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  1. Small steps towards a sound relationship

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the United States have key roles to play on both these issues. Further afield, China's help will be needed to curb Iran's nuclear proliferation, end ethnic unrest in Sudan ... of transparency that has so often plagued ties in the past. The presidents' discussion yesterday was wide-ranging. They spoke about swine flu, the state of the global economy and regional security. ...

  2. State must pay to defuse health-care time bomb

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to state hospitals that they had previously and the amount has been steadily decreasing. More and more, mainlanders are having to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for health care. Government control over services has steadily diminished as user charges have displaced state funding as the hospitals' main source of income. This has led to a corrupt system where those willing to pay ...

  3. Dual approach planned on health reform

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of health-care financing identified by the committee. The fourth is increased government funding. A senior medical source said the government was looking for ways to minimise the 'political ... 10. 'The policy speech will probably mention the medical savings scheme only,' the source said. 'Raising medical fees is just too sensitive and some even see it as political ...

  4. Medics divided

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The medical profession is split over a government-proposed family doctors registry. Could it be used to control doctors or will it improve the quality of private medical services? Write to us. ...

  5. Flu scare will keep primary schools shut: education chief

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong All primary schools and kindergartens will remain closed and secondary schools will begin their summer breaks earlier, once examinations are finished, the education minister announced yesterday as the city's swine flu count rose to 408, w ...

  6. Handling with care

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lacking. In a 2010 survey by Britain's Economist Intelligence Unit that measured the 'quality of death index' in 40 places, Hong Kong ranked 20th, behind Taiwan (14th) and Singapore ... to palliative care,' states the WHO report. The benefits of palliative care on patients' well-being and life expectancy are well researched. A study published in 2010 in the New England ...

  7. Mainland Net users vent anger at apologetic overseas students

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Two of the three mainlanders with swine flu have apologised for the trouble they have caused officials and the public, but apparently that that has not appeased netizens. Some launched a vigilante 'human flesh' search engine to see ...

  8. Pupils with symptoms can take their exams, but sit 'in a corner'

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Association chairwoman Mary Tong Siu-fun. They must state whether they or their relatives had been to areas affected by swine flu in the past week. At Ms Tong's school, parents were now forbidden ...

  9. City Digest

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Groups urge quick adoption of green treaty Twenty-four green groups urged the government to put the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity into force in the city this year, once Beijing had finalised the formalities of joining the treaty. They also called for development of a nature conservation framework and timeline, with public input. Thieves steal HK$20m of precious ...

  10. What's in it? Arbutin

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Also known as: Arbutoside, P-Hydroxyphenylb-D-Glucoside What's it used in? Skin whiteners, moisturisers, cleansers, sunscreen, toners, anti-ageing products. Any controversy? At high doses some US animal studies show effects on reproduc ...




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