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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to look into expired sutures use at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by LO WEI, Patsy Moy

    ... Lo Wei and Patsy Moy Expired surgical sutures: authority to probe deaths The health minister says he will find out why expired surgical sutures were used on 239 patients at Queen Elizabeth ... abnormal post-operative infection in any of the patients. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the Hospital Authority would look into whether there were "special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548186/health-authority-look-expired-sutures-use-queen-elizabeth-hospital
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases on the rise at Hong Kong's public hospitals

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... as they would be given more antibiotics. He said hospitals should screen patients who had been in hospitals outside Hong Kong within the previous six months, who were most likely to carry drug-resistant ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com One drug-resistant bug was found nine times as often last year as the year before, figures from the city's Hospital Authority reveals Rise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531998/superbug-cases-rise-hong-kongs-public-hospitals
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick ... College of Professional and Continuing Education, said he was not optimistic. "The history of health care in Hong Kong in the past two decades has been characterised by the repeated failure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Delivery ban on mainland mothers to continue, Hospital Authority says

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Phila Siu

    ... to 3,000 mainland wives of Hong Kong men per year. Tsang Koon-wing, organiser of the Mainland-Hong Kong Families Rights Association, expressed outrage at the decision. "The authority has been ... with Hong Kong husbands to give birth to babies in the city." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521364/delivery-ban-mainland-mothers-continue-hospital-authority-says
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Authority sets out plans to tackle mental illness

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by CANNIX YAU

    ... Cannix Yau cannix.yau@scmp.com Authority sets out plans to tackle mental illness The Hospital Authority is set to step up mental health services and add more staff as it copes ... the paper said, up from 165,300 in 2009/10. The authority plans to step up its case management programme, introduced in 2010 to offer intensive support to high-risk patients. It is understood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526934/authority-sets-out-plans-tackle-mental-illness
  6. 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 that toddlers began using tablet computers at an average age of 16 mon ...

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

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... in Alzheimer's patients and can slow the progression of the disease," she said yesterday. In 2009, Alzheimer's disease affected about 103,000 people in Hong Kong; by 2039 it is expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548746/hong-kong-researchers-may-have-found-way-combat-alzheimers-disease
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospital Authority probes man's death after medication is stopped

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:40pm by LO WEI

    ... in the medical record system, the Hospital Authority chief says. An investigation is under way into the death of the 59-year-old patient whose coronary artery was found to be blocked on Wednesday. He ... in communication when the patient had procedures done in a hospital and then went to another hospital afterwards," Hospital Authority chief executive Dr Leung Pak-yin said. There could also have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1504258/hospital-miscommunication-blamed-caritas-patients-death-over-missing
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... not travel out of Hong Kong in the two weeks before falling sick, but reported being bitten by mosquitoes in Yuen Long, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The woman visited a private ... and controlling the spread of Japanese encephalitis will require mosquito extermination work." There were six reported cases of Japanese encephalitis in Hong Kong last year. Two of them involved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557051/second-encephalitis-case-found-yuen-long
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's maternity wards 'can cater for 3,000 mainland mothers-to-be'

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:05am by Phila Siu

    ... for 3,000 mainland mothers-to-be The maternity wards in the city's public hospitals have room for 2,000 to 3,000 mainland wives of Hong Kong men per year, said the chairman of a Hospital ... to Hongkongers. Private hospitals will now only admit mainland women if they are married to Hong Kong men. Dr Cheung Tak-hong made the remarks in a TVB talk show yesterday after Secretary for Food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1498487/weve-room-3000-mainland-chinese-mothers-be

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