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  1. Mythical jewellery beasts bring a sparkling touch to juvenile diabetes association fundraiser

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen British jeweller Solange Azagury-Partridge recently held a charity afternoon tea party in aid of the Hong Kong Juvenile Diabetes Association at the designer's boutique in Central's IFC Mall. Well-heeled tai-tais dug deep into their purses in support of the cause. Although Azagury-Partridge was absent, the association's chairwoman, Joanna Hotung, was present ...

  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. 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 ... committee that performs a leadership role in formulating a breastfeeding policy in Hong Kong, monitors its implementation and evaluates its effectiveness. When BFHI Hong Kong Association conducted ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    The fight to diagnose mitochondrial disease in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... the tests were still not available in Hong Kong- as they tried to determine whether she had mitochondrial disease- a rare group of neurometabolic diseases. The mystery was solved when the diagnosis ... of appeals for donations, equipment to diagnose the ailment was brought to Hong Kong a few months ago and will be operational at the Queen Mary Hospital next year, after a trial. "The most ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Allergies need to become a medical discipline in Hong Kong

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

    ... Unfortunately, with a lot of Chinese food, there's no research as to what's actually in it, so diagnosis can be challenging." Frank Wong, chairman of the Hong Kong Allergy Association ... 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 ...


    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn People seeking liver transplants joined the march to tell the government that more than one transplant centre is needed in Hong Kong. The Liver Living Association did not send ... speak up, we will be deprived of our rights,' said Owen Chan Wai-heung, the chairman of the association. About 600,000 people suffer from hepatitis B in Hong Kong. The conditions of 15 per ...

  7. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... been something of a pioneer. She is president of the Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists, which was established in 2002 to promote the practice. 'The development of art therapy here ... deal with their problems. The Hong Kong-born 29-year-old completed her secondary and university studies in Canada before gaining a master's degree in marital and family art therapy ...

  8. Italian fashion houses honour Hong Kong retail icons

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. On the sidelines of Fashion Week (which ends today), the Italian textile association Biella hosted a gala on Wednesday at the Convention ... president, Bonnie Brooks, and the other was The Swank's managing director, David Hong Kin-hay (pictured with wife Judy Hong Yu Chu-dic). However, it's hard to tell whether David Hong ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Hong Kong has right conditions for outbreaks of drug-resistant superbugs

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... level, spread of the superbug is boosted by overpopulation, a humid climate, and most importantly, indiscriminate use of antibiotics. As a travel hub. Hong Kong is at risk. Because treatment ...




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