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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Little evidence testosterone-boosting drugs are beneficial, US regulator says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:31pm by AP

    ... unconvinced by studies suggesting the hormone carries serious risks. The agency posted its review online ahead of a public meeting to discuss the benefits and risks of treatments that raise levels ... promise ageing men relief from "Low-T", a condition they link to low libido, fatigue and weight gain. But FDA reviewers state that "the need to replace testosterone in these older ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Novo’s weight-loss shot wins backing of U.S. advisers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:50pm by Bloomberg

    ... such as diabetes. In March 2013, the FDA said it was reviewing a possible link between diabetes drugs called incretin mimetics, including Victoza, and the risk of developing an inflammation of the pancreas ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor probed for errors in 118 patients reports, failing to spot cancer

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... found in over 100 health reports handled by the same doctor." The announcement of the investigation of the doctor's work was made after the hospital conducted a comprehensive review of all 2,153 reports issued independently by her from October last year to May, when the pathology department identified three inaccuracies in a routine review. Patients' Rights Association ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... for Ebola-affected countries last week, raising fears that it could scrap routes. British Airways, which has halted flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia, will review matters at the end of the month. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:41pm by Danny Mok

    ... gear. But he said the centre would conduct a review to see if staff could handle future cases better, looking at how to make transfers to the infectious disease centre smoother, for example. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Phila Siu, Bloomberg

    ... we're taking a huge risk." A spokesman for Colgate's Hong Kong office said that Total had for over 20 years been the subject of rigorous and continuous scientific review by the FDA ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... the council an alternative to costly legal battles for dealing with complaints, he said. But the council should review the definition of professional misconduct and consider setting up a penalty ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Jilin to ban schools from giving pupils medicine without parental consent

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:14pm by Anne Yi

    ... Anne Yi anne.yi@scmp.com Draft law comes after a number of kindergarten drug scandals in recent months The authorities in the northeastern Jilin province are planning to ban kindergartens from giving pupils medicine without their parents’ permission. The draft law was reviewed at a provincial congress meeting on Monday, the New Culture Newspaper reported on Thursday. If passed, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High-risk salons fined and warned

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... This follows a review by the Department of Health of 1,600 advertisements in the 18 months to last month, lawmakers heard yesterday. Two women have died and three others have been seriously injured ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Expert group questions ability of suspended heart surgeon Yu Cheuk-man

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 06:07pm by Emily Tsang

    ... suspension 'unfair', says surgeon More than 16 months after the suspension of Prince of Wales Hospital's top cardiologist, an independent review committee has concluded ... were based on misleading data. But Pang Yiu-kai, chairman of the independent experts group that produced the latest report, said it was fair and just. He said the review had been conducted ...




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