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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Golden time for special needs children

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... growth period." It's a gesture that Alice Lau, mother of the hyperactive Alex, appreciates. She has taken her son to the outpatient clinic at Queen Mary Hospital, where she says ... "which is totally beyond our means," says Lau. Without proper treatment, Alex's hyperactivity has made him few friends at school. "As he is frisky all the time, his ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Victim's relative accuses DR beauty chain of being 'irresponsible'

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:45pm by Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang A relative of one of the women who fell seriously ill last week after a “beauty therapy” accused the DR centre of being irresponsible and making no effort to contact the victims. A man, who would only give his name as Mr Leung, said he was related to the woman who was in a serious condition at Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai. “Someone has died,” he ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Degenerative eye disease now has cure

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Keep youreyes glued As the mother of an adorable year-old girl, Lau Mei-fong was accustomed to some of the common perils of parenthood, such as being often blurry-eyed from broken sleep. But Lau, 30, began to notice that her vision was discomfortingly fuzzy more often. Oddly, the lower part of her vision would be more distorted than the rest. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER COUNCIL

    Consumer Council warns contact-lens wearers over using eye drops

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... their lenses off before use. To play it safe, people should remove the lenses before applying the drops and not replace them for 15 minutes, council chief executive Connie Lau Yin-hing said. Another ...

  5. More awareness, earlier diagnosis of hepatitis urged

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Everyone in the city should know whether or not they are infected,' said Professor George KK Lau, founding trustee of the Cheng Si Yuen (China-International) Hepatitis Research Foundation. About 20,000 people die from liver diseases each year in Hong Kong, mostly from viral hepatitis. Lau said: 'These deaths are largely preventable as there are drugs to treat hepatitis. ...

  6. Bad buzz around mosquito repellents

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ultrasound waves are defined as being above 16,000Hz by international organisations such as the United Nations Environment Programme. Connie Lau Yin-hing, the council's chief executive, said ... damage and mould,' Lau said. The council tested 25 double mattresses to see how well they supported the body. The lowest ranked was a polyurethane foam mattress by Nice Dream, while ...

  7. How to break the pain cycle

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for those who ride racing bikes that force you to lean forward, says Rufina Lau Wing-lum, clinical associate and registered physiotherapist in Polytechnic University's department ... around the kneecap. Lau says knee pain can be caused by repeated movement, wear and tear, or riding position. Prevent it: ride using a lighter gear but pedal faster (as opposed to a heavier gear ...

  8. Patients in donation queue, saved by 'hidden hero'

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... reborn,' said 54-year-old Ben Lau, whose tortuous three-year wait for a new liver finally ended in May, due to an unnamed stroke victim. The donor's heart and kidneys are also benefitting some of the almost 2,500 Hongkongers on the waiting list for new organs. Lau is full of appreciation for the person he calls his 'hidden hero'- and his optimism is in stark contrast to two months ...

  9. An enemy within

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Sophia Lau, 40, tried to ignore a little bump that was growing on her right upper eyelid, along her lash line. Lau (whose name has been changed for patient confidentiality reasons) thought it was a stye and hoped it would go away on its own. Many styes, which are much like pimples, do disappear eventually. But Lau's continued to grow ...

  10. Make asbestos list public, say lawmakers

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sector lawmaker Dr Leung Ka-lau, who raised the issue of asbestos exposure to construction workers involved in the government's urban renewal project, Operation Building Bright (OBB), ...




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