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  1. 'Miracle' energy pendants carry cancer risk, health officials say

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A pendant said to release energy that can soothe neck pain and headaches, make the body more supple and even fight infection and cancer could in fact be a health risk, the Health Department warned yesterday. The department said the Scalar Energy Pendant could cause skin inflammation and even cancer with prolonged use. The radiation dose from a single pendant was found ...

  2. Inquiry is not about punishing culprits, health minister says

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Hospital Authority has been considering ways to improve the health care system after a spate of blunders that have tarnished the image of public hospitals. The authority's board will tomorrow discuss a report of an investigation into the baby mix-up at Queen Elizabeth Hospital last month. But Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said it would ...

  3. Tougher laws on way for smokers, says health chief

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Open-air interchanges would be the next target, the health minister said yesterday. But bus drivers said there was nothing they could do to enforce the rules apart from advising passengers, who are often seen smoking in enclosed interchanges, where smoking is already banned. Speaking in the Legislative Council, health minister York Chow Yat-ngok said his ultimate goal was to establish ...

  4. Sister's death in tree accident inspires book

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam 'I love writing and had planned to write a book some day, but this wasn't how I imagined it would come about,' Catherine Chong Shiu-yin said yesterday at the launch of her first book. The young United Christian Hospital psychiatri ...

  5. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Phoenix share sale likely to be big draw

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Ageing population, urbanisation and rising incomes on the mainland will attract investors to the float of the Beijing health-care group Phoenix share sale ... investors to the float of the Beijing-based health-care group, say fund managers. The group's 12 hospitals and 28 clinics in the capital could be a big net-revenue-spinner, especially after ...

  6. Wrong baby given drug; staff told to cut errors

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Another medical mix-up has come to light, with a baby being wrongly injected with an antibiotic. News of the error emerged yesterday, hours after a health official had urged ... the injection. Undersecretary for Food and Health Gabriel Leung said managers of public hospitals should help frontline staff avoid blunders. Four have come to light in the past two weeks. Professor ...

  7. Charges against three college bosses dropped

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Ng Kang-chung The principal and two managing executives of a college that offers bachelor and associate degree courses have been cleared of operating a school in unregistered premises after the prosecution decided to drop charges against the ...

  8. Drivers on drugs pose enforcement dilemma

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Nearly 15 per cent of the drivers who died in traffic accidents over the past five years had taken drugs, but only two drivers were charged with driving under the influence of drugs during the same period. Giving these figures yesterday, the gov ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Timing for limbs vital: experts

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of Sichuan's prosthesis project says. Wong Man-sang of the Polytechnic University's department of health technology and informatics said artificial limbs would be less effective if not fitted ...




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