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  1. Surrogates here to stay

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com For wealthy mainland families, going overseas to give birth is just one of the many ways of evading Beijing's one-child policy. Using surrogate mothers is another- at least for the time being. Mainland authorities are now determined to close that loophole, by shutting down a thriving surrogacy industry, particularly after reports late last year ...

  2. Elderly crying out for respectable care homes

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan Li Afu, a petite 90-year-old who walks with the aid of a crutch, has been living in an elderly home with decent facilities for five years. She's comfortable and says she loves her new home at the Pengpu New Village Senior Citizens' Apartments. 'It's not bad. I can chat with other old people. The workers here take care of me, provide me with food ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SURGERY

    Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... change their gender. "Some patients are still in the assessment stage and they don't know how long that will take," said Joanne Leung Wing-yan, 50, founder of the Transgender ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MEDICAL

    Improved odds for liver surgery

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... not know … but we can now overcome this." Dr Hwang Yu-yan, of the hospital's haematology department, said the drug had been used in combating lymphocyte cancer for many years. Lo said ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Men need educating about prostate cancer, SCMP poll shows

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... as well as they should, and I think Movember has given them a platform to start those kind of conversations." In the first year of Movember, 30 "Mo Bros" participated, raising ... with a clean-shaven face on November 1, and groom your moustache for the entire month. Women are encouraged to do their part, too. "Mo Sistas are a huge part of our campaign," says Rafferty. ...

  6. Hypothermia, flu on the rise as temperature drops

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... colder: Ngong Ping on Lantau Island at above 4 degrees and Tai Mo Shan, Tai Po, at 3.5 degrees. Three other patients have been admitted to public hospitals for hypothermia, where a patient's ...

  7. Life-saving drugs need funding, charity says

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the government. The appeal from the Yan Oi Tong Chong Sok Un Cancer Fund comes as a recent study has found that traditional chemotherapies are not the most effective treatments for the majority ... Yim-pui, the director of Yan Oi Tong. 'So we do wish to receive more donations from the public to extend our [provision of TKI] to patients in more districts.' The cancer aid fund ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors declare war on a deadly chest disease too long ignored by its victims

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Officials pledge to raise public awareness of a lung disease that, for millions of sufferers, goes untreated until it is way too late Doctors declare war on long-ignored killer Mainland doctors are urging people with persistent coughs, shortness of breath and other lung problems to seek medical attention soon in an effort to reduce the country's ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Golden time for special needs children

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Ho-yan's parents look on, teacher Flora Chan encourages the baby to stretch his hand out and reach for the colourful toys near him. This action helps exercise Justin's arm muscles, which ... reinforcement training programme, launched in June, was the result of a funding injection of HK$160,000 by Eu Yan Sang, a company that specialises in traditional Chinese medicine. It's one of six ...

  10. Month of 'Movember'

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... participant, known as a 'Mo Bro', needs to be clean-shaven at the start of the month and then grow a moustache all month long. At the same time, they have to get support from friends and family in donations. Women can also take part by recruiting 'Mo Bros' and raising funds. The movement was started in Melbourne, Australia, in 2004 by a group of men over a few beers. ...




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