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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by REBECCA LAM

    ... the authority's steering committee for breastfeeding was set up in 2009, involving doctors, nurses, and representatives from the specialties of obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, dietetics, ...

  2. 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

    ... been contacted about the doctor's mistakes. The hospital said yesterday that it was in the process of notifying the other affected patients from various specialties including surgery ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    21,000 hospital patients wait three years for specialist care

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Emily Tsang

    ... specialties, which allow patients to be assessed earlier and provide timely specialist care for patients most in need. About HK$50 million had been allocated to improve the waiting times at specialist ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Internships to ease strain on Hong Kong's accident and emergency departments

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:04am by LO WEI

    ... schools to consider including accident and emergency training in the graduate internship year. "Our department is not so attractive to fresh graduates compared to other specialties ... those from other specialties, who volunteer for shifts at the emergency departments. It has recruited about 30 to work part-time. Emergency units are expected to carry out a greater variety ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Doctors advise older smokers to be screened for lung cancer

    Posted May 07th 2013, 03:36pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Stepping into the debate over who should be screened for lung cancer, a leading medical specialty group issued new guidelines on Tuesday recommending that doctors offer annual low-dose CT (computed tomography) scanning to people whose age and smoking history puts them at significant risk of lung cancer. That means current smokers aged 55 to 74 with more than 30 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Expert warns that HK's shortage of psychiatrists could last two decades

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... is limited." The authority has assigned 69 trainees to internal medicine, a field which saw the departure of 70 doctors last year- the greatest loss of all specialties. Accident and emergency units ...



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