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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland's organ donation system to be made fairer to recipients

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the mainland's organ donation crisis. Health ministry spokesman Deng Haihua said the agency would soon publish a draft regulation to create a centralised system for monitoring both organs available for transplant and patients awaiting operations, allowing authorities to make more efficient matches. Once in place, which mainland media said could happen in as little as three years, the system would ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Hutchison to develop herbal drug with Nestle

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... operating activities last year. Its drug manufacturing business on the mainland last year posted a net profit of US$15.5 million, which was mostly offset by an underlying net loss of US$8.7 million ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - APP OF THE WEEK

    App of the week

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Katie McGregor

    ... more safely, shoppers are left to educate themselves. Joy Bauer is a well-qualified nutritionist, the health editor on MSN's Today show, and the author of cookbooks and diet books ...

  5. News - China - MEDICINE

    Bird flu kills Guiyang woman in first fatal case in a year

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by LI JING AND LO WEI

    ... a 21-year-old woman from Guiyang, died of multiple organ failure. It was the first fatal case of bird flu on the mainland since January last year. Another Guiyang resident, a 31-year-old man, remained ... detected in dead birds. More than 365 people around the world have died of bird flu since an outbreak in 2003, the World Health Organisation said in its latest report. It said the mainland had seen ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER COUNCIL

    Consumer Council warns contact-lens wearers over using eye drops

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... product, manufacturers are not required by law to state all their ingredients. To allow shoppers a clearer choice, the council suggested the makers should voluntarily list preservatives ...

  7. Plight of sick mainland boy touches more hearts

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com As donation offers continue to pour in to help mainland infant Li Liuxuan get a life-saving liver transplant, 23 pupils at an international school have found ... He's never done that on the mainland before.' She explained that after his second operation in July last year, when his life was in danger, she gave him the nickname 'Gen', ...

  8. Mainland mothers in 'high-risk game'

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com Mainland wives of Hong Kong men who say they will rush to emergency rooms to give birth because they cannot get beds in maternity hospitals will put themselves ... to a hospital without obstetric services,' said Dr Chan Hin-biu, the head of neonatal intensive care at United Christian Hospital. Some 95 mainland women married to Hong Kong men- mostly in the New ...

  9. Union Hospital puts curbs on mainlanders giving birth

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com A Sha Tin private hospital has become the first in Hong Kong to put curbs on births by mainland women in what it says is an effort to set a policy that others can follow. From next year, the Union Hospital will ban what it terms high-risk births- including multiple births- while cutting its overall quota for mainland women by 10 per cent. ...

  10. Curbs on mainland mothers 'good for babies'

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee The junior health minister yesterday sought to justify fresh curbs on mainland mothers-to-be giving birth in Hong Kong by saying the move would be good for their babies. Professor Gabriel Leung said doctors who allowed mainland women to give birth early risked their babies' health and put hospitals under pressure. 'Some mothers arranged to deliver babies ...




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