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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Asbestos inspection sparks health concerns among building residents

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... after a building contractor handed out flyers saying it was inspecting it for asbestos, a cancer-causing substance. People who have been living at 111 Mount Butler Road, Jardine's Lookout, for years say they have not been told of the extent of the problem, and fear a lack of information about asbestos is a chronic problem across the city. "There was an inspection around five ...

  2. Ice cream samples fail safety inspection

    Posted Jul 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Two of 450 samples of ice cream and frozen confection were found to contain excessive coliform and other bacteria, the Centre for Food Safety announced yesterday. Both samples came from Pappagallo, a chain with nine outlets, in tests during Ma ...

  3. Stomach bug strikes 93 at elite school

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Nora Tong

    ... number was higher than was reported over the weekend because of more reports from parents yesterday. The Department of Health, which is investigating the cause of the outbreak, inspected the school yesterday morning. 'They inspected the building and talked with our building manager, about the proper methods for disinfecting the building,' the statement said. 'The ...

  4. A third of city's hygiene black spots are still in a mess, DAB finds

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

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hygiene at a third of the city's black spots has not improved despite stepped-up government cleanup efforts in the past few weeks, inspections by a political party have ... will raise the issue in the Legislative Council on Wednesday. In the past three weeks, about 1,000 DAB volunteers inspected hygiene black spots at least once a week. They relayed their findings ...

  5. Bugging the question of building design

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... position would be to ensure that the main building does not topple over. Of course it won't- the people who design these marvels know exactly what they are doing. Nevertheless, the complex has ...

  6. Push to build 550 mental hospitals

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Aitong The central government will build 550 more mental hospitals and psychiatric departments in general hospitals in the next two years in an effort to treat patients and decrease the danger they could cause to society, state media reported yesterday. The large number of mentally ill patients on the mainland is becoming a more prominent social problem, especially as killing ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as a completely fair society but we can all join hands to make Hong Kong a fairer and better place to live. Borromeo Li Ka-kit, Kwun Tong Resist kuk's amnesty call for buildings The call by Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat for an amnesty on illegal structures in the New Territories, in respect of buildings 'exempted' under the Buildings Ordinance (Application to the New ...

  8. Checks on mail from flu-hit areas

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

    ... Zhuang Pinghui All mail from areas with confirmed cases of swine flu will be subject to inspection and quarantine, and could be destroyed, the mainland's postal authorities said. The State Post Bureau on Sunday issued the order that post offices in all provinces inspect all mail from countries hit by the flu, and that customs and inspection authorities quarantine or treat ...

  9. Panic builds over syringe attacks

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai What if anything is inside the syringes? That is the question on the minds of many of Urumqi's 2.3 million residents, who are still waiting for the authorities to identify the health risks posed by the attacks. At a press conference yesterd ...

  10. HK must build on strengths in flu fight

    Posted Jul 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Experts around the world are far from in agreement on the epidemiology of human swine flu- how it affects public health. This does not make it any easier for people to decide how worried they should be about the rapid global spread of the A(H1N1) virus. I ...




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