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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Family doctors ease strain on back-pain clinic

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Family doctors ease strain on back clinic Co-operation between orthopaedics experts at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and family doctors is helping to ease the strain ... with family doctors at the outpatient clinic. Each patient is screened twice, and those who do not need to see a specialist are, with their consent, diverted to a family doctor. About 10 per cent ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their clinics? Man's fake rumour triggers heated debate

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:09pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... in Nanjing, where the baby was diagnosed with pneumonia, and the family sued the doctor for malpractice. After the fake news went viral online, doctors expressed outrage at the fictional judge's ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Website aims to help mainland China families exchange advice on autism

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Alice Yan

    ... families exchange advice on autism The mainland's first platform connecting medical professionals and the families of the autistic children they serve will launch this evening in Shanghai ... experts to present speeches and provide consultations and enable affected families to share their stories. Autism is a developmental disorder marked by delays in communication, difficulties ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... for many pregnant women for early detection of genetic diseases, according to a report in May by Health News, published by the National Health and Family Planning Commission. Mainland media ... not be simple to roll out the technology. Zhang said hospitals must obtain the family planning commission's permission to buy the equipment, then establish non-invasive genetic testing procedures ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear and ignorance help spread of killer Ebola virus in west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... said patients' families often tried to break them out of treatment centres. "Some of them are in denial and [say] it is something they can treat at home, and faith healers are one ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Cancer is No 1 killer in Beijing for seventh year, says health report

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Cancer No 1 killer in Beijing for seventh year Cancer remains the No 1 killer for Beijing residents for the seventh year in a row, with the rate of thyroid cancer rising the fastest, according to a report by the capital's health authority. The report, by the Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission, also for the first time estimated ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... "Women need to take good care of themselves- in order to take good care of your family, you need to take good care of yourself," she said.   ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Police called after family defies H7N9 quarantine order

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man tries to lead wife and son out of hospital despite isolation order, but is discovered in time Police called after family defies H7N9 quarantine A family of three who tried to break out of H7N9-induced quarantine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei has been reported to the police, health authorities say. The father, Tam Ming-wah, ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Campaigners call for blanket ban on tobacco advertising in China

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:35am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... on the mainland die of diseases related to smoking each year and there are another 100,000 deaths related to passive smoking, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Delivery ban on mainland mothers to continue, Hospital Authority says

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Phila Siu

    ... to 3,000 mainland wives of Hong Kong men per year. Tsang Koon-wing, organiser of the Mainland-Hong Kong Families Rights Association, expressed outrage at the decision. "The authority has been ...




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