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  1. Forced abortion casts shadow over human rights plan

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Authorities might have to ask themselves if they are serious about the latest national plan to protect human rights after reports emerged about a Shaanxi woman who was forced ... was treated. The revelation came one day after the State Council's Information Office made public the council's human rights action plan for 2012-15 via official media outlets including ...

  2. A bill of rights for mainland smokers, just to clear the air

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

    ... are 'the future' of humanity, and that restaurant employees are often young people who have no choice over the quality of the air they breathe at work. Thus, we have the right to endanger ... smokers. And, indeed, they are entitled. Smokers enjoy many special rights and liberties that non-smokers are absolutely powerless to limit, amend or challenge. In a country where the word ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Prioritising rare 'orphan diseases' of the medical world

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... advocates the rights of rare disease patients. She set up the foundation in memory of her son, Joshua, who died at 15 in 2007 of a mitochondrial disease called Melas Syndrome, which affects ... 'People won't conduct a study for a single case like you.' I said, 'A single case is still a human'," said the mother who identified herself as Shirley. "I understand ...

  4. Minister wants humane stance on organ cases

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a patient,' Huang said. The more humane system, similar to the United Network for Organ Sharing in the United States, will try to ensure a transparent, fair and need-based system to identify ... Cross Society of China is in charge of approaching the families of terminally ill patients and assigning organs to recipients. Huang expects amendments to the 2007 Regulation on Human Organ ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Hong Kong has right conditions for outbreaks of drug-resistant superbugs

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... Ernie Yap New Delhi strain found at Princess Margaret Hospital in August so far defies treatment by most effective drugs available to medicine Antibiotic-resistant NDM-1 bacteria poses threat to HK In August, Princess Margaret Hospital reported the second ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - FOOT CARE

    Foot health- from bunions to corns to ankle injury

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Angela Baura

    ... sprain. "The average person walks 10,000 paces a day. If you're a runner or very active, it's three to five times that amount so it's important to have the right technique. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How much do man-made chemicals affect our health?

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... hormones in women, harming their children. While laboratories have demonstrated endocrine disruption on human hormones, and damage observed in wild animals, confirming causality in humans ...

  8. School closures the right course to take

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has stuck to its guns and gone ahead with its vow to close primary schools and kindergartens in response to a local outbreak of human swine flu. This may be controversial ... proved a mild flu with low mortality. In the light of our experience with Sars, however, the government is right to put counter measures in place sooner rather than later. Thousands of families ...

  9. Change of approach on flu the right prescription

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if necessary, change. Viruses that move between birds, other animals and humans are constantly evolving and have the potential to mutate into ever-more deadly strains. Such diseases are not static ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is a 'cure' for ageing the ultimate medical breakthrough?

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by PETER SINGER

    ... progress over the coming decade could lead to a dramatic extension of the human lifespan. All we need to do is reach the "longevity escape velocity"- the point at which we can extend life ... problem. The population objection raises a deeper philosophical question. If our planet has a finite capacity to support human life, is it better to have fewer people living longer lives, or more ...




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