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  1. Journalists urged to praise youth council

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Congress reporters are advised to be cheerleaders for the unity of the nation Mainland journalists were yesterday told to provide positive coverage of the 15th Congress of the Chinese Communist Youth League (CCYL), which starts today. Even before the cong ...

  2. City Digest

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... organised by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China outside the central government's liaison office in Western yesterday. They were protesting against ... to interfere in Hong Kong issues. 38 arrested in crackdown against Kowloon triad Thirty-eight people were arrested in a crackdown against a drug syndicate active in west Kowloon. Three men were ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Air passenger numbers back to pre-virus levels The Airport Authority said more than 2.73 million travellers passed through Chek Lap Kok airport last month. The return of passenger traffic to the level before the Sars outbreak came as air cargo figures als ...

  4. Spectre of Sars led to closure order

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Chow apologised to those affected. 'It is a difficult decision which put huge political pressure on me,' he said. The health chief said if the decision had been delayed for a day, more chaos would have ensued. But he added that there was not enough evidence to suggest there had been a mutation of the influenza virus. A government official said the political pressure ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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 - 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 ...

  9. Cuts that bleed

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... patients lack the knowledge, time and political voice to complain effectively. Hong Kong's political parties and legislators have yet to step in and take a good look at the issues. Last ... Nurses also have excessive workloads. Is this what Hong Kong can be proud of? Over the years, there have been several rounds of consultation on how Hong Kong could pay for public health care. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Doctor charged for not checking on patient after surgery

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Doctor charged after surgery complications A private surgeon charged with professional misconduct believed there was no need to examine his patient before discharging him despite his complaints of pain after surgery. "I was und ...




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