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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1044942/trial-hong-kong-hospital-reduces-needless-issue-strong-antibiotics
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983003/mental-health-poor-relation-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from ... in the Baoan district of Shenzhen living close to poultry stalls. He returned to Hong Kong on January 26 with mild flu symptoms but without a fever, which allowed him to avoid health detection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416636/elderly-man-latest-die-hong-kong-after-contracting-h7n9-bird-flu
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1086309/milk-formula-makers-oppose-plan-make-hong-kong-regulatory-code
  5. '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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469894/be-alert-global-health-issues
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984319/candidates-dodged-mental-health-issue
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1034387/higher-rate-suicide-police-officers-and-nurses-hong-kong
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633038/health-care-debate-sidesteps-basic-issues
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... University of Hong Kong’s faculty of medicine. “[Previous] studies had shown that because teenagers’ biological clock is two hours slower than adults, it is actually slightly harder for them to sleep ... obesity,” he said. According to various scientific studies conducted both in Hong Kong and overseas, insufficient sleep may increase the likelihood of obesity – especially among teenagers, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448736/teaching-pupils-about-benefits-rest-has-no-effect-their-sleeping
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer

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