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  1. General practitioners get training in treating depression

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... than 20 general practitioners, half from Tin Shui Wai, recently joined a training course in community psychiatry organised by the Medical Association. The course aimed to train private doctors ...

  2. Ex-HK health chief's rivals for job of director-general

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Hong Kong's Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun is facing competition from the following five rivals in the race for the US$217,000 a year job of WHO director-general. Peter Piot (Belgium) Dr Piot, executive-director of UNAids and undersecretary-general of the United Nations, has fought the Aids epidemic for 25 years. An academic who prefers jeans and tropical shirts ...

  3. Cost of delivery will have to rise, parents warned

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... to start a private clinic for general practice, including rent and staff. 'For obstetrics and gynaecology, the set-up cost will be much higher.' 'The cheapest ultrasound scanner ...

  4. Entry bar for doctors must be seen to be fair

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... competency, are in general fair and square. Knowledgeable and qualified candidates have nothing to fear. Yet the Hospital Authority is ready to give (limited) medical licences to selective ...


    From the experts: is your doctor healthy enough?

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by DR KRISHNAN GANAPATHY

    ... and problem-solving abilities. Fine-motor skills, co-ordination and an ability to work for prolonged periods, handling emergencies and complications, are all prerequisites. Further compounding the problem ... doctors is no different to that of the general population. In the West, published literature indicates depression, anxiety and drug abuse are actually higher. Does this affect patients? Doctors do ...

  6. Easy-to-read primary care list aims to keep doctors in training

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of training, self-study or attendance at a seminar. There is no mandatory requirement for general practitioners. Lam said, that based on latest Medical Council data, only about 10 per cent of the city's 4,000 general practitioners did not get 90 scores for continuing medical education in the past three years. ...

  7. Drug affects Chinese, Westerners differently

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong Chinese and Westerners experience different problems from habitual use of the drug ketamine, a study of those seeking help at Hong Kong emergency rooms has found. Hongkongers' problems tend to be related to the brain, with sympt ...

  8. Agents of change

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... within the motor cortex, the area responsible for motor control for the right side of the body. It explained the difficulties she experienced in using her hand. Chen was referred ... Chemotherapy was not an option because of her poor general condition, and there were few other choices left. Nevertheless, as Chen's family was willing to try anything, Kwan opted ...

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    Older bus drivers need tougher fitness tests

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fitness to drive must be verified Hong Kong has once again been shocked by a fatal accident involving a driver who collapsed behind the wheel of his vehicle. In what could be a sequence from a disaster movie, his double decker bus carrying ...

  10. Constipation afflicts 1 million, says study

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Up to a million Hong Kong people may be suffering from constipation and almost half of them go undiagnosed, a survey has found. About 14.3 per cent of the population endure the problem, according to a telephone survey of 3,282 people join ...




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