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  1. public health

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the problem in monitoring the safety of Chinese medicines? a. Health authorities have been slow in getting Chinese medicine registered. b. Officials do not examine product safety and ingredients ...

  2. Birds, mice and other public-health risks

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... health crisis over bird flu can only be described as an unfortunate coincidence. The operation was a dress rehearsal for the transport and future incineration of the toxic substance extracted from the Disney theme park construction site. But civil engineering department officials could not have known that it had all the ingredients to be the prequel to the current health and food ...

  3. Serial sets stage for health reform

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a hospital to mourn the death of a four-year-old who died after receiving an injection. Professor Ma Jin, dean of the school of public health at Shanghai Jiaotong University, said communication ... including a lack of government-funded hospitals, the widening wealth gap and a defective social security system. The Ministry of Health had taken the initiative to communicate with the public ...

  4. Pollution taking a toll on children's health

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... in public health by improving access to health care and tackling infectious diseases, with remarkably good results. The average life expectancy is now 71.8 years, up from 35 in 1949, while ... is an international public health consultant and the author of Environmental Impact on Child Health, a publication of the Pan American Health Organisation ...

  5. Filthy air a clear dereliction of public duty

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... was public health. A combination of rapid economic expansion, new technologies and engineering skills raised demands for government action against rampant disease- through safe water supplies ... The dangers to public health from breathing filthy air may take longer to become apparent than drinking contaminated water, but they are no less real. It has been made clear time and again that poor ...

  6. Island's health chief quits over milk U-turn

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Decision to change melamine criteria forces first resignation of Ma government Taiwanese Health Minister Lin Fang-yue resigned yesterday over a U-turn on how ... Liu Chao-shiuan, said cabinet spokeswoman Vanessa Shih Yea-ping. 'Because of the different inspection results that have created public misunderstanding and concern about food safety, ...

  7. Ministry of Health reopens investigation into suspect vaccines stored in Shanxi

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Ministry of Health has reopened an investigation into whether improperly stored vaccines in Shanxi were linked to the deaths of four children and illnesses in 74 others following media reports and a public outcry. A group of eight experts has arrived in Shanxi to 'assist and guide the investigation' and will examine children said to have been affected. ...

  8. Health chiefs 'fail to ease fear'

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Kang-chung Health authorities drew criticism yesterday from patients' groups and medical experts, who said they had failed to calm public fears over ... if there is a suspicion. If there is any logistical problem, the health authorities should honestly tell the public.' Patients' Rights Association spokesman Tim Pang Hung-cheong said: 'The message ...

  9. Sex pill illegally sold as health product recalled

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... purchased the product are advised to stop using it, dispose of the product or surrender it to the department's Pharmaceutical Service at the Public Health Laboratory Centre, 3/F, 382 Nam Cheong ... Mary Ann Benitez About 50,000 capsules of a sex pill are being recalled after health authorities found it was being illegally sold as a health product. The product was sold ...

  10. Health chiefs reveal another pill blunder

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang The Department of Health yesterday disclosed a fourth blunder in two weeks involving medicines. Pharmacists said the government had lost control over Hong ... and Health York Chow Yat-ngok announced the setting up of a high-level committee to review drug safety and industry conduct. Dr Chow said he was 'extremely concerned' about the repeated ...




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