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  1. Food poisoning strikes down 18 diners at Wan Chai hotel

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Buffet dinner is prime suspect in the second such outbreak in recent weeks At least 18 people have fallen sick after eating buffet dinners in a Wan Chai hotel, the second mass outbreak of food poisoning in two months. The victims, aged between 14 and 66, developed fever and gastrointestinal symptoms including diarrhoea and abdominal pain after buffet dinners ...

  2. Fish diet helps reduce osteoporosis risk, study finds

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan A higher intake of ocean fish greatly lowers the risk of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, a Chinese University study has found. The fish have high levels of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, which increase bone density. Suzanne Ho Chan Sut-ying, a professor, suggested eating 100 grams daily, but not large fish due to their high mercury levels. ...

  3. All comments on body hurt teens

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Complimenting adolescents on their weight is no way to win affection, as all such comments, regardless of nature or truth, cause psychological distress, a study has found. While true and false comments make adolescents suffer, faulty remarks hurt more deeply: they result in 19 per cent higher likelihood of headache, 26 per cent of stress and 38 per cent of feeling ...

  4. Popular mooncake manufacturers fail to list nutritional details, lawmaker says

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Six out of 11 of the most popular mooncake brands do not carry labels listing nutritional details, a study by the Democratic Party has found. One claims to be low in sugar but does not give figures. Mooncakes are often high in fat and sugar, but some producers have started labelling their products as low in sugar without stipulating how much they contain, said ...

  5. Drop in new cases, but rate of HIV infection rises among gays

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan There has been a drop in reports of new HIV infections in Hong Kong overall, but an increase in infection levels among the city's homosexual community. There were 98 cases reported in the second quarter of the year, down from 121 in the same period last year, according to figures released by the Department of Health. This brought the city's total reported HIV ...

  6. Two flu deaths as schools warned over likely rise in outbreaks

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan and Ng Yuk-hang Two people died of H3 flu yesterday, while the condition of a man with swine flu deteriorated to critical. One of the fatalities was a 23-year-old man who sought treatment at North District Hospital on the morning of August 12 with a sore throat, cough and runny nose, a Hospital Authority spokesman said. He returned to the hospital that evening ...

  7. Checklist for surgery to cut risk of errors

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The Prince of Wales Hospital has adopted a new checklist system to prevent blunders such as performing surgery on the wrong patients or body parts. The system, named '123 Surgical Safety 123' to emphasise its six points, was adapted from a 19-item surgical safety checklist produced by the World Health Organisation. In eight cities worldwide, hospitals using ...

  8. Scores of traders drop by for tea - and sniff out mainland market

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong's first tea fair opens today, with 260 exhibitors from 17 countries. Co-organised by the Trade Development Council and the Chinese Tea Culture International Exchange Association, the Hong Kong International Tea Fair runs until Saturday. Tea companies from Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam and Africa have arrived to sell their wares, many with an eye ...

  9. A step closer to curing hereditary blindness

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Researchers at the University of Science and Technology have sparked the possibility of finding a cure for hereditary blindness and deafness, with their discovery of how a certain protein moves in human cells. The protein is myosin VI, a kind of 'motor' protein - named because it moves on certain muscle filaments. The discovery of how myosin VI travels ...

  10. East beats West for promoting relaxation

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Research by Chinese University suggests that a way of breathing called dan tian can help practitioners improve their mood and generally perform better. In the study conducted by the Integrative Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Centre at Chinese University, 50 adults were randomly divided into two groups. One practised dan tian breathing and the other practised Western relaxation ...




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