Archive | April 2014

Monetary Statistics for March 2014

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:
According to statistics published today (April 30) by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, total deposits with authorized institutions dropped by 1.5% in March 2014. As the contraction in demand and…
Source:Monetary Statistics for March 2014

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Building a sustainable healthy lifestyle in the community

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Health promotion and disease prevention can only be achieved by community-wide participation. The Department of Health (DH) is again calling for community action to promote a culture including a healthy diet and regular physical activity, and for us all to work…
Source:Building a sustainable healthy lifestyle in the community

HK Film Archives “100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies” re-launches with Juno Mak as ambassador

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Hong Kong Film Archive’s (HKFA) flagship series, “100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies” has received an enthusiastic response since it was launched in 2011. To further promote the series to younger audiences, a “100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies:…
Source:HK Film Archives “100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies” re-launches with Juno Mak as ambassador

‘World is headed for a post-antibiotic era’ without urgent action, WHO warns

David Livermore, director of antibiotic resistance monitoring at Britain’s Health Protection Agency, holds a plate coated with the antibiotic-resistant bacteria called Klebsiella, a common intestinal bacteria behind hospital-acquired infections,
such as pneumonia and bloodstream…
Source:‘World is headed for a post-antibiotic era’ without urgent action, WHO warns

Watch out: Children more prone to looking but not seeing

Children under 14 are more likely than adults to be ‘blinded’ to their surroundings when focusing on simple things, finds a new UCL study. It explains a somewhat frustrating experience familiar to many parents and carers: young children fail to notice their carer trying to get their…
Source:Watch out: Children more prone to looking but not seeing

Surgeons and health care settings influence type of breast cancer surgery women undergo

Breast cancer is one of the few major illnesses for which physicians may not recommend a specific treatment option. North American women are more likely to opt for precautionary breast surgery when physicians don’t specifically counsel against it, according to a new study.
The research,…
Source:Surgeons and health care settings influence type of breast cancer surgery women undergo

Automated link to national intervention guidance helps doctors interpret FRAX results

The fracture risk assessment tool FRAX, promoted and supported by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), has become an important aid in the clinical assessment of osteoporotic fracture risk in patients aged 40 to 90 years. However, while a FRAX calculation is quick and simple,…
Source:Automated link to national intervention guidance helps doctors interpret FRAX results