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  1. News - China - Beijing

    Carbon monoxide poisoning kills 10 in Beijing

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 04:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... poisoning, state media reported  on Wednesday. Neighbours found five university students unconscious in a rented flat in the city’s Chaoyang district on Monday.The students were rushed to Chaoyang Hospital emergency department but were reported dead on arrival. Doctors said at least three of the students were victims of carbon monoxide poisoning from fumes released from a punctured gas water ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Lithium poisoning

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Poisoned minds Teddy Mak's family noticed that he was behaving a little oddly. The 49-year-old did not appear to fully understand them when ... carry signals between the spinal cord and the rest of the body. Although the most likely explanation for Mak's condition was lithium poisoning, lithium toxicity usually affects the central ...

  3. Two Henan pupils die from food poisoning

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Two students have died from food poisoning at Xinping Village Primary School in Lushi county, Henan province, and 156 other pupils required medical treatment. The children began ... health authorities have not determined the cause of the poisoning. There have been numerous fatal cases of food poisoning involving schoolchildren on the mainland recently, as well as incidents ...

  4. Pills from the net poison slimmers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com A crackdown on slimming aids sold on the internet has been launched after 62 cases of poisoning in Hong Kong. Most of the victims, who were taken ill between September 2009 and May this year, used products containing the banned Western drugs sibutramine and phenolphthalein. There were also 33 cases of poisoning attributed to virility products during ...

  5. Poisoned chalices

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on blood-lead levels of the general Hong Kong population are scarce because there have not been any large-scale studies conducted on this issue. Lead poisoning is uncommon; only a few cases are recorded every year at the Hong Kong Poison Information Centre and United Christian Hospital Toxicology Training Centre, according to the institutions' director Dr Lau Fei-lung. He says many cases ...

  6. Public kept in dark

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Mainland authorities kept a deadly secret for nearly a year. A company making poisoned milk products was only shut down two weeks ago. The officials knew about the problem at the Shanghai Panda Dairy as early as last February. They did not tell the public. Background At least six children died last year from poisoned milk products. More than 300,000 became sick. The milk ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Anhui children fall ill with lead poisoning

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and 16 years, being admitted to hospital for lead poisoning. They were among more than 200 children in Gaohe town, Huaining county, who were found with excessive concentrations of lead in their blood. The outbreak yet again reveals a bleak picture of the country's widespread land pollution problems following heavy-metal poisoning scandals in Shandong, Hunan, Shaanxi, Jiangsu ...

  9. Protesting parents call for answers on poisoning

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Angry parents of children suffering from lead poisoning in Anhui province protested outside their local government headquarters yesterday, questioning ... children awaiting treatment for lead poisoning at the provincial children's hospital to be discharged, saying they had normal concentrations of lead in their blood. 'We've been told ...

  10. Ambulances to be kitted out with charcoal drink to treat poisoning

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Bottles of charcoal drink will soon be given to victims of poisoning who are considered suitable to receive them to speed up their treatment. From Monday, all ... will be asked to take them on the way to hospital, instead of the current practice of drinking them after they are admitted. Dr Lau Fei-lung, director of the Hospital Authority's Poison Information ...




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