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  1. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from the H7N9 strain of bird flu rose to three yesterday when the virus claimed the life a 75-year-old man who recently spent a week living near a poultry market in Shenzhen. The fatality came ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... three big climbs. A lot of it is very undulating, 300m up and downs. People like top runners Jeremy Ritcey and Stone Tsang will be able to run a lot of it. There are only four really tough ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... day a fortnight ago: McDonald’s expansion plans, and a new study on the mainland’s shifting disease patterns from infectious to chronic illnesses. It’s a timely coincidence. Diet ... of sodium and inadequate intake of fruit, whole grains, nuts and seeds. On the same day the study was released, McDonald’s announced plans to boost its number of outlets on the mainland from 1,700 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Blood donors told they have rare bug

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Nine people find out they carry bacteria closely linked with polyps that can turn cancerous Blood donors told they have rare bug Nine blood donors have received unwelcome news after giving blood to the Red Cross: they carry a rare bug that puts them at risk of colorectal cancer. Two have already developed the disease- the second most common cancer ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Clinic makes a point of hiring top acupuncturists

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... An acupuncture centre in Causeway Bay, jointly run by a Beijing health group, plans to hire three practitioners with internationally recognised qualifications. The centre, run by the local Pok Oi Hospital and the Beijing-based World Federation of Acupunct ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New coronavirus appears deadlier than Sars, says HKU

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Mysterious coronavirus, though not less infectious, has a higher mortality rate and infects many species, Hong Kong researchers find New virus appears deadlier than Sars The mysterious new coronavirus that emerged in the Middle East and has killed 11 people is potentially more deadly than Sars and also more "promiscuous"- able to infect ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's major formula milk brands fail to meet packaging proposals

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com City’s six major infant milk formula brands would fail to meet health warning requirements under government’s proposed packaging code Milk label proposals fox major brands Not one of the major infant milk formulas on sale in Hong Kong would pass a proposed new packaging guideline if it was introduced tomorrow. Should the manufacturers remain ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Better policy needed to treat mentally ill, top psychiatrist says

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Stephy Shi Yuhan

    ... Emily Tsang and Stephy Shi Yuhan Psychiatrists say treatment could be improved after two patients carried out attacks this week Mental patient violence tied to flawed care system Two violent attacks this week involving psychiatric patients show the need for a more comprehensive policy for treating the mentally ill, a top psychiatrist says. Compounding the problem ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    MRSA cases at public hospitals level off; further reduction difficult

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... the average 20 per cent," said Dominic Tsang Ngai-chong, Hospital Authority chief infection control officer. Tsang said the hospitals quarantined newly admitted patients and conducted medical ... in the year to November, compared to last year, being used on 46 out of 1,000 patients, compared to 38 out of 1,000. Tsang said the adaptability of bacteria was strong and they mutated rapidly ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1 in 5 primary school children in the city overweight

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com More than 60,000 youngsters are considered obese and a health official says more effort should be put into promoting a proper diet 1 in 5 primary school children overweight One in five children in the city are obese- despite a slight drop in the percentage compared to last year- the Health Department said yesterday The latest government study ...




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