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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Whooping cough vaccine wears off over time, new US research shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Whooping cough jab not enough, study says Children fully inoculated against whooping cough become more susceptible to the disease as the vaccination wanes over time ... in the New England Journal of Medicine. The vaccine, known as DTaP, which also inoculates against diphtheria and tetanus, is sold in the US by GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Sanofi, and is given in five ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New York model to fight teen pregnancy not best for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Wiser solution to teen pregnancy The thought of Hong Kong fighting teenage pregnancy by following New York's example of handing out morning-after birth control pills ... in conservative parts of the US, it is accepted in big cities. More than 7,000 New York girls between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant each year, with two-thirds having abortions and seven in 10 ...

  3. A year in the life

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing, New York As The Eagles' song has it: 'In a New York minute, everything can change.' This is a city that updates itself so quickly that even jaded eyes can ... and the confrontation between politicians imposing control and people demanding freedoms. Despite a housing downturn that has gripped the rest of the United States, New York's luxury apartment market has ...

  4. Government had ample time to sort out demands

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... wrote last week to Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, secretary for food and health, calling for a restriction on services to mainland mothers, or control over the expansion of private maternity services. The lack of co-ordination can also been seen internally at the Food and Health Bureau. The Department of Health continues to license new maternity beds in the private market. The right hand simply ...

  5. New promises mean little to long-time dialysis patient

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The central government started the New Rural Co-operative Medical Care System in 2003 as a way to provide basic services to 910 million people living in the countryside. ... I still need to pay more than 5,000 yuan,' Ms Sun said. 'It is simpler if I just receive the treatment in Beijing and pay 5,000 yuan a month.' Ms Sun said the new blueprint, which ...

  6. New cancer radiotherapy machine cuts treatment time, says hospital

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Simon Wan A new HK$20 million radiotherapy machine at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital is set to slash therapy time while offering better treatment, the hospital has said. Radiotherapy, one of the main ways of treating cancer, uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells. It can take up to 20 minutes per session. The new instrument, known as RapidArc, can complete ...

  7. As time goes by

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Vanessa Mulquiney

    ... because [women in their 30s] ovulate less frequently,' says Richard Schwarz, vice-chairman of obstetrics and gynaecology at Maimonides Medical Centre in New York. 'Fertility tends ... time that's your own is essential. As well, the metabolic rate begins to slow during this decade. Now is the time to adopt a balanced diet: ditch fatty snacks, calorie-laden fast food ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World Diabetes Day a timely reminder of a global killer

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Timely reminder of a global killer Amid a national party congress that will install China's new leaders and the aftermath of a US presidential election, a day on the UN ... The risk of death from such diseases is four times greater in low-to-middle income countries, which puts Hong Kong in the higher-risk group, despite its wealth. The risk can be reduced ...

  9. New measures for further outbreaks to be aired this week

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... Vivian Li The initial victory in the fight against swine flu was an important aid for further planning, and new measures would be announced by this week, the health minister said yesterday. York Chow Yat-ngok said the battle against swine flu was like a 90-minute soccer match. 'Our current situation is like playing a football match for the first five minutes, without any ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Golden time for special needs children

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com It's tough for parents of children with special needs to find the right support before kindergarten, writes Elaine Yau Golden time As Justin Huen ... they reach 20 months. But in districts like Yau Tsim Mong, where demand heavily outweighs supply, a child will not get a place until he is three years old. "For special needs children, the time ...




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