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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Treatment offers subsidised hope for Hepatitis C patients

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... untreated cases to cirrhosis or cancer. It is usually transmitted via blood-to-blood contact, such as via transfusions or shared syringes. While traditional treatments, involving injections and oral ... it depended on the type of hepatitis C and the patient's physical condition. Steve Ng, 60, was one of the first Hongkongers to undergo the treatment at his own expense. It worked, but side ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642399/treatment-offers-subsidised-hope-hepatitis-c-patients
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Value of having 700 staff check arriving passengers for fever questioned

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 06:08am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Since Sars, 700 staff have checked arrivals for fever, but amid Ebola some ask what's the point Airport health screening comes under scrutiny The prospect of an Ebola case hitting densely populated Hong Kong has left the city on edge since the massive outbreak in West Africa began earlier this year. But for 700 Hongkongers, keeping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1630055/value-having-700-staff-check-arriving-passengers-fever-questioned
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong medical workers 'put at risk in Ebola scare'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by SAMUEL CHAN, Emily Tsang, BRIAN YAP

    ... as he condemned how staff were equipped to deal with Hong Kong's first suspected case. Preventive measures should also be stepped up at public places such as Chek Lap Kok, according ... the surgical masks that Hongkongers often reach for during the flu season. Watch: What do Hongkongers think about Ebola? The health scare was triggered when a 32-year-old Nigerian man who was staying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571567/hong-kong-medical-workers-put-risk-ebola-scare
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong experts cautious about British aspirin cancer claims

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang and The Guardian

    ... benefits outweigh the risks," he said. More than 26,900 Hongkongers are diagnosed with cancers every year and the disease kills over 13,000 annually. The department's spokesman said about ... outweighed the risks, the British team led by Professor Jack Cuzick, writing in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology, said that by taking low-dose aspirin every day for 10 years, bowel cancer cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567926/hong-kong-experts-cautious-about-british-aspirin-cancer-claims
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Too much red bean ice becomes a weighty issue

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... yesterday. The study found that even drinks commonly considered to be "less sweet" can be high in carbohydrates, and centre officials urged Hongkongers to drink sugary beverages ... recording 26 cases in each of the last two years, the highest numbers recorded since 2008. The disease is usually contracted from packaged, ready-to-eat foods such as cheese, milk and cooked meats. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562957/too-much-red-bean-ice-becomes-weighty-issue
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    US$100m Ebola emergency response plan unveiled by WHO's Margaret Chan

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... Liberia and Sierra Leone. The number of confirmed Ebola cases in the three countries yesterday hit 1,323, including 729 deaths. Sierra Leone yesterday declared a state of emergency over ... professionals- a clinical psychologist and a doctor in public health- were in West Africa to help with prevention and community education. The Hong Kong Immigration Department said no Hongkongers had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563786/us100m-ebola-emergency-response-plan-unveiled-whos-margaret-chan
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong diabetes patients as young as 3, while one fifth under 40

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:34pm by Emily Tsang

    ... that diabetes is being diagnosed in Hongkongers at a younger age, with the median age now 50, down from 57 in 1990. The youngest person with diabetes in the study was aged just three. The study showed ... as the patients have the disease a decade earlier," Luk said. The university's Institute of Diabetes and Obesity analysed data on 10,129 patients at the Prince of Wales Hospital. In each case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561116/one-every-five-diabetes-patients-hong-kong-under-40-study-finds
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'I could never give up on my HIV-positive son'

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... That was the situation faced by Mr Chan, 55, after his Myanmese wife died of Aids when their son was a year old. But he persevered. "I had never thought of giving up," said the Hongkonger, who does ... for Aids Care, which has been helping him for more than a decade. The society's chief executive, Alice Chan Lai-hing, said the pair's case had touched her a lot. "There are some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530981/i-could-never-give-my-hiv-positive-son
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases among young Hongkongers trebles within a decade

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 11:37am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... reveal that Hongkongers aged between 20 and 29 made up almost 30 per cent of last year’s new reported cases. Concern groups describe the situation as “troubling” and called for a bigger focus ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Call for better sex education as 'troubling' statistics show 20 to 29 age group made up almost 30pc of new cases last year H.I.V. cases in young ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1502385/new-hiv-patients-have-trebled-among-young-hongkongers-last-decade
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Authority sets out plans to tackle mental illness

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by CANNIX YAU

    ... with a record number of patients with mental illness. Among the measures recommended by an external review is an increase in the number of case managers: medical professionals and social workers who offer personalised and intensive support to many of the 39,000 Hongkongers with severe mental illnesses. Other recommendations set out in a paper submitted to lawmakers yesterday include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526934/authority-sets-out-plans-tackle-mental-illness

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