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  1. Department of Health issues warning about Chinese medicine 'Shortclean'

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has been available in Hong Kong. The warning comes after 'Shortclean' was found to contain banned western drug ingredients which may have adverse side-effects. A spokesman ... and glibenclamide. Phenformin has been banned in Hong Kong since 1985. It was previously used for the management of diabetes. It was associated with an unacceptably high incidence of lactic acidosis which ...

  2. New website aims to promote health issues to the public

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... information on this website to carry out health-related projects. The general public could have a better understanding on the health status of Hong Kong people so as to enhance their determination ... KELLY CHAN Updated at 6.02pm: A new website- set up by the Department of Health to promote public health issues- was officially launched by the Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare ...

  3. Health Department issues guideless as flu fears grow

    Posted Oct 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.55pm: Worried about rising fears of a global flu outbreak, the Health Department on Wednesday issued practical guidelines to help people prevent becoming ... was recently detected in birds in Turkey and Romania, prompting authorities there and in neighbouring countries to slaughter thousands of birds. Hong Kong?s disease control experts called for vigilance ...

  4. Should euthanasia be legalised in Hong Kong?

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (Thomas Li Chak-leung is the winner of last round's debate) Mandie Ho Kit-man, 16, TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College Yes, euthanasia should be legalised in Hong Kong. Life ... Li Chak-leung, 15, St Joseph's College No, euthanasia should not be legalised in Hong Kong. Euthanasia, defined as mercy killing, is carried out when a patient is suffering from ...

  5. Spearhead of health department's aids-prevention effort quits for new challenge

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Lee Shui-shan, who spearheaded the promotion campaign to fight Aids in Hong Kong, has quit the Department of Health. Dr Lee, 47, who has been the department's consultant on special preventative programmes for 14 years, said he would leave after Easter and join the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 'I have been working for the department for such a long time ...

  6. Disability insurance is overlooked in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... Andrea Pawlyna Manulife aims to persuade breadwinners that cover against loss of income through illness is essential Few people in Hong Kong have disability insurance policies, but Manulife (International) believes they are vital. 'Disability insurance is absolutely essential, but unfortunately it's an area many people in Hong Kong tend to overlook,' said Alan ...

  7. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for health, welfare and food has indicated that hospital fees should rise. Everybody knows this. But the issue is a sacred political cow. There's no politician sufficiently brave enough to grab ... incredibly good that everyone wants to use it. There is no person in Hong Kong more highly qualified than Dr Chow to diagnose a cure. The 57-year-old orthopaedic surgeon has devoted his life ...

  8. Health-warning gap

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What steps should Hong Kong take to improve communications with the mainland on matters of public health and safety, following the delay in notification about red fire ants? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. Tsunami cash plugs gap in child health care

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans On top of the destruction and death toll from the Asian tsunami, the disaster revealed holes in health care systems that one Hong Kong charity is helping to plug. Project Hope Hong Kong, a charity active mostly on the mainland, is using US$60-70,000 raised in the weeks after the tsunami to train Thai nurses to better handle emergency care for children ...

  10. Officials check sex pill for health risk

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Health officials have launched an investigation into a Chinese sex pill which has been banned in Macau due to health concerns. But the Hong Kong Department of Health did not have ... pose a health threat. Macau media reported that the contaminated pills were from batch number 82004, with an expiry date of August 2008. Hong Kong firm Cheung Chun Tong manufactures ...




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