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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to public finances, forewarned is forearmed

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... study, the working group appointed by the financial secretary has painted a gloomy picture of fiscal health in the longer term. If public spending continues to grow at the current pace ... SCMP Editorial Forewarned is forearmed Hong Kong's public finances are arguably the world's healthiest- continuous economic growth and budget surpluses; near full employment; ...

  2. News - World

    Paris provides free public transport amid smog, hoping to keep cars home

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 12:10am by AFP

    ... public transport free for three days to encourage drivers to leave their vehicles behind due to severe pollution caused by unusually warm weather. The French capital has been under maximum ... that oversees transport in Paris and neighbouring areas, said transport would be free from yesterday to tomorrow night due to the "significant risks to the health of residents" posed ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 06:50pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... to obtain the cleanest technology that will have a low environmental impact and public health risk. Although any city needs landfills and incinerators, they form part of a holistic waste management ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau suggests measures that will build government credibility Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned The controversy over expanding our landfills ...

  4. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Land search for Malaysia Airlines plane begins as firm reveals aircraft had no 'issues with health'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by STAFF AND WIRES

    ... significantly on Tuesday to include a major land search, as the company revealed the plane was given a clean bill of health just 10 days before it vanished. After drawing a blank for more than three ... In a statement the airline said Tuesday that the B777-200 aircraft had undergone maintenance just 10 days before its disappearance, and no health issues had been found. "The aircraft was delivered ...

  5. News - World - DIET

    World Health Organisation halves daily recommended sugar intake

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Experts at World Health Organisation now say daily sugar consumption should be just 5pc of total calories to combat obesity and tooth decay Guideline on sugar intake is halved The World Health Organisation says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 per cent of your total calories- half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Land allocation must meet Hong Kong's long-term health needs

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 06:17pm by BIAN ZHAOXIANG

    ... Bian Zhaoxiang Bian Zhaoxiang says our long-term needs will not be best met by rezoning land that could be used fora Chinese medicine teaching hospital Holistic health The chief executive ... health services to meet the needs of this sector. These two issues are linked because the provision of health services requires adequate space for hospitals and clinics, as well as research. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rival parties unite with plan to solve doctor shortage at public hospitals

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Emily Tsang and Tanna Chong

    ... to the health care system. An exodus of doctors to the more lucrative private sector has left public hospitals struggling to fill about 200 vacancies. The suggestions include relaxing licensing ... Emily Tsang and Tanna Chong Rival parties unite with public hospitals plan Old rivals the Liberal Party and the Democratic Party put forward a rare united front yesterday with a joint plan ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Deficit in 15 years if status quo maintained in education, social welfare and health spending

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 06:54pm

    ... for the education, social welfare and health sectors are maintained at the existing level and expenditure grows merely with price and demographic changes. The working group on long-term fiscal planning ... a healthy fiscal situation. “The working group sees the need to contain overall government expenditure growth within the forecast nominal GDP growth rates and to keep the public expenditure ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:32am by Jeanette Wang

    ... against hip fractures Drinking water with a relatively high concentration of magnesium protects against hip fractures, says the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The correlation was found ... detection and prevention strategies. The study appears in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, a publication of the American Heart Association.   Changing schools may lead to psychosis Frequently ...

  10. News - China - POLLUTION

    Public anger in Beijing as authorities fail to post the highest smog alert

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:12am by Teddy Ng, Li Jing

    ... to construction, barbecues and fireworks. But Beijing has been under public pressure to issue the highest alert- red- which calls for measures such as closing schools to minimise the impact on health ... Teddy Ng and Li Jing Beijingers see red over inadequate smog alerts Public anger continued to rise in Beijing yesterday at the city government's failure to issue a top-level smog ...




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