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  1. 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

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Higher rate of suicide forpolice officers, nurses The suicide rate among nurses and police officers is 20 per cent higher than the overall suicide rate 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 ...

  2. Dengue Web tracker may be adopted in Guangdong, Macau

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez in Macau Guangdong and Macau may adopt software developed in Hong Kong to track mosquitoes that spread dengue fever and which allows better targeting of mosquito-eradication efforts. Developed by the Lands Department, the Web-based geospatial information hubs system took centre stage at the eighth meeting of Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau on the prevention ...

  3. Macau's health chief might be too busy to run for top office

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Threats of swine flu may affect Macau's chief executive election by making it difficult for a popular potential candidate to resign from his government position. Macau's secretary for social and cultural affairs, Fernando Chui Sai-on, is in charge of public health and is expected to stay in the job to lead Macau through the flu crisis. Under Macau ...

  4. Internal Affairs

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Nadia Chan

    ... to Thailand, nowadays people can pop into a centrally located clinic in Hong Kong for a session during their lunch break or after work. With branches in Central and Causeway Bay, HydroHealth is one ... in Hong Kong, while studies estimate that up to 90 per cent of the population suffers from constipation. It has been established that through regular cleansing of the large intestine (colon ...

  5. 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 ... people have died. There have been four cases in Hong Kong; three of the victims have died. The first, Indonesian domestic helper Tri Mawarti, was released from Tuen Mun Hospital earlier ...

  6. Shun Tak share transfer is just a family affair

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... family controlling stake in the company,' the statement said. Ho this week transferred 250.94 million Shun Tak shares to Hong Kong-registered Hanika Realty Company Limited, which becomes ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... based on the Phase 2 trial results, said Mace Rothenberg, chief medical officer of Pfizer’s oncology unit. Palbociclib is viewed as one of the company’s most important experimental drugs, which ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... officers also came under attack in the drill, the report said. The exercises ended with three of the attackers shot dead. A doctor in Heilongjiang province was beaten to death with an iron bar last ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Sars-like virus in Middle East 'closely related to Hong Kong bat strains'

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... respiratory virus that has emerged in the Middle East is closely related to two bat viruses found a few years ago in Hong Kong, a university don says. Neither bat virus jumped from animal to human in normal circumstances, University of Hong Kong professor Yuen Kwok-yung said yesterday. Medical centres around the world are on alert after a Saudi Arabian man died several months ago of the new ...




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