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Preventing further medical blunders
THE reason why Tang Kwai-sze is in critical condition from earlier acute liver failure is most probably because two doct...
2017.05.26
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Antibiotics (抗生素)
These drugs treat and prevent bacterial infections, and are regarded as a cure-all. Doctors in Hong Kong usually prescri...
2017.05.16
17302
Should live poultry be banned?
Andrew: Janice, when you eat cooked chicken, do you know where it comes from? Let me put it this way, can you tell the d...
2017.05.12
17285
Restless dreams
Sleep is important for health. But there are many disorder s which can cause discomfort and illnesses. Sleepwalking UP t...
2017.05.04
17229
Twisting through the air
Gymnastics is not as prevalent as other school sports like basketball or swimming. It is partly because it not only requ...
2017.04.27
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Phones a pain in the neck
MORE young people are suffering from neck pains due to the frequent use of mobile phones, according to the Hospital Auth...
2017.04.21
17176
Watch what you eat
Since we were young , we have been told to maintain a balanced diet according to the food pyramid. But does it guarantee...
2017.03.28
17076
Bugs for dinner
The mere thought of eating insects makes many of us queasy though people in some parts of the world regard bugs as delic...
2017.03.02
16911
Super humans
There are limits to what we can do because our bodies are fragile. But there are some people around the world who are ab...
2017.02.23
16870
Lucky trees pose health hazard
MINIATURE tangerine trees for celebrating Lunar New Year could be hazardous to health, with pesticide residues that coul...
2017.02.09
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Long hours ‘endanger health’
NEARLY half of veteran transport employees are said to work more than 68 hours a week, damaging their health and trigger...
2017.02.08
16777
Parents warned on nail varnish
THE Consumer Council (消費者委員會) alerted parents to the dangers of certain nail varnishes, which contain banned carci...
2017.01.20
16727
Pollution
We suffer from pollution when the environment is filled with harmful substances. Urgent action is needed before the situ...
2017.01.17
16695
Overdosing on antibiotics
HONG Kong’s leading microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung (袁國勇) warns that the overuse of antibiotics is serious. Many docto...
2017.01.13
16679
Go green
In recent years, more people have become vegetarian. Some shun meat completely; others are only part-time vegetarians an...
2017.01.12
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WHO warns of H7N9 pandemic
WORLD Health Organisation Director-General Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun (世衛總幹事陳馮富珍) has warned that bird flu H7N9...
2016.12.19
16591
Superbug refreshes antibiotics argument
THE Consumer Council found more than 60 percent of chickens sold in Hong Kong contain a superbug, with a higher proporti...
2016.12.19
16592
Fight global warming
Time is running out in the search for answers to stop global warming. Scientists are working hard to find the best way t...
2016.11.17
16390
World on Zika alert
A sharp rise in the number of babies born with unusually small heads in Brazil alerted the world about the Zika virus th...
2016.10.25
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It’s all right to fidget after all
PARENTS often tell their children to ‘sit still’ – or ‘not to fidget.’ Fidgeting – making small movements, especia...
2016.09.30
16093
Should doping be allowed in sport?
Andrew:Why don’t we just allow all athletes to usedrugs to enhance their performances incompetitive sport? Then we won...
2016.09.23
16037
Mental health alert over ice
ONE in every four psychiatric patients admitted to hospital has a record of drug abuse, according to psychiatrists. Tai ...
2016.09.01
15919
HK confirms first Zika case
A 38-year-old expatriate woman from Tseung Kwan O (將軍澳) who went to a Caribbean (加勒比) island has been confirmed to...
2016.08.31
15918
Soy sauce cancer warning
ELEVEN soy sauces and seasonings sold in Hong Kong contain a cancer-causing chemical, the Consumer Council (消費者委員會...
2016.08.19
15894
New bite in anti-pest war
AN anti-mosquito campaign will be ramped up as Hong Kong faces the risk of an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases as hol...
2016.08.17
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