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.

Friday, 8 May, 2015, 10:02am

Beauty industry in crisis in Hong Kong

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Generations of women have tried to defy the ageing process.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

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.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

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.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

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.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

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.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am 2 comments