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  1. Older diabetics cost city HK$1.4b a year

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A study has revealed that the total financial burden imposed by diabetic patients aged 65 or above on Hong Kong's public health services is about HK$1.4 billion annually, with public spending of nearly HK$12,000 on every patient. The study, part of a project initiated by the Jockey Club's Charities Trust, Chinese University and University of Hong Kong, suggested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681652/older-diabetics-cost-city-hk14b-year
  2. Doctors to strike over Link rent increase

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun About 200 doctors who run clinics in shopping centres managed by The Link Management will stop work from 1pm to 4pm today to protest against a rent rise, alongside hundreds of other Link tenants in over 30 public housing estates. The Hong Kong Doctors Union said doctors have been advised to direct patients to nearby clinics during the period. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698075/doctors-strike-over-link-rent-increase
  3. Tsang backing for Margaret Chan's WHO bid

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Polly Hui

    ... public health professional with a strong sense of responsibility and a solid professional and academic background.' He said Dr Chan had first-hand experience in handling infectious disease ... years with the WHO. Dr Chan said she was confident her 28 years of experience in public health had prepared her for the job. Royal Society fellow Malik Peiris, the chair professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558716/tsang-backing-margaret-chans-who-bid
  4. Tsang apologises to hotel guests

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... is in the interest of both themselves and public health,' said Mr Tsang, who made the speech in English, Cantonese and Putonghua. He expressed particular thanks and apologies to the 200-plus guests who ... we will need to take public health measures that might cause people further inconvenience. After five days in quarantine, most of the 200-plus people at the hotel appeared to have adapted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679264/tsang-apologises-hotel-guests
  5. Rodent numbers falling in HK

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... has mainly focused on minimising the impact of rodent infestation on public health, as well as enhancing the prevention and control of rodent borne diseases,? explained Dr Chow. ... CELINE SUN Updated at 6.34pm: Health Welfare and Food Secretary York Chow said on Wednesday rodent numbers in Hong Kong were now falling. He was speaking in the Legislative Council, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489985/rodent-numbers-falling-hk
  6. Genetically modified papayas found on sale

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... sourcing food from overseas,' Ms Luo said. The sale of genetically modified foods is allowed in Hong Kong if it is deemed to be suitable for consumption under the Public Health and Municipal ... was potentially damaging to consumers' health. 'Although the exact health risks of genetically engineered food remain unknown, some scientists have pointed out that people may become allergic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680357/genetically-modified-papayas-found-sale
  7. Bookworms out in force to queue for annual fair

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... for a day off to come to the book fair today,' said the 35-year-old nurse, who planned to buy fiction by her favourite authors as well as health-related publications. 'I don't really ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557248/bookworms-out-force-queue-annual-fair
  8. Tobacco staff quitting posts

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... such arrangements, about 900 hygiene staff- including health inspectors, hawker control officers, and market assistants in public markets and hawker bazaars- will be entitled to issue fixed penalty notices. ... will increase when the ban on smoking in public venues is fully enforced in July. In the document, the government said it was studying the possibility of 'absorbing tobacco control inspector ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680713/tobacco-staff-quitting-posts
  9. Mosquito discovery raises threat of Japanese encephalitis

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... CELINE SUN Updated at 5.51pm: Health experts on Friday warned the public to be vigilant about Japanese encephalitis- because the mosquitoes which cause the disease have now been found ... In 2004, Japanese encephalitis and dengue fever- mosquito-born diseases- became a health threat across Hong Kong. This was after the mosquito population hit a record high and numerous infections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489335/mosquito-discovery-raises-threat-japanese-encephalitis
  10. Centre warns of health risk in fermented food

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Centre for Food Safety has reminded the public to avoid overindulgence in fermented foods to reduce intake of urethane, which may cause cancer, after the chemical was found ... The chemical has been deemed by a World Health Organisation expert committee on food additives to be a potential carcinogen, but there is no international standard for the maximum allowable level. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692924/centre-warns-health-risk-fermented-food

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