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  1. Mental health a poor relation in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ronald Ling Pak-ki, University of Hong Kong October 10 was designated World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organisation. The day raises public awareness of mental health issues and encourages investment in the prevention and cure of mental disorders. However, in Hong Kong, we only seem to be concerned with mental health when someone is mentally ill or shows signs of depression ...

  2. Health issues highlight lack of ministerial talent

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... But it is not easy to list the conditions under which officials must declare their health problems. These issues warrant thorough public debate as expectations for public accountability continue to grow ... official to reveal a health problem, being prompted by a newspaper report to confirm that he has been undergoing dialysis for months after suffering kidney failure. Suen says his public duties have ...

  3. Candidates dodged mental health issue

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... disappointed, with only 19 responses from Democratic Party candidates and none from those representing the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Progress and Betterment of Hong Kong. District mental health centres are, of course, a 'nimby'- or not in my backyard- issue. The government has confronted it in line with a worldwide trend away from institutionalising patients and towards ...

  4. Should Hong Kong impose a tax on saturated fats like Denmark?

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... people can function much more effectively in every area of life from work to raising children. Simply promoting a healthy diet on television is not enough. As a result, the Hong Kong government ... wisely so I would welcome it. Ronald Ling Pak-ki, University of Hong Kong Denmark recently imposed a tax on products with saturated fats. The amount of tax varies according to food items' ...

  5. Policy promoting cycling would be a big step towards better public health

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... From a public-health perspective, Hong Kong is facing a challenge from non-communicable diseases. The leading causes of preventable death here are cancers, cardiovascular disease, ... a public-health angle. Cycling promotes physical activity. It is an alternative mode of transport that encourages a healthier environment. How is it that Hong Kong has not done better to create public ...

  6. Maternity care issue touches a raw nerve

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... envisages a centre of health care excellence becoming a magnet for medical tourism. But the demand has outrun the vision. The number of babies born in Hong Kong to mainland mothers has risen from ... year's figure- until resources catch up with demand. Two years is a short time in which to implement the visionary goal of a pillar industry. But Hong Kong is now paying the price ...

  7. Infographics - Hong Kong health

    Hong Kong health check-up: men and women compared

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics Hong Kong health check-up: men and women compared   ...

  8. Why Hong Kong would benefit from having a children's commissioner

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a children's commission, a great deal of assistance could be provided to the government to involve departments that should be concerned with the subject such as education, food and health, and labour ...

  9. Culture holds the key to improving the health of the city's ethnic minorities

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... culturally sensitive services to the South Asians living in Hong Kong is to examine their knowledge of cardiovascular health and identify the barriers to accessing primary care services. Professor ... The number of people from ethnic minorities, especially South Asians, is growing rapidly in Hong Kong and their culture is very different from Chinese lifestyles in terms of religion, ...

  10. High-fliers flee Hong Kong to breathe freely

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong. Doctors said the air pollution was affecting his health and the asthma could become permanent. Annemarie too had bronchitis and chronic migraines. 'It was absolutely ... Chris Ip Annemarie de Villiers arrived in Hong Kong in July 2009 with her husband, Daniel, and two boys, Bailey and Ethan, and immediately fell in love with the city. The native South ...




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