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  1. Tainted pills are symptom of a system in trouble

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Drugs handed out in hospitals are supposed to cure patients, not kill them. The disclosure by the Department of Health linking a tainted drug to the deaths of five patients is therefore highly distressing. Worryingly, 40,000 people have been given the Hon ...

  2. Tainted food eats into consumer confidence

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver On any given day, 1 to 2 per cent of the population in British Columbia comes down with a bout of food poisoning. No big deal- as most victims will tell you, the discomfort usually lasts only a day. But now an outbreak of listeriosis ...

  3. Cancer-causing toxin discovered in mainland peanuts

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Inspections of peanuts on sale in Hong Kong will be stepped up after a batch from Guangzhou was found to contain excessive amounts of a cancer-causing toxin. The sample of Zheng Jin Rong 'red mud' peanuts was found to contain 1,400 mic ...

  4. Top tips: stretch marks

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Karen Page of Nine Months Maternity offers tips on how mums can deal with stretch marks: 'Ask any woman what their top concern is when they get pregnant and most will say stretch marks. Although genetics play a role, there are steps you can take to m ...

  5. Germ theory

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung There's a thread on the food website Chowhound, called 'Refused to Eat, Out of Line?' The poster explains he was at a friend's house for dinner. The friend started cooking hamburgers at 3pm, realised it was early, left the p ...

  6. HK tourists suffer food poisoning after New Year's Eve buffet

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Thirty-three Hong Kong residents have been diagnosed with food poisoning after eating contaminated food at a beach resort in Phuket, Thailand, the Department of Health said yesterday. Fourteen men and 19 women and children- aged between 2 and 7 ...

  7. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alien Empire Pearl, 8.30pm Miniature lenses and cameras, endoscopes and straightscopes are used to shrink viewers down and take them on a journey into the world of insects, allowing a close-up view of their world as never seen before. Trial And Error Pear ...

  8. More students fall victim to virus

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Viral gastroenteritis continues to spread in Hong Kong, with 10 students and a staff member of a primary school in Mongkok coming down with symptoms. The latest outbreak at the Church of Christ in China Kei Tsun Primary School, on Tai Kok Tsui ...

  9. What's the buzz

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng In Europe, they say the first swallow to appear in the skies heralds summer. Here in Hong Kong, it's the first dengue fever mosquito found in traps that tell us summer's here. Every year for the past few years, we've had a wa ...

  10. Urban Jungle

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... science has come in the past 10 years, especially in the area of biotechnology, and in particular, genetic engineering and molecular biology. I remember that when I first decided to leave my mathematics and physics career to pursue a biology-based one, I was enticed by a new course on offer called 'genetics'. It was a burgeoning science at the time and much of it was in the area ...




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