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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mother trusted doctor because he was globally recognised, Medical Council trial told

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 06:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... syndrome" without running any tests. Ko is said to have charged Madame A HK$7,000 for a one-hour consultation, during which she did not conduct any concrete medical treatment. The inquiry ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese health experts optimistic over anti-smoking law

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:24am by ZHUANG PENGHUI

    ... government agencies that will handle offences in different areas and lists penalties for offenders. Individuals smoking in forbidden areas will be fined between 50 yuan (HK$63) and 500 yuan ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing public hospitals to lead way in selling franchises to private sector

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:11am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... (HK$19 million) in Mentougou Women and Children's Hospital in return for running the institution and collecting management fees until 2030. And Anzhen Hospital and Beijing Children's ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    25pc of patients don't take prescribed medication, survey finds

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:35am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com 25pc of patients don't take medication A quarter of patients at public specialist outpatient clinics don't take their medication as instructed, pharmacists have found in the first survey of its kind. Medicine wasted as a result is estimated to cost the Hospital Authority more than HK$100 million a year, the Society of Hospital ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Treatment offers subsidised hope for Hepatitis C patients

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... The innovative "three-in-one" treatment was introduced in Hong Kong two years ago. But until July it was only available to those who could afford to pay some HK$320,000 for a course. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Unconventional therapy can extend life of prostate cancer patients, says alliance

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... 4.4 months longer than steroids alone. The average period during which the disease was stable doubled to 16.5 months. Nine months of treatment costs patients about HK$40,000 a month. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Thailand's drug rehab centre The Cabin to open outpatient clinic in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com HK outpost for Thai rehab centre A Thailand-based addiction rehab centre is to open a Hong Kong clinic to treat its mostly expatriate clientele ... then to stop," Schmitt said. On Wednesday, airport customs officers seized a 5.4kg consignment of cocaine with an estimated street value of HK$5.5 million, which authorities said was destined ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    670,000 smog-related deaths a year: the cost of China's reliance on coal

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:32am by Jing Li

    ... to the environment and health added up to 260 yuan (HK$330) for each tonne produced and used in 2012, said Teng Fei, an associate professor at Tsinghua University. The 260 yuan is made up of two parts: ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou clarifies size of African community amid fears over Ebola virus

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:34am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... (HK$630 million). Beijing has also donated a mobile laboratory to Sierra Leone and sent a 59-member team from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention to test blood samples, bringing ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    China pledges an extra HK$630 million to Africa in battle against Ebola

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:48am by AP; MIMI LAU

    ... Associated Press and Mimi Lau in Guangzhou New donation announced as deadly virus spreads to New York and Mali China pledges HK$630m Ebola aid China has pledged 500 million yuan (HK$630 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to battle the Ebola epidemic- its largest round of aid yet to help contain the spread of the deadly virus. This is the fourth round of Chinese aid ...




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