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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Psoriasis patients seek subsidies for medication

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:45pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong When Gary Lai first came down with the skin disease psoriasis, he got so tired of the stigma he faced in the outside world that he would lock himself away in his ... asking questions,” said Lai, who was 24 when he was diagnosed. Now Lai, 41, and other Hong Kong residents suffering from psoriasis – a lifelong autoimmune disease that covers the skin in red, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1091104/psoriasis-patients-seek-subsidies-medication
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... cancer database to launch Doctors in Hong Kong will for the first time have access to a new online database of local breast cancer patients next month. Doctors in the city have previously relied mainly on Western data. On May 22, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation will be making its registry of information accessible to doctors. Relying on donations over the past seven years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482054/new-database-breast-cancer-patients-launched
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong can go further to quit smoking, says WHO official

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by LO WEI

    ... further to quit smoking, says W.H.O. official Meeting the recommended international standard for tobacco tax is not enough for Hong Kong- it can and should go further, a World Health Organisation ... per cent. Mainland brands like Double Happiness sell for about HK$43 per pack, with international brands such as Camel costing HK$50 to HK$52. "The Hong Kong government has the capacity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433796/city-can-go-further-quit-smoking-says-who-official
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Academics plan Hong Kong-wide study of breast cancer cases

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Research will help identify risk factors for deadly disease, researchers say HKU plans breast cancer study Academics at the University of Hong Kong are planning ... but more aggressive type, in the Seattle area. The report was published in Cancer, the peerreviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. There were some 3,440 new breast cancer cases in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425403/academics-plan-hong-kong-wide-study-breast-cancer-cases
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1,000 gay men from Hong Kong and China wanted to trial anti-HIV jab

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Thousand gays needed for trial of anti-HIV jab A top Aids research team may try to recruit about 1,000 at-risk men from Hong Kong and the mainland for clinical ... for weeks. Watch: What is HIV? Clinical trials on men and women will start this week in the United States. For the mainland-Hong Kong trial, the team will seek men engaged in high-risk same-sex ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456526/david-hos-aids-research-team-plans-china-and-hong-kong-trials-one
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong should follow US and consider ban on trans-fats, experts say

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei US move to dump artery-clogging preservative finds support in city HK 'should consider a ban on trans fats' Hong Kong should follow the lead of the United ... there on whether to ban the use of PHOs as food additives ended on March 8 and a decision on whether to ban them is due soon. The Centre for Food Safety in Hong Kong said it had issued trade guidelines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455778/hong-kong-should-follow-us-and-consider-ban-trans-fats-experts-say
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has higher background radiation level than Tokyo, say scientists

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Background radiation higher in HK than Tokyo, say scientists Hong Kong has a higher level of background radiation than Tokyo, says a group of citizen ... and Fukushima nuclear disaster. They have been to Hong Kong several times, driving around in cars with Geiger counters to measure the radiation levels in some of the city's most heavily populated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455098/hong-kong-has-higher-background-radiation-level-tokyo-say-scientists
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Plastic surgeons raise alarm over illegal beauty treatments in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Lana Lam

    ... or skin necrosis. Hong Kong surgeons had in recent years treated patients parts of whose noses fell off because of a blocked blood vessel, she said. At the heart of the problem was a lack ... spokesman said anyone who practises medicine in Hong Kong without registering with the Medical Council is breaking the law and that such cases should be reported to the police. Police said they did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443917/plastic-surgeons-raise-alarm-over-illegal-beauty-treatments-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong breast case doctor found guilty over uterus operation

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Breast case doctor found guilty over uterus surgery A surgeon involved in a breast-enhancement operation that led a coroner to call for a review of rules on cosmetic procedures has been found guilty by a medical watchdog o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443914/hong-kong-breast-case-doctor-found-guilty-over-uterus-operation
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ban smoking in Hong Kong homes and cars to protect children, expert urges

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:01am by EMILY TSANG AND AGENCIES

    ... at the University of Hong Kong, said that while smoking in cars when children were present had been banned in some countries, so far no authorities had made a similar ruling for private households. ... second-hand smoking as a kind of abuse?" Lam said Hong Kong so far had no legislation specifically to protect children from second-hand smoke. The study, published in the European Heart Journal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1441310/ban-smoking-hong-kong-homes-and-cars-protect-children-expert-urges

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