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  1. Hospitals back defence plan, but critics warn of possible abuse

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Hospital staff and the public are split over a controversial Dongguan government regulation requiring hospitals to stock up on nightsticks and pepper spray to cope with violence from patients' families. The government i ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cancer expert urges caution on preventative mastectomies

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Cancer expert favours regular screening for at-risk patients unless they are frozen by fear Caution urged on mastectomies Preventative mastectomies ... mastectomy last week has caused many to ask if they should be tested for the breast cancer genes and if preventive removal is necessary. Dr Ava Kwong Hoi-wai, University of Hong Kong associate ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... and trouble-makers would be harshly dealt with. "Violence against doctors is a serious crime and [perpetrators] will be severely punished according to the law," Li said. On Wednesday, a doctor ...

  4. Regular dental regimen can prevent major problems

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... either fall out or need to be removed. 'This is essentially a bacteria-related disease that can be prevented by good oral care,' says Gerry Pahl, who specialises in veterinary dentistry ...

  5. A ray of hope for prevention and treatment of chickenpox

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of peaks and troughs within the year has remained largely the same. Rice believes his discovery could lead to fresh ways of preventing and treating chickenpox and its relative, shingles. Chickenpox ... and avoid contact with others. Most people develop immunity to chickenpox after infection, but the virus may remain silent in the body and appear years later as shingles. To prevent infection ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... and Prevention, said the parents in the family infected with H7N9 sold vegetables in a wet market before falling ill. The daughter also briefly helped at the market, making it possible they were exposed ...

  7. Researcher makes the case for HIV prevention

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A Hong Kong researcher's study of a large-scale HIV prevention programme in India has been published in a leading medical journal. Dr Mary Ng Tan-hung and her team's research found that a five-year programme which spent US$256 million in six Indian states had successfully prevented 100,178 HIV infections. She argued that prevention was far more ...

  8. Health reform to focus on prevention

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... checks, according to new guidelines on primary care. 'Hongkongers should take responsibility for their own health. Prevention is better than treatment,' said Professor Sian Griffiths, ... people to pay more attention to preventive medicine, which means drinking and smoking less, more exercise and regular check-ups. All Hongkongers, healthy or sick, can obtain a health passport ...

  9. Vaccinations prevent a variety of diseases, but can be dangerous

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Two years ago Dominque Frebourg moved from France to Hong Kong. She brought all her worldly possessions, including her three cats. Adhering to Hong Kong's animal import regulations, she vaccinated them before leaving France for a varie ...

  10. This diet knows taste matters

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Katie McGregor healthpost@scmp.com South Beach Diet HK$15 Rating: 8/10 As I logged on to the app for the first time, the photo of what looked like a delicious bowl of prawn laksa immediately set my stomach rumbling. Surely an app designed to help you lose ...




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