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  1. Yuen Long blood centre aims to help 15,000 patients

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com A new centre for blood donation in Yuen Long is expected to collect enough blood to treat 15,000 patients and help meet growing demand, the Red Cross says. ... The Red Cross chose to open the centre in Yuen Long as it would be convenient for many blood donors. Lin said the centre was well received in its first few weeks of operation. In its first 10 ...

  2. 16 fall ill after eating poon choi in Yuen Long

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The public was warned to be vigilant against food poisoning yesterday after 16 people fell ill after eating food from a renowned 'poon choi' restaurant in Yuen Long. The 16 patients, from two parties, fell ill after eating dishes prepared by the Tai Foon Hei Restaurant in Kau Yuk Road, the Centre for Health Protection said last night. Poon choi- also ...

  3. Fussy croc now in top health but eating is still off agenda

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The Yuen Long crocodile is still refusing to eat but has been given a clean bill of health by veterinarians at her new home in the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden. ... capture in the Shan Pui River, Yuen Long. But fears the crocodile may suffer long-term health problems have been largely allayed through injections of multi-vitamins and fluid therapy. ...

  4. Long-haul flight may have killed policeman

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Martin Wong

    ... If confirmed, it would make his death the first in Hong Kong from the condition. Sergeant Wong Hon-yuen, 46, had recently attended his eldest daughter's graduation ceremony at a US university ... in a subway. DVT is the term for a blood clot that forms in the veins of the leg during long periods of inactivity. The clot can then migrate to the heart, lung or brain, causing a heart attack ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... targets for patients frustrated with the health care system. Queues to see doctors are long and consultations are kept short, which further adds to patients' resentment. Hospitals provided ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from ... this month after receiving treatment. The latest Hong Kong H7N9 victim suffered from unrelated long-term illnesses including hypertension and diabetes. Earlier this month, he had spent seven days ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Sitting for too long is the new smoking

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Sitting for too long is the new smoking Maybe it's the approaching middle age; my waistline has been expanding at an alarming rate. I used to blame myself. Now I have identified the real culprit: the chair in my office. Come to think of it, I am sitting in it now as I type these words. I am locked in its deadly embrace eight to nine hours a day. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concerns over long-term health effects of mobile phone antennae

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Concerns over long-term health effects Myth or reality? It is very much a modern-day phenomenon- the sprouting of mobile phone base stations or antennae in recent years has sparked a slew of concerns about their long-term health effects. Stories about clusters of cancer cases in areas surrounding mobile phone antennae are as widespread and hotly debated as cases ...

  9. Injured customs officer thought he was dead

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang At one point in a testing month, customs officer Yuen Wai-cheung believed he was dead. 'There was such a long period of time in which I couldn't tell,' Yuen ... 'emperors of the underworld'. 'Once I was so determined that I was dead. This was such a long period of time that I don't know how to describe it,' Yuen said in a weak voice ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors declare war on a deadly chest disease too long ignored by its victims

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... on long-ignored killer Mainland doctors are urging people with persistent coughs, shortness of breath and other lung problems to seek medical attention soon in an effort to reduce the country's ... population- a fifth- it accounts for more than a third of those who die from COPD. Health authorities say that is because many Chinese suffering from the disease wait too long to see a doctor. ...




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