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  1. Australian man, 52, becomes Taiwan's first confirmed case

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Lawrence Chung A 52-year-old Australian man who passed through a loophole in swine flu containment measures at Hong Kong's airport has become Taiwan's first confirmed case of the illness. The man travelled on a Cathay Pacific flight from New York on Sunday, and arrived in Hong Kong on Monday. He stayed an hour and a half in the transit area, where ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... is garden variety breast cancer,” she said. “When it recurs, all we really have are other hormonal agents... This is the first new drug to really show promise.” Pfizer is conducting Phase 3 trials ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    How to help someone survive

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Professor Yu Cheuk-man, head of Prince of Wales Hospital's Division of Cardiology, says the first three minutes after the heart stops beating is the critical period. Most people who die of sudden death fail to get prompt medical support. "If resuscitation and electrical shock are administered to the patient in a timely manner, there's ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Organ donor saves two lives as doctors perform ground-breaking operation

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:57pm

    ... lives, one of them in a ground-breaking operation.   An operation involving a double lung transplant and heart repair surgery, carried out in Hong Kong for the first time, was one of two ... brought about by a congenital heart defect. At the same time she received heart repair surgery, making the operation a first for Hong Kong. Dr Timmy Au Wing-kuk, chief of cardiothoracic surgery ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... sources at the hospital, that the hospital had at first agreed to give the patient’s relatives 100,000 yuan (HK$126,000), but the offer had been withdrawn following the media attention. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... people have died. There have been four cases in Hong Kong; three of the victims have died. The first, Indonesian domestic helper Tri Mawarti, was released from Tuen Mun Hospital earlier ...

  7. Survival kits for miners

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer The 33 miners trapped underground in northern Chile will get survival kits developed for United States and British troops in Iraq. The kits will include tourniquets and bone injection guns. A tourniquet is a rope or bandage to stop bleeding t ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Demand still great 20 years after Hong Kong's first heart transplant operation

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com First heart transplant celebrated, 20 years on Hong Kong's first heart transplant recipient marked the 20th anniversary of his operation with an appeal ... developed acute myocarditis- or inflammation of the heart muscle- in late August and received a transplant after about a month. Lam, an avid swimmer, is still recovering but made her first public ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... relationship with the village chief helped his work in exploring the benefits of kava, a plant with stress-relieving properties. Pacific island cultures have consumed a beverage made from pounded kava ... is not without its dangers. On his first trip to Vanuatu, Kilham and a few natives found themselves stranded in a small boat in an extremely rough sea. "We were quite convinced that we were all dead ...

  10. Medi watch

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... by Jerome Watson jerome.d.watson@gmail.com Cancer drug treats MS Scientists have made a dramatic leap forward in the treatment of multiple sclerosis with the discovery of a drug that not only halts the neurological disease but can also reverse it. But it ...




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