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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDICAL

    Improved odds for liver surgery

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... at Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam increased the chances of survival for liver disease patients who lacked a donor match from 50 per cent to 80 per cent, the University of Hong Kong's ... of anti-rejection drugs, such as steroids, and the success rate for those already in an acute condition was 60 per cent. Each year in Hong Kong, 10 to 15 patients miss out on liver transplants because ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Prioritising rare 'orphan diseases' of the medical world

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... in the lack of funding for equipment to diagnose mitochondrial disease in Hong Kong. "Are the lives of rare disease patients less valuable than those with common diseases?" said Christina ... support to patients and families. There are between 6,000 and 8,000 types of rare diseases in the world. In Hong Kong, there is not enough information on the prevalence of rare diseases ...

  6. News - China - MEDICINE

    Bird flu kills Guiyang woman in first fatal case in a year

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by LI JING AND LO WEI

    ... were diagnosed rather late, after they showed symptoms, resulting in their organs being severely damaged and causing death in one," said Dr Ho Pak-leung, a University of Hong Kong ... and Hong Kong did not import chickens from the area, Ho added. He said people travelling to the area should maintain the highest standards of hygiene. A man died of bird flu in Guiyang in January ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Research to resume on deadly artificial strain of H5N1 virus

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg, Emily Tsang

    ... and Nature, saying it is time for the work to begin again in countries ready to allow it. Signatories include Hong Kong researchers Guan Yi and Malik Peiris. Leo Poon Lit-man, associate professor at the University of Hong Kong's school of public health, said the university had no plans so far for research to make the bird flu virus stronger or more transmissible. He said a group of researchers ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Sex change patients getting younger, and are more likely to be women

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... younger Transsexuals in Hong Kong are now seeking gender-changing surgery at a much earlier age than two decades ago, and those coming forward are more likely to be women seeking to become men. ... reassignment surgery "by accident". After earning his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1979, Yuen won a government scholarship to study plastic and reconstructive surgery ...

  9. Magazines - Faces - PHILANTHROPY

    Beautiful gestures

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by KAREN FONG

    ... of M.A.C Cosmetics in Hong Kong, which is an active supporter of HIV/Aids charities through its Viva Glam programme. "Most of the time, our customers do not mind buying another lipstick ... AIDS Fund, has called the campaign "the heart and soul of M.A.C Cosmetics". In Hong Kong, the brand works with local Aids charities and will donate HK$1 million to Unicef Hong Kong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Gloria's so grateful for charity that saved her life

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Gloria's gratitude for fund that saved her life Gloria Cheng Pui-yan considered herself blessed to become the first child in Hong Kong to have a bone marrow ... "We were told a bone marrow transplant was the only way to cure it, but it was not available in Hong Kong at the time," said Cheng, now 36. The following year, in 1991, Dr Yuen Man-pan ...




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