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  1. 2pc of gay men in Hong Kong now HIV positive, figures show

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... practices in this group. Latest government figures found that the HIV prevalence among Hong Kong gay men is 2 per cent, about 20 times that of the Hong Kong general population. The Centre for Health ... 2 per cent of men, aged 18 to 60, are sexually active homosexuals, they accounted for 38 per cent of all new HIV infections in men last year. Dr Wong said 2 per cent of 500 Hong Kong gay men ...

  2. Decision not to issue travel warning challenged

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee, Danny Mok and Ng Yuk-hang A medical expert and a lawmaker have questioned the Hong Kong government's decision not to issue an official travel advisory warning people against ... remind friends and relatives from affected areas to ensure their health was sound before visiting Hong Kong. Last night, a government source said a flu pandemic could spread anywhere and it would ...

  3. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair Last Friday, the World Health Organisation issued warnings after three people died in Vietnam of avian flu. Quite right. If there is a health danger anywhere then travellers ... do not warn Hong Kong people going to North America that a deadly disease rages there? Other countries are alarmed. At Tokyo's Narita Airport, warning posters have gone up about West ...

  4. Complacency over old health threats proves fatal

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is the latest illustration of how globalisation, in the form of the easier movement of people around the world, poses new health risks. The speed with which Sars spread from Hong Kong to other countries ... boundaries. Thankfully, Hong Kong is well protected. Children have been immunised in the city since 1963 and the last case occurred more than 20 years ago. The government says 99 per cent ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    More Hong Kong parents are paying the high cost of storing umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... It costs HK$100,000 to store cord blood and cord for 18 years at CordLife, or HK$36,000 for cord blood only. Since setting up in Hong Kong, Lau says, it has had one successful case of using cord ... like leukaemia will have different treatments at their disposal." The only public cord blood bank in the city has been run by the Hong Kong Red Cross' Blood Transfusion Service since ...

  6. Birds, mice and other public-health risks

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... farmers tens of millions of dollars in lost exports and, more significantly, their reputation took a battering. However, it seems that the Hong Kong government has failed to learn an important ... Our Mickey Mouse-smitten government might not be too bothered about paying a hefty price to make the Disney dream come true in the hope of granting a new lease of life to Hong Kong ...

  7. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the threat remains unchanged. How come this potential killer disease seems to have faded from the headlines and disappeared from the public consciousness? In 2004 the University of Hong Kong ... Academy of Paediatrics and the Trust for America's Health issued a joint report warning that US authorities need to improve plans for child protection if super-flu closes schools. Young ...

  8. Alert issued on spread of killer virus

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Patsy Moy

    ... and Environmental Hygiene Department, Ho Yuk-yin, said 71 mosquito species had been reported in Hong Kong, of which 29 belonged to the genus Culex. The Culex tritaeniorhynchus species- the main transmitter ... yesterday of a second case in as many weeks. An alert was also issued to residents of the New Territories, where Culex mosquitoes, which transmit the disease, have been found in abandoned fields, ...

  9. Bird flu battle should focus on public health

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and unco-ordinated. Where its significance for public health has been grasped, there has been more success. This is a lesson Hong Kong would do well to remember as it deals with the ongoing threat from bird ... One of the most important changes to come from the recent outbreaks of bird flu across Asia is the agreement between Hong Kong and mainland authorities to begin exchanging information ...

  10. Eye health fears over air pollution

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... 'I know of people who have left Hong Kong because of this. Their eyes were so uncomfortable they had trouble working.' According to the Department of Health, the number of people ... Raymond Ma Doctors say cases of allergies and irritation are increasing With Hong Kong's air quality continuing to decline, doctors are drawing attention to the effect of pollution ...




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