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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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    New government must be proactive in health care planning

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on health care manpower planning is particularly important, as the shortage can only be eliminated by an overall review of the needs of staff. In 2010-11, the turnover rate of nurses in public ... and fully take up job duties. Even worse, according to Hospital Authority statistics, more than 2,500 nurses will reach retirement age in 10 years. I expect the new administration to do more ...

  3. Youthful drive to aid the elderly

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and marketing division of mainland developer Soho China for six years. 'One day, chairman Pan Shiyi wanted to give me a promotion. I rejected it and told him my plan to establish a retirement ... Chinese people in the face of hardship and adversity]. That judgment made Yao even more determined to establish a quality retirement home in China. She now plans to open more retirement homes ...

  4. Province plans huge health cover scheme

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... schemes, and 98 per cent of rural residents. It said the schemes also would cover retired people from bankrupt state enterprises, university students, vocational school students, private-sector ... to build 76 county hospitals and set up clinics in all villages by 2011. The central government's medical reform plan released in April requires provincial governments to devise their own ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ


    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Armstrong of taking performance-enhancing drugs, it now appears certain that Armstrong's record seven straight Tour de France titles were won through an intricately planned doping conspiracy. ... the threat of dismissal from his squad. Armstrong, 41, retired last year. The banned blood booster erythropoietin, or EPO, was one of the key drugs taken by Armstrong and provided to teammates, ...

  6. The unpleasant truth about growing old

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to less comfortable retirements is a lack of planning. They say people start planning for retirement too late, do not save enough, and have no defined targets or goals. Without goals, they get confused and this leads to saving inactivity. Those who do have savings plans can still fall short on their retirement goals because of poor investment choices due to a lack of financial knowledge. ...

  7. Forced abortion casts shadow over human rights plan

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Authorities might have to ask themselves if they are serious about the latest national plan to protect human rights after reports emerged about a Shaanxi woman who was forced ... was treated. The revelation came one day after the State Council's Information Office made public the council's human rights action plan for 2012-15 via official media outlets including ...

  8. Planning well in advance is key to relocation

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pete Spurrier If you're leaving town with pets in tow, the top tip is to start planning as far in advance as possible. 'The main consideration is the import requirements ... budget for that extra cost and quarantine must be pre-booked. 'Once you know your destination, and you've learned about its particular requirements, what you need to do is plan ...

  9. Warning over 'dangerous' illegal abortion drugs

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Women who use abortion drugs they buy illegally are putting their lives at risk, says a family planning group offering abortion by medication. The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong began a trial of medication-induced, as opposed to surgical, abortion in November last year, and will continue to offer the treatment after it proved successful ...

  10. Coping with the problems of ageing

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... depressed. This needs to be treated through medication and possibly counselling. With careful planning and good care, elderly people can live a long time and still enjoy their retirement. Having ... as if they are old. But in most countries, people are deemed old when they reach retirement age. This is usually between the ages of 60 to 70. When most people retire, they rarely receive any extra income so ...




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