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  1. Bedding down lessons of treatment for Sars

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong and Beijing, which relied even more heavily on steroids, though not in cities like Singapore, Hanoi and Toronto, where steroid use was kept low and courses of the drugs were limited to only a few days. Many credit the steroids with saving lives and some doctors have even argued that the Sars virus itself played a role in the development of the bone problems. On the latter ...

  2. Courses at a glance

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Master of Science in Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University This MSc requires 30 credits. Students are required to pursue core subjects ... and rehabilitative client care. Requirements Bachelor's degree in nursing from PolyU or its equivalent. Currently practising in a specialist field. Cost HK$2,700 per credit. Aid Government non-means ...

  3. Aiming for a higher degree of care

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Scarlet Ma

    ... Course brings Polly Lau up to date with the latest developments and puts the emergency ward on her beat, writes Scarlet Ma When Polly Lau Mo-yee decided to follow a doctorate degree ... on practice within the profession. Half of the credits are earned from taught subjects, while the balance credits come from the doctoral thesis. Ms Lau said the programme had given her a strong ...

  4. Ex-banker finds true job satisfaction

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... credit card statement than in selling someone a mortgage or loan,' said Mr Lau, who is in his final year of a part-time Master of Social Work programme at the University of Hong Kong. ... a course-related placement with a family service unit. The cases can involve spousal violence, child protection and dealing with the repercussions of extramarital affairs, all of which require an astute ...

  5. Cracking the code of our immunity

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the course of its more aggressive battles, it causes the symptoms of sickness we know all too well: fever, headaches, swelling. It is because of these symptoms that we notice the immune system is working at all. So while the adaptive immune system gets credit for its attack on particularly virulent diseases, the innate immune system, which conquers everyday microbe attacks, is often ...

  6. Industry weathers storm

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on inbound and outbound bookings. But, by adopting new strategies to cope with fast-changing markets, companies in the sector have kept on course and increased their headcount to meet continuing ... pre-tour briefing centre in Tsim Sha Tsui late last year, and had continued to accept credit card payments when some agencies were refusing to do so. 'This conveys the message to our customers ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... credit, the machine will simply not let you into the car park. However, there is no charge-up machine to add value to your card. I have found myself in a position where it is impossible to reverse ... and there was no answer. The only course of action I could think of, when my Octopus card did not have sufficient value, was to get out of my car and run to the nearest 7-Eleven to add value to the card, ...

  8. Shudder to think

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... with this seizure story, I have written it in such a way that it's easier for me to live with.' Hustvedt also emanates a palpable sense of joy. She credits this largely to a newfound sense ... is, of course, a product of reading. It is a product of reading and thinking and maybe sensibility. It's not a product of some essential or natural gift.' But whatever has ...

  9. An open mind

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... You can't just go on a weekend course and then mess around with people's minds. You need to find out the reasons behind the behaviour before being able to make effective suggestions ... is credited with helping patients not only manage pain relief, but also manage the stress that is either caused by pain or by the anticipation of pain. McKeand explains some of the techniques used ...

  10. These little piggies squealed

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... is largely based on the work of a Canadian physician, William Fitzgerald, in the 1920s. Fitzgerald is credited with mapping the foot into zones. Fitzgerald's style- the basis for many modern ... is a one-year, full-time course.' Harfoot says the treatment needn't be painful. 'A lot depends on the person- whether they like a firm massage or not,' she says. 'It really ...



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