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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government, schools need to do more to stop youth suicides, say experts

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... week, two to three young people take their lives in Hong Kong," said Dr Paul Wong Wai-ching, a fellow at the centre. The Samaritans, one of the city's three charities dedicated ... is "contagious, impulsive and affected by complex causes", can be prevented as almost half of those thinking of it tell others- usually their friends- about their intent, Wong said. But Carmen Ng, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454331/government-schools-need-do-more-stop-youth-suicides-say-experts
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong should follow US and consider ban on trans-fats, experts say

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... for a ban. Winnie Wong Wan-chi, a lecturer in nutrition science and diet at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, said: "Many studies have pointed out that trans-fats are linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455778/hong-kong-should-follow-us-and-consider-ban-trans-fats-experts-say
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Pollution kills 7 million people every year, says WHO report

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:16pm by LO WEI

    ... that air pollution caused 350,000 to 500,000 premature deaths a year in mainland China. Professor Wong Tze-wai, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong 's school of public Health, said although ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457199/pollution-kills-7-million-people-every-year-says-who-report
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong breast case doctor found guilty over uterus operation

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... on cosmetic procedures has been found guilty by a medical watchdog of professional misconduct over a separate case. Dr Wong Kar-mau, a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology who also started ... that the woman suffered massive bleeding after Wong performed the surgery. She had approached the doctor due to bleeding and an infection in her vagina. Wong performed an ultrasound scan on her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443914/hong-kong-breast-case-doctor-found-guilty-over-uterus-operation
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cost of caring for Hong Kong’s elderly to rise by billions

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Previous estimates of health bill for ageing population ‘too low’, with advisers saying tax changes look likely to raise new revenue Cost of caring for city’s ... against a 77 per cent rise in those aged 65 to 69. Another working group member, former Taxation Institute president Marcellus Wong Yui-keung, said the health care estimates should also include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1300263/cost-caring-hks-growing-elderly-population-rise-billions
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to spend HK$14m to subsidise private care for 6,000 people

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:52pm by Emily Tsang

    ... will receive a maximum HK$2,330 a year for up to 10 consultations. The recipients will represent 10 per cent of about 60,000 eligible patients in Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Tuen Mun suffering from ... Ching-hing, whose private clinic is in Wong Tai Sin, said doctors would not expect to make a big profit out the scheme, but they could help to share the burden by conducting regular check-ups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452001/health-authority-spend-hk14m-subsidise-private-care-6000-people
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of reported HIV cases in Hong Kong increases 9pc

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:46am by LO WEI

    ... of transmission, the Health Department said. The department's special preventive programme consultant Dr Wong Ka-hing said neighbouring regions like Shenzhen and Guangzhou and many Western counties ... homosexual and bisexual men. Wong said the figures suggested a change in strategy may be necessary. Of the remaining new cases, 25 per cent caught the virus through heterosexual contact and a small ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434776/number-reported-hiv-cases-hong-kong-increases-9pc
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Smokers who ignore ban had worst year yet

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by LO WEI

    ... complained of fewer customers. "The problem is with smokers having to go out onto the street to light up," said Simon Wong Ka-wo, president of the Federation of Restaurants and Related ... as things might turn nasty, Wong said. Some had been physically attacked by smokers, he said. The tobacco office also had its hands tied, he added, with too few enforcement officers who might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433758/smokers-who-ignore-ban-had-worst-year-yet
  9. HEALTH

    Government urged to set up mental health commission

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:10am

    ... In an commentary on the policy address, published in the South China Morning Post last month, assistant professor Paul Wong Wai-ching, of the faculty of social sciences at the University of Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1434748/government-urged-set-mental-health-commission
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Stocks sold quickly as local live chicken sales resume from three-week ban

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... compensation was not enough. Since 1998, when bird flu first prompted a cull, an estimated 259,000 birds have been culled and HK$1.4 billion spent on compensation, according to lawmaker Helena Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431039/stocks-sold-quickly-local-live-chickens-sale-resumes-three-week-ban

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