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  • Dec 28, 2014
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Blood transfusion therapy

Beauty centre customers carry on despite risks

Posters of beauty centres in Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

While beauty centres have seen clients stay away in droves since the death of a patient in October, thousands of Hong Kong women still pay for beauty treatments - despite the risks.

Saturday, 5 January, 2013, 4:06am

Beauty industry in crisis in Hong Kong

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Generations of women have tried to defy the ageing process.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Letters to the Editor, December 2, 2012

The crucial meeting of the General Synod. Photo: AFP

The recent release of the estimated and actual intakes of locally-accredited self-financing full-time post-secondary programmes gives cause for concern. Some of the programmes have met estimated intakes, some have fallen well short and others have been accused of enrolling too many students.

1 Feb 2013 - 3:11pm 1 comment

Head of DR Beauty chain questioned by police after transfusion death

Dr Stephen Chow Heung-wing was questioned by detectives.

The boss of a chain of beauty clinics was questioned by detectives yesterday after high-risk blood transfusions left one woman dead and three in hospital.

Dr Stephen Chow Heung-wing, head of DR Beauty, was seen entering police headquarters in Admiralty early yesterday accompanied by two men.

He left the headquarters in a seven-seater vehicle more than an hour later.

14 Oct 2012 - 9:38am

Rare superbug found in sick woman who had 'anti-cancer' blood therapy

A rare but highly dangerous superbug was found in one of the four women who fell critically ill after receiving blood transfusion therapy at a DR beauty centre, health officials said yesterday.

11 Oct 2012 - 4:09pm

Beauty clinics boss says there is no evidence transfusion treatment works

Dr Stephen Chow, founder of the DR beauty company, meets the media. Photo: Edward Wong

As three women lay critically ill after paying HK$50,000 for "anti-cancer" blood transfusion therapy, the founder of the DR beauty company that carried out the treatment, Dr Stephen Chow Heung-wing, admitted there was no evidence it worked.

The fourth woman to fall ill following the therapy is in stable condition and has been revealed as Chow's elder sister.

11 Oct 2012 - 4:22pm

Blood transfusion therapy might help prevent cancer, says doctor

Dr Stephen Chow Heung-wing. Photo: Edward Wong.

The head of a beauty centre in Causeway Bay using a controversial blood transfusion therapy said on Saturday the treatment might help prevent people getting cancer.

11 Oct 2012 - 4:19pm 2 comments