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On Monday's Backchat, an unhealthy city. The latest large scale study by the Department of Health shows more than half of adults are overweight or obese, we don't eat enough vegetables and have too much salt. 28% have high blood pressure. Where only a third of us drank alcohol 15 years ago, that number has rocketed to more than 60%. Are we so unhealthy, what's changing, and what can we do about it? Call us with your diagnosis and prescription on 23388266 or email email@example.com. After 9.20, police crackdown on jaywalking.
11/12/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Obesity and Healthiness
Dr Regina Ching, Head of Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health
Dr Alvin Chan, Vice President, Hong Kong Medical Association
Ronald Ma, Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Michele Yuen, Council Member, Diabetes Hong Kong; and Founding President of Hong Kong Obesity Society
Francis Chow, President, Hong Kong Association for the Study
On Wednesday's Backchat, the live-in rule. Domestic helpers are required to sleep and live where they work - a policy that some say leads to abuse and greater risk of forced labour or servitude. The Government says any change to the 14 year old rule will have an impact on Hong Kong’s local workforce, transport and housing, while employers will have to pay more. While the legality of the measure is being considered, what do you think of its advisability? Call us on 23388266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After 9.20, reforming the Medical Council.
11/10/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Judicial Review on Domestic Helpers' Live-in Rule
Eman Villinueva, Spokesman, Asian Migrants Coordinating Body
Betty Yung, Chairman, Hong Kong Employers of Overseas Domestic Helpers Association
Julian Groves, Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Holly Allan, Director, Help for Domestic Workers
Manisha Wijesinghe, Legal Team, Daly & Associates
11/10/2017 - 9:20-9:30 Reform of Medical Council