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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence comes as police in Hubei province stage a drill on how to deal with angry relatives who storm a hospital after a loved one dies after treatment Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knife, the latest in a wave of assaults against medical staff on the mainland. The attack came as police in a city in Hubei ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... by an angry mob and paraded around a hospital after a man he treated had died the previous night, a mainland newspaper reported. More than one hundred people including relatives of the dead man ... in a statement on its social media account. He died in the early hours of the morning and relatives said the treatment he received was inadequate, the Guangzhou Daily said. Media on the mainland ...

  3. Customers have mixed views on latest scare

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shopper, Li Wai-yuk, said. Meanwhile, local grocers stocking up on goods from the mainland, Thailand and Germany insisted their eggs were safe. A Quarry Bay seller surnamed Wong stressed that his ... shoppers brushed off the scare and others said they would not buy from supermarkets or would stop eating eggs. Yip Pui-lan, who has a nine-month-old daughter, was confident that eggs from small ...

  4. Few shoppers bother to read food nutrition labels, survey finds

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the United States, and 'per 100 grams' as required in the European Union. Lam said it could be confusing for shoppers, who would not be able to directly compare the nutritional content ... of Hong Kong shoppers who look at food nutrition labels is just: 13% ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... as it was confirmed by mainland officials that a family of three- a father, mother and daughter- in Xiaoshan, Zhejiang province, had contracted the deadly virus. The 49-year-old father has died, the daughter, ... a sample batch tested positive for the virus, prompting a city-wide ban on the sale of live chickens. Xinhua said mainland experts were not certain if human-to-human transmission was involved ...

  6. Online stores keep shoppers in the dark on food nutrition

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Health-conscious shoppers can now compare different products with the help of nutrition labels, but there is a place where they are still left in the dark- online. There are more than 50 online groceries in the city, but none of them lists the nutritional content of products. Not only are shoppers unable to find out the nutritional information before hitting ...

  7. Digital aid for shoppers to interpret food labels

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Shoppers confused by differing units of measurement used to give nutritional information on food labels under new rules that take effect on July 1 will have a solution- ... and is developing a mobile version so shoppers can check data on the spot. It is also designing a machine that can be installed in supermarkets to provide the software. Centre controller Dr Constance Chan ...

  8. Mystery 'shoppers' help the elderly

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... did the staff at the homes realise that it was a fictitious scenario, and that Pheng is one of the Productivity Council's 100 mystery shoppers trained to inconspicuously study the quality of customer service. These shoppers come from different backgrounds, ranging from students to people aged 50 and above. Training for those who check retail outlets lasts half a day. But those who ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New mainland mandatory food labels will improve health

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that people can easily find out what they are consuming and make informed choices. We are, of course, talking about mainland China and its ineffective voluntary code on nutritional labelling of food. ... devastating killers now account for more than 80 per cent of deaths on the mainland each year and nearly 70 per cent of the total disease load on the health authorities. Food security, an abiding ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POULTRY

    Bird flu cases on mainland fail to deter Hong Kong demand for chicken

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Two cases of infection on the mainland fail to dampen holiday demand for poultry Chicken sells well despite bird flu cases Families continued to snap up ... Kong's Centre for Health Protection about the cases and it planned to stay in close contact with mainland authorities. "We will heighten our vigilance and continue to maintain stringent port ...




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