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  1. Public views sought on health foods

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... will be exempted from proposals to restrict the dietary supplements industry. Officials from the Department of Health said such products were not hazardous to health. Under a public consultation paper ... as health foods,' Dr Leung said. The public has until mid-November to express their opinions. Dr Leung said the proposals would be tabled before the Legislative Council's health services ...

  2. Big picture urged on spreading health care

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Schools encouraged to promote self-esteem Health education should go beyond individual behaviour in order to create 'a culture for health' in schools, an expert in the field told an international conference this week. Albert Lee, head of the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion at Chinese University of Hong Kong, told the annual conference ...

  3. Students clean up their act in university health drive

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Organised by the Chinese University's School of Public Health, the Asia-Pacific Network of Healthy Universities was initiated with the declaration signed by visiting WHO Western Pacific ... provision of information and education for health, and enhancement of life skills. Sian Griffiths, conference chairwoman and director of the Chinese University School of Public Health, underscored ...

  4. Overseas graduates must be employed in public hospitals

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I graduated from the faculty of medicine of the University of Hong Kong 33 years ago. I have been working in public hospitals ever since my graduation and am a consultant physician. Today's medical manpower deficiency in public hospitals is the worst that we have witnessed in 33 years. Ten to 20 per cent of my department's frontline medical officer positions have been ...

  5. C.Y. Leung would spend more on education, health

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Leung said yesterday that neither education nor health care should be simply budgeted annually as a percentage of gross domestic product. 'GDP fluctuates a lot and money spent on education ... on government spending on health care soon. Education is usually set at about 3.5 per cent of GDP and medical spending at 4.8 per cent. But Professor Wong Yuk-shan, a vice-president of University ...

  6. Pledge on nutrition

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... their health status with that of children in developing countries. Hong Kong students aged four have an average mid-upper arm circumference between 15cm and 16cm, while malnourished developing world children under five often have measurements as small as 9cm to 11cm- the size of a HK$5 coin. 'I have learned that malnutrition seriously affects children's health,' said Tang ...

  7. Students must pay health insurance

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Zhao Jingming

    ... Huazhu, a foreign studies student at Guangdong University. Classmate Xie Jianming said she was always in a good health and seldom went to hospital or the campus clinic. Investing in the public medical insurance seems unnecessary for her, she added. Jia Jiawen, a student at Sun Yat-sen University, believes public health insurance is good for students. 'The current medical service ...

  8. Martial art offers health benefits

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The graceful art of tai chi can be seen every morning in most of Hong Kong's parks and public places. To the casual observer, it may seem simply to be a hobby that old folks follow in order to keep healthy, but there are two sides to tai chi, and students can learn it for its health benefits or as a martial art, or both. 'Ideally, tai chi teachers will teach both ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou may reverse ban on people with sexually-transmitted diseases from teaching

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao

    ... for a country which has traditionally had a tough approach towards workers sufferering from these diseases. Mandatory HIV tests are to be phased out from the draft list of health qualifications ... will not understand how parents feel. It is simply impossible for a few not to be discriminated when it can potentially harm the interests of the wider public…I do not think most parents would approve ...

  10. Lack of family doctors threatens health reforms

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... since 2003, while the teaching hours had increased by about 30 per cent to 129 hours of the university's five-year medical course. At Chinese University, the school of public health has integrated family medicine, community medicine and public health. It has also increased clinical attachments for students from 13 to 23 since 2003. The total time for family medicine is nine weeks. ...




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