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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Over 100 heart patients 'stitched up with expired thread' at Hong Kong hospital

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:40pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Nurses blamed for stitch blunder More than 100 patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital were stitched up after heart surgery using thread past its expiry date because of an excess of stock and nurses failing to follow standard procedures. That was the conclusion announced by the Yau Ma Tei hospital on Friday based on the findings of its two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591640/over-100-heart-patients-stitched-expired-thread-hong-kong-hospital
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... the director of the municipal medical emergency centre's human resources department. The city of 24 million residents owns more than 600 ambulances, which far exceeds the national standard of one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586875/ambulance-crew-shortage-costing-lives-shanghai-experience-shows
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... that from mid-February to mid-June, water samples from the clinic exceeded 500 colony-forming bacterial units per millilitre- the US safe standard for drinking water. The water was described ... to rule out the existence of pathogenic bacteria, such as ones that cause legionnaires' disease. "The hospital should adhere to high standards and patients' rights should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU researchers' new liver cancer system helps prolong patients' lives

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... The new system, compared with the standard categorisation, appears to have doubled patients' median survival time and improved the survival rate of those in the cancer's more advanced ... in the international medical journal Gastroenterology in June. In July, it was recommended as a regional standard at the annual Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting, Yau said. He added that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573016/hku-researchers-new-liver-cancer-system-helps-prolong-patients-lives
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:41pm by Danny Mok

    ... criticism Leung said the ambulance officers had learned from the caller that the patient had chest pain and that no fever was detected. Leung said ambulances were equipped with standard protective ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572293/hong-kong-officials-discuss-improved-ebola-security-measures
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor probed for errors in 118 patients reports, failing to spot cancer

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... to the affected patients and their relatives. Chui said an independent expert panel would submit a report in eight weeks on whether the doctor's performance had fallen below professional standards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571649/doctor-made-mistakes-118-patients-reports
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... doctors. "Any system should be fair. [The Medical Council] may not agree to the standards set by [the Hospital Authority]. Our standards may differ," Lau said. "It's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571647/joseph-lau-wan-yee-demands-new-misconduct-body-hospitals
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Company at centre of rotten meat scandal promises China division shake-up

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:43pm by Daniel Ren, Nectar Gan

    ... of poor standards at the Shanghai company, but he declined to give details. "Why these things took place, by whom they took place and for what motives they took place, we simply can't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561199/mcdonalds-china-stops-using-all-husi-products
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... by lowering tar content. Some scientists say his research contradicts international health standards. Xie is also vice-president of Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute under the China National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556672/low-tar-cigarette-lawsuit-not-over-campaigner-vows-keep-health-fight
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Groups push for standards on PM2.5 anti-smog masks amid concern over fakes

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:25pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com National standard for face masks to expose fakes A national standard for anti-smog masks is likely to be set next year, the Beijing Youth Daily reported, ... of a proposal which it will submit to the national standards commission. It is hoped the standards could come into effect next year and help regulate the booming market. Demand for the masks to keep out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1436405/groups-push-standards-pm25-anti-smog-masks-amid-concern-over-fakes

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