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  1. Eye bug caught on rugby trip can cause blindness

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A rare eye infection 40 boys suffered while in Singapore for a rugby tournament is resistant to drugs and can cause blindness if not treated properly, ... stretch to several weeks- one nine-year-old was only diagnosed yesterday. Forty of the 60 youngsters who went to Singapore last month have developed the eye condition. One of the rugby club ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tickets just so that a 'one weekend a year warrior' can get his jollies and claim to be a true rugby fan because he watches the Six Nations on TV? Try getting a ticket, as a non-club ... Is the Sevens ticketing system fair to everyone? Once again numerous correspondents have bemoaned their failure to secure tickets for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens and seek to apportion blame ...

  3. Chui cops six-month ban for ketamine

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Former champion apprentice Marco Chui Kwan-lai was banned for six months yesterday after testing positive to the drug ketamine, completing a miserable first season ... is listed under schedule 1 of Hong Kong's Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, alongside drugs like cocaine, heroin or amphetamines, and, in November last year, was described by the United Nations Office ...

  4. Economic cooling seen in next six months

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the National Bureau of Statistics, Li Deshui, that the economy would be stable during the next six months. According to the Shanghai Securities News, Mr Li told a legal seminar organised by the National People's Congress Standing Committee that the mainland would see investment behaviour 'rationalised'. Mr Li expressed confidence in achieving the 7 per cent growth target ...

  5. Nationality of Bo's spouse is now in doubt

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... identity documents. That is stirring rumours that Bo's wife secretly obtained a second citizenship- a legal violation if she remains a Chinese national. The addition of her husband's ... public administration experts say there is no national rule against 'naked officials' from filling key positions. They say Bo Xilai's future might depend on whether he had declared ...

  6. Carman's legacy is the gift of life for six others

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Carman Ho's family decided within half an hour of her death to donate her organs- but for the six people who benefitted, the legacy will last a lifetime. Her liver, kidneys, heart and corneas are now helping people aged between six and 60. Ho's family and those she helped say they hope her story will inspire more people to become organ donors. ...

  7. A dying profession

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... medicine in the past two years. General surgery is only slightly better, with six doctors registering as specialists in the past two years, increasing the number by 1.5 per cent. By contrast, 20 ...

  8. Consultants want overseas doctors hired sooner

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... six months for the first batch of overseas doctors to start work in Hong Kong, given approval by the Medical Council. 'The opposition from the profession is bigger than what we have ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Western nations debate how best to stretch limited Aids funding at a time of economic stress. With an annual price tag of US$500 to US$900 per patient, antiretroviral therapy programmes have ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Occurrence of multiple-drug-resistant tuberculosis grows

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... management and a lack of new drugs makes the fight against the disease extremely difficult. Dr Zhao Yanlin, director of the National TB Reference Laboratory, has said that the mainland has a "serious epidemic" of drug-resistant TB, but the situation "could easily be much worse". Also deputy director of the National Centre for Tuberculosis Control and Prevention ...




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