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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Victim's relative accuses DR beauty chain of being 'irresponsible'

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:45pm by Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... legal action and damages against the beauty chain. Describing the woman’s condition, he said: “Her hands have turned totally black and blue now, her foot is slightly festered. I could see she’s ... clinics, including beauty salons.   ...

  2. Snail fever creeps back in Yangtze black spots

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the region's population has or has had snail fever,' said Wang Yuguo, a doctor at a local snail fever-prevention clinic. 'The bulk are repeat patients. They are all aware of the disease ...

  3. Accident black spots mapped

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Princess Margaret Hospital has set up a computer system that uses information from trauma patients to identify accident black spots. The database, designed to be completed ... of accident black spots and high-risk activities across West Kowloon. Kowloon West Cluster chief executive Lily Chiu Lei-lei said the system and co-operation with government departments would help ...

  4. Thousands seek a fix every day

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for or receptive to residential or other forms of treatment. There are 20 methadone clinics in Hong Kong, which see a total of 7,000 patients a day. The biggest is Sham Shui Po Methadone Clinic on Yee Kuk Street, which sees about 1,300 patients a day. The next are the Robert Black Methadone Clinic in Prince Edward and Violet Peel Methadone Clinic in Wan Chai, which receive about 800 patients ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Clinic makes a point of hiring top acupuncturists

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... and will be replaced if they leave after the 12 months. "It really is a win-win situation," said Liao Ying, director of the WFAS in Hong Kong. "The clinic will be able to offer training for Hong ... location and a society conducive to the development of traditional Chinese medicine will provide a platform for international exchanges on acupuncture," she said. The clinic typically treats ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse. However, overall survival has not yet been shown to be statistically ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals left to sort out problems caused by beauty clinics

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com More people are seeking help for botched treatments, says association Hospitals left to sort out mess of beauty clinics Private hospitals are seeing more and more patients seeking help after visiting beauty clinics like DR, the president of the Association of Cosmetic Surgery said yesterday. Walter King Wing-keung said some patients had infections ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Step-up scrutiny of private clinics, pharmacists urge

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI, JOLIE HO

    ... Lo Wei and Jolie Ho Fumes from the preparation of cancer drugs may pose risks to other tenants, group warns Pharmacists call for closer control of clinics The government has been urged ... through the ventilation system, pharmacists say. Society of Hospital Pharmacists president William Chui Chun-ming said many private clinics offering intravenous chemotherapy were housed ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Beauty clinics boss says there is no evidence transfusion treatment works

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Emily Tsang

    ... Amy Nip and Emily Tsang Founder of chain carrying out transfusions that made four women seriously ill admits there is no evidence that the treatment has any benefits CLINICS BOSS SAYSBLOOD ... said. A statement by the Civic Party last night pointed out that as DR was a beauty salon rather than a medical clinic, it was not monitored by the health department and there was no law ...




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