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  1. Melamine blamed for girl's kidney stones

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam A Kwun Tong girl, six, who drank up to a litre of Mengniu Dairy milk a day for the past five years, developed kidney stones, the Centre for Health Protection said. Her condition was suspected to result from drinking melamine-contaminated milk, it said. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ CADMIUM

    Quiz: Cadmium in food

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

    ... environment. Human activities may also release cadmium into the environment. For smokers, tobacco smoke is a key source of cadmium exposure. Cadmium exposure may lead to kidney dysfunction, ... in the kidney," says Dr Stephan Clemens of the University of Bayreuth in Germany. Clemens is the lead author of a study published earlier this month in the journal Trends in Plant Science that examined ...

  3. Starfruit in Shenzhen 'not life-threatening'

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Yongcheng, a specialist from the Shenzhen No2 People's Hospital's renal department, denied that Shenzhen's supplies were toxic, saying kidney patients such as Mr Tang should always avoid starfruit. Dr He said starfruit could trigger serious life-threatening reactions for those with impaired kidney function, and a toxic reaction occurred only when some degree of kidney ...

  4. City bans tainted sports drinks

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... a more appealing flavour. But it can affect the liver, kidneys and reproductive system and can harm hormone balance in young people. Children that consume 350ml of tainted fluid containing 12 ...

  5. Hunan firm pays price for tainted milk

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with an industrial additive called melamine, which killed six children and caused ailments such as kidney problems in 300,000 others. Among the 22 dairy firms involved in the scandal was Sanlu, a huge ...

  6. Centre sees lower risk from toxic plasticisers

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 ...

  7. Cadmium spill sees plants given marching orders

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 3.5 million residents. Cadmium is used in batteries and can cause kidney problems and cancer. The spill has killed fish and triggered panic-buying of bottled water. Authorities have deployed ...

  8. Asian factories among the least safe, group says

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a factory worker from a southern Chinese province, is one victim of occupational hazards. She is struggling with kidney failure from cadmium poisoning after 14 years of working at a battery factory ...

  9. Suen's recovered, but fear of deadly bug persists

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... about returning to the Tamar office complex. The 67-year-old, who is on kidney dialysis, announced he was 'fully recovered' as he left Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam and said he ...

  10. City Digest

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Education secretary doing well in hospital The Secretary for Education, Michael Suen Ming-yeung, 67, who is battling kidney failure and legionnaires' disease, was in good shape, visitors said after seeing him at Queen Mary Hospital yesterday. His wife brought him his favourite dumplings with noodles and said she hoped he would be home for Christmas Eve. Chief executive ...




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