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Hong Kong hub role at risk amid tighter US checks on cargo

It will take a longer time to clear air cargo now. Photo: Reuters

Exporters face tougher security controls on airfreight to the United States next week, which, together with similar measures taken by Europe next year, threaten Hong Kong's position as the world's busiest air cargo hub.

Saturday, 1 December, 2012, 3:07am

Health bites

Better to hope for the breast

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Another week's wait for Nipah virus test results

Connections of top-flight gallopers Sacred Kingdom and California Memory may have to wait another week for definitive Nipah virus test results before they know when their horses will be able to leave Singapore.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Career women 'prone to breast cancer'

Professional women are among those most at risk of developing breast cancer because few of them undertake regular screening tests, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation has said.

21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Pan-democrats reject idea of screening candidates

Any constitutional reform proposal aimed at screening out candidates from the pan-democratic camp during the nomination process is unacceptable, as it would not amount to real universal suffrage, democrats have said.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

Higher incidence in younger women

A study of the city's breast cancer figures shows it bucks the trend of western countries, with a higher incidence of younger women testing positive.

'The Asian population is a little bit strange in that there is a high incidence of women with breast cancer in the 40-49 age group,' said Lam Hon-shing, chief of radiology at the Hospital Authority's Kowloon West cluster.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Alarm at medical lab health checks

Public urged to see doctor rather than making diagnosis based on test results alone

Health checks directly promoted by laboratories without any medical advice can result in unnecessary examinations and even health hazards, doctors have warned.

25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

New test detects deafness in babies

Doctors urge the government to implement screening of all newborns with non-invasive procedure that costs just $70

A simple non-invasive device has been found to identify deafness in babies soon after birth, doctors said yesterday, as they called on the government to implement a screening programme using the diagnostic tool.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Care programme youths 'are not problem pupils'

The education chief yesterday urged the public not to be biased against students provided with extra care under a screening programme for young people at risk.

13 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

5,000 face vetting to prevent case 'dragging on'

The Government was urged to avoid spreading panic among mainland migrants yesterday after announcing in court that it is to start screening more than 5,000 involved in the latest landmark case.

Jat Sew-tong, for the Director of Immigration, said the vetting exercise was to prevent the case 'dragging on too long'.

20 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Eye and ear tests for pupils

Inspectors from the Education Department are being sent to primary schools to test new pupils' abilities to see and hear.

Last year some 3,800 of the 74,000 Primary One students screened were found to have problems with their sight and were advised to wear spectacles.

5 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Orthoptist's role in eye test

I read with considerable interest Kathy Griffin's article, 'Seeing a problem early' (South China Morning Post, July 21), regarding squint and the screening of children.

8 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Pace of slope safety screening criticised

Progress in identifying dangerous private slopes was too slow, legislators said yesterday.

Members of the planning, lands and works panel were told that safety screening of slopes constructed before 1977 would only be complete by 2010.

Panel chairman Edward Ho Sing-tin from the Liberal Party criticised the Government for taking too much time.

24 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Free health tests offered to women

DOCTORS trying to find out why middle-aged women are becoming depressed by stress are offering free medical tests for those who take part in their new studies.

Doctors at the Chinese University have invited women of all ages to have free examinations including bone density tests and pap smears at Sha Tin's Prince of Wales Hospital.

21 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Popular films

I REFER to a letter headlined, ''Block booked'' (South China Morning Post, March 8).

12 Mar 1994 - 12:00am