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  1. Public urged to check for respiratory illness

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... and wet weather, a doctor has warned. Respiratory medicine expert Roland Leung said many Hongkongers were still unaware of the disease, which the World Health Organisation expected to become ... available in public hospitals for about a year and is also available in local pharmacies with a referral letter from a doctor. Needing treatment Despite claiming lives in Hong Kong every day, many ...

  2. Air pollution takes corrosive toll on the city's health and finances

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... costs, and so the public health system will absorb the expenses. Eventually, the corrosion, or slow poisoning, reduces the ability of organs to function and they fail completely. Our officials ... through several stages of declining health- irritation, inconvenience, illness, diminishing physical function, and finally death. Not only do patients increasingly suffer, but families that have ...

  3. Web index tracks real-time health, economic impact of air pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of community medicine and school of public health in conjunction with independent think-tank Civic Exchange, to improve public awareness of the consequences of air pollution. They also hope ... of the university's school of public health, said the air-pollution costs had been derived using methodology widely adopted internationally and were 'conservative estimates'. ...

  4. Public forum to look at air-quality review

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government is inviting the public to attend a forum next week on the review of its air-quality objectives after consultants unveil initial results that will map out ... been applying the same air-quality objectives for 21 years without review, lagging far behind the latest World Health Organisation guidelines, issued in 2005. 'We do not expect ...

  5. Facts on pollution must get public airing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shows Hong Kong is paying a high public health cost for its relatively weak air quality standards, especially in regard to particulate matter- emissions small enough to damage lungs and other ... and public health without delay. If fine particulates and other pollutants are found in higher concentrations than deemed acceptable in cities overseas- and if they pose a hazard to our health ...

  6. Awareness needed of incense health risks

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

    ... an age-old tradition, but health authorities should consider introducing advertisements or public announcements to warn people of the danger and educate them on the need for proper ventilation. ... 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 ...

  7. We need real policies that fix our problems, not publicity stunts

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... alleys, restaurant kitchens swimming in garbage and blocked exits? Neither do we ever see them riding on public transport, reminding passengers to take their half-eaten snacks with them. While ... negative effect on community health than any transient flu bug. Our bureau heads are not fooling anybody with their staged street performances. Taxpayers want value for money. For make-believe ...

  8. Public told to avoid beans after poisoning

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Guangdong health authorities have advised people not to eat string beans or hyacinth beans after more than 10 people were taken ill. 'We are telling people to avoid eating the beans. Otherwise, they have to make sure they cook them at 80 degrees Celsius to destroy the toxins,' Feng Shaomin, a health department spokesman, said. Dr Feng said those ...

  9. Air-quality report damning over smoke-filled bars

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... on imminent legislation expected to ban smoking from pubs and restaurants in Hong Kong and the health effects of passive smoking. Similar segments will also be broadcast on the Chinese-language ATV ...

  10. Young or old, wellbeing is within reach for us all

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... at the University of Hong Kong, has different health concerns for the public. He warns that the growing problems of air and water pollution are posing a serious health threat to the community. 'In ... Modern medicine is making it easier for us to reach an age far beyond 70, but just how healthy are we really, wonders Patsy Moy Good health is a balancing act. Our food, the air, ...




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