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  1. Medicine wards expand role of emergency rooms

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... emergency medicine wards to supplement emergency rooms. Patients who need treatment for one to a few days may stay in the emergency medicine wards instead of the general or specialised wards. Accident and emergency doctors will diagnose and treat the patients, with specialists. It is expected that the new emergency medicine wards will cut inpatient admission rates and relieve the burden ...

  2. Drugs boss executed over fake medicine

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing 'setting example for shaming nation' Former state pharmaceuticals chief Zheng Xiaoyu was executed yesterday as the central government stepped up its battle against unsafe food and drug products. The execution was ...

  3. Clean seawater the key to cholera fight

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Seafood restaurants and wet markets will always face the risk of cholera contamination unless the government helps ensure a clean seawater supply, says the catering sector representative in Legco. 'If the government genuinely wants to help revitalise ...

  4. Cartoon treatment

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... The comic book is a well-liked genre in Japanese popular culture, which sometimes tackles important and topical social issues. Say Hello to Black Jack is one of them, a serialised, popular comic that has sold six million copies. It follows the eye-opening ...

  5. 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-we ...

  6. Sars underlines need for crisis management

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Crisis management is one of the hottest topics in both the public and the private sector. The effects of natural disasters, crime, civil unrest and war can have a far-reaching, unexpected and devastating impact on governments, businesses and individuals. ...

  7. Man sues after bone infection is missed

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A man who was left unable to lift his head is suing the Hospital Authority for negligence after doctors failed to diagnose that his neck pain was a result of an infection in his vertebrae, despite six visits to an accident ...

  8. Chemicals threaten male fertility

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan The excessive use of insecticides and artificial fertilisers by farmers could cause a sharp rise in infertility among men, a leading mainland medical expert warned yesterday. Zhong Nanshan, a Sars expert in Guangzhou, called on the city gov ...

  9. Emergency rooms will not cope

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The number of mainland women giving birth using public emergency rooms has risen by almost 80 per cent this year, prompting hospitals to prepare contingency plans to handle the influx. Some mainland women have said they will rush to emergency rooms to giv ...

  10. 11 dead, scores sick, in Xinjiang food poisoning

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others fell sick on Friday in a massive case of food poisoning in the outskirts of Hotan in the restive region of Xinjiang, official media reported. As of Saturday evening, ...




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