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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Allergies need to become a medical discipline in Hong Kong

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

    ... is very poor. That's not unique to Hong Kong. It's the same wherever allergies aren't a medical discipline." While the HKAA gets government funding, Wong says the political ... 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 ...

  2. Macau holds many lessons for Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Comparing the relative fortunes of Hong Kong and Macau has become a popular pastime since their reunification with the mainland. In this tale of two cities, the one across the water has had the happier story to tell. While Hong Kong has lurched from one constitutional crisis to another, survived a devastating Sars outbreak and endured a painful economic slump, our neighbour ...

  3. Did only Hong Kong learn lessons from Sars?

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Hong Kong is fortunate to have contained swine flu more than a month after the outbreak in Mexico and the US. So far, all cases identified in Hong Kong- and on the mainland- were imported from North America, with no community outbreak. With memories of severe acute respiratory syndrome still fresh, Hong Kong acted decisively after identifying the first case ...

  4. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... incredibly good that everyone wants to use it. There is no person in Hong Kong more highly qualified than Dr Chow to diagnose a cure. The 57-year-old orthopaedic surgeon has devoted his life to managing and improving Hong Kong's medical services. He has been at the spearhead, battling the problem personally as chief executive of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary hospitals. He ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. Politics must not impede science in the flu fight

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bans. In a number of instances, science has been ignored in favour of common sense and politics. Hong Kong has handled the situation sensibly. The Mexican man who was found on Friday to have ... it is spread and mutating is unknown. In the absence of answers, Hong Kong's approach is prudent. But this cannot also be said of the responses by some other governments. On the mainland, Mexicans ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New York model to fight teen pregnancy not best for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Wiser solution to teen pregnancy The thought of Hong Kong fighting teenage pregnancy by following New York's example of handing out morning-after birth control pills ... of those keeping their babies dropping out of school. Teenage pregnancy would not seem to be as big a problem in Hong Kong. Census figures showed 166 births to women under 18 in 2010 and phone help ...




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