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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Health reasons to keep off the artificial grass, experts say

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Cheap alternative to fresh green lawns spells a host of environmental risks, particularly to children and sports players, experts warn Health reasons to keep off the 'grass' Replacing natural grass pitches with artificial turf may reduce maintenance costs but it comes with a cost to public health, environment experts warn. Heavy metals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195658/health-reasons-keep-artificial-grass-experts-say
  2. German products pass dioxin tests

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Samples of five German food products in Hong Kong all passed dioxin tests, the Centre for Food Safety says. Amid the scare over contaminated products from Germany, the centre said a sample of egg and four samples of pork sausages all showed no dioxin. The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735767/german-products-pass-dioxin-tests
  3. The Wow Factor

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Jocelyn Wong

    ... Fruity way to clean up EveryBody Labo's new range of hair and body products allows you to enjoy these smell of fresh, sweet fruit while balancing the oils on your skin and getting rid of dead skin cells. The papaya shampoo (HK$79/236ml) claims to get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722220/wow-factor
  4. Officials issue alert as flu-like illness hits primary school

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Health officials investigating an influenza-like illness that has hit 22 boys at a primary school in Central have warned people to stay alert to the risk of flu. The Centre for Health Protection said an initial inquiry into the outbreak at Raimondi College (Primary Section) revealed that the pupils, aged six to 11, had suffered fever, coughs and sore throats since last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/614160/officials-issue-alert-flu-illness-hits-primary-school
  5. John Tsang undergoes heart surgery

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah underwent heart surgery at Queen Mary Hospital last night shortly after returning from the G20 summit in the United States, a government spokesman ... a few days, his press secretary, Patrick Wong Wing-kit, said after visiting the hospital early today, where Tsang was awake. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693824/john-tsang-undergoes-heart-surgery
  6. Robotic hand and acupuncture bring new hope for stroke patients

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Canace Wong

    ... Stroke patients with physical inabilities or depression have new hope on the horizon, in the form of a robotic hand and acupuncture. Inability to move fingers and palms, and depression, are common among post-stroke patients. But two universities in Hong K ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733506/robotic-hand-and-acupuncture-bring-new-hope-stroke-patients
  7. 2 million would get free flu jabs under inoculation plan

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Ella Lee and Martin Wong About 2 million people considered to be 'high risk' would be vaccinated against swine flu for free under Hong Kong's biggest influenza inoculation programme, according to sources. Hong Kong reported a record five imported swine flu cases yesterday. All were young people returning from the United States. The city has seen a doubling of cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681952/2-million-would-get-free-flu-jabs-under-inoculation-plan
  8. Should animal testing be banned?

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Anthea Wong, Ronald Ling

    ... Ronald Ling, Anthea Wong Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week ... Ronald Ling Pak-ki, 18, SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School First of all, I would like to say ... regulations and under tight supervision. Anthea Wong, 16, Hong Kong International School There is a common misconception that we humans are the only intelligent species on Earth. It may be true ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668850/should-animal-testing-be-banned
  9. Surgical chief to quit after 25 years

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Decision 'not forced by troubles at HKU' The head of surgery at the University of Hong Kong has decided to step down from the post he has held for 25 years. John Wong ... that Professor Wong, 66, had held the top post for too long. He has led the department of surgery since 1982. He said his resignation would give him more time to care for his 94-year-old father, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631998/surgical-chief-quit-after-25-years
  10. John Tsang praises wife's quick thinking after heart attack

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah thanks his lucky stars that his wife is a nurse, because she sent him to hospital immediately after he felt pains in his chest last weekend. It turned out he had suffered a heart attack. While in hospital last week, he wrote in his blog: 'I and my wife have been together for decades, [we are an] old couple that have faced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694519/john-tsang-praises-wifes-quick-thinking-after-heart-attack

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