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  1. How an unwelcome export sparked crisis from Singapore to Saskatchewan

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... saw a widespread outbreak before the threat was fully recognised. In Toronto, Canada's Sars hot spot, a group of hospital workers suffered a double wave of infections. Singapore faced ... system had proven to be fractured, underfunded, poorly staffed and poorly led during the Sars crisis. Singapore was another country that battled a serious outbreak of the virus, with 238 ...

  2. Singapore's lesson for the world

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... in particular for its policy of proactive containment: 'Of the countries affected, the actions of Singapore's government stand out as an example of how to deal not only with the biological ... and Communication Centre. Because the centre is located on the campus of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, disbelievers may dismiss Professor Auyash's work as government propaganda. ...

  3. Death rate in line with others' if victims' age is factored in

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Far fewer died on the mainland, but the toll is close to Singapore's and Canada's The Sars mortality rate in Hong Kong is comparable to that in Canada and Singapore ... was significantly lower than that in Taiwan, where 27.1 per cent of patients died. The fatality rate in Singapore was 13.9 per cent and in Canada 16.3 per cent, according to the report. It attributed ...

  4. Working mamas

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... their children studying in local schools - has suddenly attracted a lot of interest. No one knows exactly how many there are in Singapore, but they probably number more than 1,000. Mostly educated, ... to Singapore can continue to apply for work passes. However, based on anti-vice feedback, the ministry will be stringent in granting work passes to certain occupations.' 'Anti-vice ...

  5. Objects of ridicule?

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Singapore, an anti-obesity scheme in schools was scrapped because of victimisation. Here, obese children in schools are being encouraged to do more exercise and eat nutritious food, but is it fair to single them out? Write to us ...

  6. Firms unprepared for outbreak

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Fewer than half of Hong Kong's private employers have contingency plans for a bird flu outbreak, workers say. In Taiwan and Singapore, only one in four are prepared. Market ... for bird flu, compared to 27 per cent in Taiwan and 25 per cent in Singapore. 'It is quite shocking to learn that [the number of companies ready to deal with an outbreak] is still below ...


    From the Experts: Asian flush syndrome

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... across the region need to educate people about this Red alert While sitting in a bar in Singapore on a Friday evening earlier this month, watching revellers around me celebrate Oktoberfest, ... at number two. In Southeast Asia alone, alcohol consumption jumped 6 per cent between 2010 and 2011, with Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines at the top. In Singapore, a report in the Singapore ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals left to sort out problems caused by beauty clinics

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... the professional morals of medical practitioners," he added. Doctor Chan Wai-man, of the Surgical Laser Association, said the government should refer to Singapore's regulations on the beauty industry. It classes therapies according to their health risk, and high-risk treatments can only be performed by specialists. In Singapore, stem cell treatment- similar to DR's ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Quiz

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... such as China, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. Of these people, 10 to 20 per cent have 'high' myopia, which can eventually lead to vision loss, visual impairment and even blindness. ... been thought to have a mainly genetic basis, more recent evidence implicates environmental factors. For example, in Singapore, the three major ethnic groups (Chinese, Indian, Malay) have all ...




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