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  1. HK helps US scientists score bird flu vaccine-test success

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong provided the virus samples which enabled development of a vaccine which American scientists have successfully tested in people. The scientists believe the vaccine can prevent deadly bird flu spreading across Asia and Russia. Rob ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511620/hk-helps-us-scientists-score-bird-flu-vaccine-test-success
  2. Minister vows reforms of health system to continue

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Health care reform will remain on track regardless of any change in chief executive, the health minister insisted yesterday. Speaking after the first meeting of the Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee, Secretary for Health, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491333/minister-vows-reforms-health-system-continue
  3. HK Filipinos told to press legislators back home

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... were numbered because she had lost the moral high ground. He said he would prefer 'a constitutional method of change' because as a legislator he had to uphold the constitution. He ... for the pro-impeachment faction, just as they united in the fight to keep the minimum wage for foreign domestic helpers. 'In the past five years we fought against the wage cut and three times we won,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513379/hk-filipinos-told-press-legislators-back-home
  4. Arroyo in key talks as First Husband cools his heels in HK

    Posted Jan 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... term in 2010 unless a new constitution stated otherwise. Former president Fidel Ramos has been pressing Mrs Arroyo to end her term in 2007. Mrs Arroyo's husband, along with his two sons, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532989
  5. Australian group's donation helps refugees learn additional skills

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to teach English to 40 adult refugees and to help them acquire vocational skills. Caritas Hong Kong, founded in 1953 and constituted as the official social welfare bureau of the Catholic Church, ... CARITAS, OFFICE OF THE UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES Wish list Aim Established in 2000, the Caritas Hong Kong-UNHCR Project is a partnership project between the United Nations High Commissioner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664933/australian-groups-donation-helps-refugees-learn-additional-skills
  6. More HK cases of flu resistant to Tamiflu

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Cases of Tamiflu-resistant influenza are increasing in Hong Kong as they have been in the United States, early on in the peak flu season, the city's top disease ... in Hong Kong have mimicked those in the United States. Dr Tsang said yesterday that Tamiflu, the antiviral of choice, was not being routinely given by local doctors and hospitals. Vaccination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666601/more-hk-cases-flu-resistant-tamiflu
  7. Panel to review cancer therapy

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... protocol developed by a renowned clinical oncology centre in the United States'. Both patients were in stable condition last night. A spokeswoman for the authority said the advisory panel ... and acceptable. 'The results of the review will be shared among all clinical oncology units in public hospitals when available for continuous improvements in standard and safety,' it said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647943/panel-review-cancer-therapy
  8. Experts fear increase in suicides

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Asia should brace for an increase in suicides with the global financial crisis, a conference was told yesterday. Of 849,000 suicides worldwide in 2006, about 65 per cent occurred in Asia, World Health Organisation regional director Shigeru Omi said. Money problems played a more important role in Asia than in the United States. 'I hope this current financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658501/experts-fear-increase-suicides
  9. Filipinos cut back on remittances as financial crisis bites

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... from overseas Filipinos globally Jan-Oct 2008: US$13.7b Hong Kong: US$339.4m Singapore: US$427.6m United States: US$6.59b Saudi Arabia: US$1.17b SOURCE: BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS (CENTRAL ... per cent compared with the previous month. The number of remittances also fell 20 per cent. DBP centre is a subsidiary of the state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP). Still, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666600/filipinos-cut-back-remittances-financial-crisis-bites
  10. In the wake of disaster

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... the world that a response to a major disaster can go horribly wrong, even in the all-powerful United States. But, if there has been a silver lining- be it in New Orleans, Myanmar following Cyclone ... 8-15 Widespread flooding strikes the Midwestern United States. Worst hit is Iowa where 15 people die and 83 of the state?s 99 counties are declared disaster areas June 14 A 7.2-magnitude ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642462/wake-disaster

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