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  1. Drug-resistant pets pose threat to public health

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more widespread it will have serious implications for public health because of the high number of people who own pets in our densely populated city. Many bacteria, such as salmonella and those ... pharmacies in Hong Kong and across the border, but also from veterinarians themselves. The situation with drug-resistant pets appears to be a mirror image of the health crisis over superbugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607137/drug-resistant-pets-pose-threat-public-health
  2. Striking a balance on pets and public health

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... owners have also hit the streets to protest. There are a variety of compromises that could help ease those anxieties while furthering the cause of public hygiene and health. These include ... the government set up Team Clean and appointed Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to head it. The team's task: to improve public hygiene throughout the city, including the numerous government-run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427765/striking-balance-pets-and-public-health
  3. Richard Gere urges Indian stars to take leading public health role

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... and adapt their traditional skills so that they can act as public health communicators,' said David Gere. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462332/richard-gere-urges-indian-stars-take-leading-public-health-role
  4. Basketball stars unite in video to fight public prejudice on HIV

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Playground at 4pm. A spokesman for the Department of Health said people infected with HIV could lead normal lives if they were given public acceptance and support from relatives and friends. ... Dikky Sinn A short film featuring basketball superstars Yao Ming and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson will be shown today in an appeal for public acceptance of HIV/Aids sufferers. Yao, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495860/basketball-stars-unite-video-fight-public-prejudice-hiv
  5. Lack of public space 'keeps dogs cooped up'

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... of owners did not walk their dogs because of a lack of public space, even though 79 per cent of owners agreed that this could affect pet health. My Pet chief editor Tang Kwai-sim said the city had ... Dennis Chong Tens of thousands of dogs in the city spend their lives cooped up in small flats because of a lack of public open space where owners can exercise them, a survey has found. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648909/lack-public-space-keeps-dogs-cooped
  6. Public hospital has done wonderful job looking after my newborn son

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but to use a public hospital. First of all, I would like to say that I completely understand that local, Hong Kong mothers want the best care possible for themselves and their baby. I know ... I hope you win your battle. I write, specifically, to share my positive experience with the Hong Kong public hospital system. When I got the call that my wife was at Princess Margaret ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618890/public-hospital-has-done-wonderful-job-looking-after-my-newborn-son
  7. Family dismisses speculation on health problems

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Cheung Chi-shum's family yesterday dismissed speculation he was suffering from serious illnesses. Speaking outside the public mortuary in Western where Cheung's family went to identify the body, the officer's younger brother, filmmaker Cheung Che-kwok, said: 'I've learned from his family that there was no problem with his health.' His ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434378/family-dismisses-speculation-health-problems
  8. Tree-planting campaign to help raise environmental awareness among public

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Students are invited to take part in an activity which aims to raise awareness of the need to protect trees and the health benefits of hiking. Friends of the Earth (FoE) is inviting young people to plant tree seedlings at Tai Lam Country Park next month. The First Tree-planting Challenge will be held on May 5. It will be divided into two categories- a Youth Team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497105/tree-planting-campaign-help-raise-environmental-awareness-among-public
  9. Public estate family dreads finding a new home for dogs

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A family is frightened by the possibility that it won't be able to find a new home for its two dogs before the two 'family members' are forced out of their public flat ... is important for health. However, I see no point in targeting pets. There is no evidence showing pets are the source of Sars,' she said. 'It is totally unfair to put the blame on pets. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423489/public-estate-family-dreads-finding-new-home-dogs
  10. Should people who live in public housing be allowed to keep pets?

    Posted Nov 08th 2004, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... Pulcheria Chung, Oliver Kwan Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College The banning of pets in public housing estates for health reasons was a big issue a year ago. But let's put aside the original public housing rules for a moment and think about the question independently. Firstly, I strongly believe that small pets, like birds, fish and turtles, should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477344/should-people-who-live-public-housing-be-allowed-keep-pets

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