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  1. SCMP Debate

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... public and private hospitals has been a perennial problem. In this SCMP debate, we look at the city's hospitals and also call on experts from Singapore's and Taiwan's medical ...

  2. Comment - Debates

    New doctors' list fuels retraining debate

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Should doctors who provide the first level of medical care for patients be required to go back to school- or at least hospital- for retraining? This is the debate now rumbling in the medical profession as the government prepares to publish Hong Kong's first directory of primary-care doctors. The Food and Health Bureau will put the directory on the internet in early April, ...

  3. Truth hard to find in pig virus debate

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... is concerned about the disease. He says that once mainland authorities turn over samples, the debate will come to an end. 'The global pig industry wants to know what's going on, and it wants ...

  4. Sars squad's exit paves way for health-care debate

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... on morale. Meanwhile, private hospitals have complained they can barely survive given the dominant role of the Hospital Authority in service provision. After years of debate, the list of symptoms ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Western nations debate how best to stretch limited Aids funding at a time of economic stress. With an annual price tag of US$500 to US$900 per patient, antiretroviral therapy programmes have stirred debate. Critics argue that adherence to the drug regimen is low and social stigma prevents some from seeking care until they are very ill and have infected others. Cheaper remedies, ...

  6. Do mentally ill need compulsory treatment?

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ago. But little progress has been made. Sadly, it took another tragedy to renew a wider debate on whether this should be the way forward. The proposed Community Treatment Order empowers police ... to be considered. A thorough debate is a good start. This is an edited version of a South China Morning Post editorial which appeared yesterday ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    ADHD drugs 'may reduce criminality'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... and people who have left prison." Among psychiatric experts, when, and sometimes whether, to prescribe ADHD medication is still debated. Drugs do not work for everyone, and side effects can ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    US doctors say circumcision is safe and helpful, but others disagree

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Chicago Medics for circumcision,but debate rages on The American Academy of Paediatrics has issued new guidelines saying the health benefits of infant circumcision outweigh the risks of the surgery, but the influential physician's group has fallen short of a universal recommendation of the procedure for all infants, saying that parents should make the final call. ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Wrong diagnosis in editorial's prescription for doctor shortage

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... planning and the conditions for foreign-trained doctors to practise in Hong Kong are the subjects of much more extensive debate- it cannot be discussed in isolation from the overall structure ...

  10. Osteopath's application rejected for second time

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was turned down. Chim's second attempt to get approval was rejected recently. The issue has sparked a debate about whether such doctors should have the right to practise in the city. ...




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