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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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214069/concern-over-retirement-hong-kong-sex-change-surgeon
  2. 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 ... of appeals for donations, equipment to diagnose the ailment was brought to Hong Kong a few months ago and will be operational at the Queen Mary Hospital next year, after a trial. "The most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1152630/fight-diagnose-mitochondrial-disease-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases rise fourfold in Hong Kong

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1084369/superbug-cases-rise-fourfold-hong-kong
  4. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong lagging region on breastfeeding statistics

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... HK hasn't achieved breastfeeding-friendly environment The Hong Kong Committee for Unicef applauds and commends the efforts made by Lisa Milliner as described in her letter ... to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The BFHI Hong Kong Association was formed in 1994 with the aim to promote breastfeeding and protect infant and maternal health in Hong Kong. According ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1025783/hong-kong-lagging-region-breastfeeding-statistics
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Hong Kong has right conditions for outbreaks of drug-resistant superbugs

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... level, spread of the superbug is boosted by overpopulation, a humid climate, and most importantly, indiscriminate use of antibiotics. As a travel hub. Hong Kong is at risk. Because treatment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1074907/hong-kong-has-right-conditions-outbreaks-drug-resistant
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New York model to fight teen pregnancy not best for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Wiser solution to teen pregnancy The thought of Hong Kong fighting teenage pregnancy by following New York's example of handing out morning-after birth control pills ... of those keeping their babies dropping out of school. Teenage pregnancy would not seem to be as big a problem in Hong Kong. Census figures showed 166 births to women under 18 in 2010 and phone help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1053368/new-york-model-fight-teen-pregnancy-not-best-hong-kong
  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Hong Kong flu shot subsidy increased for children, free at some clinics

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Childhood Immunisation Programme. In the Hong Kong Paediatric Society poll of 3,200 parents of children aged less than six, half said their children had received no vaccines apart from those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1046308/hong-kong-flu-shot-subsidy-increased-children-free-some-clinics
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New virus strain linked to increase in gastroenteritis cases in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... strain was previously seen in Europe and most Hong Kong people would not have immunity to it, he said. An infection causes acute gastroenteritis symptoms- nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach ... 1,100 people, causing 41 deaths. Tsang said the risk for Hong Kong was low, as the disease was not transmitted human to human. "It is spread by sick birds to mosquitoes, and the mosquitoes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1021978/new-virus-strain-linked-increase-gastroenteritis-cases-hong-kong
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1028758/allergies-need-become-medical-discipline-hong-kong
  10. 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

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei British experts warn Hospital Authority that restrictions on foreign recruitment should be relaxed quickly to lift threat to patient safety Overseas doctors 'needed to ease crisis' Curbs on hiring overseas doctors should b ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048884/overseas-doctors-needed-hong-kong-ease-crisis-say-uk-experts

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