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  1. State must pay to defuse health-care time bomb

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was virtually free. Those in rural areas, constituting 90 per cent of the population, have been especially hard hit: for them, anything other than the most basic health care is now beyond their reach. ... to state hospitals that they had previously and the amount has been steadily decreasing. More and more, mainlanders are having to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for health care. Government ...

  2. Small steps towards a sound relationship

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the United States have key roles to play on both these issues. Further afield, China's help will be needed to curb Iran's nuclear proliferation, end ethnic unrest in Sudan ... of transparency that has so often plagued ties in the past. The presidents' discussion yesterday was wide-ranging. They spoke about swine flu, the state of the global economy and regional security. ...

  3. Sexual revolution in a state of ignorance

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... of a major HIV/Aids epidemic. It is estimated that China now has more than 240 million people aged 15 to 24 and, every year, more than 20 million more enter adolescence. This constitutes an important ... of teaching young people how to develop an optimal state of physical and mental health. For this to be effective, though, material on sexual issues must be reviewed periodically and the message ...

  4. Flu scare will keep primary schools shut: education chief

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong All primary schools and kindergartens will remain closed and secondary schools will begin their summer breaks earlier, once examinations are finished, the education minister announced yesterday as the city's swine flu count rose to 408, w ...

  5. Mainland Net users vent anger at apologetic overseas students

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Two of the three mainlanders with swine flu have apologised for the trouble they have caused officials and the public, but apparently that that has not appeased netizens. Some launched a vigilante 'human flesh' search engine to see ...

  6. Pupils with symptoms can take their exams, but sit 'in a corner'

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Association chairwoman Mary Tong Siu-fun. They must state whether they or their relatives had been to areas affected by swine flu in the past week. At Ms Tong's school, parents were now forbidden ...

  7. City Digest

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Groups urge quick adoption of green treaty Twenty-four green groups urged the government to put the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity into force in the city this year, once Beijing had finalised the formalities of joining the treaty. They also called for development of a nature conservation framework and timeline, with public input. Thieves steal HK$20m of precious ...

  8. Handling with care

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lacking. In a 2010 survey by Britain's Economist Intelligence Unit that measured the 'quality of death index' in 40 places, Hong Kong ranked 20th, behind Taiwan (14th) and Singapore ... to palliative care,' states the WHO report. The benefits of palliative care on patients' well-being and life expectancy are well researched. A study published in 2010 in the New England ...

  9. What's in it? Arbutin

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Also known as: Arbutoside, P-Hydroxyphenylb-D-Glucoside What's it used in? Skin whiteners, moisturisers, cleansers, sunscreen, toners, anti-ageing products. Any controversy? At high doses some US animal studies show effects on reproduc ...

  10. Italian quarantined at Tibetan border town

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Tibet reported a suspected swine flu case yesterday. If confirmed, it would be the mainland's first known import of the swine flu virus by a foreigner. An Italian woman entering Tibet from Nepal on Saturday had been quarantined in the Hi ...




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