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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report, 'Girls reaching puberty before the age of 10', which appeared on page 3 on July 13, wrongly described Alvin Chan Yee-shing as the chairman of the Education Committee of the Medical Council. Dr Chan is, in fact, a co-chair of the Health Education Committee of the Hong Kong Medical Association. ...

  2. Socially conscious students exchange views at Youth Summit

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung More than 120 students from 31 secondary schools participated in a five-day Youth Summit 2008 at the University of Hong Kong last month. They discussed current issues like environmental protection and health care in the city. The event was organised by the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association (HKOSA). The students were greeted by government officials, ...

  3. Demand leads to new degree

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... Ana Wang The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) will launch a bachelor of health education degree in September to meet increasing demand for expertise in this field. 'Primary health is becoming more and more popular in Hong Kong as people pay extra attention to health issues,' says Joanne Chung Wai-yee, chair professor of health studies and head of the department ...

  4. Healthy concern

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... environment, according to reports and warnings released by the government. On December 27, the Centre for Disease Protection at the Hong Kong Department of Health issued a warning about norovirus [a strain of gastroenteritis, or stomach flu] outbreaks following a steep rise in cases in Hong Kong and Japan. 'Hong Kong is now experiencing its winter peak for norovirus infections. ...

  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 ...

  6. Creative fun for health fans

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Pui-kie If you are imaginative and creative, as well as conscious about environmental and health issues, you should not miss the 10 Healthy Inventions Competition. Focusing on the importance of health to individuals, families and society, the contest- jointly organised by OSIM (Hong Kong) and Commercial Radio 1 and supported by Green Peace- encourages students to use ...

  7. New course a boost to health industry

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... biomedical engineering, design, nursing and occupational therapy. Professor Wong said that community health would be an increasingly significant issue in Hong Kong over the next five to 10 years, ... Degree of Nursing programme, as the Polytechnic University (PolyU) steps up its advanced training for the health industry in the face of Hong Kong's nursing shortage. Local hospitals, ...

  8. Project to help Beijing pupils cope in life

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau The Hong Kong Institute of Education will offer an education programme in Beijing to help five and six-year-olds to deal with emotional issues. The project, Zippy's Friends, is backed by a Hongkong Bank Foundation donation of HK$3 million and developed by the British charity Partnership for Children. The project was introduced in Hong Kong in 2004 and Shanghai in 2006. ...

  9. Schools promote a holistic approach

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis, Michael Taylor

    ... a better understanding of these issues. The Division of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education (Space) offers a range ... to diploma and degree programmes, she said, or by non-medical students such as teachers wanting to improve their health knowledge and develop healthier lifestyles for their families. 'Hong Kong ...

  10. Class Notes

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Youth on top of topics Top students from local secondary and international schools are meeting at the University of Hong Kong today to get to grips with weighty issues ranging from social welfare to health care to education. Some 120 students will attend the Hong Kong Youth Summit 2007 to focus on social affairs, leadership and economics. Organised by Hong Kong Outstanding ...




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