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  1. Respected pioneer of medical school in HK dies

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com John Vallance-Owen, one of the founding professors of Chinese University's medical school and a world-renowned expert in diabetes, died last Saturday ... came to the city in 1983 at the invitation of the late professor Gerald Hugh Choa, founding dean of the medical school. But his academic experience began decades before that. The Welsh native ...

  2. News - China - Taiwanese plane crash

    Relatives, friends grieve for Taiwan plane victims as some blame authorities for crash

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:36pm by Adrian Wan and Andrea Chen

    ... students at a medical school in Taipei. The airline ran an apology on the front page of five major local newspapers today, pledging to shoulder the “utmost responsibility”. “TransAsia pledges ...

  3. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Overloading blamed as Hunan school minivan falls into pond killing 11, including 8 children

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:11am by Associated Press

    ... was returning the children home from school on Thursday in a mountainous village near Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province when it fell into a pond, Xinhua said. The minivan was pulled out ... Overcrowding on buses is common on the mainland, where two years ago, 19 children died when a makeshift school bus for a kindergarten collided head-on with a truck. The bus had been converted from ...

  4. News - World - DEATH PENALTY

    Killer's execution takes two hours, but Arizona governor says 'he did not suffer'

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 09:37am by AP

    ... She said Wood "died in a lawful manner, and by eyewitness and medical accounts he did not suffer". "This is in stark comparison to the gruesome, vicious suffering that he ... of California, Berkeley, school of law's death penalty clinic. Death Lingers April 29, 2014: Clayton Lockett's execution in Oklahoma was halted by the state's prison director after Lockett ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU's HK$200m bill for mainland hospital

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Pioneering initiative in Shenzhen intended to promote reform of the medical culture faces crisis after two years in row over expenses HKU's HK$200m bill for mainland hospital The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen hospital which opened in Futian two years ago with the aim of reforming the medical culture on the mainland is in crisis, with the Shenzhen ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Regulation of medical devices delayed

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Regulation of medical devices delayed Plans to regulate the use of medical instruments have been delayed, prompting anger from lawmakers. The Food ... safety. But its plans have been held up by delays to a government study into whether devices commonly used in the beauty industry, such as high-powered medical lasers, should be used only ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Change Medical Council rules to allow more overseas doctors to practise in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by LETTERS

    ... Change rules to allow more overseas doctors to practise in city I refer to the article by Albert Cheng King-hon (" Reform of Medical Council can ensure public interests are better protected ", May 30). Mr Cheng referred to the case where it has taken the Medical Council nine years to decide that a doctor is guilty of professional misconduct after the death of a baby ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Light tipplers risk heart disease too, study says A glass or two of alcohol is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often ... improve your chances against coronary heart disease, but also help you lose weight and ease high blood pressure, it said. Writing in the British Medical Journal, researchers carried out ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - Drones

    Everyday drones will soon take to the skies for alls sorts of reasons

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... Guardian. newspaper. Raptopoulos envisions a network of drones that can ferry food and medical supplies into conflict zones or areas hit by natural disaster. Matternet has already carried out trial flights in Haiti, and in September, it aims to shuttle blood samples in conjunction with the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders. The United Nations has used drones in eastern ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by GUARDIAN

    ... be "yes men". Ron Fouchier, a virologist at Erasmus medical centre in Rotterdam, said slashing the number of labs working with dangerous pathogens would be a huge mistake. "The reason so ... about some of the more extreme studies that scientists do. When the CDC declared its anthrax incident, Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard school of public health, said we ...




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