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  1. Department of Health issues warning about Chinese medicine 'Shortclean'

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has been available in Hong Kong. The warning comes after 'Shortclean' was found to contain banned western drug ingredients which may have adverse side-effects. A spokesman ... and glibenclamide. Phenformin has been banned in Hong Kong since 1985. It was previously used for the management of diabetes. It was associated with an unacceptably high incidence of lactic acidosis which ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SURGERY

    Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... no successor The only doctor who can carry out sex-change operations in Hong Kong public hospitals is due to retire in two years, triggering concern that patients who want life-altering surgery may ... that Dr Yuen is retiring and plan for that," he said. Professor Sam Winter, who specialises in transgender and sexuality studies at the University of Hong Kong, said Yuen's retirement ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong contractor charged over illegal asbestos removal work

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... particles can cause the lung disease asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Blue and brown asbestos have been banned in Hong Kong since 1996. Carrying out unauthorised asbestos removal attracts ... over asbestos removal Seven summonses have been issued to contractor Hung Key Cheong Yip, accusing it of demolishing buildings without taking proper precautions to stop cancer-causing asbestos ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Allergies need to become a medical discipline in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord healthpost@scmp.com Allergies are becoming more common in Hong Kong but a shortage of trained specialists is hampering treatment for sufferers, writes Richard Lord Not up to scratch Allergy incidence in Hong Kong is somewhere in the middle of the international league table. But unlike most established urban centres, in Hong Kong it appears to be rising- something ...

  5. Maternity care issue touches a raw nerve

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... envisages a centre of health care excellence becoming a magnet for medical tourism. But the demand has outrun the vision. The number of babies born in Hong Kong to mainland mothers has risen from ... year's figure- until resources catch up with demand. Two years is a short time in which to implement the visionary goal of a pillar industry. But Hong Kong is now paying the price ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases rise fourfold in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Drug-resistant superbugs outpace medical research Cases of the deadly drug-resistant superbug NDM-1 quadrupled in Hong Kong this year, rising from three to 12. Patients undergoing medical procedures ... on the misuse of antibiotics and a lack of new medicine in recent years. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said: "Superbugs are turning into megabugs... Our medicine cannot catch ...

  7. WHO subject to more checks before issuing travel warnings

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... suffered badly after the WHO issued an advisory against travelling to the city. Chan was Hong Kong's director of health at the time. She said some countries had challenged whether ... 'I believe that the WHO will no longer be so powerful in issuing travel advisories. There will be more checks and balances in the system.' Some Hong Kong medical professionals have ...

  8. Decision not to issue travel warning challenged

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee, Danny Mok and Ng Yuk-hang A medical expert and a lawmaker have questioned the Hong Kong government's decision not to issue an official travel advisory warning people against ... remind friends and relatives from affected areas to ensure their health was sound before visiting Hong Kong. Last night, a government source said a flu pandemic could spread anywhere and it would ...

  9. 2pc of gay men in Hong Kong now HIV positive, figures show

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... practices in this group. Latest government figures found that the HIV prevalence among Hong Kong gay men is 2 per cent, about 20 times that of the Hong Kong general population. The Centre for Health ... 2 per cent of men, aged 18 to 60, are sexually active homosexuals, they accounted for 38 per cent of all new HIV infections in men last year. Dr Wong said 2 per cent of 500 Hong Kong gay men ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong lagging region on breastfeeding statistics

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The BFHI Hong Kong Association was formed in 1994 with the aim to promote breastfeeding and protect infant and maternal health in Hong Kong. According ... HK hasn't achieved breastfeeding-friendly environment The Hong Kong Committee for Unicef applauds and commends the efforts made by Lisa Milliner as described in her letter ...




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