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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals to hand newborns straight to mums in Hong Kong breastfeeding drive

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... of mothers who gave birth at Hong Kong's public hospitals breastfed during their stay. The breastfeeding rate at Queen Elizabeth Hospital rose to about 83 per cent after the new measures were ...

  2. 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

    ... 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 ... expectancy in Hong Kong has increased by more than five years in the last decade, the number of people dying from age-related diseases has risen. Thanks to medical advances, fewer people now die from ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Health officials raise 'outbreak' concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:38pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Expert says public vaccination rates have risen very slowly, leaving many people vulnerable to disease Public confidence in Chinese-made vaccines has recovered painfully slowly in the wake of a hepatitis B death scare, prompting authorities to worry that infectious diseases may gain ground and cause an outbreak. Hepatitis B shots made ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... cancer database to launch Doctors in Hong Kong will for the first time have access to a new online database of local breast cancer patients next month. Doctors in the city have previously relied mainly on Western data. On May 22, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation will be making its registry of information accessible to doctors. Relying on donations over the past seven years, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman, 24, to sue dentist after 'operation leaves her paralysed'

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Woman seeks compensation after suffering a stroke following operation 'Dentist's blunder left me paralysed' A young woman who ended up partially paralysed after an operation to fix her underbite is seeking legal ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Care is failing to keep up with rise in dementia: expert

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com As study by Post finds the number of people killed by the disease has risen fourfold, expert warns as few as one in 10 has specialist help Care fails to keep up with rise in dementia Care facilities are failing to keep up ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    21,000 hospital patients wait three years for specialist care

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com 21,000 in three-year wait for specialist care More than 21,000 patients had waited three years before receiving specialist treatment at the city's overburdened and understaffed public hospitals last year, with more th ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New electronic system will put patient health records online by end of year

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Patient records to go online by end of year A long-delayed system which will allow private and public doctors to share patient health records will be online by the end of the year, the government said yesterday. While the ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment can help people with peanut allergies to build tolerance

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:19pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... aged eight to 12, were injected once or twice per month with omalizumab- an antibody used to reduce allergic reactions- for the first 18 weeks of the six-month study by the Hong Kong Sanatorium ... Lee Tak-hong, director of the centre. Accidental exposure- such as when people with a nut allergy eat food that is not labelled as containing nuts- accounts for about half of the allergic ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    A year of cancer, one photo at a time: Former Hongkonger keeps picture diary of battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:32pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Former Hong Kong resident Jennifer Glass took a photo of herself daily during a year-long battle with lung cancer Jennifer Glass has always had ... taking on three years of public relations work in Hong Kong – a city she still describes as “a place where anything could happen and [everything] was possible”. Eventually, Glass returned ...




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