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  1. Cases of brain cancer up 200pc in 11 years

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... the high proliferation of mobile phones in the city could be to blame. Official statistics show that the number of people being treated in public hospitals for brain cancer has risen from 517 cases ... it was theoretically possible for mobile phones to impair people's health. Doctors also cautioned, however, that a number of other factors could be blamed for the increase. Those include advances ...

  2. Chattering colleagues a lengthy distraction

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma A recent survey has suggested that office chatter may reduce productivity in the workplace more than any other distractions employees are likely to face over the course of a working day, including smoking breaks. The global survey by recruitmen ...

  3. No plan to study 'cancer phones'

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Services Research Fund, administered by the Food and Health Bureau, will consider funding applications for public health, health services research or traditional Chinese medicine from local ... said it had 'relevance for public health... as the number of users is large and growing, particularly among young adults and children'. Earlier this week, Francis Fong Po-kiu, ...

  4. WHO standards 'better'

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... serious the legal limit of a pollutant is, the less likely that pollutant will be found in the air. Experts from the university's school of public health used the model to predict the levels of five pollutants. Their research was published in the Open Epidemiology Journal. The scientists said Hong Kong should instead follow the goals laid down by the World Health Organisation (WHO). ...

  5. A more general line of inquiry

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Science, technology and the environment in two modules: public health; and energy, technology and the environment. Independent inquiry study: 'Making use of the knowledge and perspectives ...


    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Bien Perez Seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong may be retired from competitive cycling, but his eponymous foundation continues to push public health, advocacy, research and education initiatives for people with cancer. Hewlett-Packard and chipmaker AMD, working closely with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, have developed the HP Special ...

  7. Life in your hands

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... is medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants and other wireless devices. 'Mobile health ... management of health care costs, says Dr Mark Gaynor, an associate professor at St Louis University's school of public health in the US. 'The only way to cut the cost of caring for people ...

  8. Flu prediction tool shunned

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... School of Public Health, said Google data could lead to misinformation as viruses and their symptoms were difficult to distinguish. 'People may have flu, but the figures may also be going up ... for the Centre for Health Protection said the city's influenza surveillance systems were extensive and it had no plans to partner with Google's flu prediction tools. Hong Kong has one ...

  9. Party paper backs Web's watchdog role

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... of a factory that would have posed a public health risk. But the Study Times article also cautioned against exaggerating the role of the internet in shaping public policies, saying problems should ... Verna Yu A leading Communist Party publication has endorsed the role of the internet as a tool to keep tabs on government performance, but also warns it is no panacea for all ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... identify problematic food earlier, help keep problematic food from entering the food chain and thereby protect public health. She said the government would continue to explore with relevant ... system vital, says health official An effective importer/supplier registration system is important to promote food safety, a senior health official said in Beijing, addressing the inaugural ...




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