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  1. Alert over misuse of herbal medicine

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Safety team urges caution as more fall ill after taking remedies from the mainland The number of Hong Kong residents falling ill after taking Chinese herbal medicine from ... The warning follows many cases of adverse reaction to herbal medicine, indicating confusion over how herbs are dispensed and used. The team members cited cases of a woman who made what she thought ...

  2. Quality control

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Given the intense interest of regulators and the public in recent food and medicine scares - from melamine in milk and malachite green in fish to fungus in gout pills - moves ... artificial colouring, pesticide and veterinary drug residues, and other substances, a bureau spokeswoman said. Nutrition labelling will also be implemented, while health authorities will be empowered ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is this what is called the free market? S. P. Li, Lantau Need for specialist veterinary services The closure of the city's only pet park [in Wan Chai] this month shows how little we care for the welfare of companion animals. The lack of specialist veterinaries is another example. A friend told me his dog had just had a cataract surgery by a local vet. The conversation reminded me of my ...

  4. Other germs eyed in flu death

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Doctors are puzzled how swine flu, which is not considered highly lethal, could have killed a healthy three-year-old boy. They suspect that the child, who died in Tuen Mun Hospital on Wednesday, might have had other infections that aggravated hi ...

  5. Asthmatics are urged to obey doctors

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Less than 1pc follow instructions for fear of side effects and drug dependence Less than 1 per cent of asthmatics properly manage their condition because of misunderstandings about the condition and reluctance to follow doctors' instruction ...

  6. Drink to your health with green tea

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Research has shown that cancer and heart disease may be prevented with a simple cuppa, writes Carmen Ip Green tea, first savoured in China, is a favourite drink among Asians and is the second most popular beverage worldwide after water. It has been said t ...

  7. Specialist research holds key to facing up to globalisation

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Asian universities should strengthen their identity through investment in specialist research to cope with the challenges of globalisation, a conference attended by more than 30 Asian education leaders was told. As part of celebrations for its ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Broader view of family medicine is now needed I refer to your editorial ('Medical schools should cater to society's needs', November 18) and to remarks that the University of Hong Kong can do more to enhance the training of more doctors in family medicine. I agree that Hong Kong needs more doctors to specialise in family medicine. But family medicine as a speciality ...

  9. letters

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... around the world rapidly and all of us run the risk of being infected. I think, in a way, we humans are responsible for the emergence of diseases that are resistant to our medicines. The more ...

  10. Rock solid path to yoga

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Like many teenagers, Wade Morissette grew up dreaming of being a rock star. He'd strut around a make-believe stage in his parents' Vancouver home, his twin sister playing back-up while he dreamed of performing in front of thousands ...




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