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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Singapore steps up screening for Ebola

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore steps up screening at airport Singapore is to step up Ebola virus screening for passengers arriving at Changi Airport, the government has ... and "these show that an imported case and the potential for community exposure from imported cases cannot be ruled out". Singapore welcomed nearly 16 million travellers last year. It was one ...

  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Asian countries worry about ability to cope with Ebola

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Singapore Asian countries worry at ability to cope with Ebola The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveller infected with the virus ... said. Prior to the Ebola outbreak, Singapore had an average of about 30 people arriving a month collectively from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Philippine government estimates ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor who misdiagnosed 118 had lapse in vigilance, panel says

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by Emily Tsang and Elizabeth Cheung

    ... to strengthen coordination between departments. Alex Lam Chi-yau, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance of Patients' Organisations, urged the Medical Council to follow up on affected cases if any ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman 'critical' after liposuction treatment at Causeway Bay clinic

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:05am by Clifford Lo, Jennifer Ngo and Alan Yu

    ... Clifford Lo, Jennifer Ngo and Alan Yu Police probe second incident in months, after patient, 21, collapses during procedure on her thighs at private clinic in World Trade Centre Woman 'critical' after liposuction treatment A 21-year-old woman who passed out during a fat-removal procedure at a private clinic yesterday was in critical condition in hospital last night. In the second ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Women's low sex drive blamed for Hong Kong's falling birth rate

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Chinese culture, sex is really a taboo," Dr Sue Lo Seen-tsing, a senior doctor with the association, said in a press conference yesterday. "Women rarely talk about sex. They don't ... experienced pain during sex. Lo said the problems strongly correlated with how often they had sex. "For those planning to get pregnant, have sex two to three times a week," Lo said. She ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dengue fever surge triggers mosquito alert

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Dengue fever surge triggers mosquito alert Health chiefs have urged travellers headed to Guangdong province and places including Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia to try to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes after a surge in dengue fever that is believed to be responsible for at least three deaths. More than 10,000 cases ...

  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Singapore Singapore's first Ebola scare is a false alarm Singapore experienced its first Ebola scare yesterday when a Nigerian woman was sent to a hospital isolation unit ... to have flown into Singapore recently and had arrived at the hospital's emergency department with a fever. She was immediately isolated and transferred by ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Don't wait to check for breast cancer'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... and in Singapore. Screenings can help with earlier diagnosis, which can reduce the need for treatments like chemotherapy and mastectomy. The department said it did not offer population-based mammograms ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Over 100 heart patients 'stitched up with expired thread' at Hong Kong hospital

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:40pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... The hospital’s chief executive, Dr Albert Lo Chi-yuen, apologised to the patients and their relatives. He said the hospital would enhance supervision and monitoring systems and improve cross-departmental ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeons not proud of mastering transplant art

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Doctors have been forced to learn how to use one organ from a dead donor to save two lives Surgeons split livers to meet shortage of donors Transplant doctors are having to split livers from deceased donors as there are too few donations. "We're good at it, but it's not something to be proud of," said Professor Chan See-ching, chief ...




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