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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... return and was admitted to the same hospital on February 7. He was later transferred to Manchester for specialist care. By February 10, Khalid was displaying the same symptoms. The official cause ...

  2. 'Laptop' ultrasound unit sought for heart-defect babies

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Every year 450 to 500 babies suffering from various congenital heart defects are born in Hong Kong. The problems, involving abnormal or incomplete development of the heart, may be a result of genetic problems in the family, or drug-taking or in ...

  3. Long recovery unites family

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... to the intensive care unit. It was a scary and very difficult time,' she said. Aside from the usual side effects of chemotherapy, the oral administering of the treatment made it particularly gruesome. ...

  4. Portable isolation units to combat any new outbreak

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... If Sars returns in the winter, portable isolation units will be erected and empty public flats may be used for quarantining patients' families and as staff housing. In a letter to Hospital Authority staff yesterday, chief executive William Ho Shiu-wei also said the Sars patient load would be more evenly spread between hospitals. To prepare for the worst, the authority has ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Hutchison to develop herbal drug with Nestle

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Joint venture to make medicine based on Chinese ingredients, with clinical trial soon Hutchison Whampoa's pharmaceutical unit has joined forces with Swiss food giant Nestle to develop ... of registration trial." Chi-Med started discovery work in 2003 and won approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2005 to go into clinical trial for the oral drug, Hogg said last ...

  6. Basketball stars unite in video to fight public prejudice on HIV

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn A short film featuring basketball superstars Yao Ming and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson will be shown today in an appeal for public acceptance of HIV/Aids sufferers. Yao, the 2.28-metre Houston Rockets centre, will ask viewers to show compas ...

  7. Handling with care

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lacking. In a 2010 survey by Britain's Economist Intelligence Unit that measured the 'quality of death index' in 40 places, Hong Kong ranked 20th, behind Taiwan (14th) and Singapore ... The others, who received standard care and visited the hospital's outpatient palliative care unit within three months of diagnosis, lived for nearly a year. Decked out in warm colours and soft ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Gloria's so grateful for charity that saved her life

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

    ... set up Hong Kong's first paediatric bone marrow transplant unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital. Yuen, now 75, and honorary clinical professor of paediatrics at Chinese University, still ... and we couldn't fail or it would affect morale." Yuen spent two years raising funds to build the team and set up the unit. "We started from scratch, but then we received so many ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

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

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

    ... reported 13 cases in the United States. The medical literature is now replete with case reports from around the world, including the UK, Canada and Japan. Hospitals, infectious disease centres ... Unfortunately, we may be entering a post-antibiotic era in which infections by some superbugs may be resistant to all treatment. Dr Ernie Yap practises internal medicine in the United States ...

  10. City Digest

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Groups urge quick adoption of green treaty Twenty-four green groups urged the government to put the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity into force in the city this year, once Beijing had finalised the formalities of joining the treaty. They also called for development of a nature conservation framework and timeline, with public input. Thieves steal HK$20m of precious ...




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