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  1. Single mainland mothers in limbo call for solution to residency issue

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When I leave him in the care of a friend, I worry about his safety and health.' Sze pointed out that a lot of single mainland mothers had no choice but to stay in Hong Kong. 'It would ... Lo Wei Over the past four years, Luo Xizhao has left her 10-year-old son in Hong Kong from time to time while she returns to the mainland to renew her temporary permits for staying here. ...

  2. Striking a balance on pets and public health

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the wake of this spring's battle with Sars, and in the face of evidence that environmental factors may have contributed to the seriousness of the outbreak in Hong Kong ... months since Hong Kong's brush with Sars and it may be difficult now to remember the atmosphere in which Team Clean's recommendations were introduced. But the recent scares over ...

  3. Drug-resistant pets pose threat to public health

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pharmacies in Hong Kong and across the border, but also from veterinarians themselves. The situation with drug-resistant pets appears to be a mirror image of the health crisis over superbugs with humans. An alarming number of Hong Kong patients have become resistant to treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and mutated strains of tuberculosis. Health authorities said ...

  4. Piling on the pounds can result in health problems for cats and dogs

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Pilling, a veterinarian at the Hung Hom Veterinary Clinic. The problem is due in part to Hong Kong's restrictive, small living environment. 'Some owners are also scared about infection and disease. And in Hong Kong, owners equate being fat with being happy, it's hard to convince them otherwise. But it's a disease their pet suffers from,' he says. With excess weight, ...

  5. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they don't realise they are running a zoo. From statistics being bandied about by pooch smoochers, it would appear there are more animals in Hong Kong housing blocks than some African game parks. ... I return, with no apologies, to the issue of pets in public housing. I do so partly because this raises the issue of governance, or lack of it, that now seems an entrenched pattern. ...

  6. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... governing the block bans pets. But Mr Poon has no right to enter flats to check. So if pets are not taken outside the apartments, nobody knows they are there. After the fire, East Point issued ... two years ago cravenly backtracked. Now it is permitted to keep 'service dogs', whatever they may be, and 'small household pets that do not pose any health hazard or cause ...

  7. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... as a doctor. He was accepted to the University of Hong Kong medical school, and pursued further studies in England after graduation. Having gone through difficult emotional times, Dr Yu discovered ... something. 'If I have a low mark, I tell myself that I should take a holiday to relax,' he said. He also joined the Joyful (Mental Health) Foundation, an organisation that aims to bring ...

  8. Health checks a hit at Senior Fair

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... but free medical tests attracted the most attention yesterday. People flocked to booths at the Hong Kong Senior Fair 2011 offering free tests for such conditions as cholesterol levels and blood ... Organisers of the three-day fair at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai expect more than 30,000 people to attend before it closes tomorrow. 'Hong Kong has one of the largest ageing ...

  9. Singer Linda Wong is ready to play the disciplinarian with her film star dad- for the sake of his health

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... a bad guy, [aged] 75,' Wong says. 'Walking down the red carpet with him for the Hong Kong premiere was really a special moment; we weren't sure he was strong enough to attend, ... for the sake of his health.' ...

  10. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But that's not how Peter de Krassel sees things. 'I've got a dog which is a pure Hong Kong mongrel street dog,' he says. 'I take it to restaurants and bars. It is not fed anything ... they talk to their pets instead of killing themselves; this is a significant factor in Hong Kong with its high teenage suicide rate.' Businessman Mr de Krassel contends (and with this I agree!) ...




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