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  1. Health fears after two encounters with rats in two days at Tseung Kwan O pool

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan and Agnes Lam A dead rat was found in a flower bed near Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool yesterday, one day after a live rat was spotted in a main pool. The pool was closed between 10am and 7.30pm for a regular cleanup, which the Leisure and Cultural ...

  2. After Sars, 'health' of buildings is rated

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... In a university study, six out of 57 residential blocks fail to pass muster Academics at the University of Hong Kong have devised an index to measure the 'health' and hygiene ... health and hygiene index, the residential blocks were graded A, B or C, with U meaning unclassified. Building design and property management were the most influential factors in grading a block. ...

  3. Health-care fees worry lawmakers

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Lawmakers yesterday endorsed a motion urging the government to speedily review the health-care finance system, but most were opposed to fee increases. Democrat Andrew Cheng ... The government should introduce a central medical insurance system to lighten [its] financial burden of providing health-care service,' he said. Unionist legislator Chan Yuen-han also objected ...

  4. Legislators criticise pay rises for Hospital Authority chiefs

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Tiffany Lam and Agnes Lam Legislators yesterday urged the Hospital Authority to make its salary adjustment mechanism more transparent, as the authority's annual report revealed its senior management received pay rises despite a series of medical blunders. Democrat legislator Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, a member of the Legislative Council's health services panel, criticised ...

  5. Ageing takes toll on mental health

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... apart from the physical symptoms, menopausal women should devote more attention to their mental health. 'They seem to know a lot about health problems related with menopause, but it seems ...

  6. Hospital backs staff who said: 'Dial 999'

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... at the hospital. He was pronounced dead at 3.26pm. The hospital said yesterday it would review the incident and submit a report to the government and Hospital Authority in a week. Health minister York Chow ...

  7. Health chief in the dark on ant outbreak

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... in Guangdong the same day it was publicly announced across the border. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said he only learned about the red fire ants on Monday. 'We ... tightened inspection slowing delivery of festive flowers,' a spokesman for the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau said. Despite repeated questions by the South China Morning Post that day ...

  8. School principal who had swine flu mourned

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok and Agnes Lam Canadian International School students yesterday mourned principal Alan Dick, who came down with swine flu and died on Sunday. Doctors diagnosed Dick with severe pneumonia. His condition deteriorated rapidly and he died in the afternoon, a spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection said. He tested positive for swine flu yesterday. Dick was one of two ...

  9. Teens endure hair-razing stunt to support victims of cancer

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Agnes Lam Two Sha Tin College students shaved their heads yesterday in the name of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. The brave act was the brainchild of Fong Ling-ling, 16, one of the organisers of Cancer Week activities at her school. 'I really ...

  10. Electronic cigarettes are ruled illegal

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Agnes Lam Electronic cigarettes are an unregistered pharmaceutical product and it is illegal for the public to possess them, the Health Department warns. Two people were arrested for selling electronic cigarettes, Health Department director Lam Ping-yan said at a press conference yesterday. The items in question are cigarette-shaped electronic devices that atomise ...




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