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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Overseas doctors needed in Hong Kong to ease crisis, say UK experts

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... A team of British experts urged the authority to liaise with the government and the Medical Council- the body that licences doctors- to quickly relax the restrictions. The suggestion is among wide-ranging recommendations made in a report by a task force of experts at Britain's Teesside University and the National Health Service who were engaged to advise on the authority's ...

  2. Eye bug caught on rugby trip can cause blindness

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... only makes the condition worse as the medicine feeds the bug,' said Alvin Kwok, an ophthalmologist at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. 'The parasite is also very resistant ... chairmen who joined the tour, Phillip Baldwin of DB Pirates, said the boys had not improved until the infection was identified as keratoconjunctivitis, a parasite rarely seen in Hong Kong. Many ...

  3. 27

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and was declared a success. There was a hefty financial cost, however. Ticket holders were given the option of seeking a refund and more than 5,000 did so, costing the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union $4 ... When HK caught pneumonia and we held our breath The Hong Kong Sevens has faced a few obstacles on its 30-year road to success, but none as severe or acute as Sars- Severe Acute Respiratory ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Is the Sevens ticketing system fair to everyone? Once again numerous correspondents have bemoaned their failure to secure tickets for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens and seek to apportion blame to the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, touts or the person in front of them in the queue. Rugby is a popular sport in Hong Kong and as such tickets will always be in great demand. There is an easy way ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Organ transplant team aims to conserve resources

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Hospital Authority's Hong Kong West group of hospitals, said the group would recruit 180 to 190 nurses this year, and promote dozens of them to senior posts. 'We would not just rely ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Queen Mary Hospital will set up a special team to handle emergency organ transplants by the end of this year, in order to avoid seconding manpower from ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH SERVICE

    Hong Kong parents seek answers after newborn baby suffers skull fracture

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... after an apparently smooth delivery at the private Union Hospital in Tai Wai last month, was transferred to intensive care when he developed breathing problems, an irregular heart rate ... prepared for him at home." They will meet Union Hospital management today and want to find out whether the hospital is hiding anything or simply failed to diagnose the problem. The full-term ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Union Hospital puts curbs on mainlanders giving birth

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com A Sha Tin private hospital has become the first in Hong Kong to put curbs on births by mainland women in what it says is an effort to set a policy ... 20 per cent of all privatehospital births in Hong Kong. Last year, about 7,600 babies were born in the hospital, 4,000 to mainland mothers. The hospital will maintain the total number ...




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