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Public Health


Bar staff have ashtrays for smokers

I could not agree more with Gibson Wong Lok-tak ('Many bars now ignore smoking ban', May 9).

Thursday, 17 May, 2012, 12:00am


Good examples will change behaviour

I totally agree with Chan Wai-yan's letter 'Why can't we get along with others?' (Young Post, March 13). There have been a lot of misunderstandings between Hongkongers and mainlanders because of cultural differences.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing must kick its tobacco habit

A government that cares for the health and well-being of its citizens goes out of its way to keep them from harm. Smoking is undeniably harmful, yet authorities on the mainland have been lax about convincing the 28 per cent of the population who light up to quit.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Improve chances of healthy old age

Today - United Nations World Health Day - is the 64th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation. In human terms, that is no longer seen as old because people live much longer, a factor in the choice of ageing and health as the global theme for this birthday. In the next few years, for the first time, the world will have more people aged over 60 than children under five.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Going viral

From the heated public debate around the number of pregnant mainland women coming to Hong Kong to give birth, to the legionella outbreak at the government's new Tamar site, public health issues are never far from the city's headlines.

But how do public healthcare professionals begin to tackle problems of such immense scope and complexity?

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

State tobacco monopoly makes 320m yuan a day

China's state-run tobacco monopoly rakes in more than 320 million yuan (HK$393 million) in profits every day, according to figures released for the first time this week that expose the sheer magnitude of the mainland's tobacco industry.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Policy promoting cycling would be a big step towards better public health

From a public-health perspective, Hong Kong is facing a challenge from non-communicable diseases.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Patients' records set to go digital in 2014

A two-month consultation has begun on a scheme for the public and private medical sectors to share patients' health records electronically, with criminal penalities for privacy breaches.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

MBAs are not just about profits

From her Mid-Levels home, Cambridge MBA graduate Akanksha Hazari is quietly working on a project to tackle a pressing problem in the developing world - access to clean water.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Smokers light up in 50pc of Beijing restaurants

A report by an environmental group says that only 20 per cent of surveyed restaurants in Beijing have been observing an indoor smoking ban that became law in May.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am