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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital investigates death of man, 50, after he is given wrong dosage of drug

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man's death after wrong dose sparks inquiry Queen Elizabeth Hospital is investigating the death of a 50-year-old man who died days after it gave him an incorrect dosage of a drug to slow down his heart rate. The public hospital's radiology department gave him at least twice the amount of the heartbeat reduction medication he should have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567859/queen-elizabeth-hospital-investigates-death-man-50-after-he-given
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Omega-3 fatty acid heart benefits still unproven after decades of research

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by Slate magazine

    ... on numbers provided by Greenland's chief medical officer for parts of the 1960s and 1970s. These reports, based on death certificates and hospital admissions, included only a handful ... with no medical officer at all. This meant many death certificates were filled out by whoever was nearby, without a doctor ever seeing the body. So how could official records be expected to catch every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1570054/omega-3-fatty-acid-heart-benefits-still-unproven-after-decades
  3. News - World - MEDICINE

    Aids 2014 conference unveils breakthrough in Aids-TB treatment

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Breakthrough in Aids-TB treatment unveiled Tuberculosis is the biggest killer of people with Aids each year, causing 20 per cent of HIV-related deaths, with therapies ... it is difficult and expensive to access TB drugs, the proportion of deaths can be very high." He said PaMZ would become more widely available within three years. It was a three-drug regimen, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557273/aids-2014-conference-unveils-breakthrough-aids-tb-treatment
  4. News - China Insider - MEDICINE

    Depressed Shanghai doctor leaps to death allegedly over conflicts with patients

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Tragedy highlights mental stresses faced by 'overworked and underpaid' doctors A depressed doctor leapt eight floors to his death from a Shanghai ... month alone, a doctor in Heilongjiang province was beaten to death with an iron bar by an unsatisfied patient; a doctor in Hebei province was stabbed in the throat by a disgruntled patient; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1457962/depressed-shanghai-doctor-leaps-death-allegedly-over-conflicts
  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    Aspirin can halve colon cancer risk, but only for those with specific gene

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 09:51pm by AFP

    ... in 2014 and 50,000 will die of it. It is the second deadliest cancer in the US after lung cancer. But colon cancer deaths have been decreasing steadily over the past two decades as more and more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1496025/aspirin-can-halve-colon-cancer-risk-only-those-specific-gene
  6. News - China - MEDICINE

    No tolerance for hospital attacks, health chief says

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:39am by SIJIA JIANG, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... People who cause violence in hospitals will be seriously punished, the mainland's health chief said, a day after a doctor in Guangdong was publicly humiliated over a patient's death. Li ... patient in critical condition in the same ward as the woman's daughter. A doctor in Heilongjiang province was beaten to death with an iron bar last month, allegedly by a patient who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1442151/no-tolerance-hospital-attacks-health-chief-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Death prompts review of beauty business

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang and Stuart Lau Panel to look at safety of beauty business, while police mull manslaughter charge Death prompts medical review A committee has been set up to review the rules ... Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung said the investigation into Chan's death was being stepped up to see if a manslaughter charge was warranted. "There are several targets under investigation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1058954/death-prompts-review-beauty-business
  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    Snail venom found to be painkiller ‘100 times stronger than morphine’

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... of addiction and death from overdose. Pharmaceutical companies have begun investigating venoms in recent years as potential sources of new drugs for managing neuropathic pain, which affects 15 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1451097/snail-venom-found-be-painkiller-100-times-stronger-morphine
  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    French artificial-heart patient, first to use the device long term, dies

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... and perhaps even resume work. The hospital statement said the causes of death "will not be known until after a thorough analysis of the abundant medical and technical data that has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440385/french-artificial-heart-patient-first-use-device-long-term-dies
  10. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Doctor who prescribed drug knowing it could harm foetus gets suspended sentence

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 12:33pm by LO WEI

    ... or even fetal death. Li was only alerted to the drug's risks when she attended an antenatal clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei a month later. Liu's lawyer said his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1439214/doctor-who-prescribed-drug-knowing-it-could-harm-foetus-gets

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