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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Handover blamed for private hospitals not providing free beds

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by LAUREN HO

    ... of their beds for the needy. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man and Development Secretary, Paul Chan Mo-po, made the comments yesterday while being questioned by a Legislative Council ... at that time. Chan said it was difficult to answer specific questions about the land-grant requirements on some hospitals, since many of the relevant documents could no longer be found. Lawmaker Paul ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment can help people with peanut allergies to build tolerance

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:19pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... allergy rarely disappears and there is no drug to cure it, said June Chan King-chi, senior dietician at the centre. The centre estimates that about 21,000 Hongkongers suffer from a peanut allergy. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New technique boosts regrowth in liver cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 01:51pm by LO WEI

    ... at the University of Hong Kong. Assistant Professor Albert Chan Chi-yan of HKU said all six patients aged six to 65 who had undergone the surgery since October had recovered well. The results would ... around half of whom are suitable for surgery to remove part of the liver. Chan expects that 10 to 20 more patients will benefit from the new technique each year. The new method- called ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... in the countryside. "A quarter of all cancer deaths worldwide are in China," said Paul Goss, a Harvard Medical School professor who led the Chinese study. "Some of the main factors responsible ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bureau denies plan to cancel toxic pesticide ban is 'health risk'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:44pm by Emily Tsang

    ... deputy secretary Philip Chan Kwan-yee told the Legislative Council food and health panel yesterday. "But other stakeholders from places such as Canada and the United States have also given ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Call for action to prevent infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by LO WEI

    ... Constance Chan Hon-yee. She said increasing rainfall, caused by climate change, might be to blame. "Though most of the dengue fever cases in Hong Kong are imported, there is a risk of local cases because Hong Kong has the vector mosquitoes," Chan said. The World Health Organisation has made vector-borne diseases- illnesses carried and spread by creatures such as mosquitoes- ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Healthy lifestyle of walking to work gets former weatherman 'addicted'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... said. "But if the bosses make working hours flexible and allow them to be, say, half an hour late, this might work," he said. Designing Hong Kong chief executive Paul Zimmerman pointed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    WHO chief raises prospect of ban on live poultry sales

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, formerly Hong Kong's director of health, also said that the regional culture of eating fresh chicken would have to evolve to help governments fight the diseases. In her keynote address on infectious diseases delivered in Hong Kong yesterday at a conference on investment in Asia, Chan said that so far there was no global pandemic of H5N1 and H7N9 bird flu. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government, schools need to do more to stop youth suicides, say experts

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... week, two to three young people take their lives in Hong Kong," said Dr Paul Wong Wai-ching, a fellow at the centre. The Samaritans, one of the city's three charities dedicated ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence comes as police in Hubei province stage a drill on how to deal with angry relatives who storm a hospital after a loved one dies after treatment Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knife, the latest in a wave of assaults against medical staff on the mainland. The attack came as police in a city in Hubei ...




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