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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Fist bumps more hygienic than shaking hands, says researcher

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:39pm by AP

    ... The importance of hand hygiene is nothing new in medicine. But the researchers realised that while a lot of research focused on hands getting grimy from touching doorknobs and other surfaces, only a few ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HYGIENE

    Caught filthy-handed: single men have the worst toilet hygiene habits, survey finds

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:43pm by LO WEI

    ... worse habits than women when it comes to hand-washing hygiene, a Department of Health survey has found. Fewer men than women admitted they were in the habit of always washing their hands after ... that Hongkongers' hygiene standards are slipping, compared to a similar survey carried out in 2005. The proportion of interviewees who said they always wash their hands after handling rubbish has fallen ...

  3. News - China

    China to restrict fly numbers in its public toilets

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 01:53pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com New measures planned to improve toilet hygiene standards Chinese Health Ministry is planning to improve the hygiene standards of China’s public toilets ... will be allowed per square metre in stand-alone public toilets. Only one fly will be allowed in public toilets built within other facilities, according to the new draft hygiene standards. The Health ...

  4. Orchids, rabbits... and a porn movie in 3-D

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... and Environmental Hygiene Department said showing pornography at the fair was inappropriate. It sent the stall-keepers letters and faxes ordering them to stop showing the preview. 'The fair attracts ... because 'it's happy time of the year'. He is selling a new kind of orchid with pointed petals that resemble rabbit ears. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department issued a total ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Good dental hygiene can improve overall health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan life@scmp.com Good dental hygiene does more than benefit teeth- it can improve overall health, writes David Tan Chopper patrol We know the basic rules of good dental hygiene: daily brushing, frequent flossing and regular visits to the dentist. Apart from keeping cavities and other dental problems at bay, good dental hygiene could keep your heart healthy and prevent ...

  6. Shoeshiners set to be issued hawker licences as officials bow to pressure

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Martin Wong

    ... wide community support for the shoeshiners after they were threatened with eviction and prosecution by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, which had accused them of operating without licences and obstructing public roads. In a paper to be discussed on Tuesday by the Legislative Council's panel on food safety and environmental hygiene, the government said it would soon ...

  7. Terminus

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by John Batten

    ... John Batten Terminus Para/Site Art Space Upon entering this multinational group exhibition at Para/Site Art Space, visitors must initially walk over a series of water-filled plastic hoses attached to the tubular steel sections of two randomly placed chair ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Ombudsman rebukes hygiene officials over 'lax' inspections

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by Candy Chan

    ... Candy Chan candy.chan@scmp.com Watchdog rebukes hygiene officials The administration watchdog has accused hygiene officials of turning a blind eye to breaches by meat vendors that one ... meat below 4 degrees Celsius. Ombudsman Alan Lai Nin said the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's monitoring of the stores was "terribly lax". University of Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR will review policy after death of dog on tracks sparks outrage

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:42pm by Lai Ying-kit, Brian Yap and Shirley Zhao

    ... asked the Food and Environmental Hygiene department and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department about its whereabouts but neither could give him a clear answer. An MTR spokeswoman said the company had called the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department on Wednesday and followed its instructions to pack the body, label the package and put it in a refuse-collection centre ...

  10. News - World - TANZANIA

    UN condemns abuse of Tanzania’s albino children

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... measure, and welcome at the beginning," said Londono. "But the conditions are appalling. They are overcrowded [and] hygiene conditions are very poor. There are abuses going ...




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