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  1. That's quite a rash of cases

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison There are an estimated 12,600 cases of shingles in Hong Kong at any one time, based on an extrapolation of US figures (one case for every 544 people) by www.wrongdiagnosis.com. For the whole of China, there would be more than 2,375,000 cases. Shingles typically flare in a band around the waist called a dermatome, according to the US National Institute ...

  2. An enemy within

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of pus inside the cyst was too much for antibiotics alone to resolve. He had to make an incision to drain the pus and deflate the chalazion. He then gave Lau antibiotic eye drops for day use ... effective in clearing out the stye-causing bacteria. But it was rather unusual for another stye to develop in a different location on the same eye. Nevertheless, Cheng prescribed another course ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... field. The image started to blur and within an hour he could no longer see with his right eye. Terrified, he pulled over, flagged down a taxi and headed straight for a mainland clinic. As his family's sole breadwinner, his sight was more than his window on the world- it was his means of providing for his wife and four-year-old son. While his right eye looked normal on the outside, ...

  4. Fake medicine caused eye infections at hospital

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Fake medicine is to blame for the eye infections that 61 patients developed after treatment at one of Shanghai's main hospitals three weeks ago, the city's ... The patients thought they were receiving injections of Avastin, a US-made cancer drug that is widely used to treat eye conditions. However, mainland authorities have not approved the use of Avastin ...

  5. Increase in cases of red-eye syndrome

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Doctors are worried that the peak season for a contagious eye condition has come earlier than usual. Between April 8 and 14, about six in 1,000 people who visited private ... In the week before, less than four in 1,000 patients were infected. The condition, more commonly known as red-eye syndrome, is mostly caused by bacteria and viruses and is transmitted through contact ...

  6. News - China - MEDICINE

    Bird flu kills Guiyang woman in first fatal case in a year

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by LI JING AND LO WEI

    ... in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province. Guizhou authorities said Shuai Pengyue, a 21-year-old woman from Guiyang, died of multiple organ failure. It was the first fatal case of bird flu ... with birds and their cases were unrelated, the report said, citing the Ministry of Health. No one who had been in close contact with the two had fallen ill, the report added. "These two cases ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New virus strain linked to increase in gastroenteritis cases in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New virus strain linked to outbreaks in homes for the elderly, kindergartens and hospitals Increase in gastroenteritis cases A virus strain new to Hong Kong may be the reason for an abnormal surge of gastroenteritis cases this month. Outbreaks in places such as homes for the elderly are five times last year's monthly number, while private ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Degenerative eye disease now has cure

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lau's was a classic case- she had suffered allergies for 10 years and had a habit of vigorously rubbing her eyes to relieve the itch. The onset of her visual problems, in her 20s, was also ... 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. ...

  9. Chinese scientist helps team illuminate gene behind rare eye disease

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A team of international researchers, led by a scientist based in Hangzhou, has pinpointed a previously unknown cause of a rare eye disease. They hope ... because they lack effective therapy options. The research team linked an elusive gene called NMNAT1 to a degenerative eye disease known as Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA). The journal said ...

  10. Minister wants humane stance on organ cases

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... years,' Huang told the South China Morning Post. At a conference in Hangzhou city on Thursday, Huang, an Australia-trained surgeon, said China would phase out within three to five years the practice of sourcing organs from executed inmates, Xinhua reported. 'The fact that most organs [for transplant] come from executed prisoners tarnishes the image of China,' Huang said. ...




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