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  1. Organ transplant team aims to conserve resources

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Queen Mary Hospital will set up a special team to handle emergency organ transplants by the end of this year, in order to avoid seconding manpower from general wards and disrupting other scheduled services. A dozen doctors ...

  2. Foreign talent could cure hospital resources ills

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and insufficient resources in the public health care system have dramatically increased staff workloads. These unreasonable work demands can lead to an increase in medical blunders, endangering the safety ... how they want to live their lives and what job they want to take. So it is understandable that public doctors and nurses change jobs to obtain better working conditions and pay. Doctors ...

  3. Magazines - Faces - PHILANTHROPY

    Beautiful gestures

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by KAREN FONG

    ... Karen Fong Brands work hand in hand with charities to raise awareness and touch lives, writes Karen Fong BEAUTIFULgestures Making up an international industry worth hundreds of billions ... Campaign- launched by Evelyn Lauder in 1992 with the pink ribbon symbol- the brand has reached more than 70 countries, touching the lives of more than 20 million people. Every year, the campaign ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in creating business ventures here. They simply come to Hong Kong for shopping, entertainment, dining, or wealth management services. In other words, they are coming to enjoy the limited resources ... margins. Although this is the optimal condition for efficient resource allocations, this is not what society wants. Society does not want to see Tsim Sha Tsui or Causeway Bay full of jewellery ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Prioritising rare 'orphan diseases' of the medical world

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... and pharmaceutical industries because of its rarity. There is no money to be made from finding a cure for it. Governments also allocate little resources to patients with rare diseases as can be seen in the lack of funding for equipment to diagnose mitochondrial disease in Hong Kong. "Are the lives of rare disease patients less valuable than those with common diseases?" said Christina ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is a 'cure' for ageing the ultimate medical breakthrough?

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by PETER SINGER

    ... our lives? If your first thought is "a cure for cancer", think again. Aubrey de Grey, chief science officer of the Sens Foundation and a prominent advocate of anti-ageing research, argues that it makes no sense to spend the vast majority of our medical resources on trying to combat the diseases of ageing without tackling ageing itself. De Grey believes that even modest ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Hutchison to develop herbal drug with Nestle

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... product development for chronic diseases, its chief executive, Luis Cantarell, said it could leverage Nestle's huge resources in developing nutritional products. Chi-Med has partnered ...

  8. Coming live to a screen near you: losing weight the surgical way

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Visitors to a medical fair at the weekend will be able to watch two anti-obesity operations and two heart operations broadcast live from Union Hospital. A surgeon will place ... will be performed by cardiologist Steve Li Siu-lung. The Hong Kong International Medical and Health Care Fair is being held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SURGERY

    Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Resource Centre. Leung, who was born a man, underwent two operations with Yuen in 2009 to become a woman. She said some people seeking a sex change might not be able to complete the full set ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How much do man-made chemicals affect our health?

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... calling for more research and testing. These are steps on a path probably leading to comprehensive international conventions and strong domestic regulation. The problem is global and sufficiently ...




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