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    City Digest, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... City Digest Unhealthy lifestyles linked to breast cancer Too little exercise and stressful lives are the most common risk factors for developing breast cancer, scientists warned. Some 85 per cent of patients under 40 reported doing less than three hours of physical activity a week, and high stress levels were identified in 46 per cent. Cutting corners on National Day fireworks ...

  2. City Digest

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... HK$14,000 in compensation to the victims. Officials on lookout for dangerous implants The Department of Health said it was still contacting the French authorities to confirm if silicone-gel breast implants manufactured by now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese, reported to have caused ruptures and suspected related cases of cancer in Europe, have been imported to Hong Kong. Plastic ...

  3. KFC apologises after banned cancer dye found in products

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Kentucky Fried Chicken has offered a public apology on the mainland after two of its products were found contaminated with the cancer-causing Sudan 1 dye. The company also pledged to investigate the contamination and trace the supplier responsible for it. The public apology comes just a day after the discovery. Jamieson Wang Qun, senior public relations director ...

  4. Cancer-causing dye found in foodstuffs

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... many food products containing a cancer-causing dye at the centre of a worldwide scare were on sale in Hong Kong. ParknShop said it had removed four items from its shelves that had been ... of cancer. However, at the levels present the risk is likely to be very small. There is no risk of immediate ill health.' For the the full list of foods, go to www.food.gov.uk/sudanlist ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More transparency needed about the health of our heritage trees

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... expert that the government has covered up the spread of an incurable disease among the city's trees is worrying. Tree experts say brown root rot, an incurable "cancer" for trees, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ CADMIUM

    Quiz: Cadmium in food

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease and other serious conditions. "Cadmium is virtually everywhere, and it is taken up into the human body and bio-accumulates for decades ...

  7. Boy and 77-year-old man die

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A one-year-old boy and a man, 77, who both had swine flu and other illnesses, have died. The boy who had congenital heart disease, developed symptoms on December 1. He died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Friday. The 77-year-old man who had end-stage lung cancer, heart disease and hypertension died in Prince of Wales Hospital on Sunday, a day after his admission. ...

  8. Centre sees lower risk from toxic plasticisers

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com The Centre for Food Safety will stop intensive daily testing for plasticisers such as the cancer-causing DEHP in foods. Instead, checks will be made ... An accumulation of the substance in the body may cause cancer and ruin the liver, kidneys and reproductive system. It is illegal to add the substance directly into food. Up to September 30, over 1,000 ...

  9. Hunan firm pays price for tainted milk

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... They can lead to liver damage and cancer. It was the second recall in the mainland dairy industry in less than six weeks. On June 14, dairy giant Yili Group recalled some baby formula products ...

  10. Elderly woman's death accidental

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The death of an elderly cancer patient a day after she had an operation on a fractured leg was accidental, an inquest jury ruled yesterday. The court had heard that Chan Wun-sik, 74, died on July 21 last year. Her condition had deteriorated a day after the operation. The operation had been said to have hastened her death. ...




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