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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Wellbeing trumps decorum when inflight flatulence strikes, say experts

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The study concluded that anecdotal evidence that flying increases flatulence is not hot air, finding that changes in air pressure at altitude result in the gut producing more gas. ...

  2. Pharmacists strike out over industry rules

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Pharmacists plan to go on strike this summer to drive home their criticism of how the government oversees and regulates the industry. Pharmacists and medical groups in the Drug Safety Consortium issued the threat yesterday. It plans to strike in stages, beginning in July, if the government continues to ignore industry pleas to standardise ...

  3. Hundreds of hospital staff stage strike

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Hundreds of auxiliary staff at a top Shanghai hospital went on strike yesterday, demanding a pay rise and full social welfare insurance. ... in 2000 with investment from the Shanghai Health Department Logistics Service Centre. Most of those on strike are responsible for cleaning, transporting patients and delivering meals. A circular ...

  4. Health officials visit hospitals amid threat of doctors' strike

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Top health officials attempted to mend relationships with frontline doctors by visiting hospitals across the city yesterday, after the Public Doctors' Association threatened industrial action amid concerns over working conditions. Hospita ...

  5. Doctors to strike over Link rent increase

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun About 200 doctors who run clinics in shopping centres managed by The Link Management will stop work from 1pm to 4pm today to protest against a rent rise, alongside hundreds of other Link tenants in over 30 public housing estates. The Hong Kong ...

  6. Striking a balance

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A professor at Britain's Bristol University recently said many people believe that if they receive an organ donation they also get the characteristics of the donor. People most fear receiving an organ from a murderer, and would prefer to have a donat ...

  7. Chest bug strikes 21 at home for elderly

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Upper respiratory tract infections struck 21 people in a Tai Po home for the elderly early last month, the Centre for Health Protection reported yesterday. They were 16 residents and five staff- nine men and 12 women aged 43 to 99. Three were a ...

  8. Heart attacks strike low-risk patients

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So No warning before many coronaries, study finds More than 50 per cent of people who appeared to have a low risk of heart disease ended up having heart attacks, a pioneering database shows. The acute coronary syndrome database also found that 70 pe ...

  9. Doctors threaten strike over pay

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Junior doctors who joined the Hospital Authority after a reform of pay scales in 2000 have threatened to strike unless the authority promises to increase their salaries. ... the difficult situation young doctors faced and promised to raise the issue with the government. 'The last thing we want is to go on strike,' Dr Lo said. 'We do not want to affect ...

  10. Liver patient considers hunger strike to 'move hearts of stone'

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A patient who has accused the Hospital Authority of depriving him of a liver transplant has threatened to hold a hunger strike in a last-ditch effort to 'move health ... considering some radical action. A hunger strike is one,' he said yesterday. 'I have tried almost all possible channels- I complained to the Ombudsman and I protested in the street, ...




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