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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong set to reach record high

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:23pm by Emily Tsang

    ... consultant says. Some 304 new cases were diagnosed in the first half of the year, Dr Wong Ka-hing said, well up on the 262 new cases reported in the same period last year. There were 559 new HIV ... through. Wong, a Health Department consultant, said that gay men made up the biggest group of new patients, in line with international trends. "It is worrying. It is likely that the annual ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may be at higher risk of vascular diseases and stroke: study

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:25pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... tube is inserted within diseased blood vessels to prevent the narrowing of the carotid artery. "CAS is an image-guided and minimally invasive method of vascular reconstruction," said Simon Yu Chun-ho, professor at the department of imaging and interventional radiology of Chinese University's faculty of medicine. "It's also a well-developed and mature ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor probed for errors in 118 patients reports, failing to spot cancer

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... a condition that could cause cancer. "We feel that this is a serious incident," Dr Leung Chung-ying, consultant pathologist at United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong, said. "Errors were ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong medical workers 'put at risk in Ebola scare'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by SAMUEL CHAN, Emily Tsang, BRIAN YAP

    ... Chang Yee-mao, consulting pharmacist of the Academy of Pharmacy, called for better hygiene controls at public places. "The government must remind the public as well as owners of densely ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong experts cautious about British aspirin cancer claims

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang and The Guardian

    ... warned that every medicine had potential side effects. "Before taking any medicine, including aspirin, the public is advised to consult primary care doctors about the proper usage, and pros ...

  6. 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

    ... made a request for assistance. Health minister Dr Ko Wing-man stressed that Hong Kong was on high alert over the outbreak and would arrange follow-up consultations for local personnel involved ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped discover deadly virus

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:38pm

    ... are invincible.” Researchers noticed most of the infections were among women aged between 20 and 30 and clustered around a clinic where they went for pre-natal consultations. It turned out that the virus ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead man's family says hospital ignored him

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... that caused his death. "We will consult a lawyer and consider legal action against Yan Chai Hospital," Yuen's son Alan Yuen Han-chi said yesterday. "This is a serious mistake which ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU's HK$200m bill for mainland hospital

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

    ... consultancy to make recommendations on the hospital's development. The report is to be considered at a council meeting today. The HK$200 million incurred "has not and would not involve ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by LO WEI

    ... formula marketing in the face of what he termed "quite severe" opposition. Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man, who is due to announce the results of a consultation on a proposed voluntary code on Monday, said the opposition delayed the process of sorting out opinions after the consultation ended last year. Ko said the opposition mainly came from formula manufacturers ...




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