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  1. Family's joy as liver transplant hailed a success

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com A seriously ill liver-failure patient is likely to be out of hospital in three weeks after a lifesaving transplant operation hailed by doctors and his family as a success. Ricky Cheng Kin-kwong (pictured) was last night in a stable condition in the intensive care unit at Queen Mary Hospital after the day-long transplant operation ended at 9pm on Friday. ...

  2. Doctor hailed as a hero for sounding alarm on outbreak

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Fuyang State media has praised a doctor in Fuyang, Anhui province, for alerting experts about the outbreak of the deadly hand, foot and mouth disease when her colleagues insisted the cases were just colds or flu. The official People's Da ...

  3. Media hails premier's handshake at hospital

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

    ... David Fang Pictures of Premier Wen Jiabao shaking hands with an Aids patient were splashed across the front pages of mainland newspapers yesterday, with the event being hailed as a turning ... which carried back-to-back reports on the visit, including several close-up shots of the handshake. The CCTV website said Aids officials and media throughout the world were hailing Mr Wen's ...

  4. WHO envoy hails level of co-operation

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Health official leaves legacy of understanding Five years, ago, when Henk Bekedam started his term as the World Health Organisation's representative, few people on the mainland had heard of the United Nations agency. All that ...

  5. Disease experts hail police computer's help in battle

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Individual privacy and security must be respected when using police computer systems and hi-tech surveillance equipment to control disease outbreaks, according to two international health experts. Hong Kong used a computer system used by police to hunt cr ...

  6. Academics hail plan to grade the priority of ambulance calls

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A plan to grade ambulance calls according to their urgency has been backed by Chinese University academics. The proposed medical priority despatch system would allow paramedics to respond to the most critical cases in less than nine minutes, the ...

  7. Scientists hail new bird flu vaccines

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting But questions are raised about whether there has really been a breakthrough Two more bird flu vaccines for poultry have been developed by mainland scientists, agricultural authorities have announced. The developers have said the vaccines represen ...

  8. Losing weight no longer a drag

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new drug that both increases weight loss and helps smokers kick the habit has shown promising results in clinical trials. Rimonabant, developed after research into why cannabis users experience a fierce appetite after smoking the drug, is being hailed as a possible solution to two of the world's most pressing health issues. Full report- A12 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Childhood obesity still a problem in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... policies and catering is even lower. With just 69 of them appraised as "eating smart", there is still a long way to go before the campaign can be hailed a success. Nutritious diets ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Patient and doctor groups welcome U-turn on promoting private care

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Groups say medicine should never have been seen as economic pillar, and hail focus on locals Patients, doctors welcome u-turn on private care The government's decision to stop pursuing private health care as a "new pillar" of economic growth is a step towards reform, say patients' and doctors' groups. Secretary for Food ...




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