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  1. HK$30m donation spurs mental health campaign

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... and the medical sector of options for treatment. The SHKP Mental Health Alliance is funded by property developer Sun Hung Kai Properties and its managing director, Raymond Kwok Ping-luen. The two-year ... the Hong Kong Mood Disorders Centre, one of the three centres, will publish Hong Kong's first mental health magazine, Sundae Mood, every two months. It will be distributed to schools, clinics, ...

  2. Sars survivors face funding crunch

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... about the government abandoning them to face impoverished futures in ill health. While all are afraid of losing financial support when their individual limits in the special Sars fund ... what the state of their recovery, their support will run out. Four people have reached their limits, according to the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau. One of them, Ms Ching- a name chosen ...

  3. 'Even hearing about the disease scares survivors'

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... cited the case of one health-care worker who had flashbacks of being in hospital and seeing patients dying. Another started hallucinating that her husband was trying to harm her. Dr Wing said ...

  4. Sick & tired

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... The Health, Welfare and Food Bureau- under which the Hospital Authority, which decided policies in the fight against Sars, operates- says the Sars Fund 'is not a compensation fund'. ... protection. She is one of 340 government health care workers who contracted the virus. On sick leave, she is paid her $6,000 monthly salary from the Hospital Authority, and relies on the Sars Fund ...

  5. Dentist accused of letting his nurses do orthodontic procedures

    Posted Aug 29th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee A dentist has been accused of allowing nurses to carry out orthodontic procedures on his clients. Peter Chung Chee-keung, who has practised for more than 20 years and lectured at a local university, appeared before the Dental Council yesterday ...

  6. Many teenagers who abuse drugs do poorly in IQ test

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee and Clifford Lo Teens who abuse drugs are left with lower mental abilities, with some users functioning at levels classified as mentally retarded, a youth worker group said yesterday after presenting results of a three-year study. The findings ...

  7. Long-term teen drug users score poorly in IQ test

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee and Clifford Lo Youth workers yesterday presented results of a survey they say shows teens are lowering their mental abilities by taking drugs. The findings come as police continue their hunt for the dealer who supplied Chek Wai-yin, a 13-year- ...

  8. Mental patients get just 6 minutes with doctor in overstretched public hospitals

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Like the three women who died in Tin Shui Wai last week, Ah Yin does not have a job, is unmarried and suffers from a lack of psychiatric and psychological treatment. It means the former telephone operator is at risk of suicide. Ah Yin, 43, suff ...

  9. Call for crackdown on cough syrup

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... It is a government loophole and we are very concerned about it,' said Dr Choi, who with legislator Kwok Ka-ki will meet officials from the Department of Health today to discuss the issue. He said ... for teachers and parents to discover the problem.' The World Health Organisation controls the supply of codeine and limits the amount produced by countries, including Hong Kong. Pharmacies ...

  10. Triple suicide prompts review of services

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan, Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee and Quinton Chan Support services for the mentally ill are to be examined after three women- all former mental patients- died in a suicide pact last week that shocked the troubled new town of Tin Shui Wai. Social Welfare Department director Paul Tang Kwok-wai said the department would work with the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau and other relevant authorities ...




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