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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDICAL

    Improved odds for liver surgery

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... reduced, meaning an organ from a donor of a different blood type is 30 per cent more likely to be accepted. The first successful cases in the city were a man surnamed Lei, 62, from Macau, who received a liver from his son, and a Hongkonger surnamed Hung, 50, whose wife donated part of her organ. They underwent surgery in January and earlier this month, respectively. Both suffered from ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - FOOT CARE

    Foot health- from bunions to corns to ankle injury

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Angela Baura

    ... published in the Foot and Ankle Online Journal in 2010. "Hongkongers like to look good. I'd be treated differently if clients saw my feet, so I buy funky designer flat shoes to hide ... primarily due to ill-fitting shoes. Plantar keratoses, in particular, can be very painful and can affect walking. "Chronic keratotic lesion may ulcerate and become infected. In the worst case ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Cover story: coping with chronic pain

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Thousands of Hongkongers suffer some form of chronic pain. But medical specialists are offering new treatments tohelp sufferers rebuild their shattered ... in the previous three months. Queen Mary Hospital says it had 3,236 new acute pain cases last year, while more than 10 per cent of the 4,402 referrals for chronic pain to the hospital were new cases ...

  5. True measure of diabetes

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of all diabetes cases worldwide, affecting both children and adults. Type 1 is an incurable autoimmune disease that strikes children, teens, and adults up to age 40. Both types of diabetes ... of Diabetes Hongkong, believes the main problem for Type 2 diabetics in the city is the misconception that diabetes is not a serious condition. 'Diabetes can lead to blindness or leg amputation ...

  6. Painkiller addicts may be unaware of the dangers

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A government study has highlighted Hongkongers' dependence on painkillers, with researchers warning that many users may not be aware of the risks of taking ... conducted by the Hospital Authority, Chinese University and the University of Hong Kong, is the first of its kind in the city and part of a wider study into the state of Hongkongers' mental ...

  7. Prising open the grip of prejudice

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... eight full-time employees, and the centre receives a lot of help from public interest lawyers who provide free services to infected people involved in court cases. We receive funds from ... only seek redress over perceived wrongs, are thrown into illegal 'black jails' or mental hospitals, where they may be beaten and raped. We have helped people sue the authorities after ...

  8. Quiz

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from the Centre of Health Protection show that cases peaked at 2,000 in 1946; in 2009 there were 23 cases. But Hongkongers shouldn't be complacent, particularly with our globe-trotting habits. Since the 1970s, most malaria cases have been imported- meaning vigilance needs to be maintained to keep the disease at bay. Symptoms of malaria include intermittent fever, chills, ...

  9. Rich cling to tradition on childbirth

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wealthy Hongkongers uphold traditional values when it comes to child birth, with most rejecting abortion, adoption or artificial insemination as family planning options despite ... and Gynaecological Society survey in 2003 found about two-thirds of sexually active women said they would consider an abortion in case of an unplanned pregnancy. Around 25 per cent of single women ...

  10. Life in your gland

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the gym, you can get out of this lethargy', but I just couldn't.' Hongkonger Milia Chan, 40, has experienced the other extreme of thyroid disorder- hyperthyroidism, or an overactive ... Lauren Bramley, a family doctor who has a clinic in Central, suspects the figure is higher because many cases go undiagnosed. She recently completed a master's in endocrinology, diabetes ...




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