Takeshi Kasai, the World Health Organisation's new regional director, says disease is now like the flu, as officials in the United States give first vaccine their approval.
An outbreak of measles that has infected thousands of people across Asia and continues to spread is sparking concerns in Hong Kong about the preparedness of travellers, especially over the recent Easter holiday.
About half of 87,000 registered Filipino voters in the city will begin casting their ballots on April 13.
Health authorities in the Philippines face an uphill battle against potentially fatal infectious diseases because of distrust in an immunisation programme after a controversial vaccine, Dengvaxia, was blamed for several deaths.
Gleneagles says it will expand all-inclusive fixed price packages to cover more medical conditions and complex surgeries.
Dr Kenny Chan says doctors already have ways of helping people avoid the virus that causes Aids, and ‘we should adhere to those’.
Second International Summit of Human Genome Editing, which opens on Tuesday at HKU, will make formal statement at the close of the meeting. Organising committee says it was not aware of experiments by Chinese scientist He Jiankui, who will speak at the summit.
Government spokesman says list is not retroactive and will only consider agencies who flout rules since new portal’s launch.
Children are going hungry as families struggle to make ends meet as head of Council of Social Service warns of threat of intergenerational poverty if government does not address issues that have made 1.37 million destitute.
Against Child Abuse report says NGO handled 1,289 calls about potential incidents between April 2017 and March 2018, as organisation’s acting director calls for ban on smacking in the home.
Ng Tze-chuen gained fame for his gripper tool on the Beagle 2 Mars lander, and has now co-designed a toothbrush targeting all dental surfaces.
Families are receiving just HK$3,000 a month on average and many cannot adequately feed their children or afford enough winter clothes, study finds
Dean says job prospects are good for locally trained vets, but one representative of the sector says that might not be the case.
NGOs call for government support in assessing applicants on a case-management basis, and to move away from tendency for labour-intensive jobs.
International study by Chinese University in Hong Kong finds link between weight gain during pregnancy and diabetes and obesity in children.
Coverage rate in city would surge to more than 80 per cent, Chinese University study shows.
Both have been battling for their residency rights since 2011 and 2014, and the ruling will affect outcome of other similar cases.
NGO rolls out explainers in bid to overcome challenges from low level of Chinese language ability in segments of local community.
There were fears charity would be forced to close, having relied mainly on donations for the upkeep of its two shelters.
In the first two weeks of the government’s vaccination programme, more than 136,000 flu shots were administered.
New law in Philippines means overseas workers will have to pay equivalent of about HK$350 a month in social security contributions.
Group cites survey showing parents prefer such an option, but health officials counter there is no evidence it is more effective than traditional jabs.
Manila wants to impose additional insurance requirement on those heading abroad for work, and helpers fear it will be themselves rather than employers who end up footing the bill.
Minorities’ group says body has not fought hard enough for racial equality in the city, as government searches for successor to Alfred Chan.
Asian Migrants Coordinating Body welcomes inclusion of support for workers in Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s policy address, and urges immediate action on wages and living conditions.
Carrie Lam announces slew of new measures to further strengthen support for minorities, including pilot programme to provide employment services.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces immunisation programme, as well as ban on e-cigarettes and other health policies.
The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society says the length of time to be seen by a doctor could be contributing to lower survival rate for some cancers in the city.
Chief secretary adds government to hold training courses for civil servants to better understand and respect community of some 300,000.
Facility in Zhejiang province is part of HKU’s efforts to step up research presence across the border, starting with microsatellite set for lift-off next year.