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  1. Two children remain in hospital with kidney stones

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Ng Kang-chung Two children remain in hospital for treatment of melamine-induced kidney stones, authorities have said. Five others have been discharged in stable ... to the same hospital on Friday. The 10 children were diagnosed with kidney stones under the citywide free assessment of children under 12 who had consumed melamine-tainted milk or milk products. Some ...

  2. Eighth suspected kidney case in HK

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Health Protection was investigating another case of a child with a kidney stone suspected of being caused by melamine contamination in milk products. The case involved an eight-year-old boy from Yuen Long and was reported by a private hospital. He was later admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital and was in stable condition. He had drunk three packs ...

  3. No consensus on treating kidney stones in infants

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is all the experts had to go on when infants began turning up at hospitals on the mainland with kidney stones caused by dairy products adulterated with melamine. The problem had only been seen ... died within days. 'The few papers that have been published [on melamine-induced kidney stones] mostly deal with animal models, like rats,' said Caleb Nelson, a urology specialist ...

  4. Warning on vitamins after kidney failure

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Department of Health warned the public not to overuse vitamin supplements after a 69-year-old man suffered kidney failure because of a suspected overdose of vitamin C. The man went to Pok Oi Hospital on April 6 and was transferred to Tuen Mun Hospital for dialysis. He was discharged on April 18 but will require long-term dialysis. He had been taking 4 grams ...

  5. Milk scandal hits two more children in HK

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Two boys, aged two and three, have developed kidney stones after eating biscuits and drinking milk suspected of being tainted with melamine, bringing the number of children in Hong Kong affected by the mainland milk scandal to 13, the Centre for Health Protection says. One boy, aged two, from Tsz Wan Shan was found to have a stone in his right kidney ...

  6. HKU team find safe melamine level

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

    ... presence in urine- and to work out the relationship between melamine content and kidney stone growth. People with more than the safe level of melamine in their urine will be more likely to develop kidney stones than others, they found. If they also have highly acidic urine, the likelihood increases, as does the risk of large stones forming. 'People originally thought the presence ...

  7. Checks found 12 suspected melamine victims

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Checks on more than 50,000 children who had consumed melamine-tainted milk or milk products had found 12 suspected cases of kidney stones, undersecretary for food and health Gabriel Leung said yesterday. Meanwhile, the Food and Health Bureau has asked experts to study the effects of melamine on other organs in children. Professor Leung said that the overall health ...

  8. Milk activist to concentrate on his own cause

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on campaigning for children afflicted with kidney stones due to substandard milk. 'I quit because I have said what I wanted to say,' Zhao (pictured) said by phone from Beijing yesterday. ... of time,' Zhao said. He said he would like to improve the way he campaigned for infants suffering from kidney stones, adopting 'a more peaceful way' to tackle the issue. 'There has ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kidney stones diagnosed in boy from tainted milk, biscuits A 21/2-year-old boy has been diagnosed with kidney stones from drinking milk and eating biscuits contaminated with melamine, the seventh child affected in Hong Kong. The boy, who lives in Southern District, was treated for two renal stones after a check-up. Also yesterday, a sample of a mainland-made muscat flavoured ...

  10. Food safety scepticism sets off warning bells

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... formula seized in Shenyang, Liaoning. The fake milk powder was said to have contained no milk at all. After the melamine scandal of 2008 when six children died from kidney stones and other kidney ...




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