More Hong Kong children suffer from severe allergic reactions than the international average, the first large-scale study on food allergies shows.Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 8:58am
Finding out if the food you're eating contains anything you're allergic to could soon be as easy as turning on your mobile phone.18 Dec 2012 - 8:48am
Hong Kong children are much less prone to food allergies than those in North America but are still twice as likely to be sufferers than others in Southeast Asia, a study has found.
The Chinese University study found that nearly three out of 100 children in Hong Kong have food allergies, with shrimp being the most common allergy.20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Producers are still failing to provide accurate lists of ingredients to warn consumers their products may contain traces of nuts that can trigger potentially deadly allergic reactions, despite having almost three years to introduce new packaging, the Consumer Council said yesterday.16 May 2007 - 12:00am
Hong Kong general practitioner Lindsey Macdonald says people need to become more aware of the risk of nut allergies because - although a deadly reaction is rare - the number of such cases is on the rise globally.
'Sometimes, a person can't even be in the same room as a peanut, because of the scent from it,' she says.8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am