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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... of global sales. "Asia-Pacific sales are growing much faster than Europe. Hong Kong is by far the fastest growing market, and recently China and Taiwan have taken off," he says. Last ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

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

    ... a doctor in Guangdong was publicly humiliated over a patient's death. Li Bin, the minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said hospitals were places for saving lives ... complaints were lodged. Last week, a nurse at a Nanjing hospital was paralysed after being beaten by the mother of a patient. Due to space constraints, the nurse had placed a male patient in critical ...

  3. 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

    ... ward as he was in Tuen Mun Hospital have been placed under medical surveillance. On the mainland, the Legal Evening News, citing an official at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin signs law banning smoking in public places

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 05:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning smoking in public places in Russia from June, a cornerstone of the government’s bid to improve public health in the nicotine-addicted country, the Kremlin said on Monday. The law makes smoking illegal in restaurants, cafes, hotels, trains and a host of other places and will take effect in two ...

  5. Lawmakers plead for more elderly care home places

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the restrictions on access to care homes. The 100-year-old husband was offered a place in a regular care home after a two-year wait. But his 95-year-old wife became ineligible due to her worsening health, ... Yesterday Principal Assistant Secretary for Labour and Welfare Angelina Cheung Fung Wing-ping said she could not state the average waiting time for couples seeking a place. But she said the wait ...

  6. Putting cancer in its place

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan When Aaron Ching Long was seven, a daunting battle with cancer changed the fit, jolly youngster into a miserable, skeletal boy. Aaron, now 20, contracted a type of blood cancer called lymphoma, in his intestines. Bed-bound for eight months, whe ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... relationship with the village chief helped his work in exploring the benefits of kava, a plant with stress-relieving properties. Pacific island cultures have consumed a beverage made from pounded kava ...

  8. Art show finale an eye-opener

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Visual arts exhibition I See! Eye Sea! will hold its grand finale today at Pacific Place after having collected eye-shaped plastic sheets decorated by 20,000 local students ... grand finale is scheduled for 12.30pm today at Park Court in Pacific Place. ...

  9. Plan in place but public may take some convincing

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Although the government wants as many people as possible to join its new voluntary health insurance scheme, the public may not share its enthusiasm for the plan. The idea is for those who can afford it to switch to private health care in order ...

  10. A place called home

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YP intern Elise Choi Tang Siu-pun, better known as Ah Bun, has left the hospital where he stayed for 19 years and moved into a new home, the South China Morning Post reported. The quadriplegic 41-year-old man once pleaded with then chief executive Tung Ch ...




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