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  1. News - Hong Kong - SURGERY

    Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

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

    ... no successor The only doctor who can carry out sex-change operations in Hong Kong public hospitals is due to retire in two years, triggering concern that patients who want life-altering surgery may ... that Dr Yuen is retiring and plan for that," he said. Professor Sam Winter, who specialises in transgender and sexuality studies at the University of Hong Kong, said Yuen's retirement ...

  2. Italian fashion houses honour Hong Kong retail icons

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... president, Bonnie Brooks, and the other was The Swank's managing director, David Hong Kin-hay (pictured with wife Judy Hong Yu Chu-dic). However, it's hard to tell whether David Hong appreciates Italy more for its clothes or its food. 'My first visit was in 1978 or '79,' Hong reminisced. 'I was in my early 20s shadowing my father on a business trip. I remember ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Hong Kong has right conditions for outbreaks of drug-resistant superbugs

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... level, spread of the superbug is boosted by overpopulation, a humid climate, and most importantly, indiscriminate use of antibiotics. As a travel hub. Hong Kong is at risk. Because treatment ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Allergies need to become a medical discipline in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord healthpost@scmp.com Allergies are becoming more common in Hong Kong but a shortage of trained specialists is hampering treatment for sufferers, writes Richard Lord Not up to scratch Allergy incidence in Hong Kong is somewhere in the middle of the international league table. But unlike most established urban centres, in Hong Kong it appears to be rising- something ...

  5. Housing chief floats fund to halt neglect of old buildings

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... by legislators as 'the worst consultation paper in a decade'. At present, there are 11,000 apartment blocks in Hong Kong without an owners' corporation or management company. The Home ... Chloe Lai A fund may be set up by the government to tackle maintenance problems at thousands of dilapidated, privately owned buildings, the housing minister said yesterday. Consultation ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases rise fourfold in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Drug-resistant superbugs outpace medical research Cases of the deadly drug-resistant superbug NDM-1 quadrupled in Hong Kong this year, rising from three to 12. Patients undergoing medical procedures ... on the misuse of antibiotics and a lack of new medicine in recent years. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said: "Superbugs are turning into megabugs... Our medicine cannot catch ...

  7. A bridge for public opinion

    Posted May 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming-yeung has insisted that the project cannot be built without the canopy as it is an integral part of the design. Before Hong Kong bulldozes its way ... and balances function cannot work properly. Discontent will not be wiped out, but will turn underground. So people who threaten the three hosts are, in fact, not securing the rule of the Hong Kong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Overseas doctors needed in Hong Kong to ease crisis, say UK experts

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... opening non-local employment." The Hospital Authority said it would look into the recommendations and work out how to implement them. Understaffing is a chronic problem in public hospitals, which employ only 40 per cent of doctors but care for up to 90 per cent of patients. Hospitals are now short of 200 public doctors, with a turnover rate of 5.3 per cent last year. The report ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New York model to fight teen pregnancy not best for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Wiser solution to teen pregnancy The thought of Hong Kong fighting teenage pregnancy by following New York's example of handing out morning-after birth control pills ... of those keeping their babies dropping out of school. Teenage pregnancy would not seem to be as big a problem in Hong Kong. Census figures showed 166 births to women under 18 in 2010 and phone help ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New virus strain linked to increase in gastroenteritis cases in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... strain was previously seen in Europe and most Hong Kong people would not have immunity to it, he said. An infection causes acute gastroenteritis symptoms - nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach ... 1,100 people, causing 41 deaths. Tsang said the risk for Hong Kong was low, as the disease was not transmitted human to human. "It is spread by sick birds to mosquitoes, and the mosquitoes ...




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