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  1. Health fund vow for New Territories West

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung The health chief has promised to spend more money next year on medical care for New Territories West, which receives the least funding of his budget and has just one ... more public medical services, Mr Wong said. 'Dr Chow said he would allocate an extra amount of money to New Territories West in the next budget.' New Territories West- including Tin ...

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    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... with obesity as the new norm. Physical inactivity – coupled with a culture that promotes cheap, convenient foods high in fats, salt and sugars – is deadly.” In 23 out of 36 European countries, more ...

  3. Indian tea workers starving to death

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am

    ... and Argentina. 'We see no light at the end of the tunnel,' Mr Bhattacharjee said. 'Domestic consumption is falling due to the new lifestyle of the middle-class. They are not interested in tea anymore. Particularly the new generation. They prefer soft drinks and coffee over tea.' ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... is garden variety breast cancer,” she said. “When it recurs, all we really have are other hormonal agents... This is the first new drug to really show promise.” Pfizer is conducting Phase 3 trials ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... to go to great lengths to appease them so that they could conduct the experiment. But after a year of starting school 15 minutes later, Kwok decided to continue with the new schedule, seeing ...

  6. Fears over killer virus mount as toll hits 100

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am

    ... but that the others remained undiagnosed. Officials say they hope to determine the cause of the deaths after doctors from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases in New Delhi, and the Institute ...

  7. Hospitals implement new scheme for accident victim care

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng People injured in accidents are receiving expert treatment about two hours earlier under a pilot scheme in the New Territories East that cuts transport time to the ideal hospital. Under the scheme, adopted by the seven-hospital New Territories East cluster, the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin is the designated trauma centre. It has the facilities and specialists ...

  8. Private hospitals reject new sites

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... do not want to move out of prime urban areas, industry leaders say. They say it is not commercially feasible to branch out into distant parts of the New Territories. Hong Kong has 12 private hospitals with 3,000 beds. Most are in prime areas on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon including Central, Happy Valley, Mid-Levels, Kowloon City and Kowloon Tong. Only two are in the New Territories ...

  9. New drug-list scheme to begin in July

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A controversial cost-cutting programme to govern the use of expensive drugs at public hospitals will begin in New Territories East in July, according to an internal Hospital ... 26 cancer drugs, would cost more, subject to a financial means test on the patient. The document says the drug formulary will first be adopted by the New Territories East cluster of hospitals ...

  10. Researchers hit new heights

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are in a prime position to benefit from the rapid development of the Pearl River Delta, which is generating demand for new technologies. 'The mainland's research spending is scheduled to rise ... manufacturing, renewable energy, computer science and life sciences. The Hong Kong government now spends about 0.8 per cent of GDP on research. To tap into new opportunities, Lee says, HKUST will launch ...




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