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  1. Breast enlargement op in clinic risky, surgeon tells court

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kar-mau's private clinic in Jordan on April 30, 2010. Coroner Michael Chan Pik-kiu had asked Hwang if he would perform surgery similar to the one in question- with the same anaesthesia dosage in a clinic lacking emergency equipment such as advanced breathing apparatus and a cardiac monitor. Hwang, who practises in the same building as Wong, also said he would have worked on the breasts ...

  2. Free clinic caters for city's working poor

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... who has been in Hong Kong for four years, is among 40 people who receive free treatment each week at a clinic organised by the Society for Community Organisation (Soco) and Chinese medicine ... paying for it. But it is my whole day's salary.' The clinic is held on Tuesday mornings for the elderly and Thursday evenings for the working poor. The evening session allows patients ...

  3. Wen in unprecedented visit to petitioners

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... threats to stability. They are usually rounded up in Beijing and sent home or held in illicit 'black jails'. Analysts said Wen's visit showed the extent of a looming social crisis ...

  4. Scheme to let doctors open private clinics

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Doctors in five mainland cities will find it much easier to set up private clinics under a new pilot programme announced by the Ministry of Health. ... practitioners. Private clinics are common in the mainland, but local health care administrators set quotas on the number of licences granted. An unidentified official with the ministry's medical ...

  5. Hong Kong clinic beats bureaucracy to open in Guangzhou

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Nearly three years after the cross-border free trade pact opened the way to wholly-owned Hong Kong clinics on the mainland without any minimum investment ... specialist Dr Jay Kay Foon-lok, who works at the clinic, said the main reason for opening in Guangzhou was to save patients the hassle of having to get Hong Kong visas. He believes Hong Kong clinics ...

  6. Long waits at specialist clinics show need for a more efficient system

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have previously read criticisms of the delays at hospital specialist clinics and would certainly agree that the hospitals really ought to resolve these long-standing problems. On Monday, ... on end. Luckily, I will not have to go back to that particular specialist clinic for the next 12 months. However, I hope that Queen Mary Hospital and other hospitals in Hong Kong will have made ...

  7. When drinking problems tarnish the golden years

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be at greater risk for alcoholism,' says Dr Barnett Meyers, professor of psychiatry and clinical epidemiology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in White Plains, New York. A glass ... alcoholism is a treatable illness. Elderly people who are socially isolated or clinically depressed are particularly vulnerable and in greatest need of such vigilance by their doctors. If you suspect ...

  8. Help comes with meeting of minds

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... followed by a postgraduate master's or a doctoral degree. A psychologist with an interest in clinical work (seeing patients) is likely to pursue a doctor of psychology degree, while those ... Winnie Yuen Wai-nei, clinical psychologist at the Whole Person Development Institute. Psychologists would primarily use different types of psychotherapy to help patients. Lee says they would try ...

  9. More action urged to stop spread of superbug in public hospitals

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A superbug resistant to many drugs and which can cause urinary infections has steadily become more common in children admitted to public hospitals. The culprit is ESBL (extended-spectrum beta lactamases), an antibiotic-beating enzyme carried in E coli, am ...

  10. Poll favours Foster design for Kowloon cultural hub

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong Norman Foster has produced the most popular design for the West Kowloon Cultural District, according to a public poll that ranked the three finalist design teams. The huge green park proposed by the British architect for the 42-hect ...




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