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  1. Million-dollar lifeline for brothers with rare disease

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Two brothers with a deadly genetic disease have a lifeline after the Hospital Authority decided to fully support them with a new treatment costing millions of dollars a year. 'We are so happy, words cannot describe how happy we are. We are truly thankful to everyone who helped us,' said Lai Ka-wai, 21. He and his brother, Lai Hoi-wing, 25, suffer from the rare ...

  2. Look beyond the dollar sign in health care

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Mandy Chan

    ... Mandy Chan, Heep Yunn School March 23, 2010, is a date that will go down in American history as a milestone in medical reform. US President Barack Obama signed health reforms into law, lowering medical costs for Americans. America does not have free medic ...

  3. Multimillion-dollar payout likely for blunder

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... a multimillion-dollar payout. A doctor in the oncology department wrongly injected a chemotherapy drug into the woman's spine instead of a vein. The doctor has since been suspended from clinical duties. ... an accident could usually win more compensation, which could be tens of millions of dollars, if they could prove a loss of potential earning power, and the huge life-long health care expenses ...

  4. Dollar blues

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Big rises in the value of their home currencies are adversely affecting the salaries of some expatriates. Is this currency gap going to lead to a brain drain of expatriates? Write to us. ...

  5. Australian man, 52, becomes Taiwan's first confirmed case

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Lawrence Chung A 52-year-old Australian man who passed through a loophole in swine flu containment measures at Hong Kong's airport has become Taiwan's first confirmed case of the illness. The man travelled on a Cathay Pacific flight from New York on Sunday, and arrived in Hong Kong on Monday. He stayed an hour and a half in the transit area, where ...

  6. Australian experts to audit public hospitals

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong's public hospitals will seek external accreditation for the first time, with the programme of assessments to kick off next month. The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), an international hospital accreditation agency, has won a tender to assess the Hospital Authority. The council will send five to 10 hospital surveyors to the city next ...

  7. Australian in Great Wall hike for cancer research

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... a walk on the Great Wall of China. She took part in a six-day hike, which began on September 23, and negotiated more than 70km of steep ascents and descents with 20 Australian compatriots who were also raising funds for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. 'They're really progressive in thinking outside the box. They developed the vaccine for cervical cancer,' ...

  8. Hospitals feel load of supersized Australians

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Roger Maynard

    ... Australian facility of its kind for obese men and women. Other equipment will include heavy-duty arm rails and special hoists to help patients into and out of bed. The ward for overweight patients reflects an obesity trend that claims at least 17,000 Australian lives a year. Recent studies have shown 47 per cent of women and 63 per cent of men are overweight, and that within five years 70 ...

  9. Business - Commodities

    Silicosis suit could crush S.Africa’s gold mining sector

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 01:43pm by AFP

    ... in 1965. If the miners are successful, it could cost the industry millions of dollars, but mining experts warn it could also cost jobs. “There will be no golden goose anymore,” warned mining ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Shanghai researchers discover how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... keep those switches turned off, then the antibiotics will still work and you don't need to spend billions of dollars developing new antibiotics," he said. "You can still use ...




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