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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Transplant lets kidney patient follow his dream of marriage and children

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Ray Mui used to have daily 11-hour kidney dialysis sessions just to stay alive. Now he plans to start a family with his new wife Gift of life that allows dreams to flourish It was like getting a "big wedding gift" when engaged transplant patient Ray Mui received a new kidney - and a new lease of life - from a deceased donor. The 40-year-old ...

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    Trial at Hong Kong hospital reduces needless issue of strong antibiotics

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A pilot scheme greatly reduced the volume of stronger medicine being prescribed, helping in the fight to contain drug-resistant 'superbugs' Antibiotic trial cuts use of 'big gun' drugs An award-winning pilot project at a public hospital has reduced the "unnecessary" use of powerful "big-gun" antibiotics, a measure ...

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    Organ donor saves two lives as doctors perform ground-breaking operation

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:57pm

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Man killed by brain haemorrhage donates lungs to one patient, heart to another Organ donations from a brain haemorrhage victim have enabled doctors to save two lives, one of them in a ground-breaking operation.   An operation involving a double lung transplant and heart repair surgery, carried out in Hong Kong for the first time, was one of two ...

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    Siu Lam Hospital installs ceiling hoist for moving patients

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Hospital installs ceiling monorail for patients Severely mentally disabled patients can now be whisked around hospital in carriages attached to a ceiling rail instead of having to be wheeled or carried by staff. The HK$6 million full-ceiling hoist system is a new facility at the Siu Lam Hospital and the first of its kind in Hong Kong. The hospital ...

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    Hitting the high road in HIV fight with Aids Walk 2013

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Charity walk on The Peak aims to raise money for support services for those with the condition Hitting the high road in HIV fight Patients and volunteers braved the wind and drizzle to take part in a charity walk on The Peak yesterday to raise funds for HIV and Aids sufferers. Around 300 people took part in Aids Walk 2013, some bringing their children ...

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    Mysteries of myopia may soon become clear

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Huge pool of genetic data could hold answer to what causes short-sightedness and why it affects 80pc of Asians and 30pc of Westerners Mysteries of myopia may soon become clear Two professors are hoping to discover why Asians are nearly three times more likely to be short-sighted than Westerners. They are taking part in a global study which has revealed ...

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    All too easy to damage vocal chords, speech therapist warns

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Shouting at the kids may lead to silent treatment Speech therapists' patients range from the obvious- those who talk for a living such as teachers and salespeople- to the unexpected: mothers who scold their children too much. Raymond Fong, a speech therapist at Queen Mary Hospital, has seen a widening range of patients recently as people become aware ...

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    Scientists harness inbuilt power to fight the flu

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com CUHK study is the latest to boost work on drugs that stimulate the body's natural defences Scientists harness inbuilt power to fight the flu Flu patients may be able to fight the virus on their own, with a little help from an immunity booster that scientists around the world are researching. It's a promising trend in infectious disease control- ...

  9. Authority chief to observe night shift

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Amid complaints by doctors of a manpower shortage at public hospitals, Hospital Authority chief executive Dr Leung Pak-yin said yesterday he would visit a public hospital during the night shift this week to acquaint himself with the difficulties doctors on that shift face. Leung said there was a shortage of emergency doctors, internal physicians and paediatricians, ...

  10. Patient cut open and left waiting on operating table

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... up to become leading health care providers for rural residents. The moves are part of reforms that are a bid to ease the burden on big hospitals in cities. Wei Wei, 21, a mobile telephone ... necessary for the surgery. She was told two days later it was ready and the surgery was scheduled for Tuesday. Wei was wheeled into the operating room at about 8.40am, but by the time she ...




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