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Vegetarians a third less likely to suffer heart disease, UK study shows

Vegetarians were 32 per cent less likely to be admitted to hospital or die from heart disease than people who ate meat and fish, scientists at Oxford University reported.

Friday, 1 February, 2013, 3:57am

Mumbai vegetarians attempt to keep meat-eaters out of apartment blocks

Mumbai's vegetarians can be a pushy lot, commonly using their clout to prevent meat-eaters from renting or buying flats in the complexes where they live. The aim is to turn their apartment blocks into vegetarian enclaves.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:34am

Democrats endorse Anson Chan as poll choice

Anson Chan Fang On-sang officially became the pan-democrats' candidate in the December 2 Legislative Council by-election yesterday, with a resounding win over rival Lo Wing-Lok.

But the former chief secretary failed to gain majority support in a survey of voters in the electorate, a sign that securing the Legco seat may not be as easy.

1 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

My platform will be my own, says Anson Chan

Legco by-election candidate Anson Chan Fang On-sang said yesterday she would not simply copy her election platform directly from the pan-democrats.

Her comments came as the pan-democrats finalised details of a debate among the camp's candidates for the Legislative Council by-election on Hong Kong Island on December 2.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Fitness tests to gauge how city is shaping up

Inspired by the mainland's national fitness test, Hong Kong authorities will launch city-wide physical checks this year to guide policies on health and sport.

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department hopes to begin testing in mid-September. The method of choosing who to test has not yet been decided.

9 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Alarm raised after three doctors declared bankrupt

At least three doctors have been declared bankrupt and fears have emerged that more could follow as the economic downturn hits the profession.

Two are believed to be experienced private practitioners, while the third filed for bankruptcy after losing a court case.

25 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Boycott of tobacco forum urged

Anti-smoking groups have called for a boycott of a forum organised by a tobacco giant that will look at the ethical and social impact of the industry.

More than 100 organisations including government departments and tobacco retailers have been invited to give their views at the invitation-only event, organised by British American Tobacco, on Thursday and Friday.

27 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Doctors' first reform forum attracts only 30

Doctors are showing little enthusiasm for the reform of the Medical Council, with only 30 out of 8,000 registered doctors showing up for the first forum on the process.

The turnout at the meeting two weeks ago was considered so poor that more attractive topics were being lined up to encourage greater attendance at four future forums, legislator Dr Lo Wing-lok said.

5 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Overhaul of doctors' fees not needed, claims lobby

Some doctors have warned the Medical Council not to interfere with their charges and said they feared patients would abuse the new complaints channel.

The Post reported on Friday that the council had recommended an overhaul to boost doctors' quality and transparency.

12 Jul 1999 - 12:00am