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  1. Doctor urges tougher penalties for acid attacks

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Throwing corrosive agent on a person's face is just as bad as taking a gun and shooting them, says burns specialist A burns specialist has called for tougher sentences ... people realise that throwing corrosive agent on people's faces is just as bad as taking a gun and shooting them, so they should be punished severely. Tougher sentences are the only way ...

  2. Doctors 'like soldiers who have no guns'

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... having to stay at the hospital for the night. Those returning home were on call in case of emergencies. 'Half of us have not gone home since Wednesday. We are fine, but we're starting ... basic operations for those severely injured,' he said. 'It feels like we're soldiers who have no guns at the front.' ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence comes as police in Hubei province stage a drill on how to deal with angry relatives who storm a hospital after a loved one dies after treatment Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knife, the latest in a wave of assaults against medical staff on the mainland. The attack came as police in a city in Hubei ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Better policy needed to treat mentally ill, top psychiatrist says

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Stephy Shi Yuhan

    ... Emily Tsang and Stephy Shi Yuhan Psychiatrists say treatment could be improved after two patients carried out attacks this week Mental patient violence tied to flawed care system Two violent attacks this week involving psychiatric patients show the need for a more comprehensive policy for treating the mentally ill, a top psychiatrist says. Compounding the problem ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial ... some analysts believe could eventually claim annual sales of more than US$5 billion, if approved by regulators. The trial tested the pill, which targets proteins involved in cell division, ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

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

    ... with the outcome of an operation. No tolerance for hospital attacks, health chief says People who cause violence in hospitals will be seriously punished, the mainland's health chief said, a day after ... and trouble-makers would be harshly dealt with. "Violence against doctors is a serious crime and [perpetrators] will be severely punished according to the law," Li said. On Wednesday, a doctor ...

  7. 7 nurses victims of hospital violence

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... said. 'There is a high turnover rate in our hospital.' There have been at least five incidents of violence directed at hospital doctors since last summer. In one of the most serious ...

  8. Health bites

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... at least once in the previous month, carried a gun or knife, and perpetrated violence against peers, family members or partners. Mind games What you don't know can't hurt you, ... Pain, begone Intensive stretching classes are as effective as yoga to ease that bad back, according to the largest US randomised, controlled trial of yoga to date, published by the Archives ...

  9. This week we test: BB cream

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan This hottest foundation produces no-makeup looks with the ability to even out skin tone and cover up dark spots and other blemishes. Maybelline Pure BB Mineral BB Base (HK$99/ 30ml) This blends eight kinds of minerals including copper, zinc, ma ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    MRSA cases at public hospitals level off; further reduction difficult

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... such as a shortage of medical staff to ensure disinfection, and overcrowding prevent us from reducing the number of cases, he added. The use of "big gun" antibiotics increased about 20 per cent ... be reaching a point where further reduction is difficult, the Hospital Authority warns. The use of powerful "big-gun" antibiotics, a measure seen as vital to containing the threat ...




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