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  1. A leap, but heart drug for blacks rekindles race row

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... of clinical trials are testament to its value- BiDil improved survival rates among blacks who had suffered heart failure by 47 per cent. In white patients, the figure was only 15 per cent. While ... for treating heart failure, has proved three times more effective in black patients than it has for their white counterparts, its manufacturers claim. Due to go before the US Food and Drug ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. New site for methadone clinic approved

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Town Planning Board yesterday approved the new location for a methadone clinic affected by the redevelopment of Kwun Tong town centre. The clinic, in a Jockey Club health care centre, will move to a government site near the town centre roundabout. The Urban Renewal Authority said the spot, less than 100 metres from its current location, would minimise ...

  5. 'Heroin deals' at clinic

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Six suspected drug traffickers were arrested outside a methadone clinic in Wan Chai yesterday after police officers posed as drug addicts and bought heroin from them ... to be heroin. The four men and two women, aged 40 to 50, were arrested at about 3.30pm after they were identified in a number of drug transactions with undercover agents outside the methadone clinic ...

  6. Survey finds need for night clinics

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Half of 352 former mental patients said they were adversely affected by a lack of night clinics, a survey by the Society for Community Organisation found. A quarter said they had to take leave from work to attend follow-up consultations, and 15 per cent said they feared that would lead to discrimination from colleagues. Eighty per cent said a night clinic service ...

  7. Vouchers not accepted by many clinics

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Elderly people cannot use health vouchers in 30 per cent of clinics in Tuen Mun that have enrolled in the scheme, a Democratic Party survey has found. The party called 231 participating clinics, where patients over 70 should be able to use five HK$50 electronic vouchers to pay for health services. Seventy said the programme was not in place, citing a lack of resources. ...

  8. Drug clinics saddled with rising number of young abusers

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip New drug abuse clinics are facing overwhelming demand as the number of young drug abusers continues to climb. The Kowloon East Substance Abuse Clinic, which opened at United ... half suffer from at least one psychiatric disease.' The youngest abusers were two 13-year-old girls, he said. Queen Mary Hospital reopened its substance abuse clinic in October in response ...

  9. Migrant workers likely to visit illegal clinics despite deaths

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Uninsured migrant workers are still likely to visit illegal clinics in Beijing even though fellow workers have died in such places, according to state media. A survey of 100 construction workers had found that more than 85 per cent would visit illegal clinics in their neighbourhoods if they fell ill because they were not able to afford public hospitals, The Beijing News ...

  10. DIY dialysis clinic for poor is shut

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A do-it-yourself dialysis 'clinic' set up in Beijing by kidney patients too poor to afford hospital care has been shut down by health authorities after operating for more than four years. The co-operative clinic, set up in a ramshackle suburban courtyard using two dialysis machines thrown away by a hospital, was the only hope for its members- people from ...




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