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  1. General practitioners get training in treating depression

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... than 20 general practitioners, half from Tin Shui Wai, recently joined a training course in community psychiatry organised by the Medical Association. The course aimed to train private doctors ...

  2. Ex-HK health chief's rivals for job of director-general

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Hong Kong's Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun is facing competition from the following five rivals in the race for the US$217,000 a year job of WHO director-general. Peter Piot (Belgium) Dr Piot, executive-director of UNAids and undersecretary-general of the United Nations, has fought the Aids epidemic for 25 years. An academic who prefers jeans and tropical shirts ...

  3. Healing our healers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... an imbalance between work demands and perceived ability to cope. Workplace stress levels for doctors are almost double those of the general working population (30 per cent compared with 18 per cent). ... so. International studies show that some 10 per cent of physicians develop a substance dependence. Depression appears to be more common in doctors than the general population. This has ...

  4. Entry bar for doctors must be seen to be fair

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... competency, are in general fair and square. Knowledgeable and qualified candidates have nothing to fear. Yet the Hospital Authority is ready to give (limited) medical licences to selective ...

  5. Cost of delivery will have to rise, parents warned

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... to start a private clinic for general practice, including rent and staff. 'For obstetrics and gynaecology, the set-up cost will be much higher.' 'The cheapest ultrasound scanner ...

  6. Easy-to-read primary care list aims to keep doctors in training

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of training, self-study or attendance at a seminar. There is no mandatory requirement for general practitioners. Lam said, that based on latest Medical Council data, only about 10 per cent of the city's 4,000 general practitioners did not get 90 scores for continuing medical education in the past three years. ...

  7. Drug affects Chinese, Westerners differently

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong Chinese and Westerners experience different problems from habitual use of the drug ketamine, a study of those seeking help at Hong Kong emergency rooms has found. Hongkongers' problems tend to be related to the brain, with sympt ...

  8. Missing the obvious

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... tasks are bungled with such regularity by supposedly well-trained individuals. But this view is strongly prejudiced by our societal concept of sentient autonomy, which attributes erroneous ... and the risk is increased by stress, overburden, distraction, tiredness and 'look-alike, sound-alike qualities' (of drugs, tests and patients). In general, the greater the expertise, the more ...

  9. Constipation afflicts 1 million, says study

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Up to a million Hong Kong people may be suffering from constipation and almost half of them go undiagnosed, a survey has found. About 14.3 per cent of the population endure the problem, according to a telephone survey of 3,282 people join ...

  10. Foreign professors seek exemption from exams

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... candidates from being assessed for areas in which they are specialised. 'If these doctors want to have a general practice after their contracts with the universities end, they must prove that they have the general knowledge to practise as a general practitioner, not only as a specialist. Granting these doctors an exemption from the examination would be unfair to those who sit ...




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