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  1. Amputation can offer disabled dogs a new and active lease on life

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy When Sheila McClelland picked up a Pug named Obi a year ago, he had a three-centimetre tumour on his front leg. Immediately, McClelland took him to see a veterinarian. 'It turned out to be cancer, and amputation was the only option,� ...

  2. HK ready to tap trend of proactive medicine

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the use of the internet and smartphones, all clinicians, regardless of their specialty, do not seem to be as accessible as they used to be. With the emergence of telehealth, for example, ...

  3. Hong Kong rated top Asian destination

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... vendor for fish balls on a stick or stinky tofu, or opt for as much dim sum as you can eat. If you're tired of local and regional Chinese specialties, check out upscale offerings from some ...

  4. Breast enlargement op in clinic risky, surgeon tells court

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com The former chairman of the city's surgery specialty board told an inquest yesterday that he would refuse to perform breast-enhancement surgery like that which ... but says it was still acceptable. Hwang, who has 30 years' experience as a surgeon, is a former head of the General Surgery Specialty Board of Hong Kong's College of Surgeons. Leung ...

  5. Overseas doctors should be put to tried and true test of medical standards

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shortage in certain specialties in public hospitals'. The Allied Concern Group on the Standard of Medical Services in Hong Kong wishes to point out that this so-called assessment was nothing ... to employ overseas medical graduates, provided they are properly assessed through the licensing exam. The authority said that chairpersons of 'specialty panels' have assessed ...

  6. Public interest 'top concern' on overseas doctors

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... would extend to other specialties, has triggered heated debate, with one council member saying it could cause the licensing system to collapse. The Public Doctors' Association objects ... applicant, the authority had to prove no local doctor was available in the required specialty, and the applicant had the appropriate qualifications and experience. She said the council had approved ...

  7. Neurosurgeon, who once did 100 hours, relies on sleeping pills

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... in the same post for 13 years. While senior doctors in most other specialties do not need to take frequent on-call duties, neurosurgeons are different because of the specialty's high-risk nature. ... much,' Pang said. He said the specialty had difficulty attracting new staff because of its high-risk nature and the busy work schedule. 'It takes many years for a trainee to be independent ...

  8. Leaf encounters: where to buy your tea

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... minority, consisting of eight herbal ingredients. MingCha tea house 12D Wah Ha Factory Building, 8 Shipyard Lane, Quarry Bay, tel: 2520 2116 Specialties: tie guan yin supreme, first flush longjing, ... Russell Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2832 2889; Shop 16A, Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2301 2020 Specialties: Mt Weng dragon well (longjing), best champion tie guan yin, liu an tea, jasmine ...

  9. More medical students needed

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... worked after midnight would get paid more and more specialty doctors would be promoted to consultant positions. Leung said manpower was always tight between April and June as doctors left ...

  10. Delay new hospitals, services, medics say

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... chairman of the authority's co-ordinating committee for his specialty, objects to the authority's decision to open new maternity services at Tseung Kwan O Hospital next year while the specialty is suffering a high turnover of doctors. 'At our hospitals, we are 10 per cent down in our doctor manpower,' he said. 'The new services [at Tseung Kwan O Hospital] ...




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