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Why healthy lifestyle is easier said than done in Hong Kong?

A majority of people is aware of the importance of balanced diet and regular exercise which are essential to staying healthy. Yet, many of them hardly turn the knowledge into action because of different reasons. Considering the advancement of public health, reviewing the Government's work on promoting ‘awareness and empowerment’ should be an important principle to evaluate the local primary healthcare services.

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Introducing ‘time bank’ to set primary healthcare services on ground

To promote public health through primary healthcare services, it is essential to establish a comprehensive service network. It not only requires a close cooperation between the Government, medical professionals and non-governmental organisations, but also the intangible power of community. A ‘time bank’ can be set up by engaging people in the neighborhood to build a supportive network.

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Can drug tests catch gene-edited athletes?

The use of banned drugs by athletes is rife in sports. Although international sports organisations have been actively contributing to the fight against doping, the development of biotechnology has theoretically made it possible for athletes to enhance performance by applying gene-editing technology. Can the current screening mechanism cope with this kind of hidden cheating?

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Ways to combat cruel animal husbandry

The New York City Council passed the legislation in prohibiting the sale of foie gras to combat cruelty in the meat industry. Indeed, some parties believe that certification program could be a cure on animal welfare. How the standards of certification protect the welfare of livestock, as well as the additional production cost and monitoring of compliance with standards, will become the key factors in solving the issue.

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