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  1. A guardian angel for youngsters without hope

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bilingual staff from Hong Kong, Singapore or other countries, then we can teach local people that model of care and make it sustainable in China,' she said. Gould hopes to expand the facilities ... thing' she has ever done. 'I would think: 'It's too difficult. Why don't we just go home?' ' the 62-year-old Englishwoman said recently on a visit to Hong Kong ...

  2. Doctors get new rules on dispensing

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Susan Sprengeler

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Doctors are being urged to follow the 'three checks and seven rights' at all times to avoid a repeat of a drug prescription blunder that killed four patients of a Wong Tai Sin solo practitioner. The rules are contained in the first comprehensive, bilingual 'Good Dispensing Practice Manual' released yesterday to 6,500 members of the Hong Kong ...

  3. HK scientist to lead research on brains

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kanglei Wang kanglei.wang@scmp.com A Hong Kong scientist has won a HK$47 million grant from Beijing and was appointed to lead a five-year study of the brain functions of thousands of mainlanders and Hongkongers. Professor Tan Li-hai, from the University of Hong Kong, is the first Hongkonger to be appointed principle researcher of a major project under the National Basic Research ...

  4. Private hospital in need of midwives who can deliver

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... women. This role is a perfect opportunity to work in a hospital that captures one of the most stunning views of Hong Kong from The Peak. Another attraction would be the ability 'to practice ... of a certificate of registration and a valid practicing certificate issued by the Hong Kong Midwives Council is expected to take an active role in antenatal, labour and postnatal care. 'This role ...

  5. Travellers cautioned on meningitis risks

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Government hotline swamped with calls as fear of the contagious disease spreads Hong Kong people were warned yesterday that if they could not avoid travelling to places with a high incidence of meningitis they should wear surgical masks and use an anti-bacterial hand wash. Anxious Hong Kong residents flooded a Department of Health hotline on the disease yesterday, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from ... people have died. There have been four cases in Hong Kong; three of the victims have died. The first, Indonesian domestic helper Tri Mawarti, was released from Tuen Mun Hospital earlier ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... University of Hong Kong’s faculty of medicine. “[Previous] studies had shown that because teenagers’ biological clock is two hours slower than adults, it is actually slightly harder for them to sleep ... obesity,” he said. According to various scientific studies conducted both in Hong Kong and overseas, insufficient sleep may increase the likelihood of obesity – especially among teenagers, said ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Organ donor saves two lives as doctors perform ground-breaking operation

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:57pm

    ... lives, one of them in a ground-breaking operation.   An operation involving a double lung transplant and heart repair surgery, carried out in Hong Kong for the first time, was one of two ... brought about by a congenital heart defect. At the same time she received heart repair surgery, making the operation a first for Hong Kong. Dr Timmy Au Wing-kuk, chief of cardiothoracic surgery ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... one of the official languages of Hong Kong, food entering from the mainland does not normally have bilingual labels. Regarding health, a large number of food items containing undesirable ... Hong Kong does not have such a history when it comes to food labelling, so what we are seeing with the current discussion is an attempt to get a situation under control that threatens ...

  10. This year's beneficiaries

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Family Against Child Abuse Set up in 1979, it is the only NGO that specialises in child protection in Hong Kong. Wish To support families at risk through educating parents, forums ... for the elderly. Wish To enhance family functioning by nurturing mutual understanding and supporting single parents. Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres Established in 1981, it works to empower ...




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