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  1. Plea over drugs for cancer patients

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Lung Cancer Treatment Concern Group yesterday made a public plea for the government to help pay for the drugs Erlotinib and Gefitinib, for which patients can pay HK$15,000 a month. Patients who ... since there are many illegal websites that sell dangerous, untested drugs. Ng Yuk-sim, 65, was diagnosed with advanced-stage lung cancer in March. But after receiving one chemotherapy treatment ...

  2. Incurable but treatment available

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tuberous sclerosis is a rare, genetic disease that causes non-cancerous tumours to grow in the brain and other vital organs. There is no cure but medication and treatment can help to reduce the severity of symptoms. Common symptoms include seizures, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, kidney and skin problems. The disease occurs in one in every 6,000 births ...

  3. Teacher on leave with cancer fired, writ claims

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani A teacher diagnosed with cancer was fired by a private secondary school while he was on leave undergoing treatment, a writ filed by the Equal Opportunities Commission ... in 1997-1998, was diagnosed with rectal cancer in July 2002. The writ says Mr Siu called an administrative officer in the North Point section of Maria College a few weeks after the diagnosis to say he ...

  4. Screening regime for three cancers poor value, study finds

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... on cancer screening and treatment before these could be considered 'a good buy' for older women. Altogether, the three cancers were responsible for 13,556 disability adjusted life years ... Mary Ann Benitez Screening strategies adopted by Hong Kong for three of the commonest cancers that strike women are inefficient and poor value for money, University of Hong Kong medical ...

  5. Mainland must tackle its mountain of rubbish

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... degradation on a mammoth scale. They worry, rightly or wrongly, that the emissions from incinerators will cause cancer and other diseases. Modern incinerators are a part of waste disposal in many ... waste treatment requires high up-front investment and operational costs. But Beijing has not put this high on its list of social priorities. This needs to change. One way to accelerate ...

  6. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Child sex attacks and treatment of elderly shame China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei xiangwei.wang@scmp.com Shocking spate of child sex attacks by teachers and problems facing the ageing population are shameful blots on the nation's social record Sad state of affairs for young and old China has long prided itself on sho ...

  7. Small price to pay for high cost of living longer in HK

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... that cancer was up there with heart disease as one of the major items of insurance coverage. 'We have identified cancer as an area of importance because the treatment often takes a long period ... it was difficult to estimate the cost of cancer care, given the various forms of treatment and types of cancer, Venus Cheng, a social worker at the Hong Kong Cancer Fund's CancerLink Support Centre ...

  8. No subsidy for 69 items in proposed drugs list

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... other paid drugs if they can pass a means test- Glivec for leukaemia, Paclitaxel for breast cancer, interferon for hepatitis, and Somatropin for hormone treatment. A total of 1,273 drugs ... Patsy Moy But passing a means test may give access to some expensive medicines Patients may have to pay fully for 26 cancer drugs, mainly for terminal cases, under the Hospital ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Homeless need help, not harsh treatment

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... SCMP Editorial Don't harass the homeless Like it or not, street sleepers are part of our city. The government put the official homeless population at 414 in May last year, though the real numbers are likely to be much higher. Many have been deprived ...

  10. Lessons from an earlier battle

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... control and treatment of HIV/Aids. Leaders from the global hepatitis community recognise there are lessons to be learned from the Aids experience, and discussed this at a meeting in Taipei last ... highlighting the following five lessons for the hepatitis community. 1. Treatment saves lives In 1996, an effective combination of antiretroviral therapy (ART) drugs that delays the onset of Aids ...




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