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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... on a per-person basis. Per capita consumption also increased substantially in Australia and New Zealand, and all of the high-income Asian countries ranked among the top per capita consumers. Within ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Authority sets out plans to tackle mental illness

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by CANNIX YAU

    ... they did not go far enough. He said that in Australia, each case manager would deal with only 20 patients. "These are only piecemeal measures, insufficient to enhance the overall quality ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery over how mainland celebrity was allowed to give birth in Hong Kong

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... it would not be an issue if either parent was a Hongkonger. The Immigration Department declined to comment on individual cases when asked if either or both of the couple had become Hongkongers. The zero-quota policy allows pregnant mainlanders whose husbands are permanent residents of Hong Kong to enter the city upon showing immigration they have a booking at one of the city's private ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Too early to say whether mandating unbranded packaging has cut teen smoking in Australia, yet Britain is about to launch similar legislation Jury still out on plain pack cigarettes More than a year after Australia became the first country to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, there is little hard evidence to prove the trailblazing move is worth emulating. ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Black lungs, rotting teeth: China urged to use graphic warnings on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... introduced or agreed to introduce graphic labelling, according to the WHO. Australia, meanwhile, has introduced plain packaging- drab and logo-free- for all cigarette brands. China's government ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Healthy lifestyle of walking to work gets former weatherman 'addicted'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... obesity. In Australia, the campaign, which is held in November, is already into its 16th year. It encourages people to leave their cars at home. If the distance is too great, they are advised ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Seven-a-day diet of fruit and veg helps you live longer, says study

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 07:48pm by Staff Reporter

    ... recommends people adopt “5 a day” approach, while the United States’ campaign tells people that “Fruit and Veggies – More Matters”. “Our study shows that people following Australia’s ‘Go for 2 & ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong should follow US and consider ban on trans-fats, experts say

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... to reduce trans- fats in food and was closely monitoring developments in the US, as well as other international progress on controlling trans-fats. Health experts in Australia have also called ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... to recruit nurses. The training centre was one of 10 authorised recruitment agencies. After that, there were agreements with Finland, Australia and New Zealand. The training programme provides 100 nurses annually to Singapore. But demand slackened in Saudi Arabia, and stopped in Britain. "And Australia has almost closed its doors to us because it has raised the language requirement ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ban smoking in Hong Kong homes and cars to protect children, expert urges

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:01am by EMILY TSANG AND AGENCIES

    ... yesterday, said data from 2,401 people in Finland and 1,375 in Australia showed passive smoking led to a thickening of children's artery walls, ageing blood vessels by 3.3 years by adulthood. ... banned in the United States, Australia and Canada. Britain is set to follow soon. According to the World Health Organisation, 6 million people a year die due to smoking, while 600,000 die from ...




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