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  1. Child victims spark concern over level of family support

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... Man-fong, 41, Chan Ho-yin, 10, and Chan Ho-wai, six, died. Husband Chan Kin-hong later hit the headlines when some media reported that he went on a womanising trip to mainland nightclubs shortly ... believed to have been murdered by Kim's jobless husband, Li Pak-sum, 44, who died of stab wounds a few days later. The government commissioned a review of the Social Welfare Department's ...

  2. Screening programme is urged to control hepatitis B

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The death toll is nearly 3,000 in Hong Kong each year. Dr Lau is one of the funding trustees of the Cheng Si Yuan (China-International) Hepatitis Research Foundation. It is one organiser ... hepatitis B, which was mainly spread by the transfer of bodily fluids, would not be transmitted through normal social contact, it was important to identify the carriers as early treatment would save ...

  3. Women continue to rise to the challenge of finding work

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the increase in foreign domestic helpers was one of the reasons for the rapid growth in the number of women working in Hong Kong. A spokeswoman for the department also told the South China Morning Post ... their families after their husbands are laid off,' the spokeswoman said. 'So the gender roles of men as sole breadwinners and women as housewives have changed.' Social work Professor Wong ...

  4. Guangdong to invest $1.4b on public health

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... communication between China and the rest of the world to control the spread of infectious diseases such as Sars, which infected more than 8,000 people worldwide. The decision was announced by Guangdong ...

  5. Pay gap for women workers is widening

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... 'They tend to lower their salaries to attract employers. However, it becomes a vicious circle,' she said. Similar pay trends exist on the mainland. A survey by the All-China Women's ...

  6. Frontline troops in a deadly battle

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... blood transfusions on the mainland. She says they were infected before they settled in Hong Kong. A report by the UN agency, Unaids, warns: 'China is currently experiencing one of the most ... China could have as many as 10 million infections and 260,000 orphans'. The dominant mode of transmission on the mainland is the sharing of contaminated needles by intravenous drug users ...

  7. Attitude shift and bias for small families ease pressure to have boy

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A radical shift in social attitudes means couples are abandoning the traditional imperative to have sons and opting for smaller families, researchers say. Gone are the days when ... and smaller families would outweigh the traditional norm of having sons. He said sons were important when China relied heavily on the farming industry and manual labour. 'But women in Hong Kong ...

  8. More hitting the bottle when times get tough

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... of background,' Professor Lee said. 'Alcohol is affordable, more socially acceptable [than other drugs] and easily accessed. 'Once people become used to resorting to drink to relieve stress, they are exposing themselves to a higher risk of alcohol dependency.' Increasing equality between the sexes and westernisation had led to more women drinkers. 'Back in ancient China, women would ...

  9. Hepatitis C rate alarms addiction recovery groups

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Health officials are accused of turning a blind eye to risk Drug rehabilitation centres have raised a health alert after up to four-fifths of their clients tested positive for hepatitis C. They have also accused health officials of turning a bli ...

  10. Falun Gong four 'were not barred because of religion'

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Four Taiwanese Falun Gong followers were refused entry to Hong Kong in 2003 not because of their religion but because officials feared they might pose a threat to public order, a court heard yesterday. 'There is no immigration policy of ref ...




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