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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Freed Afghan war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl arrives in US for medical treatment

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 06:10pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, has arrived at an Army medical centre in Texas where he will receive further treatment, the Pentagon said on Friday. Rear Admiral John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, said Bergdahl left Ramstein Air Base in Germany aboard a military plane ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Advance directives on medical treatments likely to catch on

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord life@scmp.com Advance directives, in which people specify what medical treatment they want close to death, will become more common, writes Richard Lord Go your own way ... of life-sustaining treatment on terminally ill people contained a small section on advance directives, taken from guidelines previously issued by the British Medical Association. Then, in 2006, Hong ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Army gender treatment for Manning

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AP

    ... the Army's recommendation to keep Manning in military custody and start a rudimentary level of gender treatment. Defence officials have said the Army doesn't have the medical expertise needed ... cannot guarantee the safety and security of Chelsea in the way the military prison system can." Coombs said on Thursday he was encouraged that the Army will begin medical treatment. "It ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Latest tragedy underscores need for better regulation of beauty treatment

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... at the scene, the location- inside a hair transplant centre- has raised disturbing questions. It underlines the need to extend regulation from medical practitioners to places in which the treatment ... treatment will remain blurred. New technologies and innovation further complicate regulation and leave it lagging. Advice from qualified medical practitioners is important. Consumers should also ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by LO WEI

    ... with their medication, Wong said. A new, more expensive treatment that did not require injections could be introduced as soon as the end of this year, Wong said. Other medicines being developed around the world ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese University study finds that 80 per cent of those diagnosed with disease opt against medication that cuts risk of cirrhosis, cancer Ex-drug users shun ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman dies after receiving liposuction at hair treatment centre

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 07:48pm by Emily Tsang, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... Emily Tsang, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam Police investigate death after operation at hair transplant centre as experts call for more regulation of medical services at private clinics Dance ... While the cause of death is still under investigation, the case is the latest in a series of tragedies involving medical procedures at private clinics. It prompted calls for the government ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Father questions hospital treatment after boy, 8, dies of encephalitis

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong and Lo Wei

    ... Hung-hing, who is president of the Hong Kong Medical Association, said there was no specific treatment for encephalitis and the symptoms can be similar to those of other diseases. "I wonder how ... Olga Wong and Lo Wei Sha Tin councillor to meet hospital bosses over death of boy, 8, from encephalitis Father questions dead son's treatment The father of an eight-year-old boy who ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukraine's president may release jailed Tymoshenko for medical treatment in Germany

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kiev President may free rival for medical treatment Ukraine's president signalled yesterday that his main rival, the jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, ... said that if parliament passed a bill allowing Tymoshenko's release to Germany for medical treatment, he would support it. "Today Ukraine does not have a law which would allow ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    Learning curve: HK policy on foreign doctors needs urgent treatment

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:16am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari life@scmp.com Policy on international doctors needs urgent treatment I need to declare a vested interest. Our son is a doctor. In fact he is the kind of doctor Hong Kong needs. As a clinician-scientist, he is committed both to his patients and to contributing to the growing body of medical research. Although he has studied in Hong Kong from kindergarten through ...

  10. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Farmer cuts off his own feet after being unable to afford frostbite treatment

    Posted May 14th 2014, 05:09pm by Chris Luo

    ... Liu to a district hospital and raised 23,000 yuan to cover his medical expenses. Liu received further remedial surgery at the hospital and was given anti-inflammatory treatment on Tuesday. He ... are often unable to afford proper medical treatment. Last October, an impoverished Hebei villager, Zheng Yanliang,  used a saw and a fruit knife to almost sever his entire right leg after suffering ...




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