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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... Dr Louis Shih Tai-cho said the warning was necessary due to a lack of awareness of the potential dangers, or of safety measures. "There are definite health risks. We think people ... bucket craze Hong Kong doctors have poured cold water on a charity craze that is sweeping the globe, warning that "vulnerable'' people could be risking their health. The Hong Kong ...

  2. Awareness needed of incense health risks

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that worshippers may be sacrificing far more than they realise- their health. The research, published in the medical journal Cancer, finds that people who are regularly exposed to indoor incense smoke have ... in the religious practice. Common sense ought to indicate as much, given what we know about the health risks posed by second-hand cigarette smoke and air pollution. Nevertheless, the danger has not been ...

  3. Parents unhappy at lead poisoning findings

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The Ministry of Health has weighed into the toxic metal pollution scandal in Anhui province, but its assertion that children suffering from lead poisoning had fully ... county, Anqing, about three weeks after the outbreaks of lead poisoning that saw more than 200 children ill. According to the provincial health authorities yesterday, two experts from the health ...

  4. Want to live longer? Sit up straight and pay attention

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Katie McGregor healthpost@scmp.com Computer Ergonomics 99 US cents (for iPhone and iPad) Rating 8/10 I sit more than six hours daily at my desk, which, according to a study by the American Cancer Society, makes me 37 per cent more likely to die prematurel ...

  5. Health bites

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Five million ART reproductions Assisted reproduction technologies (ART), which have been giving infertile couples the chance to have children for 34 years, have reached a milestone: five million births achieved through ...

  6. Doctor became a HK hero during the occupation

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... occupation. K C Yeo, as he was known, died recently at Bexhill, Sussex, aged 101. He is survived by his wife, Florence, whom he married in 1933. She is the daughter of the famous comprador Sir Robert Ho-tung. They have a son and two daughters. In early 1942, Yeo opted to remain in Hong Kong to care for public health instead of leaving for the comparative safety of the mainland. He could easily ...

  7. Occupational hazards of bank work revealed

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... and overtime, create a safe working environment, and give staff breaks every two hours. Unionist Ip Wai-ming urged the Labour Department to enforce the occupational safety ordinance. ... Sherry Lee Fortunes may be at their fingertips, but Hong Kong banks' clerical staff suffer from poor health because of the strains of the job, according to a survey. It found bank ...

  8. Quality of life matters- across the office

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ergonomics is the science of ensuring general comfort in the workplace. Andrea Neufeld looks at occupational health and safety measures LOOK UP AT any Hong Kong office building after 8pm ... more than 10 hours a day, one can speculate on the extent of the problem. 'Since the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health (Display Screen Equipment) Regulation in May 2003, ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 23, 2014

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by LETTERS

    ... Urgent update of work safety laws required I agree with those who argue that the government should carry out an extensive review of work safety laws. They are clearly outdated and need to be overhauled. The Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance is no longer effective. It has not been updated for more than 10 years, which means that the legislation is not keeping up with the demands ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Jobs that can ruin your health

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com How safe is your workplace? Sasha Gonzales examines the dangers on our doorstep Occupational hazards Work is not something we associate with ill health ... have found a connection between certain occupations and health issues, from sleep deprivation and obesity to problems linked to being exposed to carcinogens. These six occupations are among ...




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