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  1. Beadman forced to miss the HK Derby

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Darren Beadman has been forced into an unaccustomed spectator role for the Derby season after being told he will not be able to ride again until mid-April at the earliest. Beadman, 46, suffered a broken right cheekbone and head trauma in a fall in a February 17 barrier trial and cannot ride again 'until a minimum six to eight weeks after ...

  2. Beadman suffers serious relapse

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Top jockey Darren Beadman said yesterday he was back to square one as he approaches the end of his first month of rehabilitation from head and face injuries suffered in a barrier trial fall at Sha Tin. Beadman, 46, fractured his right cheek bone on February 17 when his mount broke down in the early stages of the trial and he was flung ...

  3. Trials and tribulations of a vampire

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Tiffany Ng The Saga of Darren Shan (5): Trials of Death By Darren Shan Published by HarperCollins ISBN 978 0007114405 It is a vampire story, but it's not Twilight- a series of dangerous tasks, but not the Triwizard Tournament. Darren Shan, the Irish author who writes himself in as the vampire's assistant, once again presents a perilous journey in his fifth book. What ...

  4. Wake-up call

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Darren Mann Imagine that you are lying on an operating table at 8am. Which of the following surgeons would you choose to do your operation: Surgeon A who has consumed four shots of vodka ... medicated professionals. Darren Mann is a general surgeon in Hong Kong ...

  5. Cold virus may block skin cancer

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires The days of deadly skin cancers could be numbered- thanks to the common cold. Australian researchers say one of the viruses that causes colds and sniffles could be used to eradicate melanomas, or skin cancers. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. One in every two Australians will develop some form of skin cancer. Darren Shafren, from ...

  6. Identifying the identity crisis in modern medicine

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... Darren Mann Which is the odd one out: a supermarket tin of baked beans, an airport suitcase or a hospital patient? The answer is the tin of beans, which is about 1,000 times less likely ... way as it has in the car industry (think Volvo). Darren Mann is a clinical associate professor (honorary) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and examiner in surgery of the Royal College ...

  7. Healing our healers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... Darren Mann Scrutiny of doctors' mental health is taboo. Hard-wired for perfection and dependability, the psychological well-being of physicians has traditionally been neglected, ... health difficulties can often return to work safely. It is time to acknowledge that doctors can have stress problems but need not necessarily become distressed problem-doctors. Darren Mann ...

  8. Private insurance model a prescription for deceit

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... Darren Mann 'We hope that the government will maintain a competitive environment for the sector. It will help bring down the cost.' So said Peter Tam Chung-ho, executive director ... cost-control and anti-fraud measures, reform of health care in Hong Kong, based on individually ministered insurance, will not bridge budgetary expectations. Darren Mann is a clinical associate ...

  9. A fairer system to help remedy medical mistakes

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... Darren Mann The tort system of compensation for medical injury is the dominant legal remedy in most parts of the world. However, in modern health care this approach has become increasingly ... It is time to look at the feasibility of introducing a 'no-fault' compensation scheme in Hong Kong: it means greater fairness to patients and no less responsibility for doctors. Darren Mann ...

  10. Missing the obvious

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... Darren Mann In an attempt to restore confidence after a flurry of blunders, the Hospital Authority is reportedly planning to establish a 'court of discipline and professional ... to guerilla warfare designed to ambush vulnerabilities in organisational defences, are more likely to reduce the number of unnoticed gorillas in our midst. Darren Mann is a clinical associate ...




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