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  1. Public urged to use medicine carefully to avoid poisoning

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Health Leung Ting Hung warned on Friday. Western medicines accounted for 591 of the 995 poisoning cases reported to public hospitals in the second half of 2005, latest statistics showed. 'The most common poisoning agents in medicine poisoning cases reported to six of the public hospitals were sleeping pills (31 per cent), followed by pain killers (14 per cent), antidepressants ...

  2. Proposal for GST denounced as a 'sugar-coated poison'

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood, described the tax as 'sugar-coated poison'. It would worsen the gap separating the wealthy from the poor and destroy Hong Kong's ... building yesterday and delivered protest letters to Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. 'I do not think this is the right time to have a GST and I do not think the government needs ...

  3. Poison and hate mail amid the coconut palms of Queensland

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... passers-by and conservationists who say the trees are crowding out native rainforest. So passionate is the clash that one environmental group has taken the law into its own hands, poisoning the trees ... for a thick grove of Cocos nucifera (coconut palm), crashes into the tinder dry leaf litter and points out a tiny hole in the base of a particularly tall specimen. 'We put poison in there. ...

  4. Lead poison 4 will have brain damage

    Posted Sep 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a result of a mass poisoning incident in Gansu will suffer permanent brain damage. Three are still waiting for treatment. The children, including one 14-month-old boy, have severe lead poisoning ... intelligence or slower development of intelligence. 'Children with high levels of lead poisoning are likely to have low intelligence. If the level is higher than 700 milligrams of lead per litre ...

  5. Poisoned by waste of 2,850 factories

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and accidents are threatening people's health by poisoning water, soil and crops. Shao Taping, 71, a retired doctor from Zhoutie Hospital, said the town had been a cancer black spot since the late ... said he and his colleagues faced great pressure. 'I believe not only higher-level officials feel the pressure of protectionism, but the media too. But we can't do anything.' Mr ...

  6. Do you know what you're eating?

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... these vegetables with unsafe content. It can constitute serious health threats like acute poisoning or chronic intoxication if we keep consuming them.' Wellcome said it had already traced ... and Felix Chan published in the South China Morning Post last Tuesday and Friday Factbox Prolonged consumption of pesticide can cause chronic poisoning leading to diseases, such as cancer, ...

  7. Cutting corners

    Posted Sep 24th 2006, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... Jin Peh Aggressive energy originating from 'poison arrows' can be present indoors as well as out. When looking out of the window of a bedroom or an office, the main threat ... is a significant distance away, its effects will be minimal. Not every adjacent structure is a poison arrow and each one needs to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Indoors, you at risk from a poison ...

  8. Serial dog killer strikes again in Mid-Levels

    Posted Oct 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has become the latest suspected victim of the notorious Mid-Levels dog poisoner. The Jack Russell terrier named Bo Jai was being walked along Bowen Road- scene of 20 dog deaths since 1989- ... the animal, said it was the latest sign that the serial killer was 'alive and well'. He said the symptoms the dog displayed were similar to the other dog poisoning cases reported on Bowen ...

  9. Wen makes the grade, but could do much better

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... reports of deadly mining accidents, massive poisoning of rivers, an upsurge in bloody riots across the country and a widening income gap. The mainland economy, fuelled by record exports and strong ... accidents and serious river contamination- including the massive poisoning of the Songhua River, which cut off water supplies to the 4 million residents of Harbin and other smaller cities for nearly ...

  10. Land-sales reform might do away with need for GST

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tax- just like those who do not- have no so-called deserved right to direct elections and universal suffrage, maybe the government should abolish this tax. SUSAN CHAN, Wan Chai Misplaced air ... are given to customers. Why do diners not complain about this waste, and put pressure on the chains, such as Maxims, Cafe de Coral, Fairwoods, McDonald's and KFC, to change their ways? Hygiene ...




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