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  1. Children in low-income families are undernourished, Oxfam says

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Low-income families cannot afford nutritionally balanced meals owing to rising food prices, a study by Oxfam has found. Local representatives of the international rights group ... of Health. To meet their nutrition needs, families have to spend HK$47.50 a day on children aged six to 12 and HK$66.60 on adults, Oxfam said. Yet low-income families spend between HK$17.50 ...

  2. GM goats boosting incomes of farmers in Nepal

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... in generations, some genetically engineered goats are bringing in much-needed extra income. But the sophisticated biochemistry taking place inside their livestock does not concern the farmers. 'It brings us some extra income,' said Gayan Bahadur Tamang, who has five of the special creatures ambling outside his house. 'More than that we don't know.' The story began ...

  3. HKU medical fees row deepens over claim of income discrepancy

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... the figures, provided by the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau to the Legislative Council health services panel, in reply to his Legco question about income from private practices by staff at the two ... at the public hospitals. 'So there is a wide range that makes the total income more or less the same for the two medical schools from private patients, not because of any mistakes ...

  4. Life-saving drugs could cost 40pc of income

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... of their annual disposable income for four types of expensive life-saving drugs, according to a Hospital Authority source. The proposed assessment criteria for the Samaritan Fund, a charity that provides subsidies for the purchase of costly drugs, will be based on the net income and assets of applicants. It will be modelled on the mechanism for legal aid. Under the proposal, the $200 million fund ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rising costs in Hong Kong plunge 1 in 5 poor into despair

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Rising costs plunge poor into despair One in five people on low incomes in Hong Kong suffer from excessive anxiety because of inflation, and it's likely to get worse as prices climb. The rate is three times that of those on high incomes, according to a study of 5,000 people by the Mood Disorders Centre of Chinese University. A telephone ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Inequalities erode foundations of Asia's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JUZHONG ZHUANG

    ... of the region's population, income disparities have expanded during the past two decades- despite the region's world-beating performance in raising average incomes. Inequality widened in 12 of the 28 ... Inequality of opportunity is also prevalent, and is a crucial factor in widening income inequality in developing Asia. Unequal access to public services, especially education and health, is central ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Patient counts the cost of just staying alive

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... trust funds and a government handicap subsidy every month, while his mother and sister earn a combined income of around HK$25,000. His father's pension pays out HK$2,000. If the bills ... through a lowering of the household income. Asked about his biggest fear, Lo said: "That medical bills continue to climb, while I fail to die." ...

  8. Fruit money

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The chief executive has decided to raise the old-age allowance from HK$705 to HK$1,000 a month. Is this enough to meet the needs of some elderly people who have no other source of income? Write to us. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... through an online dating site, and these people were more likely to be older, employed and earning a higher income. People who met online reported an average score of 5.64 on marital satisfaction ...

  10. Bitter pill

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New proposals on health reform include a mandatory savings and insurance scheme. Would you be willing to contribute 3 per cent of your monthly income to a medical savings account? Write to us. ...




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