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  1. Schools issued third alert over severe stomach bug

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Schools and childcare centres have been issued a third health advisory warning them to be alert to a virus that causes severe dehydration in young children and kills ... hospitals in Hong Kong were associated with rotavirus infection'. Dr Tsang said seven outbreaks this month were due to norovirus- outbreaks of which tend to attract international headlines ...

  2. Alert issued over deadly E.coli after baby boy falls ill

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Authorities warn the public of the dangers of eating undercooked meat Experts have warned that Hong Kong faces a possible resurgence of infections from a potentially deadly form ... in 2001. Infections are usually linked to contaminated beef or dairy products. The Department of Health yesterday issued warnings to the public about the risks of undercooked minced beef after ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Serial sets stage for health reform

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong actor Tse Kwan-ho as veteran cardiac surgeon Zhong Lixing, who joined a mainland hospital after quitting a post at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina ... Alice Yan The Ministry of Health is hoping a popular television series can help create a better climate for controversial health care reforms. The Doctors, a joint production ...

  5. Health chiefs reveal another pill blunder

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang The Department of Health yesterday disclosed a fourth blunder in two weeks involving medicines. Pharmacists said the government had lost control over Hong ... become suicidal if the the drug was not strong enough, he said. Former president of the Hong Kong Medical Association Choi Kin also questioned the department's 'inaction' against ...

  6. Health director outlines reform of drug industry

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of health said yesterday. His department would introduce microbiological tests on pharmaceutical products sold locally and step up supervision of drug makers that supply products to high-risk ... of Standardisation]. It is impossible for a certifying body or a health authority to look over the shoulders of drug makers in every step of their production process. Drug safety also requires self-discipline ...

  7. Melamine found in two Cadbury products in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety said yesterday that its tests revealed two Cadbury products contained the toxic industrial chemical melamine. Of 104 samples tested, Cadbury Dairy Milk Cookies Chocolate bulk pack 5kg, with an expiry date of November 2, 2009, and Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut Chocolate bulk pack 5kg, with an expiry date of January 23, 2010, were ...

  8. US food safety agency recalls popular chicken health tonic

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan A brand of chicken essence drink, popular in Hong Kong as a health tonic and energy booster, has been recalled in the US because officials say they cannot be sure ... in Hong Kong revealed that those sold here were produced on the mainland. The US agency deemed that the chicken drinks were ineligible for import and ordered a recall of about 1.29 tonnes ...

  9. Health chiefs 'fail to ease fear'

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said authorities' reluctance to recall all 41 products had created confusion and fear among patients. 'Many are using drugs produced ... Ella Lee and Ng Kang-chung Health authorities drew criticism yesterday from patients' groups and medical experts, who said they had failed to calm public fears over ...

  10. Head of food safety agency dismisses fears of serious health hazards from tainted eggs

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the issue,' he said. Young Kam-yim, of the Hong Kong Egg Merchants' Association, said eggs from the mainland had to be certified as melamine-free before they were exported, under a new practice ... said on Sunday that Hong Kong had contacted the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine on the mainland, hoping it could help reduce the risks of contamination ...




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