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  1. Dragon boat races kept afloat by donations

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Hong Kong's international dragon boat races appear to have been thrown a lifeline amid fears that the event would sink this year because of a lack of cash. Organisers ... the races from the Hong Kong Tourism Board in 2000. The races, considered the world's premier dragon boat event, began in 1976. They were cancelled last year for the first time because ...

  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. Ignorance was always the biggest enemy as scientists raced to unravel the mystery virus

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... made it so deadly. On March 26, 2003, the University of Hong Kong's team of virologists determined that Sars was caused by a 'tricky' new coronavirus. Until Sars surfaced, ... compatible with the first case of Sars found in the Guangdong city of Foshan. Analysis of 139 Sars samples isolated in the Hong Kong outbreak showed that several introductions of the virus had ...

  4. Family races to raise US$1m for transplant

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee The family of a Hong Kong engineering student with leukaemia is fighting against time to raise up to US$1 million for her bone marrow transplant operation in the United States. Lo Bo-wing, 20, a mechanical engineering student from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, arrived at the University of Minnesota on exchange in mid-January, planning to stay for six ...

  5. 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 ... Unfortunately, we may be entering a post-antibiotic era in which infections by some superbugs may be resistant to all treatment. Dr Ernie Yap practises internal medicine in the United States ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Turbulent days from local rumour to international alert

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Sarah Monks

    ... their 10-day quarantine. The eventual toll is 329 infected, with 42 deaths. 2 The WHO revises its advice to international travellers, recommending postponing all but essential travel to Hong Kong ... February 10 Hong Kong media start reporting on Guangdong outbreak. Hong Kong health officials unsuccessfully seek information from their Guangdong counterparts. 11 Beijing's Ministry of Health ...

  8. Medical student receives international award for liver transplant research

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani A Hong Kong medical student has become the first recipient of an international award for his research into one of the causes of the high tumour recurrence rate in liver transplant patients who had received grafts from living donors. Kendrick Shih Hoi-dik, who is 21, and his mentor, Kwan Man at the University of Hong Kong, were one of six winning teams this year ...

  9. Charity for Aids orphans will be partner at HK International Art Fair

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... with Annemarie Evans. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. The Chi Heng Foundation, which helps Aids orphans on the mainland, has been chosen by Art HK 09- the Hong Kong International Art ... of galleries and their attendees worldwide. The fair, which runs from May 14 to 17, with an invitation-only preview on May 13, is the second to bring international art to the city. 'We will have ...

  10. Polly Cheung- Founder, Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Chinese society, so we need to help them open up to share their emotional feelings and fear,' she says. In 2005, Cheung founded the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation to help patients make ... in the United States, but my family was in Hong Kong and my position as academic surgeon at the University of Hong Kong could not be held. So I came back, where I have practised ever since.' Among ...




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