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  1. Ginseng: a herb for all seasons?

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Shirley Lau

    ... ACCORDING TO traditional Chinese medicine, the two most popular types of ginseng in Hong Kong - Korean and American - should be taken at different times of the year. The underlying belief is that Korean ginseng has strong properties that can accelerate bl ...

  2. Rita Lau extends sick leave after surgery

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, the commerce minister who underwent surgery in Queen Mary Hospital on Tuesday, extended her sick leave until April 10. She is reported to be suffering from intestinal cancer. Her press secretary said Lau had been advised by her doctor to take plenty of rest. ...

  3. Andy Lau has 'cholesterol problem'

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak The sudden death of veteran TVB actor Chan Hung-lit this week has caused many local stars to feel anxious about the state of their own health, including singer-actor Andy Lau Tak-wah. Lau (below), who is known to be a strict dieter and has had a slender physique for years, revealed this week that he has a 'high cholesterol problem'. 'It is a genetic ...

  4. Advice for runners

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Dr Carina Li yesterday urged all competitors to reveal their personal information on the back of their running cloths, saying it could save their life. The cloth has a box where runners are encouraged to enter their personal data, such as allergies, contact details and next of kin. 'Very few runners bother to fill in this information, but if they do it might ...

  5. Medical sector fears impact of a ban

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the swelling number of mainland mothers coming to give birth in Hong Kong. Medical sector lawmaker Dr Leung Ka-lau said in a radio interview yesterday that the ban might force hospitals to shut down ... can serve. 'We're not sure how [Leung] is going to do it,' Wong said. Private Hospitals Association chairman Dr Alan Lau Kwok-lam said the Precious Blood Hospital had suffered ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Economy fit, doctors a hit

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dr Leung Ka-lau, member, Legislative Council As told to Chiu Po-sze Public Hospital Doctors Economy fit, doctors a hit Future trends for hiring doctors in public hospitals depend on the economic situation. If the economy is good, the Hospital Authority (HA) will receive more funding from the government and will be able to hire more doctors. If the economy is bad, however, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... There are no official figures on how many patients need the machine at home, but the group estimates there are about 500. Its chairman, Raymond Lau Wai-ming, said about 50 of its members used the machines. ... of the reason," Lau said. "But in reality, money has been a major decision-maker for them." There is currently one private fund- the Yan Chai Tetraplegic Fund- offering regular monthly subsidies ...

  8. Hospitals ordered to tighten methods after baby scandal

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Guangdong party boss Wang Yang ordered all hospitals in the province to carry out inspections and rectify procedures after nurses mistakenly pronounced a premature baby dead and dumped the body in the corner of a toilet. The blunder in Foshan made headlines around the world, and came less than two weeks after the Guangdong city ...

  9. Plea for doctor-friendly software

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the medical sector, Leung Ka-lau, said. 'Right now our colleagues spend too much time on computers, not patients,' he said. The Hospital Authority's e-record system did not support ...

  10. Hospitals chief denies meddling claim

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... he had been actively involved in all medical issues. Another opponent of Dr Kwok, former Hong Kong Public Doctors' Association president Leung Ka-lau, also signed up for the contest ...




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