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  1. Public hospital system 'on brink of collapse' amid labour shortage

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Public hospital staff yesterday repeated their call for standard working hours, warning the public health system was 'on the brink of collapse' because of manpower shortages. The shortage of doctors and nurses in public hospitals was ...

  2. Labour of love

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... taking care of them by assisting the doctors during labour and encouraging partners to be involved. We work in close collaboration with the doctors and have a high impact on the birthing process. What I enjoy at the Matilda is that we provide one-to-one care to women in labour in a relaxed and luxurious environment. We are able to provide tremendous support to the new parents during ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... analysed more than 1,100 products; those containing more than 210mg of sodium per serving were considered high in sodium.   Good relationships are a labour of love A couple who sweep together, keep ... of labour," says Brigham Young University professor Erin Holmes. "When wives are doing work together with their husbands, they are more satisfied with the division of labour," she says. ...

  4. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

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

    ... countries, such as construction labourers, aid workers or soldiers serving on peacekeeping missions. “We have to take a radical approach to this. It’s like a cancer that’s spreading and we have ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hitting the high road in HIV fight with Aids Walk 2013

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... that they are on the required medication and go through proper labour procedures. For those who use the society's services, the chance of a local mother who is carrying HIV passing it to her baby now stands ...

  6. Government to license homes for disabled

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government plans to regulate care homes for people with disabilities by requiring them to be licensed. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told legislators yesterday the government would table an ordinance within the next few months to call for a licensing of all such care homes. Under the proposal, a care home will only be issued a licence ...

  7. 77,000 to suffer from dementia by 2019

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip By 2019, 77,000 people aged 70 or older living in the community- excluding those in hospitals or homes for the elderly- will have dementia, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung predicts. According to a 2006 study conducted by the Department of Health and Chinese University, about 9.3 per cent of those in that age group will suffer from dementia. ...

  8. Business - Commodities

    Silicosis suit could crush S.Africa’s gold mining sector

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 01:43pm by AFP

    ... in the coffin of the country’s battered but vital mining sector. Already buckling under huge operational costs and seemingly endless labour unrest, some 30 gold mine operators were last month slapped with litigation by thousands of their former employees. The plaintiffs- mostly black migrant labourers from nearby countries and South Africa’s far flung mountainous villages of the Eastern Cape region- ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Hospital to help Fu Xuepeng, whose parents hand-pump air into his lungs

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Tuesday. A relative once made the family a diesel-powered machine to help the son breathe and spare the couple tedious labour. The machine was noisy and shabby, but it worked. However, the couple ...

  10. No human error in death of mother, says hospital

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainland woman, surnamed Wang, was 37 weeks and six days pregnant, Chen said. Late on Friday night she was admitted to the hospital with signs that her labour was beginning. But the labour did not progress, so at 8am the next morning she was given the labour-inducing drug Syntocinon. The blood pressure and pulse of the mother and fetus were normal, he said. By 9.30am, the mother experienced ...




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