H7N9 flu safety starts at home

With the virus having in mere weeks infected scores and the number of fatalities well into double digits, the toll on the mainland is considerably more than that from H5N1 at a similar stage. Photo: AFP

Complacency is the biggest threat to public health. The latest bird flu strain to affect people, H7N9, is spreading on the mainland and it is only a matter of time before there are cases in Hong Kong. That could come sooner than we think.

Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 3:23am

WOW Factor

Keep those lips smokin' hot

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Subsidy for child flu shots will rise to HK$130

Parents will get a bigger subsidy to give their children the flu vaccine when this year's vaccination scheme begins next month, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:46pm

This diet knows taste matters

South Beach Diet HK$15 Rating: 8/10

As I logged on to the app for the first time, the photo of what looked like a delicious bowl of prawn laksa immediately set my stomach rumbling. Surely an app designed to help you lose weight should not make you feel hungrier than before.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

solar powered

Print monokini (HK$3,500) by ESCADA SPORT

Bikini by Anna & Boy (

Solar Shield Plus SPF 50 (HK$410) by MTM

Viola sunglasses (HK$4,800) by Louis Vuitton

After-sun Rescue Balm with aloe(HK$190) by Clinique

Bird of Paradise beach bag (HK$1,800) by Kate Spade

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

WOW Factor

Dermagram Blemish Control

For deep-cleaning without that dry, taut feeling, consider trying Dermagram's Blemish Control Solution Vacuum Gel Cleanser (HK$170/115ml) - coconut oil promotes rapid purification while removing oil and even tightens pores.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Volunteers reach out to grieving Japanese

Although she had a week off, lawyer Terry Chan Suk-chi didn't take a break - she went to Japan to help those who lost loved ones in last year's earthquake and tsunami deal with their grief and fear.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: deodorant spray

Guys, sweat may an unavoidable side effect of summer, but a good deodorant or antiperspirant will help minimise wetness and odour


Gatsby Ice-Type Deodorant Spray (HK$38/100g)

It produces a cooling sensation and feels dry all day. The canister has a safety lock, so you can carry it in your gym bag.


29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Images will never fade

Today is a day that all Japanese people - and many around the world - will never forget. On this day 12months ago Japan was hit by a huge magnitude 9.0 earthquake - the biggest to ever strike Japan, and the world's fifth largest since modern records began in 1900.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Trying to take a flexible approach to nutrition labels from different countries

I refer to a suggestion by Marco Lau to add a 'legible labels' definition to Hong Kong's nutrition labelling law in the letter ('Make labels big enough to read', February 24).

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Securing a peace of mind

Hong Kong is among the world's safest cities, with a consistently low crime rate. Violent assault is rare and burglaries uncommon. You don't see people carrying weapons, but what is visible is a strong police presence, right around the clock.

Hence, everyone - locals and visitors alike - can feel confident walking alone at night in Hong Kong.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: sunscreen

Sunscreen with ultraviolet A and UV-B filters protect your skin from harmful rays that can cause ageing. More importantly, the filters help to prevent skin cancer.

Shu Uemura UV Armour Sun Protector (HK$330/40ml)

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

HK Streets


Jumpsuit: Flynow


Shirt: Sandinista Sunglasses: Giorgio Armani Tee: NonNative


Shirt: Cut & Sewn - Mihara Yashuhiro Pants: Odyn Vovk Boots: D&G Sunglasses: Super


5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

Those high-waist short-shorts with buttons up both sides are so cute. My old pair from the 1990s is worn out but I haven't been able to find a replacement. Does anyone make them any more?

Stopping Short, Kowloon

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Alarms ignored in Peak burglary

A burglar broke into a luxury apartment on The Peak early yesterday morning despite repeatedly triggering its security alarm system during a two-hour intrusion.

No security guards were sent to check as the alarm sounded several times between 2am and 4am, allowing the burglar to escape with a haul worth HK$31,000 as a woman tenant slept in the flat, police say.

8 May 2015 - 10:49am