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  1. 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. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Hong Kong shop The Chippy defends Scottish dish of deep-fried Mars bars

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com A Hong Kong cafe serving the 1,200 calorie dish has waded into an international debate in its defence Deep-fried Mars cherished by chippy It's a mythical Scottish snack, lauded for its taste and deplored for its artery-clogging calorie content. And now a Hong Kong fish and chip shop has jumped to the defence of the deep-fried Mars bar, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Planning helps to cope with pandemics

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Written by John Cremer The saying goes that time spent in preparation is never wasted, and the outbreak of human swine flu gave Jardine Schindler the chance to prove that. Learning from the experience of Sars, the company has had a special pandemic team since 2003 and, by having in place comprehensive procedures, back-up locations and clear operational priorities, has ensured the whole ...

  5. Heart to heart

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen Have a heart If somebody says to you 'Have a heart!', what do they mean? You already have a heart, you don't need a second one. Read on and learn all about the mysteries of the heart. 1 If you ask someone to 'have a heart', what do you want? a. their pity b. their love 2 If you do a lot of 'heart-searching', what do you ...

  6. Let's get fit!

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen You've been a bit lazy recently, but now you've decided to do something about your lack of exercise. You've joined a gym. You've been meaning to do this for some time and at last you've got round to it. You've paid a year's subscription to New York Fitness and you are determined to go at least twice a week. Getting fit ...

  7. Hard work fuels quest for success

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Few questions stump Karen Lam Siu-ling, but when asked to nominate a career highlight or two, she has to pause and think. With a CV as long as your arm and a string of medical and academic firsts, it is obviously a little hard to know where to start - teaching, clinical work, breakthrough research, or many years of effective advocacy for people with diabetes. After due ...

  8. What happens at the hospital

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen You see the following signs in the hospital. What do they mean? Reading the signs 1 APPOINTMENTS a. where you go to collect medicine b. where you go to arrange a meeting with a medical professional 2 RECEPTION a. where you go to meet a doctor b. where you go when you first arrive at the hospital 3 RADIOLOGY a. where you go to take images of your bones ...

  9. Ready for emergencies

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Written by John Cremer Doctors need to be well-rested before gruelling night shifts that can test patience and skills Whenever Anthony Poon Shun-bong reports for a night shift at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, he must be ready to deal with almost anything. From 7pm for most of the next 14 hours, he will be the only doctor on duty to handle not just the accidents, ...

  10. 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 ...




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