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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. Talkback

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Britain since implementation of its smoking ban. The possibility that their health may not be affected must be a real comfort to the thousands of people who no longer have employment as a result. A Scottish study showed that most pub employees experienced no health improvement one year after the ban. There is no evidence that California's decade-old indoor ban reduced alleged ...

  4. Healthy outbreak of interest in world well-being

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A series of outbreaks, including swine flu and Sars, have put the public on an unprecedented health alert. Tainted food scandals on the mainland, involving products such as milk, have spurred calls for a tightening of food security regulations and inspection regimes. The demand for public health professionals spans a number of sectors, including education, service ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Help worried parents, but sick patients must also get treatment

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The health impact of contaminated milk and its products with melamine is a major public health incident. Food safety is paramount for good health and no one would question the legitimacy ... they need whilst providing a measured service to reassure parents and the public. In addition we need to ensure that the Department of Health is given the public and political support to ensure ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Food safety bill could throw reef fish a lifeline

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a bill to enhance protection of public health expected to be introduced early next year. This follows a series of food scares in recent years, including ciguatera poisoning from contaminated reef ... and distributors. This is not only an overdue public health measure for a population that consumes three times as much fish per head as the world average, but could help with the conservation of the live ...

  9. Wire found in cough tablet prompts recall

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... 9am to 5.30pm starting today. Customers can submit the affected products to the manufacturer, or the department's pharmaceutical service at 3/F Public Health Laboratory Centre, 382 Nam ... Danny Mok The Department of Health has ordered drug maker Universal Pharmaceutical Laboratories to recall four batches of drugs after a piece of wire was found in a cough tablet. The order ...

  10. Food recall bill to go to Legco next month

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... The source said an order would be made only if the director had reasonable grounds to believe it was 'necessary to prevent or reduce a possibility of danger to public health, or to mitigate any adverse consequence of a danger to public health'. He said the department would not abuse its power. The director would consider a number of factors when making a decision to recall products, ...




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