Health authorities ‘high concerned’ after spike of local dengue cases

Dengue is spreading in Hong Kong, experts fear, after a spike of local cases in recent days. Since August 14, the Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has confirmed several people had contracted the mosquito-borne virus.   Those infected hail from across Hong Kong, with two cases in Kwai Tsing (Kwai Shing West ...

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Elderly woman loses part of her reproductive system in hospital blunder

Elderly woman loses part of her reproductive system in hospital blunder

A 79-year-old woman went into Queen Elizabeth Hospital with heart problems, but ended up with damage to her reproductive organs after staffers botched a routine medical test....

Hongkongers are fed up with poop in public swimming pools

Hongkongers are fed up with poop in public swimming pools

One political party is calling on the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) to improve water quality in the city’s swimming pools, after swimmers’...

The 10 dirtiest streets in Wan Chai, ranked

The 10 dirtiest streets in Wan Chai, ranked

Whitfield Road has topped one political party’s annual list of the 10 dirtiest streets in Wan Chai. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong...

HK gov’t proposes tougher regulations for e-cigarettes

HK gov’t proposes tougher regulations for e-cigarettes

Hold tight to your vapes, friends. Fearing Hong Kong’s impressionable youth may slide down a proverbial slippery slope, the government has proposed tightening regulations for...

10 women involved in scuffle at clinic over HPV vaccine shortage

10 women involved in scuffle at clinic over HPV vaccine shortage

Two people were sent to hospital yesterday after a scuffle broke out at a private medical clinic when a group of mainland women seeking a cervical cancer vaccine were turned...

Shell shock: Authorities warn public over imported US eggs’ salmonella risk

Shell shock: Authorities warn public over imported US eggs’ salmonella risk

Careful, there are some bad eggs out there. Hong Kong authorities have issued a recall for thousands of cartons of eggs imported from the United States after it emerged they may...

New ‘traffic light’ app to help Hong Kong fatties stay on course in the supermarket

New ‘traffic light’ app to help Hong Kong fatties stay on course in the supermarket

An app, developed with help from University of Hong Kong researchers, hopes to make light work of staying healthy for Hongkongers whose shopping carts have a tendency to swerve...

HK smokers butt out, while vaping heats up: gov’t study

HK smokers butt out, while vaping heats up: gov’t study

The number of smokers in Hong Kong has fallen, according to a new government survey, while vaping, on the other hand, is becoming increasingly popular. Released this week, the...

Case of McDonald’s maggot burger quashed by magistrate

Case of McDonald’s maggot burger quashed by magistrate

A Hong Kong McDonald’s has succeeded in getting thrown out of court a case brought by a man who allegedly found more than 20 maggots in his hamburger. The case — chewed...


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