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  1. Spectre of Sars led to closure order

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Denise Hung and Martin Wong The dark shadow cast by the Sars epidemic in 2003 was behind the government's decision to close all primary and special schools, nurseries and kindergartens, according to a government source. While the government knew the drastic action taken late on Wednesday would leave it open to criticism and cause inconvenience to pupils and parents, ...

  2. Officials issue alert as flu-like illness hits primary school

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Health officials investigating an influenza-like illness that has hit 22 boys at a primary school in Central have warned people to stay alert to the risk of flu. The Centre for Health Protection said an initial inquiry into the outbreak at Raimondi College (Primary Section) revealed that the pupils, aged six to 11, had suffered fever, coughs and sore throats since last ...

  3. Wyman Wong lends a hand- and a handful of T-shirts- for Aids Concern fund-raiser

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Part-time lyricist and full-time fashion addict Wyman Wong Wai-man has put his wardrobe to good use. He lent 25 of his ... designer Margiela has created a T-shirt for each fashion season, with the proceeds from sales going to HIV causes. Wong has been collecting the tops since 1998. To coincide with the release ...

  4. Lack of care and fibre a lethal combination

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Bloody diarrhoea was a common occurrence for Henry Wong, 53. He had suffered from a type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis for a decade. However, despite the cramping, abdominal discomfort and diarrhoea associated with the disease, Wong resisted taking proper care of his health. He was much too busy managing his factory ...

  5. Perseverance gives duo their just rewards

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and pain. Cynthia Zhang Ying-chan, 20, who has lazy eyes- the loss of the ability to see details- received As in geography and history. Her classmate Wong Ka-ho, 21, also scored an A in history. ... Wong took his exams in Braille and could input his answers via a computer, while Zhang used a magnifying glass. 'I never felt retarded by my eyes when pursuing education,' a confident ...

  6. Interview with a paramedic

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Exercises by John Millen Sam Wong is a paramedic. This is the only job he has ever done and he loves it. Listen to the interview with Sam and then answer the questions. 1 Why is Sam not surprised by the first question the interviewer asks? a. because it is a sensible question to ask b. because he doesn't know the answer c. because he is often asked the same question 2 How do ...

  7. Rare complication muddies the waters

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Mr Wong, 71, had spent decades working as a toy factory worker and sailor. After years of toil, he finally retired and could enjoy life at a leisurely ... when he noticed a red tint to his urine. Wong (whose full name has been withheld for reasons of confidentiality) was worried, but tried to ignore it since he felt no pain. When the reddish hue ...

  8. HK kids most allergy-prone in the region

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the United States, but twice the rate on the mainland and in Southeast Asian countries, said paediatrics professor Gary Wong Wing-kin, who led the study. Researchers randomly surveyed 6,194 children in Hong Kong aged six to 11 from 2008 to 2010, and found that 2.8 per cent had food allergies. 'The 2.8 per cent may sound like a low figure, but it is already serious,' Wong said. ...

  9. Childbirth delivers a low blow

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com The birth of her second child 14 years ago left Judy Wong with an embarrassing problem: urinary incontinence. She would often leak urine, especially in the early days after delivery, but Wong (whose name has been changed for patient confidentiality reasons) quietly accepted the condition as an inevitable and common side effect of child birth. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases rise fourfold in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... transparency would warn and educate the public of [these superbugs], and heighten awareness of the issue," he said. Dr Wong Tin-yau, head of the centre's Infection Control Branch, said ... don't know the difference between a virus and a bacteria. Antibiotics are useless on viruses, like the flu," said Wong. He added that the government would continue to raise awareness ...




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