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  1. News - Hong Kong - SURGERY

    Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases rise fourfold in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  3. University appeals for a voice in running planned health protection centre

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of the situation in late February. That led to hospital staff not taking precautions, and could have contributed to the spread at Prince of Wales Hospital. The University of Hong Kong's medical ... Ella Lee and Mary Ann Benitez University experts have proposed that they be allowed to jointly run the government's planned Centre for Health Protection, putting their expertise ...

  4. 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

    ... 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 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Allergies need to become a medical discipline in Hong Kong

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

    ... 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 to scratch Allergy incidence in Hong Kong is somewhere in the middle of the international league table. But unlike most established urban centres, in Hong Kong it appears to be rising- something ...

  6. Polly Cheung- Founder, Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  7. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... deal with their problems. The Hong Kong-born 29-year-old completed her secondary and university studies in Canada before gaining a master's degree in marital and family art therapy at Loyola Marymount University in the United States. Back in Hong Kong since 2005, Ms Kou uses art therapy to provide psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, the elderly ...

  8. Hong Kong, US doctors research biological pacemaker

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez University of Hong Kong doctors are collaborating with a leading US university to try to develop a 'biological' pacemaker that could make the electronic devices, ... were now able to do the same, he said. Under a $1 million grant from the Hong Kong Research Grant Council, the HKU and Johns Hopkins researchers are collaborating on a project to see ...

  9. Lack of awareness on breast cancer shocks university researcher

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan A university researcher is astonished at how few Hong Kong and mainland women are familiar with breast-cancer risk factors or ways of preventing the disease. More than half ... women, which is not true.' She said the 496 respondents, who included both Hong Kong and mainland women, were generally ignorant of breast cancer risk factors. Only 10.7 per cent identified ...

  10. 10th confirmed case of swine flu for Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A 56-year-old woman returning from the United States tested positive for swine flu yesterday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong to 10. The woman, who flew to the city from San Francisco with her husband, became the oldest confirmed person with the virus in Hong Kong, the Centre for Health Protection said. Between May 16 and 19 in the United States, she ...




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