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Transport chief promotes safe driving

Secretary for Transport & Housing Prof Anthony Cheung called on drivers to enhance road safety by raising their safe driving awareness and maintaining good health.

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New 'This is Hong Kong' app launched

The new "This is Hong Kong" mobile app is available for free download, providing users with a comprehensive insight into the city's unique features.

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Hikers treated for spotted fever

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating three related cases of spotted fever, involving three men who hiked in Tai Lam Country Park on October 18 and 19.

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Excessive pesticide found in vegetable

The Centre for Food Safety has found excessive pesticide residues in a baby Shanghai green sample imported from the Mainland.

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Alert issued on adenovirus infections

The Centre for Health Protection calls on people to stay alert to adenovirus and maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene.

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Beef sample fails safety test

The Centre for Food Safety has detected illicit preservative sulphur dioxide in a sample of fresh beef taken from a stall at Shui Wo Street Market in Kwun Tong.

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3 new public estates' rent set

Rents for 9,722 flats at three new public rental housing estates to be completed between January and June will be set at the current best rent levels of their respective districts, the Housing Authority announces.

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Beef sample fails safety check

The Centre for Food Safety has detected illicit preservative sulphur dioxide in a sample of fresh beef taken from a Sha Tin Market stall during recent safety checks.

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Welfare cases dip 0.3%

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload in October fell 0.3% on September, the Social Welfare Department says.

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Flower show stalls to be auctioned

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department will hold auctions for commercial stalls at the Hong Kong Flower Show 2015 at Lockhart Road Sports Centre, Wan Chai, on December 3.

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Ice-cream fails safety check

A Causeway Bay vendor has been found selling durian flavoured ice-cream containing excessive bacteria and coliform for the second time, the Centre for Food Safety says.

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Ovitrap index falls

The monthly ovitrap index for October dropped to 2.2% from 3.9% in September, the  Food & Environmental Hygiene Department reports.

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British, Dutch poultry banned

Import of poultry products, including eggs from East Riding, Yorkshire in the United Kingdom and Oudewater in the Netherlands has been banned with immediate effect, the Centre for Food Safety announces.

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Chinese medicine recalled

The Department of Health has ordered the recall of proprietary Chinese herbal tablets Great Wall Brand Ching Fei Yi Huo Pien, which have been found to contain a trace amount of an undeclared Western drug paracetamol.

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Non-local doctor applications submitted

The Hospital Authority has submitted three non-local doctors’ applications to the Medical Council for limited registration to serve in public hospitals.

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Proper antibiotic use pledged

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has led healthcare professionals in signing an “I Pledge” to support the responsible use of antibiotics to combat drug resistance and promote Antibiotic Awareness Day.

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Hospitals prepared for clearance casualties

The Hospital Authority will be able to handle many casualties should the clearance of occupied areas turn violent, Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says, adding he prefers that protesters leave voluntarily.

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2 Mainland H7N9 cases reported

The Centre for Health Protection learns of two avian influenza A (H7N9) cases on the Mainland.

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Favourite old tree named

A Chinese Banyan at Shui Mei Village Playground, Yuen Long is voted Favourite Old & Valuable Tree by thousands of people in a Development Bureau online contest.

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102 Dengue cases reported

As of November 13, there were 102 confirmed Dengue fever cases in Hong Kong - 99 imported and three local, the Centre for Health Protection announces.

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