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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. 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 ...

  3. Health care debate sidesteps basic issues

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... when establishing its own health system. Professor Lim was addressing participants at the conference on Hong Kong's health financing reform, organised by the University of Hong Kong ... the administration went to great lengths to present a gloomy, long-term scenario of Hong Kong's health care system. Officials, confronted with a litany of challenges ranging from an ageing population ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Higher rate of suicide for police officers and nurses in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of working people, according to a report by researchers at the University of Hong Kong. The rate among the employed from 2003 to 2010 was 7.8 per 100,000, rising to 9.4 for police and 9.5 per 100,000 ... mental health. Health services legislator Dr Joseph Lee Kok-long said: "For us in the nursing industry, to ask for help conflicts with professional pride, it's our blind spot." He ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Health-care reform must tackle insurance issues

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a long-awaited consultation paper on health financing reform due later this year. Hong Kong is not the first place to find that the ideal of very affordable health care for all soon comes to be regarded ... solution must necessarily involve cross-subsidisation, an issue that has not received adequate attention in Hong Kong, however. Currently, the benefits offered by many insurance schemes are seen ...

  7. Department of Health issues warning about Chinese medicine 'Shortclean'

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has been available in Hong Kong. The warning comes after 'Shortclean' was found to contain banned western drug ingredients which may have adverse side-effects. A spokesman ... and glibenclamide. Phenformin has been banned in Hong Kong since 1985. It was previously used for the management of diabetes. It was associated with an unacceptably high incidence of lactic acidosis which ...

  8. New website aims to promote health issues to the public

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... information on this website to carry out health-related projects. The general public could have a better understanding on the health status of Hong Kong people so as to enhance their determination ... KELLY CHAN Updated at 6.02pm: A new website- set up by the Department of Health to promote public health issues- was officially launched by the Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare ...

  9. 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' ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Hong Kong Central Hospital closes after 46 years

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Sadness as court ruling forces facility to shut after nearly half a century of providing cheap private care, including 60pc of abortions every year Tearful goodbye as city hospitalcloses its doors Staff and patients wept as the Hong Kong Central Hospital in Mid-Levels closed yesterday. It became the first private hospital to shut in the city after ...




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