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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wan Chai workers feeling the strain

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Commuters in a worse mental state than residents, district council's study finds Wan Chai workers feeling the strain It may have a reputation for fun after dark, but those who live, work and study in Wan Chai suffer from a range of psychological problems, with stress foremost among them. And the picture was worse for the 600,000 people ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman 'critical' after liposuction treatment at Causeway Bay clinic

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:05am by Clifford Lo, Jennifer Ngo and Alan Yu

    ... similar case in four months, Peony Chang Chau-tung was in the intensive-care unit of Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai after she collapsed while having liposuction. Police were called to the clinic ... surgery, the company would refer them to a plastic surgery clinic. She refused to say whether it referred Chang to the clinic. Wan Chai police are investigating but no arrests had been made last ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New rules on high-risk beauty procedures may take at least a year

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:15am by Emily Tsang

    ... to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai, and remained in critical condition last night. She is believed to have been undergoing liposuction to remove fat from her thighs when she collapsed. Police were ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bernard Chan opens door to fitness in your 50s

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Sheung Wan 'wellness centre' aims to prepare people for retirement Bernard Chan opens door to fitness in your 50s Workout classes might look too ... by non-profit organisations but they had long queues and little privacy. The three-storey centre in Sheung Wan also provides basic health checks for blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels. ...

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    Photographer revisits problems faced by mentally ill, prepares new show

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:08am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Photographer revisits subjects, prepares new book and exhibition Shedding light on mental illness Seven years ago, photographer Dustin Shum Wan-yat set out to demystify mental illness with a series of pictures of mentally ill people. Today, Shum has returned to meet and photograph some of his subjects again. He learned that they continue ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospital chiefs aim to improve misconduct complaints system

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Emily Tsang

    ... misconduct took place, and a frontline practitioner. Medical Council chairman Professor Joseph Lau Wan-yee said last month the authority was referring so few cases he feared misconduct was being ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead man's family says hospital ignored him

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... at the Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan neglected a small wound on Yuen Chung-kun's back, his children say. They say it developed into a tennis ball-sized ulcer with a bacterial infection that caused his death. "We will consult a lawyer and consider legal action against Yan Chai Hospital," Yuen's son Alan Yuen Han-chi said yesterday. "This is a serious mistake which ...

  8. 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

    ... decision not to issue a travel alert for the four Ebola-hit West African countries- Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Democratic Party lawmaker Helena Wong Pik-wan questioned why ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... for the authority to refer more cases to the watchdog fell on deaf ears. In what he admits will be an uphill battle, council chairman Professor Joseph Lau Wan-yee will lobby the medical profession ... after he was prescribed an antibiotic to which he had an adverse reaction. A remedy to be taken with care Professor Joseph Lau Wan-yee knows that his controversial proposal for a central ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic shortage of doctors in Hong Kong will not be resolved for years, report warns

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:46pm by Emily Tsang

    ... licensing requirements for foreign doctors who want to work in the city, an idea that has sparked conflict with the Medical Association. Council chairman Professor Joseph Lau Wan-yee told the Post ...




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