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  1. Eye bug caught on rugby trip can cause blindness

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A rare eye infection 40 boys suffered while in Singapore for a rugby tournament is resistant to drugs and can cause blindness if not treated properly, ... stretch to several weeks- one nine-year-old was only diagnosed yesterday. Forty of the 60 youngsters who went to Singapore last month have developed the eye condition. One of the rugby club ...

  2. Rugby boys hit by eye infection

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A city rugby boss is 'very disappointed' his team was not warned of a health risk in Singapore after 40 out of 60 boys aged nine to 16 returned from a rugby tournament with an eye condition rarely seen in Hong Kong. Phillip Baldwin, chairman of the DB Pirates, said the Singaporean organisers knew about the outbreak in their city before ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Men grow moustaches for 'Movember' health awareness push

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... soon," he said. "Moustache goes to mark Movember debut" Video by Hedy Bok Other spokesmen include Salom Yiu Kam-shing, a member of the Hong Kong team that won the Asian Sevens Series rugby championship, and celebrity make-up artist Kenneth Wong. Men can register for the campaign at hk.movember.com which is available in English and Chinese. All funds raised from the campaign ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... this month after receiving treatment. The latest Hong Kong H7N9 victim suffered from unrelated long-term illnesses including hypertension and diabetes. Earlier this month, he had spent seven days ...

  5. Seven-year itch for a cure

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attacks persisted. Over the next seven years she scoured three continents for relief, seeking treatment from doctors in the United States, Britain and Hong Kong to no avail. When she was 50 years ... and products to avoid was daunting, the idea of spending the rest of her life trying to catch her breath was much worse. In three short weeks, Kwong's seven-year battle for breath was over. Her ...

  6. Hidden liver problem could hit one in seven

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A study in Shanghai seven years ago found the city's prevalence rate to be 16 per cent. 'Asians are leading a westernised life. They drink soft drinks and walk less,' Vincent Wong ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Parents play important role in kids' fitness

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... with their family at least once per week. Among children (aged seven to 12), 35 per cent of fathers and 38 per cent of mothers had not done any exercise during the past year. Only about two in five families ... on Stubbs Road, was introduced to various sports from a young age. He participates in football, rugby, fencing and swimming. (By the way, he did beat the banana.) Says Shrimplin: "I think ...

  8. Firm has seven more drugs recalled

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Seven more products from drug maker Quality Pharmaceutical Laboratory are being recalled after a defect was found by health authorities. The seven drugs, including three ... Laboratory after samples failed tests. Three of the seven products ordered recalled yesterday are antibiotics- Ampicin-125 tablet, Ampicin-250 tablet, and Amoxycillin 250mg tablet. They can only sold ...

  9. Seven hospital deaths at centre of probe

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The Ministry of Health is conducting wide-ranging investigations into the deaths of at least seven patients from contaminated drugs and possible medical blunders. The news has prompted fresh concerns about the standard of medical services on the mainland. Four patients have died at the Sanming No2 Hospital in Fujian province since September 3, Xinhua reported yesterday. ...

  10. Smoking bill would ban brands such as Mild Seven

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Some of the most famous cigarette brands- including the second-biggest seller worldwide, Mild Seven- could be banned if anti-smoking legislation is passed as proposed. As well ... and other words that might give a false impression of health risk. The news brought an angry response from tobacco companies yesterday, with the makers of Mild Seven vowing they would not change ...




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