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  1. Food poisoning rise

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

    ... The number of food poisoning cases has risen 77 per cent in the first half of this year compared to last year, giving rise to a warning on hygiene in the city. Almost 1,600 people have fallen ill. What is your solution? Write to us ...

  2. Government sets new standard for safety of flu shots

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... something abnormal and the safety of the vaccines would be an issue of concern,' a health care professional familiar with the analysis said. The baseline figure will rise with the number ... Ella Lee The safety of swine flu vaccines used in Hong Kong would be in doubt if more than three of the 140,000 people who have taken the shots develop severe damage to their nervous ...

  3. Health bites

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for seven years, but it could be relevant to Hong Kong, where government statistics show there were 382,300 one-person households in 2010. Researchers at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health ... of the healthful antioxidant substances called polyphenols than fruits and vegetables. Speaking at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in California, lead researcher Joe Vinson said: 'Popcorn ...

  4. Health staff need shots to avoid them spreading flu

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of health care workers who get vaccinated in the United States. He blamed the low rate on safety concerns about the vaccine. 'Two years ago when there was the human swine flu pandemic, ... Hazel Parry Health care workers should be targeted more thoroughly in Hong Kong's vaccination programmes because of their low vaccination rate in previous years, Dr Alvin Chan ...

  5. Safety urged as flu hits 2 hospitals

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... measures.' The patients were treated with Tamiflu and were in stable condition. The city is still in its flu peak season, with the Centre for Health Protection warning that it could extend through ...

  6. Shanghai hotels put safety first on agenda

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Marc Tessier

    ... the plan had been implemented in all of its Shanghai hotels as well as its properties throughout Asia. 'The health and safety of our hotel guests and employees has always been, and always ... 'Marriott has been monitoring the avian flu situation for several months by keeping in touch with scientists and health organisations around the world,' said Kelly Sum, director ...

  7. What's your poison?

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In March, the Legislative Council approved a new Food Safety Bill, which requires registration of food importers and distributors, as well as health certification requirements for meat, poultry, ... the World Health Organisation has developed five keys to food safety. 1. Keep clean Wash hands before handling food and after going to the toilet. Wash and sanitise all food preparation equipment ...

  8. 26 ill after eating at Jordan restaurant

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... and discharged. The health and food and environmental hygiene departments are investigating. ...

  9. Disneyland accused of flouting health precautions for profit

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... Dennis Eng and Martin Wong Hong Kong Disneyland was accused of putting business interests ahead of public safety yesterday after it seemed to flout a government health measure by launching ... weeks in a bid to contain swine flu. 'We have already informed Disney that it should not make use of this opportunity to do such a promotion,' Secretary for Food and Health York Chow ...

  10. Sars case a timely warning on lab safety

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was handling the Sars virus itself. The Taiwan infection follows a warning in October from the World Health Organisation about the need for greater precautions at laboratories where Sars is stored or studied. WHO experts called for thorough inventories and a high level of safety in storage and handling. It also recommended the licensing of laboratories dealing with Sars. Unfortunately, ...




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