectangular piece of plastic fastens on top with four large Swarovski crystals. Adesso watch (HK$6,190) by VaBene fro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671688/5-great-watches
  4. Pros and cons of changing the law on euthanasia in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the moral high ground, saying a life should not be ended in this way under any circumstances. We have to face the issue of euthanasia. We must address it now, not just because of the pleas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690357/pros-and-cons-changing-law-euthanasia-hong-kong
  5. Should Hong Kong extend its smoking ban to the streets?

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Yuen, Naomi Ng

    ... as their own. Non-smokers do die from lung cancer. According to the Hong Kong Council On Smoking and Health, smoking kills 5,700 people each year. It is estimated to kill 16 people per day, half of them ... Alvin Yuen, Naomi Ng Alvin Yuen, 18, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology There are two major problems which need to be addressed with the notion of banning smoking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693267/should-hong-kong-extend-its-smoking-ban-streets
  6. WHO subject to more checks before issuing travel warnings

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... suffered badly after the WHO issued an advisory against travelling to the city. Chan was Hong Kong's director of health at the time. She said some countries had challenged whether ... 'I believe that the WHO will no longer be so powerful in issuing travel advisories. There will be more checks and balances in the system.' Some Hong Kong medical professionals have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693275/who-subject-more-checks-issuing-travel-warnings
  7. Decision not to issue travel warning challenged

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee, Danny Mok and Ng Yuk-hang A medical expert and a lawmaker have questioned the Hong Kong government's decision not to issue an official travel advisory warning people against ... remind friends and relatives from affected areas to ensure their health was sound before visiting Hong Kong. Last night, a government source said a flu pandemic could spread anywhere and it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678482/decision-not-issue-travel-warning-challenged
  8. 'No compromise' warning on development of health care sector

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leong Che-hung says. As a follow-up to the Task Force on Economic Challenges' discussion of promoting new industries for Hong Kong, the Central Policy Unit organised a fourth focus group ... said. Dr Leong said Hong Kong's high professional standards and well established reputation for medical and paramedical services provided sound potential for development, and opportunities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679356/no-compromise-warning-development-health-care-sector
  9. HIV sufferers lied on health forms for fear of missing jobs

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... real name) is a thirty-something worker for a Hong Kong import-export company. His job, like many in the city, was conditional on his passing a pre-employment medical check-up, he said. Before ... was not considered an infectious disease in Hong Kong and did not affect his work capabilities or the safety of his co-workers. 'What's the point of [the company] getting these details?' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675045/hiv-sufferers-lied-health-forms-fear-missing-jobs
  10. A question of public health

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A serious illness, even if not fatal, can easily drag a patient into poverty. How money can be best spent for better health, and how society should share the bills, are key issues in the upcoming discussion of a voluntary medical insurance scheme that is set to change the health care landscape in Hong Kong. After a long process of discussions, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696693/question-public-health

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