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  1. Comment - Letters

    Promotion of formula milk undermines breastfeeding initiative

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:59am by LETTERS

    ... for Infants and Young Children. Public consultation ended in February last year, over 15 months ago, but the government has yet to announce its decision. Breastfeeding is an important public health ... breastfeeding facilities at workplaces and in the community and continued public education about the benefits of breastfeeding. Unfortunately, the aggressive marketing of formula milk in our city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1537009/promotion-formula-milk-undermines-breastfeeding-initiative
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Survey reveals extent of toddlers' early exposure to computer screens

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:13pm by Emily Tsang

    ... A public health expert has voiced concerns about young children’s early exposure to devices with electronic screens, as a government study revealed toddlers in Hong Kong begin using tablet ... on public health, warned that parents and their children might be unaware of the dangers of prolonged exposure to such screens. “They may not be aware that using the internet and electronic-screen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549694/survey-reveals-extent-toddlers-early-exposure-computer-screens
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... group of 8 ½ to 10 ½ hours a day. “The current study shows that sleep deprivation is indeed an important public health issue as it is so common and so important to learning, as well as being ... of a sleep disorder that puts young sufferers at risk of health, behaviour and learning problems. “The study has highlighted a much neglected area of child health,” Kwong Wah Hospital paediatrician ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550930/study-gives-parents-wake-call-over-hidden-dangers-snoring-snoozers
  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong's public housing policy a homewrecker for poor couples

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:15am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Hong Kong's public flat policy rewards divorce among the poor, and helps perpetuate inequality Housing homewrecker Hong Kong’s divorce rate in 2011 was 2.9 per 1,000 ... have been rising and since 2000, the divorce rate  was on average about 50  to 60 per cent higher among public and private housing tenants than among homeowners. Homeownership is a good proxy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1544154/housing-policy-heartache
  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Changchun is latest ex-leader to make public appearance, visiting Shaolin Temple

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Adrian Wan

    ... Politburo Standing Committee to have made a public appearance this month. "Shaolin kung fu is useful for keeping in good health and physical shape. The culture should be more widely ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Another ex-leader shows up in public Former ideology tsar Li Changchun visited the Shaolin Temple in Henan on Saturday, the latest retired leader to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1492296/li-changchun-latest-ex-leader-make-public-appearance-visiting-shaolin
  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    25+ restaurants: Lord Stow's Bakery in Macau sells the famed Portuguese egg tarts developed by Englishman Andrew Stow

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by JANICE LEUNG HAYES

    ... developed his famed Portuguese egg tarts, or pasteis de nata. "In 1984, Andrew formed his own health food company, but it was 20 years ahead of its time. To support his fledgling company he ... that stuck," says Eileen Stow, Andrew's sister, who has been running the business with his daughter Audrey since his death in 2006. "The health food business led to his idea for a bakery, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1546611/25-restaurants-lord-stows-bakery-macau-sells-famed-portuguese-egg
  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia health warning label deadline

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:34pm

    ... largely ignored an Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, another setback for anti-smoking efforts in a country that’s home to the world’s highest ... Agency. They were given a choice of five images last June. Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi said companies that missed the deadline will be issued warnings, and those that fail to comply could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540253/cigarette-makers-ignore-indonesia-health-warning-label-deadline
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bernard Chan may scale down public duties after heart operation

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... too tightly … Maybe I will cut some of my work with non-governmental bodies … but I won't reject appointments to public posts because of health." Besides his Exco duties and his role ... Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and former financial chief Antony Leung Kam-chung. Chan, a member of the Thai-Chinese family that founded Bangkok Bank, said the only impact his health had on his public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463321/bernard-chan-may-scale-down-public-duties-after-heart-operation
  9. News - Hong Kong - TELECOMS

    Mobile carrier's health tool offers new way to stay in the pink

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Health tool offers new way to stay in the pink Amid the alarming increase in the number of Hong Kong adults with metabolic syndrome, wireless network ... and even share their health-related data with physicians and close family. After more than two years of development, the new "HealthReach" app from SmarTone subsidiary Connected Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539829/mobile-carriers-health-tool-offers-new-way-stay-pink
  10. News - Hong Kong - HYGIENE

    Thousands of toilets in Hong Kong, so no excuse for public peeing

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Christy Choi

    ... With initiatives like the "Don't Eat S*** Campaign" and "Potty Parity", the WTO brings humour to a serious and, usually, little discussed public health issue. Hong Kong, Sim said, ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Relieving oneself where one shouldn't can bring big fines, but relatively few are brought to book No lack of toilets in city, yet public peeing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1503789/lots-toilets-hong-kong-so-no-excuse-public-peeing

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