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  1. '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
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    Sick buildings at University of Hong Kong need safety check

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial HKU buildings need safety look The University of Hong Kong has a duty to provide a healthy work and study environment for its staff and students. It is expected to conduct ... suffered from rashes, headaches, and irritated eyes and to have demanded to work from home. It is imperative the management redouble its efforts to remove the health threats. It is good to see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1020313/sick-buildings-university-hong-kong-need-safety-check
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    Hong Kong needs to prepare for mainland Chinese children with right of abode

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... These are matters of concern for the government, especially as it does not know for sure how many Hong Kong-born children of mainland parents are likely to come here for education and to use public health ... a good idea of what is needed for citizens living within Hong Kong's borders, but has its work cut out when it comes to children born in our hospitals to mainland parents. The excessively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1062015/leung-chun-ying-needs-prepare-mainland-children-right-abode
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    Hong Kong's deadly exam culture

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by ALASTAIR SHARP

    ... than other stated problems (such as relationships, bullying and parental issues). In Hong Kong, there has been less study of mental health problems in the young. However, recent research has ... Alastair Sharp Alastair Sharp sounds a warning over unhealthy fixation with results Hong Kong's exam hothouse can be unhealthy for children Hong Kong is not alone in having a strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1195545/hong-kongs-deadly-exam-culture
  5. Youths' mental health crisis

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... our children dangerously bored'. In my view, he seemed to have understated the mental health problem facing Hong Kong youth today. It is a crisis. A survey by the Hong Kong Family Welfare ... revealed that the situation gets worse when students enter universities, which require totally different methods of learning. It said 90 per cent of patients at the Hong Kong University mood clinic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440153/youths-mental-health-crisis
  6. Health voucher scheme 'mean'

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Hong Kong reformed health-care financing. But veteran advocate for the poor Ho Hei-wah said giving five vouchers was 'so mean'. 'Many elderly people go to the hospital at least ... Mr Ho and Mr Tik, who is the former executive director of the Hong Kong Society for the Aged, were outraged that the government had no plan to increase places in homes for the elderly. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611101/health-voucher-scheme-mean
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    John Tsang lacks budgetary vision for better education in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... the former is axiomatic. For Hong Kong policymakers, the yoke of "keeping the expenditure within the limits of revenue in drawing up its budget, and striving to achieve a fiscal balance, avoid ... These principles of public finance management inherited from the colonial days have no doubt served Hong Kong well. Year after year, our financial secretary tries to dispose of embarrassingly large budget ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1192414/john-tsang-lacks-budgetary-vision-better-education-hong-kong
  8. Face up to the realities of non-Chinese in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan Some commentators say the recent scare about hundreds of thousands of Filipinos possibly being granted right of abode in Hong Kong displayed underlying racism in our society. Others say it came down to local fear of competition for scarce resources like housing and health services. It certainly seems to show that many people in Hong Kong, even top policymakers, have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978530/face-realities-non-chinese-hong-kong
  9. Pollution threatens pupils' health

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Study reveals increasing absenteeism and children at risk from high levels of bacteria and a cancer-causing chemical Hong Kong school children are at risk from dangerous levels ... an environmental studies student at the Open University of Hong Kong, and his supervisor, Professor Ho Kin-chung, between late last year and early this year. Most of the schools in the study were more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434774/pollution-threatens-pupils-health
  10. Students clean up their act in university health drive

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... regional director Shigeru Omi, and Hong Kong's Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok. By signing the declaration, the eight vice-chancellors in Hong Kong ... as issues that the programme could help tackle. Professor Griffiths said the idea for a healthy university was borne out of the lessons from the 2003 Sars outbreak in Hong Kong. Among the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585848/students-clean-their-act-university-health-drive

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