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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Trial at Hong Kong hospital reduces needless issue of strong antibiotics

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A pilot scheme greatly reduced the volume of stronger medicine being prescribed, helping in the fight to contain drug-resistant 'superbugs' Antibiotic trial cuts use of 'big gun' drugs An award-winning pilot proj ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Milk-formula makers oppose plan to make Hong Kong regulatory code voluntary

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... the government's proposal to create guidelines that call for only voluntary compliance from companies. The six brands, which teamed up to form the Hong Kong Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association, also criticised a plan by health authorities to lump three crucial regulatory measures into the voluntary code. A Legislative Council hearing on the issue is set to be held today. "The ...

  4. 'Be alert to global health issues'

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Students' Association Hong Kong, comprising students from the two medical schools in Hong Kong. Dr Ho, the founding executive officer of the Aaron Diamond AidsResearch Centre in New York, also ... in a major way. There are many things that you don't see in Hong Kong, that I would not see if I just hid in the laboratory,' he said. Michael Ni Yuxian, chairman of the medical ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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