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  1. Pregnant with life-saving ideas

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Professor Rossa Chiu, of the department of chemical pathology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has recently received two prestigious international research ... reduces the number of pregnant women who have to undergo invasive procedures such as amniocentesis- or amniotic fluid test- that may lead to miscarriage. Down's syndrome is a genetic ...

  2. Pregnant with opportunity

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Kapila Bandara

    ... Kapila Bandara Matilda International Hospital is laying out the welcome mat for qualified midwives BEFORE HONG KONG'S first government hospital was established in 1859, babies were born at home. It was the wan po, the Chinese midwives, who helped expectant mothers during labour. They were mothers but had no formal training in midwifery. Although the birth rate has ...


    Traditional Chinese medicine's scraping treatment put to the test

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... There is mounting evidence that gua sha , an ancient form of Chinese medicine whereby the skin is scraped by a blunt instrument, can indeed be effective for pain relief. The 2,000-year-old treatment, used for generations by Chinese mothers as a home remedy for sick children, has migrated from East to West. Gua sha is now performed throughout Southeast Asia, and in Asian immigrant ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Results of Chinese University research are nothing to lose sleep over Offering students special classes on the benefits of sleep had almost no effect on their sleep habits, a Chinese University study has found. But one school which delayed the start of its school day by 15 minutes as part of the study has decided to make the schedule change permanent ...

  5. Medical groups back audit of pregnant mums

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee Two medical professional associations have backed a call for hospitals to set up a data base to chart the treatment of every expectant mother. It would include a mother's due date, attending doctor, number of prenatal checks, any complicatio ...

  6. Private wait lists push pregnant women into public hospitals

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the dilemma. As a woman who has been pregnant three times in the past three years, I am disappointed, to put it very politely, how Dr Alan Lau Kwok-lam, president of the Private Hospitals Association ... friends who found out they were pregnant at four weeks and still did not manage to book a place in a private hospital. I will have had three babies in three different hospitals. Even though ...

  7. Local mothers must get priority in Hong Kong's private hospitals

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... antenatal care. Mainland Chinese women who fly in for an elective Caesarean section do not. In addition, local mothers have no other option. This is their place of residence and short of flying off ... women have other options available to them in their country of residence. I was encouraged to register for a hospital place after my first visit to my obstetrician at six weeks pregnant. Despite ...

  8. Drug use during pregnancy on the rise, say doctors

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... in the New Territories West and Kowloon, with hospitals there admitting more than 20 pregnant women with drug problems every year. Chinese University psychiatry professor Dominic Lee Tak-shing said ... Patsy Moy Women taking drugs are becoming more irresponsible when they get pregnant, putting the lives of a growing number of newborns at risk, doctors and social workers say. More than ...

  9. Antenatal blues less likely in HK women

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... of modernisation and westernisation, Chinese women's pregnancies were still dominated by traditional customs and values. Continuing the lineage was important in Chinese culture and pregnant Chinese ... Hannah Lee Only 6.4pc of expectant mothers suffer, compared with up to 20pc elsewhere, a Chinese University study shows Hong Kong women are less likely to experience depression when ...

  10. Needle left inside pregnant woman during tumour operation

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A needle was left inside a pregnant woman during an operation to remove a benign tumour by a top doctor, and her family fears that it may harm the baby's development. The needle, which is about 1.5cm long and crooked, was left inside Jennifer Siu, 28, when she had minimally invasive surgery at Queen Mary Hospital on June 15. She was 14 weeks pregnant. The operation ...




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