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  1. Doctors link near-doubling in twin births to fertility treatment

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... in Central, said the Council on Human Reproductive Technology would release statistics later this year that should prove that the increase in fertility treatments had led to the jump. The overall birth rate has increased as more mainland mothers have come to Hong Kong. There were 70,875 births in 2007 compared to 48,209 in 2002. But Dr So said he suspected the number of people seeking ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... week in the journal Fertility and Sterility. A choc to the system The roots of chocolate temptation lies in an unexpected part of the brain previously linked with movement, according to new ... the researchers note that the greatest and most progressive decline has been in developed countries, and more must be done to reduce anaesthetic mortality rates in developing countries. ...

  3. Mums see double as more twins born in city

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the wait is at least 18 months. But it's not just IVF that's pushing up the rate of twin births, according to Ng. Fertility pills could also be increasing the release of eggs. 'But ... in a higher rate of twin births. About 20 per cent of women who give birth after undergoing IVF treatment have twins, according to medical literature. And more women actually want to give birth ...

  4. Doctors call for more sperm donors

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of five authorised by the Ministry of Health nationwide, has only signed up 700 donors since its establishment early last year. Married couples have been seeking help at the rate of more than 50 ...

  5. Couples often wait too long to have babies, says expert

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many Hong Kong couples with fertility problems seek help only when they get to an age when bearing children is risky, unaware that this is a problem, says the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. Grace Wong Ching-yin, who is in charge of the association's fertility service, said of 1,200 couples who approached them for help last year, about 20 per cent were aged 36 ...

  6. House of horrors

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... monitors cancer incidence and mortality rates based on data collected locally. 'They disrupt pathways, so that cells may then develop an altered response to oestrogen,' he adds. Have our ... is still controversial and subject to further investigation,' says spokeswoman Michelle Chak. 'Sperm count by itself is not the only factor affecting fertility, which depends on a wide ...

  7. Health bites

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that childhood diabetes rates are nearly four times higher in China than they are in the United States. The study, a joint project involving The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention based on data from 29,000 people over 22 years, found diabetes rates of 1.9 per cent ...

  8. Pap smears cut cervical cancer rates

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vaginal bleeding between periods, during or after sex or any time after menopause. If detected early, the disease is curable and can even be treated without impairing fertility. Most ... success in cervical cancer campaigns. Since their introduction half a century ago in the United States, Pap smears are believed to have reduced the cervical cancer death rate by about 70 per cent, ...

  9. Long-distance call

    Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... Nadine Bateman London-based Dr Xiao-Ping Zhai is famous for making babies with herbs and twigs. 'That's just a joke by some of the British media,' she laughs, 'I use herbs but not twigs. I don't know where they got that from.' Zhai is a fertility expert who has a practice on Harley Street, internationally recognised for its elite, private health ...

  10. Court grants permission for late-term abortion of one twin

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The twins have been growing together in their mother's womb for six months, but the life of one of them may soon be ended in order to save the other. Doctors at Prince of Wales Hospital are ready to terminate the life of a 26-week-old unborn ...




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