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  1. Hospital steps up countdown to closing

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Hong Kong Central Hospital met Health Department officials yesterday to begin the process of shutting its doors after a devastating court ruling this week ordering it off the site it has occupied for more than 50 years. The private hospital is expected to hand in a report within a week on plans for transferring patients and their medical records ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... at Guangdong's Chaozhou Central Hospital was paraded through the hospital for half an hour by more than 100 friends and family members of a patient who died on Wednesday after being admitted ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Hong Kong Central Hospital closes after 46 years

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Sadness as court ruling forces facility to shut after nearly half a century of providing cheap private care, including 60pc of abortions every year Tearful goodbye as city hospitalcloses its doors Staff and patients wept as the Hong Kong Central Hospital in Mid-Levels closed yesterday. It became the first private hospital to shut in the city after ...

  4. Fears over infant formula spark central investigation

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Elise Choi Ho-Yee

    ... Elise Choi Ho-yee In Wuhan and Beijing, four baby girls started growing breasts after drinking baby formula made by a leading infant formula company, the South China Morning Post reported. The babies, aged from four to 15 months, started growing breasts a ...

  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... chloroquine, which helped eliminate malaria from Europe, North America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia and South-Central America during the 1950s. Resistance first began appearing on the Thai-Cambodia ...

  6. Central registry sought to speed up eye surgery

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... to consider keeping a central registry for such surgery. Dennis Lam Shun-chiu, chair professor in ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Chinese University, said the delays were 'highly ... to five years. Professor Lam said the problem could only get worse as the population ages, and urged the authority to study the idea of a central registry 'despite some difficulty ...

  7. Stay-in-the-bed patients cost $110m a year

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... families and patients who occupy hospital beds unnecessarily, according to frontline public doctors. Some patients are treating hospitals like hotels, they say. Up to one in 20 convalescent and rehabilitation beds in public hospitals are being occupied by people fit enough to be discharged, according to one doctors' leader. The doctors are calling on the Hospital Authority to charge full ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ABORTION

    Shenzhen abortions hold high risks for Hong Kong women

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... an abortion each year do so on the mainland. The problem could worsen with the forced closure in September of the non-profit Hong Kong Central Hospital, which performed 40 per cent of abortions ... and charging HK$3,000 for Hong Kong residents, while abortions at the four private hospitals that provide the service cost at least HK$14,000. The closure of the non-profit Hong Kong Central Hospital ...

  9. New spa opens in Central

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Spa-goers with an insatiable appetite for treatments get another option to add to their treatment centre list, with the opening of a new spa in Central. More Than Skin Urban Spa is targeting all types of spa-goers, from couples and individuals to groups of friends and mother-daughter teams. The spa is equipped with facilities such as Vichy showers, hydrobaths and infrared ...

  10. Younger Brain, Sharper Mind

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... David Wilson Younger Brain, Sharper Mind by Eric Braverman Rodale How fast can you think? Are you suave and deft at witty retorts or sluggish? The answer depends on how young you are and your upkeep of your brain, according to Dr Eric Braverman in his new ...




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