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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman fighting for right to keep placenta has baby; disputed organ ‘chilling’ in fridge

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:07pm by Kylie Knott

    ... birth – and says the disputed organ is now “chilling” in a hospital fridge as she awaits a decision. Melissa Grenham, 38, gave birth to a boy on Wednesday morning at the Queen Mary Hospital ... it has received four requests for the release of placentas at Queen Mary since last year, including Grenham’s. None were granted. It did not provide figures on requests made before last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581100/new-mother-says-hong-kong-hospital-still-refuses-hand-over-her
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Arthritis patients set to miss out as charity is hit with huge rent rise

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Emily Tsang

    ... arthritis services Patients suffering chronic pain due to osteoarthritis face missing out on cheap therapies after a charity was hit with a rent increase of almost 50 per cent by its public-sector ... the increase from HK$13,000 to HK$19,000 per month is too much; HK$6,000 would fund therapy for 160 patients, treasurer Chan Kar-lok said. The new rent kicks in when the charity's three-year lease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562857/arthritis-patients-set-miss-out-charity-hit-huge-rent-rise
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of surgical objects left in bodies of Hong Kong patients hits four-year high

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:04am by Erin Hale

    ... Erin Hale erin.hale@scmp.com Objects left inside seven patients after surgery Seven patients who underwent medical procedures in Hong Kong in the first quarter of the year had surgical ... It was not discovered until a month after birth when the parents noticed swelling on their baby's scalp and sought medical advice. It was later removed. The 12cm drainage tube left inside a patient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564094/number-surgical-objects-left-bodies-hong-kong-patients-hits-four-year
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery over how mainland celebrity was allowed to give birth in Hong Kong

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... The posting prompted the mainland online community to speculate how the couple could have given birth in Hong Kong legally, given its "zero birth quota" policy, in place since last year ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Celebrity gives birth to controversy News that a mainland celebrity couple delivered their second child in Hong Kong at the weekend has raised speculation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504613/mystery-over-how-mainland-celebrity-was-allowed-give-birth-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospital may raise fees after losses from mainland birth ban

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 04:18am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Baptist Hospital says deliveries fell 80pc after mainlanders barred from giving birth in HK Hospital may raise fees to cover losses from birth ban The hospital with Hong Kong's biggest private obstetric ward says it lost more than HK$200 million last year and its deliveries fell 80 per cent after the government banned mainland couples from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1500228/baptist-hospital-may-raise-fees-after-losses-mainland-birth-ban
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... extend patients' median survival rate from eight months to almost two years. "I hope the usage of genetic tests can be extended so that more patients can receive personal treatment ... But many felt no symptoms in the early stages and missed the "golden period" for treatment. Non-smokers were more likely to overlook the disease, he said. Ho's research on 320 lung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577866/gene-tests-critical-diagnosing-lung-cancer
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown as Japanese encephalitis cases in Hong Kong reach three-year high

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Encephalitis cases spark mosquito clampdown Efforts to eradicate mosquitoes have been stepped up after this year has already seen the highest number of cases of Japanese encephalitis in three years. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department launched a 42-day campaign following confirmation of the latest case of the potentially deadly disease a week ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572331/encephalitis-cases-spark-mosquito-clampdown
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong set to reach record high

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:23pm by Emily Tsang

    ... casesat record levels, yet again The number of new HIV cases recorded in the city is set to hit a record high for the fourth year running and may pass 600 for the first time, a government consultant says. Some 304 new cases were diagnosed in the first half of the year, Dr Wong Ka-hing said, well up on the 262 new cases reported in the same period last year. There were 559 new HIV ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580798/new-hiv-cases-set-reach-record-high-hong-kong-fourth-year-row
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:30pm by Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... agencies in Shenzhen, which have helped mainland mothers give birth in Hong Kong for years, are focusing their efforts on early gender detection, since Hong Kong has prevented mothers giving birth ... Bin, director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, reported on July 26 that last year the mainland authorities had taken action against more than 11,000 cases of illegal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571334/woman-held-shenzhen-allegedly-blood-pregnant-women-set-hong-kong-gender
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... and peanut products each year, according to USDA. More than half of that is in the form of peanut butter. Peanuts consumed in sweets and as snacks are also popular. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581257/potential-life-saver-takes-risk-nuts

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