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  1. Anhui blames mass hysteria, not vaccine

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Carrie Yang Health officials in Anhui province have suggested that mass hysteria- rather than spoiled hepatitis vaccines- might be the main reason why a large number of children fell ill ... in the township of Dazhuang. Earlier, state media reported that 259 children suffered anaphylactic shock because vaccines had spoiled after local cadres had them delivered in non-refrigerated trucks ...

  2. Hospital spoiled cord blood, mother says

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A woman who was booked to have her baby in a private hospital got a shock when, in the rush to give birth, she could only make it to a public hospital, which she says failed to correctly store her baby's cord blood. She also said babies w ...

  3. Schools hold the key to winning war on obesity

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... caused a rise in the number of weight-related afflictions such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Children, to whom we are prone to spoiling, are most vulnerable. Tackling ... We need to do more to fight obesity. Latest government figures show a large drop in rates among women, but a significant increase among men and a positively dramatic one among children ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Golden time for special needs children

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com It's tough for parents of children with special needs to find the right support before kindergarten, writes Elaine Yau Golden time As Justin Huen ... for a place at the government-run early education training centre for special needs children is like the interminable wait for a public housing flat. "In most cases, children get a place when ...

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    Hong Kong flu shot subsidy increased for children, free at some clinics

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Flu shot subsidy increased for children under six Elderly people and young children can receive a subsidy of HK$130 for flu shots from now until the end of the year. The sum is the same as last year for the elderly but is up for children from HK$80. Centre for Health Protection controller Dr Thomas Tsang Ho-fai (pictured) said people aged above 65 ...

  6. Fat children risk health problems

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Childhood obesity is becoming an issue in Hong Kong. Many children do not do enough physical activity. They are encouraged to focus on academic performance, not fitness. Children should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and this would help them lose weight. In addition, many children do not have a healthy diet. They love fast food and soft drinks. I think the government ...

  7. letters

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their children, I think spoiling them ruins their future. To begin with, being spoilt gives youngsters a misconception of values. They will believe they are entitled to anything they want, ... The effect of Aids on the mainland I am writing to express my opinion on the growing problem of Aids-affected children on the mainland. The problem is more serious than we imagine. ...

  8. Relief for children with painful joints

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... one of hundreds who receive support from the Hong Kong Paediatric Rheumatism Association, a charitable organisation established in 2005 by parents with children suffering from rheumatic ... the money raised through Operation Santa Claus for four projects: a workshop for children and teenagers on how to cope with their disease; a team of psychologists to support families of patients; ...

  9. Children to get the gift of a smile

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... which has a Hong Kong base, has changed the lives of more than 18,000 people on the mainland- mainly young children- through medical missions in remote areas and at a fully staffed hospital in Hangzhou. 'A lot of children can lead fairly normal lives even with a cleft but this doesn't always happen,' David Wong, Operation Smile general manager, said. 'As you can ...

  10. Hospital will raise profile of children's medicine

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Children's wards are at once the most heartbreaking and inspiring of any hospital system. No one wants to see young ones in need of hospital treatment and care, away from the loving ... of history and spending priorities that our public healthcare system- the envy of many countries- does not have a children's hospital. That this has not been a major issue is silent testimony ...




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