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  1. Study finds 10pc of traffic accident drivers drug-affected

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang One in 10 drivers involved in traffic accidents had taken illicit drugs, and the prevalence of drug-driving among the young was even higher, a survey has found. The findings ... shortly after the government announced a plan to combat drug-driving in reaction to a series of traffic accidents involving drugged drivers. Under the proposal, motorists would have to undergo ...

  2. Take Action

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to patients' feelings.' A reader who works in the Paterson Street area of Causeway Bay says the new road arrangements are causing tremendous traffic jams. 'Have those in the Transport Department responsible for rearranging the traffic flow gone back to see what chaos they have created?' he wrote. 'By making two sections of two streets one-way, they did not help ease ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing smog scarier than Sars, says medical expert

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 11:51am by Ernest Kao

    ... to the roads. Large swathes of northern China have also been affected. In Jinan, Shandong province, PM2.5 stood at 207 on Thursday morning. Jinan traffic police said on Weibo that traffic police were now being forced to wear N-95 protective facemasks after 37 per cent of traffic officers reported flu-like symptoms, coughing and tightness in the chest. Additional reporting from Agence ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four hurt in road crash Four people were slightly injured when two vans failed to brake in time after a taxi stopped at a red traffic light on Wai Fat Road, Lam Tin. The injured were treated at United Christian Hospital and discharged. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... and lung function tests. Outdoor concentrations of particulate matter from road traffic were estimated for residential, daycare and school addresses using dispersion modelling, a mathematical simulation of how air pollutants disperse in the atmosphere. "Exposure to traffic-related air pollution during infancy was associated with decreases in lung function at age eight, with stronger ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... to weather and human traffic. In a way, the trail has a life of its own. "It's exhilarating and uplifting- you feel so free when you're out on the trails away from the traffic ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, December 30, 2012

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ...   Porpoise numbers down in Yangtze A survey of endangered porpoises in the Yangtze River has yielded fewer sightings as intensive ship traffic threatens their existence. Based on sonar tracking ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Demand still great 20 years after Hong Kong's first heart transplant operation

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... from a 20-year-old donor who had died in a traffic accident. "My life was saved and extended for the 20th year. I hope I can live even longer," Chiu said. The earliest transplant ...

  9. Hospital given the go-ahead for towers

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to traffic congestion in the area. 'Wong Nai Chung Road is quite congested, especially during race nights. I am not sure if the roads can handle even more traffic,' he said. Mak said while it would be difficult to protest at this stage, he hoped the hospital would plan better to avoid traffic congestion. A Transport Department official told the board at the September 10 meeting ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Sars-like virus could hit HK despite false alarm'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... a common cause of human flu. But Ho said Hong Kong, like many major cities with busy traffic, was vulnerable to the spread of any contagious diseases. "We are unclear about the new virus, ...




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