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  1. Chicken traders must see writing on the wall

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... set by the government. From a public health perspective, it is disappointing that the government has agreed to extend the deadline until the end of September for the rest of the retailers ... to confront it is to end the trade swiftly. However, hundreds of jobs and a way of life are coming to an end. Understandably, the government needs to balance the health interests of the public ...

  2. Finland Quiz

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Test your general knowledge. The answers are below. 1 What will you find 187,888 of in Finland? 2 Which Finnish composer and national symbol of Finland composed Finlandia in 1889? 3 Before the rise of public health care, where would almost all Finnish mothers give birth? 4 In which sporting event held annually in Finland did Madis Uusorg become world champion this year for the second ...

  3. HK can learn from Irish who voted in referendum to end 'citizenship tourism'

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to reports on the influx of mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong's private and public hospitals, and the resulting pressure on the health-care and education system. ... as a public health service within their rights and have to endure labour pain on a trolley in a hospital corridor. And it is unfair for their children to have to compete for school places ...

  4. Freshwater fish back on menu as supplies resume

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... to ensure food safety. The government is preparing to legislate for the registration of all cultured fish importers to enhance the protection of public health. ... Lilian Goh Mainland freshwater fish suppliers have resumed exports to Hong Kong, ending an 18-day suspension of the trade, the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau said yesterday. A bureau ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    The discontent beneath the surface

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from public health care to education to family planning and other issues. His conclusion is damning: the mainland's apparent strength rests on a fragile base. Despite a united ... liberalisation in the early 1980s and '90s, the people's confidence in their future is waning. "The underlying problems that create public discontent remain but the optimism of the 1980s, ...

  6. Better safe than sorry

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... to Hong Kong. Our administration has assumed only a passive role in defending public health in this case. Officials seemed more concerned with mainland officials' interests than the physical ... Albert Cheng The Chinese press has dubbed health chief York Chow Yat-ngok 'Dr a-blunder-a-week'- making a pun on his Cantonese name, which loosely means 'to carry ...

  7. Gold for elite athletes, fat chance for the rest

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... are getting fatter quicker than people in any other developing country, with the exception of Mexico. According to a new study by the influential American public health journal Health Affairs, ... Such is the paucity of sports venues for the general public that, on summer nights in cities, people take to the streets to dance in groups, or play badminton. With the membership fees for gyms putting them ...

  8. Doctor shortage only the tip of the iceberg

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and on the mainland; increased workload created by greater public expectations; health tourism and vastly increased mainland demand for natal services; the lack of any co-ordinated, objective health care ... Michael Somerville Debate in recent weeks about our crisis of a shortage of doctors and the brain drain from the public sector is hardly surprising, given these factors: the demand ...

  9. Removals figures contradict claims of an expat drain

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the letter 'T'. CHRIS MADEN, Tsuen Wan Tang's tobacco legacy Letter writer Amit Singh puts his finger on the salient issue of the failure of the public-health system in preventing ... not charged a single additional cent in tobacco duty in five years. Despite advice from many public health experts (including, presumably, the secretary for health, welfare and food) and the fact ...

  10. Anti-smoking interests fighting enormous budgets

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew Wells' attempt to satirise the efforts of public health physicians, scientists and advocates to stem the tobacco epidemic fails miserably ('No smoke with ire,' May ... but no one in the public health field who has not taken tobacco money is seriously disputing the evidence. The 'shaky methodology' he refers to is almost exclusively the province of tobacco ...




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