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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Victim's relative accuses DR beauty chain of being 'irresponsible'

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:45pm by Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang A relative of one of the women who fell seriously ill last week after a “beauty therapy” accused the DR centre of being irresponsible and making no effort to contact the victims. A man, who would only give his name as Mr Leung, said he was related to the woman who was in a serious condition at Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai. “Someone has died,” he ...

  2. Mainland faces explosive rise in asbestos-related lung disease

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney The mainland faces an explosive outbreak of asbestos-related lung diseases as it enters its fourth and biggest decade in the production and use of asbestos, which some call ... for Safety and Health at Work. Takala said the annual death rate from mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases on the mainland could climb to 15,000 by 2035, but other experts ...

  3. Kidney patients' relatives at risk, study shows

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The chances of kidney patients' close relatives developing similar problems are between a third and a half if they smoke, suffer from high blood pressure and are elderly, a study by the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology has found. It surveyed 844 parents, children and siblings of 466 kidney patients in 2008/09. The urine samples of 23.1 per cent had excessive serum ...

  4. 62pc of carers psychologically abuse relatives with dementia

    Posted May 13th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan More than six out of 10 people who care for elderly relatives suffering from dementia have psychologically abused them and about one in five have physically attacked them, ... children of dementia patients- were interviewed face to face. They were asked whether they had ever been abusive to their demented relatives, and what sort of burden they faced as carers. Sixty-two ...

  5. Report underlines relation between cancer and lifestyle

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Hongkongers warned about salted fish, processed meats Hong Kong people are advised to eat less meat and more vegetables, and do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, after a leading cancer research report said a healthier lifestyle can pre ...

  6. Infrared scanner detects flu early

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Scientists have developed a device to detect respiratory infections such as swine flu after finding existing temperature scanners fail to identify nearly 30 per cent of early-stage patients. Authorities rely on temperature scans and health declar ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - APP OF THE WEEK

    App of the Week: My Pain Diary

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... section to record other important details. The intuitive app then uses your input to help you identify trends, patterns and co-relations. You can then print these records for your doctor, who can ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Men need educating about prostate cancer, SCMP poll shows

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Foundation, the not-for-profit Australian-based organisation behind the campaign, Movember has had "a significant impact on [the] health-related behaviour of its participants." Research ... in many Asian nations, it is typically due to the onset of symptoms and at an advanced stage. And this relatively high rate of advanced prostate cancer detection has been blamed on the lack ...

  9. Magazines - Faces - PHILANTHROPY

    Beautiful gestures

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by KAREN FONG

    ... Geographic and realised the world's largest mammals are still under threat from the ivory trade," says Edith Hoi, marketing and public relations manager for Chantecaille in Hong Kong. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - COSMETIC SURGERY

    Women get feet reshaped to fit high heels

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by SUNORY DUTT

    ... These drastic procedures are still relatively uncommon in Hong Kong and the rest of Asia. According to Douglas Horne of Douglas Horne Podiatry Services, this type of surgery is not undertaken ...




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