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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Art therapy programme in Hong Kong helps patients with mental illness

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... paints a better picture Glimpsing into a mind troubled by mental illness may sound difficult, but an art therapy programme by the University of Hong Kong has opened a window into the hearts ... dragon. The paintings are in an exhibition called "A Season of Art and Mental Health Awareness", which is touring several venues in Hong Kong. The art programme and exhibition ...

  2. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Hong Kong has a magnificent public hospital system. But we can't afford it. Our society is simply unable to continue paying the community health bill. We expect ... when Hong Kong was a comparative village. Post-war hospital fees were based on the cost of three square meals a day; no provision was made for the construction of hospitals, education of staff, ...

  3. We should be proud of staff in Hong Kong's public hospitals

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A lot has been written in the media of late about Hong Kong's health care system, and I would like to share my experience with your readers. We went through the government system ... this particular involvement with the government health care system in Hong Kong, we have been impressed with the teamwork, professionalism and outlook of the health care staff, which was admirable. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Allergies need to become a medical discipline in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord healthpost@scmp.com Allergies are becoming more common in Hong Kong but a shortage of trained specialists is hampering treatment for sufferers, writes Richard Lord Not up to scratch Allergy incidence in Hong Kong is somewhere in the middle of the international league table. But unlike most established urban centres, in Hong Kong it appears to be rising- something ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from ... people have died. There have been four cases in Hong Kong; three of the victims have died. The first, Indonesian domestic helper Tri Mawarti, was released from Tuen Mun Hospital earlier ...

  6. Public hospitals may act on mainland mothers

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... brought mainland mothers to Hong Kong, with high charges. It would also limit intakes of mainland mothers with high-risk pregnancies to avoid stressing the public neonatal services. Crowded house ... Ella Lee Public hospitals could slap a ban on treating mainland mothers-to-be who are not married to Hong Kong men, as the number of public-sector deliveries soars to a 10-year high. ...

  7. Doctors to strike over Link rent increase

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun About 200 doctors who run clinics in shopping centres managed by The Link Management will stop work from 1pm to 4pm today to protest against a rent rise, alongside hundreds of other Link tenants in over 30 public housing estates. The Hong Kong Doctors Union said doctors have been advised to direct patients to nearby clinics during the period. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rising costs in Hong Kong plunge 1 in 5 poor into despair

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Rising costs plunge poor into despair One in five people on low incomes in Hong Kong suffer from excessive anxiety because of inflation, and it's ... They can move away from Hong Kong, but things are getting quite expensive on the mainland. If they stay, they can't expect the government to help them much."   ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong fails to promote breast milk even amid formula shortage

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... essential, said Maggie Holmes, of the Hong Kong branch of La Leche League. The group also criticised a scheme set up by seven major formula makers and the General Chamber of Pharmacy that invited ... to market to them directly." Dr Patricia Ip Lai-sheung, chairwoman of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association, said in some ways the shortage had been an opportunity ...

  10. Quadriplegics invited to apply for specially renovated public flats

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun More than 40 disabled people, paralysed in both arms and legs, have been granted priority in moving into public housing estates and living in barrier-free flats. The Housing ... into the community. Over the past four years, the authority has arranged public housing flats for 30 such patients, and another 15 have put their names forward for the process. Before they move in, ...




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