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  1. False confidence?

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a Guangzhou restaurant serving civet cats. With the Lunar New Year holiday around the corner, authorities on both sides of the Hong Kong-mainland border must get their acts together fast to prevent ... The relative calm is remarkable, although it is undoubtedly the right response- modern medicine does not recommend mass hysteria as a treatment for any illness. Perhaps this is a natural reaction, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Victim's relative accuses DR beauty chain of being 'irresponsible'

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:45pm by Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang A relative of one of the women who fell seriously ill last week after a “beauty therapy” accused the DR centre of being irresponsible and making no effort to contact the victims. A man, who would only give his name as Mr Leung, said he was related to the woman who was in a serious condition at Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai. “Someone has died,” he ...

  3. Kidney patients' relatives at risk, study shows

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The chances of kidney patients' close relatives developing similar problems are between a third and a half if they smoke, suffer from high blood pressure and are elderly, a study by the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology has found. It surveyed 844 parents, children and siblings of 466 kidney patients in 2008/09. The urine samples of 23.1 per cent had excessive serum ...

  4. 62pc of carers psychologically abuse relatives with dementia

    Posted May 13th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan More than six out of 10 people who care for elderly relatives suffering from dementia have psychologically abused them and about one in five have physically attacked them, a survey has found. A specialist at Chinese University said the issue was serious as the overall abuse rate was three times higher than previously believed. The University of Hong Kong's ...

  5. Report underlines relation between cancer and lifestyle

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Hongkongers warned about salted fish, processed meats Hong Kong people are advised to eat less meat and more vegetables, and do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, after ... exclusively for 6 months and continue with complementary breastfeeding later 10 Cancer survivors Recommendation: obtain nutritional advice from professionals SOURCE: WORLD CANCER RESEARCH FUND HONG ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Mainland faces explosive rise in asbestos-related lung disease

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney The mainland faces an explosive outbreak of asbestos-related lung diseases as it enters its fourth and biggest decade in the production and use of asbestos, which some call ... for Safety and Health at Work. Takala said the annual death rate from mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases on the mainland could climb to 15,000 by 2035, but other experts ...

  9. 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 was confirmed, but it provided little relief as there is still no cure for the disease. Kwan-yee's mother, Manda Hong Po-kei, believes her condition could have been better managed if the disease had ...

  10. Infrared scanner detects flu early

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... The mainland has reported 72 swine flu cases and Hong Kong 33. Almost all involve people who have flown in from the United States, Canada, Mexico or Australia. Professor Zhong, a leading flu adviser ... If it mixes with swine flu, the consequences will be devastating.' He was speaking in Hong Kong on Friday, where he attended a regional conference of the World Organisation of Family Doctors. ...




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