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  1. Middle class ripe for health care reform

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The government has its best chance in 20 years to win middle-class support for reforming the financing of health care. Big budget surpluses in the past two years have allowed the administration to return billions of dollars to taxpayers. The middle class has been the biggest beneficiary. With the job market booming, wage levels rising and ever fewer homeowners stuck in negative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630939/middle-class-ripe-health-care-reform
  2. Health funding proposals denounced as tax burdens

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Paggie Leung

    ... that it would increase the middle class' tax burdens. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok released the report, 'Your Health, Your Life'. The alternative funding models ... But lawmakers warned that the proposals might increase the burdens on the middle class. Legislator Lee Cheuk-yan said four of the options were 'actually alternative forms of taxation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629853/health-funding-proposals-denounced-tax-burdens
  3. Middle Ages plagues tied to genetic Aids immunity

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in London About 10 per cent of Europeans enjoy a natural protection against Aids because of plague outbreaks that engulfed the continent in the Middle Ages, British scientists say. Researchers have known for some time that people with a genetic mutation known as CCR5-delta32 remain free of Aids even after contracting HIV. The mutation prevents the virus entering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492387/middle-ages-plagues-tied-genetic-aids-immunity
  4. School suspends classes in flu scare

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Raimondi College Primary Section in Wan Chai has suspended classes for seven days to stop the spread of a possible influenza in the school. According to the school's website, about 10 per cent of pupils were off sick on Tuesday and the school decided to suspend classes from yesterday until next Tuesday. Classes will resume next Wednesday. The second-term exams ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708881/school-suspends-classes-flu-scare
  5. Schools hit by further outbreaks of virus in 10 regions

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Chongqing's health bureau said. One primary school in the city was closed, another suspended classes and a branch of the local college was placed under quarantine. More large-scale infections have ... on Saturday. By yesterday, 42 more cases had been reported, all of whom had had close contact with the first patient, who was a middle-school student, Xinhua reported. In the northern province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691733/schools-hit-further-outbreaks-virus-10-regions
  6. Plan to cut class sizes for disabled deemed unfair

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Educators have criticised as unfair a plan to reduce class sizes at special schools for students with mild intellectual disabilities but not for those with moderate or severe mental handicaps. The suggestion was put to the Legislative Council yesterday by Education Secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung after an Education Bureau review of class sizes in government-aided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661595/plan-cut-class-sizes-disabled-deemed-unfair
  7. Stepped-up flu checks greet pupils on return to classes

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, May Chan

    ... May Chan and Martin Wong Precautions strict at two schools hit by tragedies Schools, parents and pupils took extra precautions against infection yesterday as classes resumed after a two-week break prompted by a flu alert. Many children were seen wearing surgical masks as they returned after their prolonged Easter holidays, although education and health officials last week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632071/stepped-flu-checks-greet-pupils-return-classes
  8. Three schools close as record 783 cases are reported in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... a primary school and two secondary schools were to suspend classes for a week from today to stop the possible spread of flu-like illnesses. Outbreaks at Farm Road Government Primary School in Kowloon City, Ko Lui Secondary School in Kwun Tong and Pui Kiu Middle School in North Point involved 216 pupils and three staff, while six pupils had been confirmed with swine flu. All the ill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693524/three-schools-close-record-783-cases-are-reported-hong-kong
  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... syndrome. It has infected at least 15 people since it emerged in the Middle East last year- more than half of whom have died of pneumonia and multiple organ failure, symptoms common in Sars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1192446/deadly-sars-virus-takes-toll-british-family
  10. Privately run social enterprise a cut above the rest

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... shares to 16 investors- most middle-class professionals- and one organisation. 'We used a simple company structure and we brought in people from diverse backgrounds,' Kwan said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991059/privately-run-social-enterprise-cut-above-rest

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