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  1. Valued fungus boosts health, helps restore vigour

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... excellent healing powers and is free from side-effects. Lingzhi has been said to provide energy, help women gain a glowing complexion, restore health to the elderly and bring about longevity. Now, ... series, which won the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Gold Award for three consecutive years in the health supplement category. Other products include the Chinese vitamins Vita-CM series, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675943/valued-fungus-boosts-health-helps-restore-vigour
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487044/health-chief-dark-ant-outbreak
  3. Ambulances set to limit patient trips to nearest public hospital

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Ambulances will only take emergency patients to the nearest public hospital from the start of next month. Patients' requests to be taken to private hospitals would not be entertained unless they produced documents to show they had speci ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728633/ambulances-set-limit-patient-trips-nearest-public-hospital
  4. Staff raise fears over new ambulance system

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Ambulance staff expressed worries yesterday about a new three-level grading system for call-outs, saying judgments on urgency would be made by operators who lacked the paramedical training needed to make such decisions. The concerns were voi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685746/staff-raise-fears-over-new-ambulance-system
  5. In Brief

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Acting health chief apologises for mortuary mishap Acting Secretary for Food and Health Professor Gabriel Leung yesterday made a public apology after a hospital assistant at Princess Margaret Hospital left a dead baby on a mortuary trolley exposed overnight instead of putting it into refrigerated storage. The incident happened last month. The health chief said he was saddened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728330/brief
  6. In Brief

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Acting health chief apologises for mortuary mishap Acting Secretary for Food and Health Professor Gabriel Leung yesterday made a public apology after a hospital assistant at Princess Margaret Hospital left a dead baby on a mortuary trolley exposed overnight instead of putting it into refrigerated storage. The incident happened last month. The health chief said he was saddened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728399/brief
  7. Medi watch

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... by Jerome Watson jerome.d.watson@gmail.com Fat chance Being even slightly overweight can significantly increase the risk of heart failure, just as moderate exercise - even as little as once a month - can significantly reduce it. These are the key findings of a 20-year US health study of more than 21,000 doctors. Their risk of heart failure rose by 11 per cent for every 3.2kg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665241/medi-watch
  8. Smoker badly burned

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A chronic smoker who has to use a medical ventilator to help him breathe suffered severe facial burns yesterday when he lit up while inhaling oxygen. The plastic tubes of the ventilator that were attached to the 75-year-old man's nose were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665169/smoker-badly-burned
  9. Call for ambulances to serve private hospitals

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... about 200 patients asked to be taken to private hospitals, but most of their requests were denied. As public medical services become increasingly strained, health authorities have been aiming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738826/call-ambulances-serve-private-hospitals
  10. Anhui children fall ill with lead poisoning

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... heard it would have a long-term impact on children's health even if they could recover from this lead poisoning.' Lead poisoning can impair children's mental development ... outbreaks would occur because of rampant leaks of toxic metals, including mercury, arsenic, lead, chromium and cadmium, which pose severe health risks to millions of people along major rivers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734995/anhui-children-fall-ill-lead-poisoning

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