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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... stem-cell treatments, said that the Hospital Authority had breached her human rights. "It is a violation of patients' rights and human rights," Liu, now 38 weeks pregnant, ... hedge against future hereditary medical risks. "Many are angry about this policy as it goes against the prevailing trend," she said. Human-rights lawyer Michael Vidler said patients ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Consultation on drug test scheme launched

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 02:55pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Scheme aims to identify drug abusers at an early stage to allow earlier intervention A consultation on a proposed community drug-testing scheme has launched today. The government scheme will focus on identifying drug abusers at an early stage to allow earlier intervention. To address concerns over possible infringements on human rights ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mandatory drug test plan may overload social workers

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... of concerns that mandatory testing could infringe human rights. The Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service says it lacks resources to help people who did not choose to be rehabilitated. Staying ... of an independent third party. An independent appeal system should be set up, the group added, with a review panel comprising legislators, lawyers and human rights advocates. It also cautioned against ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman fighting for right to keep placenta has baby; disputed organ ‘chilling’ in fridge

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:07pm by Kylie Knott

    ... was a violation of her human rights: “It’s my body and I should be able to do with it what I want.”   ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Placenta on ice as row over its fate simmers An American woman locked in a battle with a public hospital over the right to keep her placenta has given ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    New York state backtracks on Ebola isolation policy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... worker isolated under the new quarantine orders on Friday. She had complained saying her "basic human rights had been violated" when she was placed under mandatory quarantine claiming ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New mother wins battle with Hong Kong hospital to keep her placenta

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:34pm by Kylie Knott

    ... it complies with local laws and the rules and regulations of relevant government departments to safeguard public health and public interest.” Human rights lawer Michael Vidler said the decision, while ... to keep placenta An American woman has won her battle with a Hong Kong public hospital over the right to keep her placenta. Melissa Grenham collected her placenta from the Queen Mary Hospital ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Double mastectomies may be performed too often, cancer study finds

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... and the community at large- to one person: the mother," a group of activists wrote in a complaint to the city's human rights commission. City officials were seeking to address the fact that only ... removal] might be considered overtreating women... it might still be the right choice for some women for risk reduction, cosmetic, and/or emotional reasons." They urged doctors to share ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese Aids activists visit Hong Kong to press Beijing for compensation

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... harassment. He now lives in the US. Wan and Tian will go to Geneva next month to participate in lobbying activities ahead of the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council. State press ... she'll have a chance to live like a normal human being again Tian, who was jailed for a year and sent to illegal detention centres known as "black jails" several times for protesting ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    China's birth defects blamed on pollution, unhealthy living

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... of birth defects. Compulsory pre-marriage check-ups were abandoned in 2003 amid accusations they were an abuse of human rights. But some doctors expressed concerns that the end of compulsory ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    US Supreme Court to decide if human genes can be patented

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US company wants sole rights to study isolated DNA but opponents say such material occurs naturally and cannot be patented Court to rule on patents for genes The US Supreme Court agreed to consider whether human genes can be patented in an issue that has split the medical community and will shape the future of personalised health care and the biotechnology ...




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