HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities say one woman has died and three others are fighting for their lives after undergoing a beauty treatment involving blood transfusions.
Hong Kong's Hospital Authority says the 46-year-old woman died of septic shock after receiving the treatment at a beauty clinic. The treatment is being tested as a method to fight cancer but in this case it was used for cosmetic purposes.
The case has raised concerns about potentially risky medical treatments at the city's numerous clinics offering treatments that claim to enhance a person's appearance.
The city's health secretary promised Thursday to review regulations governing the clinics and other private medical facilities.