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  1. New promises mean little to long-time dialysis patient

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

    ... The three-year road map released yesterday devotes a lot of space to improving medical services and easing the cost for rural residents. But for Sun Wenjuan, a long-term kidney patient, ... a kidney transplant in 2002- the donor being her mother- but the operation failed. Another operation by an unknown donor also failed, forcing her to rely on five hours of dialysis every other day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676136/new-promises-mean-little-long-time-dialysis-patient
  2. Boy developed kidney stone

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Yip A kidney stone was found in a Tuen Mun boy, 12, who daily for the past six years drank milk suspected of being tainted with melamine, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The boy drank Yili or Mengniu brand milk. He was admitted to hospital on January 2 and discharged a week later. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667967/boy-developed-kidney-stone
  3. Plea for more home kidney dialysis

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Doctors have called for the expansion of home dialysis services to kidney failure patients, saying it is more affordable and effective. At the Congress of the International Society for Haemodialysis held in Hong Kong over the weekend, doctors agreed that home dialysis can relieve the burden of being treated at hospitals and could cut health care costs. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691062/plea-more-home-kidney-dialysis
  4. Star's kidney bean tribute a Sunny treat

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... to write a song using the words 'kidney beans', which happens to be Tse's nickname. Apparently Mraz wrote nearly half of his latest recording, We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, ... that included the words kidney beans emphasised at the end of a verse. The crowd cheered loudly, but not as loud as a certain reporter covering the show. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672294/stars-kidney-bean-tribute-sunny-treat
  5. 7,000 being treated for kidney failure

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology, Lui Sing-leung, said 1,024 people had needed to start receiving treatment for kidney failure in the past year. Dr Lui was speaking at an event to mark World Kidney Day yesterday. There were about 7,000 patients being treated for kidney failure in the city, he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673495/7000-being-treated-kidney-failure
  6. Melamine blamed for girl's kidney stones

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam A Kwun Tong girl, six, who drank up to a litre of Mengniu Dairy milk a day for the past five years, developed kidney stones, the Centre for Health Protection said. Her condition was suspected to result from drinking melamine-contaminated milk, it said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673267/melamine-blamed-girls-kidney-stones
  7. HKU team find safe melamine level

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... presence in urine- and to work out the relationship between melamine content and kidney stone growth. People with more than the safe level of melamine in their urine will be more likely to develop kidney stones than others, they found. If they also have highly acidic urine, the likelihood increases, as does the risk of large stones forming. 'People originally thought the presence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666928/hku-team-find-safe-melamine-level
  8. Q. So you think you know pop culture...

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. What type of food is calzone? 2. What English city is home to satirical fictional character Ali G (right)? 3. Who took Jim Morrison's place when the Doors reformed in 2002? 4. What does the Russian word 'bolshoi' mean in English? 5. From which country do comedy trio the Moustache Brothers come from? 6. Singer-songwriter Declan McManus is better known by what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687926/q-so-you-think-you-know-pop-culture
  9. 38-year-old swine flu sufferer dies

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A 38-year-old man with swine flu and a history of diabetes and kidney failure has died in Princess Margaret Hospital, the 24th person to have contracted swine flu and died in Hong Kong. He was admitted to intensive care on Tuesday with flu symptoms and was given Tamiflu, Relenza, antibiotics and ventilation support, but was certified dead that night. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694145/38-year-old-swine-flu-sufferer-dies
  10. Man seeks legal aid to sue hospital

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A man will apply for legal aid today to sue Prince of Wales Hospital for compensation for alleged improper treatment of a kidney inflammation in October 2007. Wong Tin-yiu claims the treatment led to a lung infection and the hospital ignored his complaints. The hospital said Mr Wong had refused to follow doctors' instructions during treatment and had also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666708/man-seeks-legal-aid-sue-hospital

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