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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Scientists propose creating super strains of H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Lo Wei and Associated Press

    ... creating more potent strains to examine how they might spread among humans. One participating Hong Kong scientist said the research was necessary to be one step ahead of the constantly mutating virus. Professor Malik Peiris, head of virology at the University of Hong Kong, said the experiments were needed to achieve a more complete understanding of the virus or else scientists would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295406/scientists-propose-creating-super-strains-h7n9-bird-flu-virus
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    My uphill battle in seeking justice from Hong Kong's Medical Council

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Emily Tsang

    ... some justice last week over the death, nine years ago, of their newborn son, one Hong Kong teacher could not help but wonder when her own justice might arrive. Over the past three years, ... Lau's case, it reminds me that I should not give up," Susan said. "But I really feel very helpless standing against a doctor as a patient in Hong Kong. "There is no guarantee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523939/my-uphill-battle-seeking-justice-hong-kongs-medical-council
  5. 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
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531998/superbug-cases-rise-hong-kongs-public-hospitals
  7. 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

    ... change in policy would be to ensure Hongkongers' services would not be affected, he added. Tsang Koon-wing, organiser of the Mainland-Hong Kong Families Rights Association, said public ... 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 ...

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

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com One in eight Hong Kong children snore, which may be a symptom of a sleep disorder that can lead to behavioural problems and obesity Study gives wake-up ... Hospital’s department of paediatrics, the results of which were published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health last month. It found that 12.7 per cent of Hong Kong children were persistent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550930/study-gives-parents-wake-call-over-hidden-dangers-snoring-snoozers
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong claim 18pc more lives than a decade ago

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Emily Tsang and Lo Wei

    ... only 17 per cent. The associate director of the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital's radiotherapy department, Dr Daniel Chua Tsin-tien, attributed this to the fact that more cancer cases ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Average life expectancy goes up by five years in a decade Killer diseases claim 18 pc more lives in HK The top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong cause the deaths of 18 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493984/killer-diseases-claim-18pc-more-lives-hong-kong-over-past-decade
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Expert group questions ability of suspended heart surgeon Yu Cheuk-man

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 06:07pm by Emily Tsang

    ... experts, invited by the Medical Association, said they found no evidence of impropriety in Yu's handling of the patients, and some even said two of the operations were "well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550398/expert-group-questions-ability-suspended-heart-surgeon-yu-cheuk-man

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