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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Doctor charged for not checking on patient after surgery

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

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Doctor charged after surgery complications A private surgeon charged with professional misconduct believed there was no need to examine his patient before discharging him despite his complaints of pain after surgery. "I was under the impression he was in fairly good condition," Dr Chan Po-sum told the Medical Council in a hearing yesterday ...

  2. News - China - MEDICINE

    Bird flu kills Guiyang woman in first fatal case in a year

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by LI JING AND LO WEI

    ... Li Jing and Lo Wei Bird flu kills Guizhou woman in first fatality in a year One of two patients confirmed to have contracted the H5N1 bird flu virus died yesterday in a hospital ... to six so far this year, the WHO said yesterday.   ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Research to resume on deadly artificial strain of H5N1 virus

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg, Emily Tsang

    ... the moratorium should end because most countries have rules in place. A letter from the same 40 scientists who called for the moratorium last year was published yesterday in the journals Science ...

  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    Insulin breakthrough may end daily jabs for diabetics

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Daily jabs may end for world's diabetics Research mapping how insulin works at a molecular level could open the door to novel new diabetes treatments, ending daily needle jabs for millions, scientists said yesterday. A team in Melbourne, Australia has been able to lay out for the first time how the insulin hormone binds to the surface of cells, ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Medical journal slams Tamiflu maker

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in London

    ... flu pandemic. One of the researchers linked to the BMJ journal yesterday called for European governments to sue Roche. "I suggest we boycott Roche's products until they publish ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Victim's relative accuses DR beauty chain of being 'irresponsible'

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:45pm by Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... not quite conscious. She had difficulty speaking.” He said she had bone marrow drawn yesterday as part of her treatment. Leung said the woman had had numerous conventional facial treatments with DR. ... “she was feeling dizzy, and [DR] staff only gave her some medicine to take, then sent her home. Earlier yesterday, beauty salons said they would draft guidelines to regain the trust ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Three women critically ill after beauty treatment

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... The chain, which has more than than 40 centres in the city, was unavailable for comment last night. The first woman was diagnosed with septic shock yesterday after being admitted to Ruttonjee ... a 60-year-old woman who developed chills, headache, bone pain and dizziness while receiving the treatment. She was admitted to St Teresa's Hospital, Kowloon City yesterday, where she ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals left to sort out problems caused by beauty clinics

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com More people are seeking help for botched treatments, says association Hospitals left to sort out mess of beauty clinics Private hospitals are seeing more and more patients seeking help after visiting beauty clinics like DR, the president of the Association of Cosmetic Surgery said yesterday. Walter King Wing-keung said some patients had infections ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland's organ donation system to be made fairer to recipients

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Fairer deal for transplant patients A national system to make selection of organ-transplant recipients fairer was announced yesterday by the Ministry of Health, though experts say it will do little to address the mainland's organ donation crisis. Health ministry spokesman Deng Haihua said the agency would soon publish a draft regulation ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... problems, dramatically increasing the risk of stroke or death at a younger age, according to a study presented yesterday at the Canadian Stroke Congress. This type of diet is high in calories, sugar ...




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