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  1. Liver transplant patients denied expensive drug

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Liver transplant patients in Hong Kong are being denied an expensive anti-hepatitis-B drug that could drastically reduce the recurrence of the disease and improve their chances of survival, according to a world- renowned surgeon. Ronald Busuttil, professor and executive chairman of the department of surgery at the University of California in Los Angeles, said ...

  2. High costs dampen HK's cosmetic surgery appeal

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... rental costs and wages have severely limited so-called medical tourism in the city, while regional rivals such as Taiwan and South Korea attract droves of newly rich mainlanders seeking ... private hospitals and clinics has proved to be more expensive than in other countries, so locals and others are now looking to go under the scalpel elsewhere. Dr Ying Shun-yeun, of The Ying Clinic ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is a 'cure' for ageing the ultimate medical breakthrough?

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by PETER SINGER

    ... treatment may be expensive initially, the price is likely to drop. As for the second objection, success in overcoming ageing could itself give us breathing space to find solutions to the population ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - APP OF THE WEEK

    App of the Week: My Pain Diary

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... food intake to my expenses, so I thought it might be helpful to keep track of my lower back pain, too. From a broken ankle and arthritis to period cramps and even depression, My Pain Diary ...

  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    Super-strength drug-resistant TB spreading across globe

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... (extensively drug-resistant), whereby a patient does not respond to any second-line drugs. XDR TB requires two years of expensive treatment that often causes side effects with no guarantee of a cure. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    India's generic drug paradox

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon Amrit Dhillon welcomes the government's push to lower health care expenses for the poor Finally, a cure for India's generic-drug paradox If you happen to be sick in India, the shock of a bad diagnosis is usually followed by another piece of bad news: the cost of the drugs needed for the treatment. Government hospitals provide free consultations but patients ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    The rise of robotic surgery

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Robotic surgery is more expensive because the robots are made by only one or two companies, which have a tight hold on the market. With no competition, prices remain high. There is also the high ...

  8. Charity to the rescue as abortion hospital shuts

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the government.' An abortion costs between HK$3,000 and HK$4,000 at the association, and can be far more expensive at private hospitals. Union Hospital in Sha Tin charges between HK$16,000 and HK$32,000. ...

  9. Magazines - Faces - COSMETIC PROCEDURES

    Beauty before age

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Catharine Nicol

    ... "Sculptra is significantly more expensive but as it comes in a 10ml vial you can touch up everything- the temples, the eye bags, the sagginess in the face- at once, and it looks very natural because ...

  10. Regular dental regimen can prevent major problems

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Felix Paige Brushing teeth daily and maintaining good oral hygiene is important, and it is equally vital to look after your pets' teeth and gums. A friend found out the hard way when he noticed that his cat kept backing away from its food bowl every time it tried to eat. It turns out the cat has periodontitis and has to have all its teeth removed. An expensive exercise. ...




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