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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London British household has suffered one death while another member is unconscious, widow says Sars-like virus devastates family The widow of the first person to die of a new Sars-like virus in Britain has told of the tragic circumstances of his death. Azima Hussain, 33, giving her first interview, spoke of the devastation inflicted on her family ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Discovery Bay cancer family in SOS to Filipinos

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Father of three extends desperate search to find bone marrow match A Discovery Bay family is appealing for help from the city's Filipino community in its search for a bone marrow match to save a father of three. Rocky Perez, originally from the Philippines, is suffering from lymphoma and is awaiting a bone marrow transplant. The family has been looking for a match ...

  3. Caring for ailing parents stresses families to the limit

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau Dementia, stroke, osteoporosis and other ailments among Hong Kong's growing ranks of elderly people have put a severe strain on family caregivers and household finances. ... per cent of the 122 family caregivers polled said the strain led them to retaliate against dementia patients by yelling insults and humiliating them. Nearly 20 per cent admitted they had ...

  4. Alter dispensing rules for elderly, forum told

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Homes for the elderly should be required to record what drugs are dispensed to residents, a forum was told yesterday, to avoid a recent blunder where nine people were involved in a diabetes scare. A survey conducted by the Society of Hospita ...

  5. Mental patients cause stress for carers

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Caregivers for mental patients suffer high levels of stress, a survey by Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service and City University of 276 such caregivers found. Eccentric and suicidal behaviour and unstable emotions caused the most stress in caregiver ...

  6. Family's urgent appeal for liver

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tuesday, according to his family, who say his liver functions have deteriorated and that he now needs assistance to breathe. 'The situation is not optimistic. His face is all yellow and he ... and functional one. His siblings are all deemed unsuitable as the family has hereditary hepatitis B and the blood types of other relatives do not match. Professor Lo Chung-mau, head of the University ...

  7. Family races to raise US$1m for transplant

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee The family of a Hong Kong engineering student with leukaemia is fighting against time to raise up to US$1 million for her bone marrow transplant operation in the United States. Lo ... million. Lo's professors and classmates in Hong Kong are helping to raise money and the US university has also offered help to the family. Her father, Lo Kai-on, said his daughter was better ...

  8. Family doctors urged to play greater role

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Family doctors with additional training in psychiatry should play a more important role in the care of patients facing a long wait for treatment at public clinics, says Dr Choi ... between private and public mental health services. 'There should be more channels to encourage some public patients to opt for well-trained family doctors, so they can receive prompt ...

  9. Family tragedy connected to mental illness

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A woman who beheaded her mother before setting their home ablaze and jumping to her death from the Wong Tai Sin public housing flat had made a regular visit to a psychiatric hospital only nine days before. Kwai Chung Hospital said yesterday th ...

  10. Family's last hope for normal child shattered

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Even before his birth, Yang Xinjie was his family's hope. His mother, Guo Xiaomiao, said she did not have a 'presentable' face after burns from a childhood accident and his brother, now eight, inherited congenital cataracts from his almost blind father. Xinjie was the family's second chance, she said. But their hopes were shattered in January ...




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