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  1. 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 ...

  2. Surgeon sees cure to doctor shortage

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... medical schools each year, though schools plan to increase the number to 320 by 2015. Dr Leung Ka-lau, the legislator representing the medical sector, opposed the hiring of foreign doctors, saying ...

  3. H.I.V. patient fights burns, and the system

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com An HIV-positive patient with burns over a large part of her body is fighting for her life in Guangdong after local hospitals failed to provide proper treatment for her injuries. Her case has been seen as an example of discrimination. Her plight showed there was something wrong with the way the mainland's medical system handled ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Degenerative eye disease now has cure

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Keep youreyes glued As the mother of an adorable year-old girl, Lau Mei-fong was accustomed to some of the common perils of parenthood, such as being often blurry-eyed from broken sleep. But Lau, 30, began to notice that her vision was discomfortingly fuzzy more often. Oddly, the lower part of her vision would be more distorted than the rest. ...

  5. An enemy within

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Sophia Lau, 40, tried to ignore a little bump that was growing on her right upper eyelid, along her lash line. Lau (whose name has been changed for patient confidentiality reasons) thought it was a stye and hoped it would go away on its own. Many styes, which are much like pimples, do disappear eventually. But Lau's continued to grow ...

  6. Man left blind in one eye after simple surgery

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com A struggling lone father has gone blind in one eye after a simple surgical procedure. Lau Hoi-lun, 28, has had exophthalmos, a bulging of the eye triggered ... stitches, Lau found that his left eye could see only grey light and he was left with just 1 per cent vision. Lau said stitches were usually removed after a week, but he believed his stayed in longer ...

  7. Obesity linked to female infertility

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Obese women are more than twice as likely to be infertile than those of normal weight, an academic says. Carina Chan Chi-wai, of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Hong Kong, said the link between obesity and infertility was a serious concern in Hong Kong given the low birth rate and the trend of people gaining weight. Dr Chan said an official ...

  8. Young doctors too focused on hours, top surgeon says

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mary Hospital, and we are proud of it.' Lo said he would devote himself to upholding the standards of his department because 'it cannot fail'. Dr Leung Ka-lau, the leading ...

  9. Poor posture behind increasing incidence of back pain

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a similar 1999 survey, Hongkongers are now more affected by pain in the waist, back, neck and shoulders. In 1999, most suffered from headaches. Dr Carina Li Ching-fan, an anaesthetist and convenor ...

  10. More awareness, earlier diagnosis of hepatitis urged

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Everyone in the city should know whether or not they are infected,' said Professor George KK Lau, founding trustee of the Cheng Si Yuen (China-International) Hepatitis Research Foundation. About 20,000 people die from liver diseases each year in Hong Kong, mostly from viral hepatitis. Lau said: 'These deaths are largely preventable as there are drugs to treat hepatitis. ...




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