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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    For Keavin, 6, it's a daily struggle with diabetes

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:37am by Emily Tsang

    ... of Health. Youth Diabetes Action chairwoman Fina Cheng said the message to eat healthily and wisely should be drummed into children at an early age.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1638379/keavin-6-its-daily-struggle-diabetes
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH: ANALYSIS

    Transparency on hospital charges is just part of big health-sector overhaul

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... It will tie in closely with changes to the health insurance market, including the introduction of minimum requirements for insurance policies. A source from the Food and Health Bureau said making ... in Happy Valley, said much would depend on how detailed the charge list was to be. The source said lawmakers would be asked to approve three health reforms: on insurance, private hospitals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555451/transparency-hospital-charges-just-part-big-health-sector-overhaul
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Exodus hits Kowloon central wards

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:01am by Emily Tsang

    ... Hospitals serving many of the city's elderly are facing a chronic manpower shortage as the winter flu season nears after losing 155 staff in just six months when they were already struggling. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1639170/exodus-hits-kowloon-central-wards
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor disciplined over name card

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:58am by Emily Tsang

    ... The medical watchdog has found a private doctor guilty of two charges of professional misconduct for printing unauthorised information on his professional name card. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1639146/doctor-disciplined-over-name-card
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health chief says it's possible more Hongkongers have H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 12:18pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Ko Wing-man says more cases may emerge in South China, and warned the virus was more active in winter Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man on Thursday did not out the possibility that more Hongkongers might be have the deadly H7N9 virus after a Hong Kong patient came down with the avian flu following a mainland trip. The patient, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1401379/health-chief-says-its-possible-more-hongkongers-have-h7n9-bird-flu
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Children to get subsidised jabs within weeks: health chief Ko Wing-man

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 05:15am by Candy Chan, Emily Tsang

    ... Candy Chan and Emily Tsang Health chief to make vaccine against fatal bug available quickly to those aged from two to five; those at higher risk will get the injection sooner Children to get jabs 'within weeks' Children aged under five can within the new few weeks receive a vaccine against a bug that claimed two young lives almost two weeks ago, the health minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1366499/children-get-subsidised-jabs-within-weeks-health-chief-ko-wing-man
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High-risk salons fined and warned

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... This follows a review by the Department of Health of 1,600 advertisements in the 18 months to last month, lawmakers heard yesterday. Two women have died and three others have been seriously injured ... Department of Health director Dr Constance Chan Hon-yee told the Legislative Council health panel yesterday. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said the government would move legislation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557056/high-risk-salons-fined-and-warned
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Average Hong Kong toddler starts using electronic tablets at just 16 months

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Parents are being warned of the health dangers posed to children who spend too much time in front of electronic screens, after a government study found ... of the screens, Dr Thomas Chung Wai-hung, a Department of Health consultant, said. Well over a third of the primary and secondary school pupils interviewed had given up outdoor activities altogether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549901/health-warning-survey-finds-hong-kong-toddlers-begin-using-tablets-16
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bid to cut strokes in a heartbeat

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New 30-second test aims to screen 60,000 Hongkongers for abnormal heart rhythms, which raise risk of developing host of health problems Bid to cut strokes ... People with abnormal heartbeats are five times more likely to suffer from strokes and have a higher risk of developing other health problems that can lead to heart failure, said Dr David Siu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557677/bid-cut-strokes-heartbeat
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... habit. Researchers say snoring can be a symptom of a sleep disorder that puts young sufferers at risk of health, behaviour and learning problems. “The study has highlighted a much neglected area of child health,” Kwong Wah Hospital paediatrician Dr Daniel Ng Kwok-keung, who led the research, said. He said most parents did not realise that habitual snoring was a symptom of obstructive sleep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550930/study-gives-parents-wake-call-over-hidden-dangers-snoring-snoozers

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