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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... on their sleep habits, a Chinese University study has found. But one school which delayed the start of its school day by 15 minutes as part of the study has decided to make the schedule change permanent ... University of Hong Kong’s faculty of medicine. “[Previous] studies had shown that because teenagers’ biological clock is two hours slower than adults, it is actually slightly harder for them to sleep ...

  2. No plan to study 'cancer phones'

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Neither the Food and Health Bureau nor the Health Department has looked into potential health risks from mobile phones, and they have no plans to do so, despite a new report that radio waves from the phones may cause brain cancer. Telecoms watchdog Ofta also declined to launch any such research, saying it is the department's job. The responses come ...

  3. Nursing leaders win plaudits for flu plan study

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... a 'logical and systematic' plan for flu pandemic preparedness for the thousands of nurses in the city. Nursing students and units would be among the most vulnerable sectors during a pandemic, which would be worse than Hong Kong had experienced during the 2003 Sars outbreak, the study, entitled Preparedness for Influenza Pandemic in Hong Kong Nursing Units', found. It was awarded ...

  4. Urban Jungle

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... coincide with holidays for students studying abroad. For many homesick overseas students, this well-earned respite from the books is an opportunity to spend time with family. The festive period ... foreign universities have changed their entrance requirements to lure fee-paying students from around the world- and a lot more Hongkongers are now studying overseas to become veterinarians. When ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... significant, researchers said. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s Phase 2 study, involving women with the most common form of breast cancer, found that those treated with hormone drug letrozole, together ... Los Angeles, and a lead author of the study. Side effects seen in the trial, including low blood cell counts and fatigue, were manageable, he said before the study was presented ...

  6. Doctors look to Tsang for urban site to build small private hospital

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A group of private doctors wants to build a small hospital in an urban area under the government's drive to turn health care into a pillar of the economy. They hope ... small hospital in an urban area could provide more convenient services to patients and could be more viable for a private doctors' partnership.' The four sites the government has ...

  7. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... doctor. My advice here is to ask your doctor or veterinarian what the diagnostic plan is if a diagnosis wasn't already presented to you, and then a treatment and prevention plan which includes what happens if things don't work out the way it was planned. Most clients don't have a problem with drugs that minimise the symptoms, such as the antihistamine that will help ...

  8. Urban Jungle

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... and bred, I was in Australia for 17 years to study. Since my return I have improved on my Cantonese and can now speak fluently, and have well and truly been absorbed into the nation's culture ... Guangdong province. It is now a bustling urban industrial centre, but when my father was young, it was dominated by rice and vegetable fields. Life was a constant struggle to meet the quotas set ...

  9. Urban Jungle

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... in a newborn Labrador puppy. This was a very dedicated owner, very careful, and the pregnancy of her dog was well planned. I remembered she had come before conception to ask about how best to approach the pregnancy and had both the mother and father checked for discernible genetic defects. When it comes to bringing a new life into the world, there can never be perfect planning. From X-rays, we knew ...

  10. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... “Physical activity and healthy food choices should be taken very seriously in all environments – schools, hospitals, cities, towns and workplaces. As well as the food industry, the urban planning ...




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