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  1. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... followed by Portugal (32 per cent), and the Republic of Ireland and Spain (both 30 per cent), the WHO’s European Union data shows. The figures for children are alarming, says Zsuzsanna Jakab, ...

  2. Bigger athletes mean bigger challenges for tournament doctors

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... rugby-playing sons, Owens has seen his role, the game change over the years. 'It is now uncommon for any of the visiting teams to bring a doctor,' he says. 'Most travel ... small world for Owens (pictured). 'My eldest boy is coaching rugby to street kids in Cambodia, and all four of my sons are active in the game and came through the rugby pathways in Hong ...

  3. Eye bug caught on rugby trip can cause blindness

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A rare eye infection 40 boys suffered while in Singapore for a rugby tournament is resistant to drugs and can cause blindness if not treated properly, ... stretch to several weeks- one nine-year-old was only diagnosed yesterday. Forty of the 60 youngsters who went to Singapore last month have developed the eye condition. One of the rugby club ...

  4. Rugby boys hit by eye infection

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A city rugby boss is 'very disappointed' his team was not warned of a health risk in Singapore after 40 out of 60 boys aged nine to 16 returned from a rugby tournament with an eye condition rarely seen in Hong Kong. Phillip Baldwin, chairman of the DB Pirates, said the Singaporean organisers knew about the outbreak in their city before ...

  5. Don't pass buck for errors, says doctors' union

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a brain scan. The Frontline Doctors' Union said it was unfair for the authority to state only three doctors had seen the scan, while failing to offer possibilities on why they could have missed signs of the bleeding. It suggested the authority disclose blunders only after a preliminary investigation. The union's Dr Vincent Fung Kai-pong said the authority should have talked ...

  6. Doctors' union rejects Hospital Authority's promotion plan

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The biggest public doctors' union last night rejected the Hospital Authority's promotion plans aimed at relieving a serious staff shortage. A group of doctors' ... include paying a special allowance for extra night shifts, but the idea of exempting pregnant doctors from night duty was not mentioned last night. The authority has not bowed to union calls ...

  7. Union demands promotion for 700 qualified doctors

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang The biggest public doctors union yesterday urged the Hospital Authority to promote all the medics who had acquired specialist qualifications to senior posts to stop a brain drain. But the authority said doing so would stretch its finances as more than 700 doctors had the qualifications. But it pledged to shorten the promotion path for them to less ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Gonghuan, professor at Peking Union Medical College and co-lead author of the paper. These include diet, smoking, drinking alcohol and physical inactivity. The research team – from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Peking Union Medical College and the Seattle-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation – say the key dietary problems are the high consumption ...

  9. Health bites

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com They drink, they shoot, they score If you play a team sport that involves endurance and skill- such as rugby, soccer or netball- consider hydrating ... on the European Union project PlantLIBRA. The compounds, known as alkenylbenzenes, were found at a relatively high level in products that contained a main ingredient of basil, fennel, nutmeg, sassafras, ...

  10. Union Hospital, Asia Financial express interest in hospital sites

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Union Hospital and a company headed by executive councillor Bernard Chan have both signalled last-minute interest in developing private hospitals on government sites. Hong Kong investment firm Asia Financial Holdings, chaired by Chan, submitted an expression of interest yesterday in developing a hospital on a site in Wong Chuk Hang, in which Union Hospital is also ...




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