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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases rise fourfold in Hong Kong

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

    ... to this month, the city saw 17 cases of the NDM-1 superbug, with 12 of them contracted on the mainland, of which eight were in Guangdong. One person died. Ho cited the growing numbers of Hongkongers ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1084369/superbug-cases-rise-fourfold-hong-kong
  2. 180,000 Hongkongers may have bipolar disorder and not know it

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... depression developed the more serious mood disorder. Professor Lee said they had started to review difficult depression cases that could have been misdiagnosed in the past. Some of these patients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587504/180000-hongkongers-may-have-bipolar-disorder-and-not-know-it
  3. Kidney patient survives first case of double flu infection

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A middle-aged woman with kidney failure became Hong Kong's first case of co-infection of two flu strains, Chinese University researchers say. The woman, 38, was admitted ... yesterday. Her condition was described as not too severe and she recovered fully after five days of antiviral treatment. Lee believed it was the first time such a case has occurred in Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714290/kidney-patient-survives-first-case-double-flu-infection
  4. Alzheimer's cases could triple but disease education is poor, poll finds

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The number of elderly Hongkongers with dementia is predicted to more than triple to 260,000 in the next three decades, but social and care workers are not being properly ... but the rate increases to one in three among those aged over 85. Census and Statistics Department projections suggest that by 2036 there will 2.7 million Hongkongers aged over 60, up from the current ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693117/alzheimers-cases-could-triple-disease-education-poor-poll-finds
  5. Pair with severe infections among 78 new swine flu cases in the city

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... in a sheltered workshop. At least 78 new cases were confirmed yesterday, bringing the total to 1,467. Fifteen patients were still in hospital, 13 in stable condition. One of the severe cases ... other severe case, a 37-year-old Filipino maid, remained in critical condition last night after spending her ninth day in intensive care at United Christian Hospital. A medical source said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686958/pair-severe-infections-among-78-new-swine-flu-cases-city
  6. Harmful substance in local bead toys

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Staff Reporter

    ... emerged with another case of intoxication in Australia, where an 18-month-old boy fell ill after swallowing parts of the toy. A government spokesman said that since Wednesday, no such toys had ... 1,4-butanediol. Overseas experts have warned the harmful substance, a low-cost substitute for the 1,5-pentanediol prescribed for the toys, could release a substance similar to a date-rape drug. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615098/harmful-substance-local-bead-toys
  7. Flu shots urged for elderly, young as Tamiflu-resistant cases rise

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hongkongers whose health is more vulnerable, such as the elderly, are urged to get their flu shots in the next week or so, after latest figures show Tamiflu-resistant flu is dominating the reported cases. Of 66 samples of influenza A tested, nearly 70 per cent were H1N1 Brisbane flu, a sub-strain of the virus that caused the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, the most deadly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667961/flu-shots-urged-elderly-young-tamiflu-resistant-cases-rise
  8. Hospital site offer not unreasonable

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of improving health-care delivery and choice for Hongkongers. Obstetrics was likely the sticking point in most cases. Private hospitals have invested heavily in this area to meet the demand from ... must be for Hongkongers and no more than 20 per cent can be for expectant mothers. This did not deter India-based Fortis Healthcare, which runs the city's Quality Healthcare clinics, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008422/hospital-site-offer-not-unreasonable
  9. Protruding teeth 'must be fixed at young age'

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an orthodontist says. The problem called for increased awareness among parents and dentists, as Hongkongers tended to wait too long before receiving treatment, Dr Vincent Leung Fun-shing said. 'It's better to have the problem fixed when they are young, because children have a greater metabolism rate and it won't take as long to correct the teeth,' he said. Most cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994926/protruding-teeth-must-be-fixed-young-age
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Health experts on alert over virus risk

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Experts on alert over new virus risk Hongkongers could be at risk from a newly identified coronavirus, local experts warn. Although it has been confirmed different ... coronavirus belong to the same virus family and cause respiratory infections. But with too few cases as yet, specific symptoms of the new bug have not been identified. However, the Health Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048001/health-experts-alert-over-virus-risk

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