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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's new HIV cases hit record high with 195 people diagnosed in Q3

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... be a good thing", he said, because it meant that health officials had a clearer idea of the infection situation in Hong Kong. Wong said UNAids had in July set an "ambitious" target, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1648779/hong-kongs-new-hiv-cases-hit-record-high-195-people-diagnosed-q3
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Treatment offers subsidised hope for Hepatitis C patients

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... The innovative "three-in-one" treatment was introduced in Hong Kong two years ago. But until July it was only available to those who could afford to pay some HK$320,000 for a course. ... can benefit," said Dr Pierre Chan, a specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology at public hospitals on Hong Kong Island. The hepatitis C virus affects the liver, leading in most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642399/treatment-offers-subsidised-hope-hepatitis-c-patients
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mother trusted doctor because he was globally recognised, Medical Council trial told

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 06:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... X had a speech delay, a symptom of mercury poisoning. Hence, she looked for a toxicologist in Hong Kong and found Yeung. In the second of four consultations with Yeung in 2005, treatments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1650220/mother-trusted-doctor-because-he-was-globally-recognised-medical
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Family of Sandra d'Auriol still awaiting results of probes into British designer's death

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 01:36pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com No word on charges over d'Auriol death: family The family of Hong Kong jewellery designer and philanthropist Sandra d'Auriol has yet to hear from ... for several weeks. The report will seek to establish the medical circumstances of d'Auriol's death. Yesterday, the family launched a campaign in Hong Kong to raise awareness of the kind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1648322/family-sandra-dauriol-still-awaiting-results-probes-british-designers
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctors accused of improperly diagnosing teen with metal toxicity

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... The Medical Council is considering allegations that two doctors improperly diagnosed a teen with allergies and heavy-metal toxicity, and prescribed unnecessary treatment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1647863/doctors-accused-improperly-diagnosing-teen-metal-toxicity
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong professor finds novel cancer treatment effective in mice

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by Howard Winn

    ... A Chinese University professor has discovered a novel cellular treatment for cancers and tumours in mice that he thinks could lead to a radical change in the way certain kinds of cancer are treated in humans. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642402/hong-kong-professor-finds-novel-cancer-treatment-effective-mice
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mutation increases risk of infections

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Mutation increases risk of infections A pattern of genetic mutation has been found in avian flu that leads to a higher possibility of infections and diseases in humans. A University of Hong Kong medical team has discovered a genetic adaptation marker, known as 526R, in the enzyme PB2, which is found in all influenza A viruses. The 526R pattern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1644774/mutation-increases-risk-infections
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    25pc of patients don't take prescribed medication, survey finds

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:35am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... A quarter of patients at public specialist outpatient clinics don't take their medication as instructed, pharmacists have found in the first survey of its kind. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1643249/25pc-patients-dont-take-prescribed-medication-survey-finds
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ebola questionnaire for intercity train travellers

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... spread of the virus by mosquitoes could make dengue fever an endemic illness in Hong Kong, he warned. He promised more frequent mosquito inspections at construction sites, where the insects tend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642396/ebola-questionnaire-intercity-train-travellers
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Unconventional therapy can extend life of prostate cancer patients, says alliance

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... as the third most common cancer for men in Hong Kong, according to the Cancer Registry. The disease has shown an 80 per cent increase in nine years, climbing from 912 registered cases in 2002 to 1,644 in 2011. While men aged 50 or above are more prone to prostate cancer, the majority of patients are aged 70 or above. Dr Andrew Yip Wai-chun, co-convenor of the Hong Kong Prostate Cancer Alliance, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1641564/unconventional-therapy-can-extend-life-prostate-cancer-patients-says

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