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  1. Women turn to herbalists for help

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... one of the city's few Chinese medicine practitioners specialising in fertility. 'They get married after 35 and spend some years trying to get pregnant naturally. It doesn't ... over 40. There are no official statistics for Chinese medicine, but Wong says she has helped women get pregnant at 40. She charges HK$500 per consultation over a two- to three-month treatment ...

  2. Sexual revolution in a state of ignorance

    Posted Apr 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... today, despite significant progress in many areas, many Chinese, particularly the older generations, consider sex as something shameful or dirty and refuse to talk about it. Young people differ greatly from their parents in their opinion about sexual activity. At the same time, boys and girls are becoming sexually active earlier. As more Chinese adolescents engage in premarital ...

  3. Therapy turns up heat

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tian jiu therapy is an ancient technique for treating allergic rhinitis and asthma, considered 'winter' diseases in Chinese medicine. It's a mix of Chinese herbal medicine ... stimulative Chinese herbs are ground into powder and mixed with ginger extract to form a pellet, which is then applied on specific acupoints according to the individual's condition. ...

  4. Baby has oxygen cut off during delivery

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... yesterday. The baby is in serious condition in intensive care. The mother, who had pregnancy diabetes- a temporary form of diabetes that afflicts some pregnant women and usually disappears straight after delivery- was in stable condition last night. Professor Leung Tak-yeung, an obstetrics and gynaecology professor at Chinese University, said a surgical delivery would have made sense given ...

  5. Concern over traditional medicine

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... that will empower traditional Chinese medicine practitioners to issue sick-leave certificates and certify injuries. Doctors say no scientific evidence supports either the diagnoses made by Chinese medicine practitioners nor the number of days of sick leave they would grant. The Legco bills committee will today resume its discussion on the amendments to the bill. Under the bill, registered Chinese medicine ...

  6. Warning on expat transfusions

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in seven white people have a negative blood type, while among the ethnic Chinese population, it is less than one in 370. Lord said the limited supply and location was putting pregnant women ... in ethnic Chinese but relatively common in white people. Dr Lucy Lord, who works at the Matilda International Hospital on The Peak, also wants the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service to distribute ...

  7. Charging policy link to death of babies

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... children born in Hong Kong to mainland Chinese women have the right to stay in Hong Kong', the doctors said. Since February 1, mainland women who are 28 weeks pregnant or more have been barred ... a 27-year-old woman who was 41 weeks pregnant when she sought accident and emergency consultation for abdominal pains. She refused to be admitted and returned nine days later at 42 weeks and six days. ...

  8. Decline and stall of the birthrate

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to mainland mothers, prompting the government to strengthen immigration rules for pregnant women. Taking these births into account, the adjusted birthrate for 2006 is actually 50,050- less than 5,000 up on the 2003 dip and still about 4,000 less than in 2000. Though all locally born Chinese have right of abode and would be entitled to attend local schools, few expect a significant influx ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New genetic testing clinic opens next week at Prince of Wales Hospital

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Genetic testing clinic opens next week The Chinese University's outpatient genetic clinic set up in collaboration with a US medical school will open next week ... and autism. A Chinese University obstetrics and gynaecology professor, Leung Tak-yeung, said: "If you have a disease which you suspect is inherited, you can come to us. For those not suffering ...

  10. 14 report side effects after swine flu jab

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liang Xiaofeng, director of the immunisation centre under the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said authorities were investigating. 'Those side effects showed up within 12 ... the vaccine's safety for 'sensitive groups' such as pregnant and breastfeeding women, Liang said. Professor Gao Yanning of Fudan University said that the vaccine had been developed for mass ...




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