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  1. 324 complaints in first five months

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy From the light boxes in MTR stations to lamp posts and building walls, the city is plastered with advertisements and posters put up by beauty parlours promoting their programmes. They highlight management by doctors and 'success cases' of celebrities and movie stars who act as their public faces. The treatments include Botox injections, laser treatment and many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719572/324-complaints-first-five-months
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Health reasons to keep off the artificial grass, experts say

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... being non-biodegradable, would also add to the waste problem when it is discarded in landfills. Glendale city in California has banned artificial turf since 2011, while Claremont in Western ... if the government improved its knowledge and technology, he said. "We explore ways to plant on buildings' walls and roofs because there's limited green space on the ground; now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195658/health-reasons-keep-artificial-grass-experts-say
  3. Heat's on as Hong Kong heads for a wall of trouble

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... and raise temperatures by several degrees in cities such as Hong Kong. Environmentalists claim skyscrapers block the movement of air through the 'wall effect', thereby stopping the natural cooling process. And the curtain walls of buildings are said to increase the need for air-conditioning. However, those in favour of skyscrapers argue that tall buildings are environmentally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611837/heats-hong-kong-heads-wall-trouble
  4. News - Hong Kong - ABORTION

    Shenzhen abortions hold high risks for Hong Kong women

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... in Shenzhen While pregnant women from the mainland have flocked to Hong Kong to give birth at the city's top-notch hospitals, thousands of pregnant Hongkongers are making the reverse journey- ... in the city. Those crossing the border are often the most vulnerable: poor, young women who cannot afford an abortion in Hong Kong or who seek the anonymity of an operation across the border to hide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1095991/hong-kong-women-head-mainland-abortions-mainland-mums-come-here-give
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chinese University's pill camera makes checks for bowel cancer easier

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Patients who cleared the test did not have to repeat it for 10 years, he said. The pill camera gave high-resolution images of the colon wall similar to that in colonoscopy, and had an accuracy ... to surpass lung cancer as the most prevalent cancer in Hong Kong next year. The city recorded 4,335 new cases of bowel cancer in 2009, just behind lung cancer, according to the Cancer Registry. Bowel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1039282/chinese-universitys-pill-camera-makes-checks-bowel-cancer-easier
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Asbestos inspection sparks health concerns among building residents

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... for years say they have not been told of the extent of the problem, and fear a lack of information about asbestos is a chronic problem across the city. "There was an inspection around five ... by occupants and so its existence poses no health risk". A 2006 government-funded inspection found some flats had asbestos in pipe insulation concealed in wall plaster, behind basin cupboards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1027890/asbestos-inspection-sparks-health-concerns-among-building-residents
  7. Health bites

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be used, for example, to provide a scaffold to guide the repair of heart wall damage caused by heart attacks, say the researchers. The study appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy ... at Sogo, city'super, Rush, Marathon and Giga Sports. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002295/health-bites
  8. Liver of no return

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... peritonitis, where the membranes of the abdominal wall and organs get inflamed. The spread of the disease in the city has fallen dramatically since 1988, when the government made it compulsory ... Elaine Yau Hepatitis B, with half a million carriers in this city, is a disease that haunts the medical and patient community. One in four sufferers dies from liver cancer, cirrhosis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976268/liver-no-return
  9. Easy access for Games athletes, says Beijing

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the Badaling section of the wall, which offers some of the best views. In the Forbidden City, at the Palace Museum a 1,000-metre-long path has been readied, allowing wheelchair-bound visitors to roll ... at major venues and infrastructure have all been completed. The Paralympic village opened on Saturday following renovations in Qingdao, the city hosting the sailing events. Organisers have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651009/easy-access-games-athletes-says-beijing
  10. Scientist finds nirvana in brain's bright spots

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... plans to launch in Hong Kong this year. He is in the city as a visiting professor of design at Polytechnic University. 'Design has everything to do with consciousness,' he said. Martin ... self-help techniques even stopped working for participants, much like hitting a wall. Here, Martin is aware that he is wading into territory that science cannot yet see or measure. 'It's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991167/scientist-finds-nirvana-brains-bright-spots

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