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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... then the Leadville 100 (Aug 17) in the Colorado Rockies, and finishing off with the Wasatch Front (Sept 6) in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Hong Kong is represented by Andre Blumberg, 43, a German IT director ... difficult part is getting through the lottery for the Western States 100,” says Blumberg, who returned to Hong Kong on Tuesday after the first Slam. The race, the world’s oldest 100-mile race ...

  2. Mythical jewellery beasts bring a sparkling touch to juvenile diabetes association fundraiser

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen British jeweller Solange Azagury-Partridge recently held a charity afternoon tea party in aid of the Hong Kong Juvenile Diabetes Association at the designer's boutique in Central's IFC Mall. Well-heeled tai-tais dug deep into their purses in support of the cause. Although Azagury-Partridge was absent, the association's chairwoman, Joanna Hotung, was present ...

  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 ... 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 ...

  4. HKBU appoints two associate VPs

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has appointed a mathematician and a Chinese medicine expert as its new associate vice-presidents to strengthen mainland academic affairs and knowledge transfer. The strategic appointments of Tang Tao and David Fong Wang-fun will take effect from next month until the end of June, 2011, bringing the total number of associate ...

  5. Associate degree flaws need to be tackled

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and register. For this reason, the Nursing Council of Hong Kong's decision not to accredit a higher education course on the grounds that what was being taught did not meet its requirements should ... naturally think otherwise; the decision effectively means that they have thrown their money away. Feeling equally hard done by is the Hong Kong Institute of Technology, which started the course ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong fails to promote breast milk even amid formula shortage

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... to market to them directly." Dr Patricia Ip Lai-sheung, chairwoman of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association, said in some ways the shortage had been an opportunity ... essential, said Maggie Holmes, of the Hong Kong branch of La Leche League. The group also criticised a scheme set up by seven major formula makers and the General Chamber of Pharmacy that invited ...

  7. Medical Association chief to discuss child vaccinations

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... and therefore can easily catch infectious diseases and serious illnesses. There were about 70,000 babies born in Hong Kong last year. The association's doctors warned that children with low ... Joyce Man The head of the Medical Association will meet a Department of Health official today to discuss working together to promote early-childhood vaccinations. A department official ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... are starting to separate... It hasn’t reached statistical significance, but patients are still being followed,” said Dr Richard Finn, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, ... to the American Association for Cancer Research, in San Diego. Hormonal agents, like Femara, have extended survival for women with oestrogen-positive, HER2 negative breast cancer, but there have been ...

  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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Food allergies take high toll on Hong Kong children

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Kong, said the research, completed last year, served as a baseline study. As chairman of the Hong Kong Allergy Association, he hopes further studies will be done to influence Hong Kong ... meals at school. Association executive committee member Rosa Li Yu Kar-wai said her 15-year-old daughter had multiple food allergies and faced many problems when her family returned to Hong Kong ...




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