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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong won't follow Macau's strict lead on Ebola, health protection chief says

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Patsy Moy

    ... to give contact details to health officials, the city's health protection chief said. Dr Leung Ting-hung, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, said it would be difficult to follow ... Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone- reminding them to report to health officers if they feel ill on arrival. Leung estimated that 4,000 visitors from West Africa arrived in the city each year. Macau ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to look into expired sutures use at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by LO WEI, Patsy Moy

    ... Lo Wei and Patsy Moy Expired surgical sutures: authority to probe deaths The health minister says he will find out why expired surgical sutures were used on 239 patients at Queen Elizabeth ... abnormal post-operative infection in any of the patients. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the Hospital Authority would look into whether there were "special ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    'This eye shadow was tested on rabbits': call for mandatory labelling on cosmetics

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Patsy Moy, Ernest Kao

    ... marketed in China remained cruelty-free. In a joint reply, the Food and Health Bureau and Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the government had no plans for a complete ban ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chickens at Yuen Long farm may have died from overheating

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Phila Siu, Patsy Moy

    ... The 2,000 chickens that died mysteriously in Yuen Long this week may have fallen ill because their coops became "too stuffy" after fans stopped working because of a power failure. ...

  5. Disease control is top priority, says new health chief

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... As Lam Ping-yan takes over, new cases of dengue fever and cholera are recorded The new head of the Department of Health yesterday pledged that disease control will top his agenda, as Hong Kong recorded two new cases of dengue fever and one of cholera. Speaking after the announcement of his appointment as director of health, Lam Ping-yan said: 'The priority will be disease ...

  6. Guangdong to invest $1.4b on public health

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... health system, including 500 million yuan to rebuild its Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Lawmakers in Hong Kong welcomed the plan but said it would be more important to improve ... in fighting Sars and said the public health system had room for improvement. Ms Lei said the new centre would be used as the headquarters in handling any emergencies. About 40 million yuan would ...

  7. How Sars caught out HK health chiefs

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... that health authorities were unprepared for a crisis of that magnitude, and delays in isolating patients at Prince of Wales Hospital put the community at greater risk. The 217-page report ... the authority, the Department of Health and the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau. Designating Princess Margaret Hospital as a Sars hospital 'turned out to be a mistake'. The panel also ...

  8. Survey points to poor health habits among the city's adults

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Many of the respondents reluctant to seek early treatment or emotional help Almost half the respondents to a recent survey indicated they suffer from at least one health problem, ranging ... affected their daily lives. Of the respondents aged between 18 and 29, 36.5 per cent complained of health problems, compared with 46 per cent of those aged between 30 and 39, and 53 per cent ...

  9. As cross-border trips grow, so does disease risk: health chief

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... to the city, a health official has warned. The Department of Health will seek to improve the cross-border reporting system with its counterpart in Guangdong. This would include reporting new diseases ... next meeting how to handle the usual outbreaks or new diseases.' The meeting started yesterday and would last for several days, according to the Department of Health. In May, ...

  10. Health department warns of possible flu outbreak

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The Department of Health yesterday warned of the possibility of a serious flu outbreak in Hong Kong. It revealed that this summer 64 people from four separate institutions had been ... and personal hygiene. Those with symptoms and their carers are advised to wear masks to avoid infection. Information on the health advice against influenza is available at the department's website ...




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