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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Psoriasis patients seek subsidies for medication

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:45pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong When Gary Lai first came down with the skin disease psoriasis, he got so tired of the stigma he faced in the outside world that he would lock himself away in his ... asking questions,” said Lai, who was 24 when he was diagnosed. Now Lai, 41, and other Hong Kong residents suffering from psoriasis – a lifelong autoimmune disease that covers the skin in red, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1091104/psoriasis-patients-seek-subsidies-medication
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong should follow US and consider ban on trans-fats, experts say

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... as safe". It said a ban on trans-fats in food could prevent an additional 7,000 deaths from heart disease and up to 20,000 heart attacks a year in the US alone. A 60-day public consultation ... to an increased risk of heart and [other] coronary diseases." The chairwoman of the Hong Kong Dietitians Association, Sylvia Lam, endorsed a ban last year but said such initiatives were "not ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455778/hong-kong-should-follow-us-and-consider-ban-trans-fats-experts-say
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong bans live chicken sales after bird flu case in market

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 07:30pm by Stuart Lau and Lo Wei

    ... the agriculture and fisheries sector, urged the government to compensate the traders. "Hong Kong imports about 7,000 chickens from the mainland every day. … The ban on sales means the [local] ... in China since last year. The decision sparked anger among chicken traders, who had been expecting bumper sales over the Lunar New Year. Fearing they would lose millions of dollars, some staged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415003/one-batch-live-chickens-may-be-infected-h7-virus-health-officials-say
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... cancer database to launch Doctors in Hong Kong will for the first time have access to a new online database of local breast cancer patients next month. Doctors in the city have previously relied mainly on Western data. On May 22, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation will be making its registry of information accessible to doctors. Relying on donations over the past seven years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482054/new-database-breast-cancer-patients-launched
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of reported HIV cases in Hong Kong increases 9pc

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:46am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The 558 newly reported infections is highest annual figure ever, for third year running. Over half are the result of sexual contact between men Record rise in HIV cases, again Some 559 new cases of HIV infections were reported in Hong Kong last year- the highest annual figure since the first case was diagnosed in 1984 and the third yearly set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434776/number-reported-hiv-cases-hong-kong-increases-9pc
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Legco backs payout over bird cull and sales ban

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 03:55am by Emily Tsang

    ... extra stock for the Lunar New Year holiday, which fell in the middle of the ban period. The government has extended the ban on mainland imports, which make up about 7,000 of the 20,000 live chickens sold in Hong Kong each day, while it finds a way to keep local and imported chickens segregated until tests for bird flu are completed. Undersecretary for food and health Professor Sophia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432836/legco-backs-payout-over-bird-cull-and-sales-ban
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Plastic surgeons raise alarm over illegal beauty treatments in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Lana Lam

    ... or skin necrosis. Hong Kong surgeons had in recent years treated patients parts of whose noses fell off because of a blocked blood vessel, she said. At the heart of the problem was a lack ... spokesman said anyone who practises medicine in Hong Kong without registering with the Medical Council is breaking the law and that such cases should be reported to the police. Police said they did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443917/plastic-surgeons-raise-alarm-over-illegal-beauty-treatments-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong breast case doctor found guilty over uterus operation

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Breast case doctor found guilty over uterus surgery A surgeon involved in a breast-enhancement operation that led a coroner to call for a review of rules on cosmetic procedures has been found guilty by a medical watchdog of professional misconduct over a separate case. Dr Wong Kar-mau, a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology who also started ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443914/hong-kong-breast-case-doctor-found-guilty-over-uterus-operation
  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    A year of cancer, one photo at a time: Former Hongkonger keeps picture diary of battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:32pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Former Hong Kong resident Jennifer Glass took a photo of herself daily during a year-long battle with lung cancer Jennifer Glass has always had ... taking on three years of public relations work in Hong Kong – a city she still describes as “a place where anything could happen and [everything] was possible”. Eventually, Glass returned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1483126/year-cancer-one-photo-time
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Sale of live chickens may be banned to protect Hong Kong, says CY Leung

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:59am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... 7,000 live chickens are imported from the mainland each day, while more than 13,000 are supplied by Hong Kong farms. Local farmers estimate the industry had prepared at least 300,000 chickens ... officials begin cull of 20,000 poultry at Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market In Pictures: Hong Kong culls live poultry after H7N9 found The government is also considering whether to separate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415576/leung-chun-ying-says-city-may-have-give-buying-live-chickens

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