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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New virus strain linked to increase in gastroenteritis cases in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New virus strain linked to outbreaks in homes for the elderly, kindergartens and hospitals Increase in gastroenteritis cases A virus strain new to Hong ... doctors and public hospitals have seen a three-fold increase. The Centre for Health Protection says a new strain of norovirus, which causes inflammation of the stomach and small intestine, could ...

  2. Stewards reject doping link to betting sting

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Jockey Club stewards have dismissed any link between Shahjee's ketamine positive and the massive betting move that preceded his victory in March. The three-year-old was smashed on Derby Day from odds of more than 7-1 to less than 3-1, before he led all the way to win the William's Coach Handicap, but yesterday's inquiry also concluded the plunge ...

  3. Symptoms link to inoculations 'unlikely'

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A government expert group on adverse effects from swine flu vaccines said neurological symptoms suffered by three people who had jabs were unlikely to be related to the inoculations. The cases involved a man, 70, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a woman, 73, at Kwong Wah Hospital and a man, 65, who was not in hospital. A man, 77, who contracted swine flu died in Queen ...

  4. Rise in HIV cases three times faster than 20 years ago

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Official cites unsafe gay sex and online dating as key concerns HIV infections are increasing three times faster than 20 years ago, partly due to unsafe gay sex, says ... in the second quarter of this year. Of these, 26 involved gay men. Dr Wong said this mode of transmission was also rising in other Southeast Asian countries. He also warned about the link between ...

  5. Rise of the rats linked to poor hygiene

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf On the list of urban nuisances, rats rank somewhere below high rents and above loud neighbours. This summer, though, they seem determined to make it to the top spot. Rat attacks have sent three people to hospital in the past two months alone. In Happy Valley, rats were seen scurrying across a children's playground during daytime. Rodents have even descended ...

  6. Flu link confirmed in boy's death, says expert panel

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam An expert panel's initial investigation into the deaths of three children with flu-like symptoms that led to the citywide closure of schools has confirmed a 'close link' between one of the fatalities and the flu virus. Law Ho-ming, seven, died on March 11 with acute inflammation of the brain, said Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, controller of the Centre ...

  7. Gluten linked to many allergies, study shows

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... environment could affect peoples' immune systems, 'so allergies will become more and more common', she said. Dr Wu said less than 10 per cent of children below the age of three years ...

  8. Painkillers linked to fatal disease in children

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... was conducted. Results of relevant tests are pending. The case has been referred to the coroner's court.' An expert panel was set up to investigate the cases of three children who died last ... three primary schools and a childcare centre. About 286,700 people including young children who are chronically ill or on welfare have been vaccinated under a government flu programme that ends ...

  9. Firm in hepatitis C scare linked to killer antibiotic

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of toxic armillarisin A, made in Qiqihar. Doses of the antibiotic killed nine people in Guangzhou and at least three more in other parts of the country in May. Bioyee is accused of producing ...

  10. Drug mix-up man's death linked to low blood sugar, inquest told

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The death of one of five patients wrongly given diabetes medicine at a Wong Tai Sin clinic may have been linked to hypoglycaemia- an abnormal drop in blood sugar- an inquest ... Kim-ching, 86, Wan Yau-kiu, 69, Cho Yim-fong, 72, and Fan Chu, 80. Professor Cockram said Zee had no history of diabetes and his health had been good, though he had had lung surgery three decades ...




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