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Ovitrap index rises

The monthly ovitrap index for April rose to 1.8% from 0.1% in March.

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Leisure facilities to open free

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will open recreation and sports facilities for free use on July 1 to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Recall ordered on illicit milk

The Centre for Food Safety has ordered the recall of a batch of milk illicitly imported from Hokkaido.

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Home visits held in Kwai Tsing

Secretary for Development Eric Ma has visited the elderly and needy families in Kwai Tsing under the Celebrations for All project.

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Anti-AIDS strategy published

The Advisory Council on AIDS has published the blueprint for a co-ordinated and consolidated response on local HIV prevention and control, including policy recommendations and priority areas for action for the next five years.

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Public hospital fees to rise

Fees and charges for public healthcare services will be revised on June 18, Food & Health Bureau announces.

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2 ill with Legionnaires’ disease

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease.

 

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Anniversary events set

A week of arts, judo and beach entertainment is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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Adaptive clothing changes lives

A car accident 11 years ago paralysed Nick Lee from the chest down. Since then, getting dressed has been a challenging task for him. However, a visit to Polytechnic University’s Troels H. Povlsen Care Apparel Centre three years ago solved this problem.

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CS starts home visits

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has visited three elderly households and families in need in Sham Shui Po, commencing home visits in all districts under the Celebrations for All project.

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Anniversary expo moves to TKO

The roving exhibition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region opened its second leg today at Po Lam, Tseung Kwan O.

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Allowance asset limits relaxed

The asset limits for the Old Age Living Allowance have been relaxed, the Social Welfare Department announces.

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3 Dengue cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection has urged people to take precautions against Dengue fever as three new imported cases have been confirmed in the past week.

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New HIV cases hit record high

Hong Kong has recorded the highest quarterly figure for new HIV infections in the first three months of this year, the Centre for Health Protection says.

 

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Health chief to visit London, Geneva

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man will travel to the UK and Switzerland from May 19 to 23.

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Anti-flu measures enhanced

The Centre for Health Protection is enhancing influenza surveillance as Hong Kong enters the flu season.

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Country park studies to start

The Government has invited the Housing Society to launch, at its own cost, technical studies on the ecological value and development potential of two areas which fall within, or lie close to, Tai Lam and Ma On Shan country parks.

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Egyptian mummies previewed

Six Egyptian mummies up to 3,000 years old and 200 invaluable objects of the British Museum will be exhibited at the Science Museum from June 2 to October 18.

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An asymmetric approach to footwear

Fencers often suffer from knee, ankle and foot injuries.

Fencing moves like lunges and parries require sudden wrist and leg movements that can damage an athlete's limbs over time.

To enhance fencers' leg and foot protection, the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles & Apparel developed a pair of asymmetric shoes.

Hong Kong fencing team member Lin Po-heung wore them in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Continued organ donation urged

Acting Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan has urged the public to continue supporting organ donation following the rise in organ donation register withdrawals after the medical incident at United Christian Hospital.

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