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  1. Pool showers drain on resources

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Michael Au Some public swimming pools are operating inefficient showers that spray out as much as 14 litres of water per minute, an inspection by the South China Morning Post has found. Visits to five local pool complexes found shower heads tested at two complexes failed to attain the top performing standards in water efficiency, while another two only just ...

  2. Drug for smokers to quit could be a drag on resources

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing's municipal Legislative Affairs Office has released draft tobacco control legislation requiring medical institutions to provide 'guidance and help' for smokers. The draft, released for public c ...

  3. Organ transplant team aims to conserve resources

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Queen Mary Hospital will set up a special team to handle emergency organ transplants by the end of this year, in order to avoid seconding manpower from general wards and disrupting other scheduled services. A dozen doctors ...

  4. Foreign talent could cure hospital resources ills

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and insufficient resources in the public health care system have dramatically increased staff workloads. These unreasonable work demands can lead to an increase in medical blunders, endangering the safety ...

  5. Speech therapists and patients suffer from lack of resources

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Hospital Authority does not allocate sufficient resources for small departments like ours. We and our patients are left feeling helpless and isolated. It is a widespread joke among our staff ...

  6. Just add water

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of homeopathy. The process involves serial dilution with water and intense shaking. Serial dilution removes the chemical toxicity of ingredients like arsenic used in remedies. But critics of homeopathy ... they term 'succession', transfers the essence of the ingredients to the water, which retains a memory of the substance. 'We often use the analogy of a CD. Under the microscope, ...

  7. Special flu clinics a waste of resources, doctors' union says

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... doctors. 'It would be a waste of public resources if the government continued to fight against a pandemic which is not that serious.' Dr Yeung said the infectious- diseases surveillance ... 'Instead of wasting resources now, why not save them in case the virus mutates and becomes more deadly later?' he said. The eight clinics were dotted around the city and might ...

  8. Lawmakers decry lack of resources for mentally ill

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Lawmakers and mental health experts have accused the government of not providing enough resources to back up its policy of getting mental patients back into the community, ... for mental patients in recent years, which was good because it followed the trend to deinstitutionalise mental patients. But not enough resources and liaison were provided to back up this policy. ...

  9. Questions raised over use of resources

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The release of new land for private hospitals has raised concerns over how public resources should be used and by whom. Legislator for the medical sector Leung Ka-lau said private doctors had been complaining that the waiting time for operations in private hospitals was getting longer because most operating slots had been allocated to mainland mothers wanting Caesarean ...

  10. Coconut water

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang healthpost@scmp.com O.N.E. Coconut Water HK$24 for 330ml, Nature's Village Made with young, green coconuts from the Philippines, this drink packs 60 calories per packet ... in Brazil.Verdict: weak coconut taste; drinking water would be just as satisfying. Chi Coconut Water HK$24 for 330ml, Just Green Produced in Thailand and packed in Germany for a London company, this drink ...




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