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    The parasite strikes back

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... Elizabeth Snouffer healthpost@scmp.com The parasite strikes back There were about 216 million cases of malaria last year and an estimated 655,000 deaths in 2010 according to the World Malaria Report 2011. Most deaths occur among children in Africa where a child dies every minute from malaria. Resistance to treatment adds to these statistics. Resistance to artemisinin- a vital ...

  2. Pharmacists strike out over industry rules

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Pharmacists plan to go on strike this summer to drive home their criticism of how the government oversees and regulates the industry. Pharmacists and medical groups in the Drug Safety Consortium issued the threat yesterday. It plans to strike in stages, beginning in July, if the government continues to ignore industry pleas to standardise ...

  3. Outbreak alert as dengue fever strikes

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A dengue fever alert has been issued after the first locally acquired case in seven years of the potentially fatal disease was confirmed yesterday. More than 200 families living near the Deep Water Bay home of the patient will be asked to take ...

  4. Stomach bug strikes 93 at elite school

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong and Martin Wong Nearly 100 people at the Hong Kong International School, mostly students, have come down with gastroenteritis since Friday evening, it emerged last night. A spokesman for the school said in a statement there had been 93 cases of ...

  5. Stomach virus from Guangdong strikes HK

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Doctors and patients at medical centre fall ill with bug that hit school last week A 'regional outbreak' of gastroenteritis that hit Guangdong has struck Hong Kong, a senior health official confirmed yesterday. The confirmation came af ...

  6. Health authorities worried about infections striking new-born babies

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.30pm: Health authorities in Hong Kong on Friday afternoon were investigating an outbreak of painful infections which have been striking new-born babies. The Health Department?s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has reported a cluster of necrotising enterocolitis on three new-born babies. A CHP spokesman explained that necrotising enterocolitis, ...

  7. Minister backs bid to strike off doctors who don't study

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Many practitioners oppose plan to link licences with continuing education The health minister has backed a controversial Medical Council proposal that requires doctors to undergo continuing education or face being barred from practising. ...

  8. Food poisoning strikes down 18 diners at Wan Chai hotel

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Buffet dinner is prime suspect in the second such outbreak in recent weeks At least 18 people have fallen sick after eating buffet dinners in a Wan Chai hotel, the second mass outbreak of food poisoning in two months. The victims, aged between ...

  9. This week we test: blemish cream

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... unspotty skin- which is a good thing, as the drying-out effects take place incredibly quickly. Useful, reasonably priced product for zits that strike a couple of days before a big event. Benefit ...

  10. Doctors can't just look after their own

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... professional bodies and groups have a legitimate role to play in upholding high standards of medical practice in Hong Kong. But they must strike a balance between that and being seen to run a closed ...




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