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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans annemarie.evans@scmp.com Dr Poon Tak-lun was at the scene within 72 hours of 2008 Sichuan quake- and continued to help for five years Surgeon helped quake survivors live ... served with the Red Cross as a volunteer for more than 30 years and with colleagues from Hong Kong he was helping survivors of the disaster within 72 hours of the quake. "The day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581490/surgeon-helped-quake-survivors-live-again
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... that from mid-February to mid-June, water samples from the clinic exceeded 500 colony-forming bacterial units per millilitre- the US safe standard for drinking water. The water was described ... to rule out the existence of pathogenic bacteria, such as ones that cause legionnaires' disease. "The hospital should adhere to high standards and patients' rights should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Later start to school day would benefit teenagers, research shows

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune One extra hour of sleep a day could improve attendance and lower school dropout rates, and even reduce car crashes among adolescents Research supports late start ... times 30 minutes to an hour to allow students to get more rest. "A substantial body of research has now demonstrated that delaying school start times is an effective countermeasure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580884/later-start-school-day-would-benefit-teenagers-research-shows
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman fighting for right to keep placenta has baby; disputed organ ‘chilling’ in fridge

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:07pm by Kylie Knott

    ... plans to do the same. Grenham, a Hong Kong resident, says a mother’s claim for her placenta does not add extra cost to a hospital or add extra work to hospital staff. The Hospital Authority said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581100/new-mother-says-hong-kong-hospital-still-refuses-hand-over-her
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong set to reach record high

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:23pm by Emily Tsang

    ... for the organisation's youth work, said he believed the increase was partly down to deficiencies in sex education- and where women had been infected- the mistaken belief that only men had a say on whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580798/new-hiv-cases-set-reach-record-high-hong-kong-fourth-year-row
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

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

    ... Associated Press in Freetown, Sierra Leone Patient, who was working at treatment centre in Sierra Leone, to be flown on RAF jet to London Briton with Ebola being sent home The first ... by name, and the nationality of the infected WHO employee was not given. The British patient was working at an Ebola treatment centre in eastern Sierra Leone, the region most affected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580366/british-citizen-ebola-being-evacuated-sierra-leone
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... like an alternative to overcrowded, overburdened public facilities. The hospital is expected to provide a range of medical services, such as a 24-hour clinic, an ambulatory surgery and urology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578786/new-hospital-touts-transparent-pricing-serve-middle-class
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... of work building up a business that employs three people. "Lots of the Chinese are leaving. If they stay, they might die," he said. "We hope that Europe and the United States ... on holiday for four weeks. After that? Yeah, I'll come back. My work is interesting," said the young finance director for a shipping company. However, he said his family was worried. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580067/fear-ebola-palpable-air-france-flight-freetown-paris
  9. 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

    ... Christian Hospital is investigating the work of a pathologist who made mistakes in the health reports of 118 patients, leading to the wrong treatment of 17 of them. The doctor, who obtained her ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571649/doctor-made-mistakes-118-patients-reports
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by CHRIS LAU, TIMMY SUNG

    ... Chris Lau and Timmy Sung Volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia Two local volunteers who worked to fight Ebola in Liberia arrived back in Hong Kong yesterday disease-free, as lawmakers gathered to discuss measures to prevent the deadly virus from entering the city. Clinical psychologist Eliza Cheung Yee-lai and Dr May Yeung Pui-shan, both from Hong Kong Red Cross, showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579477/hong-kong-red-cross-volunteers-return-ebola-stricken-liberia-free

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