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  1. Guangdong finds more cases of blood trading

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Guangdong's health department says it has uncovered more cases of blood being illegally traded in the province, after cracking down on illicit sales ... the trade occurred, saying only that they were in impoverished areas and not in cities in the Pearl River Delta. Health department vice-director Liao Xingbo, who lead visits by an inspection team ...

  2. US trade feud, high costs hurt Tack Fat

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Tack Fat Group International, a maker of swimwear and casual wear, said full-year profit fell 14.7 per cent because of Sino-US trade dispute, a loss at an associate and higher finance costs. Profit fell to $132.6 million for the fiscal year ended March from $155.5 million a year earlier despite an 8.2 per cent gain in turnover to $1.655 billion. It cut final dividend ...

  3. Shanghai seeks to curb illegal organ trade

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... penalties for those who trade in organs and for doctors who perform illegal transplants. However, it does not extend protection to prisoners on death row- whose organs are often harvested without ... relatives' permission- still the main source of organs on the mainland- despite complaints from the international community. 'Taking these organs without permission is a stain on the history ...

  4. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... of 11-year-olds across Europe are too heavy, says the UN agency that focuses on international public health. Greece has Europe's highest proportion of overweight 11-year-olds, at 33 per cent, ...

  5. 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 visited 19 markets between August and September. They calculated the average prices of ingredients needed to cook nutritionally balanced menus for children and adults as promoted by the Department ...

  6. Just what the doctor ordered

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tama Lung With nearly 170 exhibitors from around the world, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair showcases the latest in state-of-the-art medical products ... Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association. With worldwide health expenditure surpassing US$4 trillion, ...

  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington Experts warn resistance to current drugs used to treat malaria is growing and alternatives are not available International experts raised the alarm ... to take it out now,” White told a conference at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington. No alternative anti-malarial drug is on the horizon, he said. “Once ...

  8. Eastern Hospital upgrades to meet international mark

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Patients can expect a bigger emergency room at Eastern Hospital as it becomes the first public facility to gain an international hospital accreditation. The expansion at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan was one of more than a dozen recommendations made by a team from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. The Hospital Authority hired ...

  9. Internal exam needed for problem, indecent assault trial told

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A woman who has accused a doctor of indecent assault had symptoms that called for an internal examination, a court has heard. A professor of public health told Sha Tin Court that it was appropriate for the doctor to have conducted the internal examination to distinguish between shingles and genital herpes. Antonio Chuh An-tung, adjunct associate professor in public health at Chinese ...

  10. Breastfeeding on the rise but still below international norms

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The proportion of Hong Kong mothers breastfeeding their babies has doubled in the past decade, but the level is still lower than the international average, a government survey shows. Of 2,500 mothers surveyed in 2008 by the Department of Health, 12.7 per cent said they fed their babies only breast milk continuously for six months, compared to only 5.8 per cent in 1998. ...




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