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  1. $1b health bill to treat the victims of a choking killer

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... for hospital admissions, and visits to accident and emergency wards, general outpatients' clinics and private doctors for treatment of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. 'These ... pollution places on the health-care system. His studies show that the number of hospital admissions for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases increased by 1.5 to 3 per cent for every 10-microgram ...

  2. All we want is to be able to breathe cleaner air

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... visibility, an additional 70 deaths occurred every year. For every 6.5km of visibility lost, natural deaths rose by 1.13 per cent a day and deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory disease rose ...

  3. Revealed: the deadly threat from our bad air

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... medicine department at the university's school of public health found 95 per cent of the deaths they analysed over a 10-year period were from natural causes. They included cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, some of which could have been prevented. The rest were caused by accidents. Chief researcher Professor Anthony Hedley said visibility was strongly negatively correlated with air ...

  4. letters

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

    ... lights are excessively bright. Light pollution can increase stress and aggravate cardiovascular diseases. Besides, we can hardly see the stars in the sky. While the neon signs and floodlit ...

  5. Lung disease patients 'leaving HK'

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Some Hong Kong lung disease patients have been forced to move overseas to escape the city's polluted air, according to doctors. Donald Li Kwok-tung, president of the College ... diseases had moved overseas for cleaner air. 'One of my patients, a man in his 60s, told me he could not bear this any more. Some other patients are tourists. They told me they would not visit ...

  6. Blood-disease boy inspires courage in face of despair

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Dennis Ho

    ... who was nursing him through his fight with thalassaemia, a hereditary blood disease that affects nearly a million mainlanders. This one simple statement jolted her out of her depression ... the disease can kill victims by the age of 10, but Jiarui has been lucky and will turn 11 this Christmas. The burden of her son's disease once made Ms Li feel isolated and abandoned, but she ...

  7. Coming clean

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... the whole region. Industrialised areas such as Guangzhou and Foshan suffer from very high levels of sulfur dioxide, which is associated with cardiovascular and respiratory disease, and death. ...

  8. Public urged to check for respiratory illness

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Those with a persistent cough and elderly people should be checked for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as hospital admission rates always jump during periods of cold and wet weather, a doctor has warned. Respiratory medicine expert Roland Leung said many Hongkongers were still unaware of the disease, which the World Health Organisation expected to become ...

  9. Sucking in the fumes

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Fibre Toxicology, wearing a respirator mask may reduce the risk of heart attacks. The report is based on research by Jeremy P. Langrish of Edinburgh University's Centre for Cardiovascular ...

  10. letters

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... School We need to find a balance with nature A(H1N1), or swine flu, is a new disease. It seems the virus is becoming resistant to treatments we usually use for the flu. The disease is spreading around the world rapidly and all of us run the risk of being infected. I think, in a way, we humans are responsible for the emergence of diseases that are resistant to our medicines. The more ...




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