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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong is not equipped to study the Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Jessie Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... currently operating in Asia- one in Wuhan, one in Singapore, and two in India. Although there are two BSL4 facilities in Japan, they are currently not in use because of opposition from locals, who ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU's HK$200m bill for mainland hospital

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Amy Nip

    ... government and the local university arguing over who should pay for the hospital's debts. Professor Lo Chung-mau, head of surgery at both the hospital and HKU, said it had just 11 operating ... stated HKU would be repaid only when the hospital was financially viable. Lo said the Shenzhen government and HKU had differing views about their commitments: the university expects ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 is most adapted bird flu for human-to-human transmission, say experts

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Researchers say interventions have curbed the virus, but it may rebound in winter The new H7N9 virus that has emerged on the mainland in recent months is more likely to be transmissible between humans than any other known bird flu virus, Chinese and world ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    US$100m Ebola emergency response plan unveiled by WHO's Margaret Chan

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... was difficult, Jakubowski said from Singapore. Departing staff would need screening, approval to leave and would likely have to enter quarantine upon arriving home. A few Hong Kong companies had sought ...




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