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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... "I just do not understand why it takes so long for public hospitals to arrange surgery. The doctors kept telling me to return for a check every year, as if the surgery would not be required until I was blind." It might sound like an impossibly long wait. But similar stories abound. The waiting time for cataract surgery averages 22 months, according to the Hospital Authority. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    First case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and Environmental Hygiene Department, said its staff would carry out more frequent patrols of piggeries in Yuen Long, especially during the rainy season, and would provide more information to farm managers. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Average Hong Kong toddler starts using electronic tablets at just 16 months

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... Chung and his researchers said. "Parents and their children may not be aware that using the internet and electronic-screen products for long hours can affect the physical and psychological ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Survey reveals extent of toddlers' early exposure to computer screens

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:13pm by Emily Tsang

    ... products for long hours can affect the physical and psychological health of the user,” Chung said at the release of a report on the study on Tuesday. “Kids are exposed to electronic devices ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their clinics? Man's fake rumour triggers heated debate

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:09pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... to medical emergencies on public transport, but if they did, they were not liable even if there were complications, so long as they did not act deliberately to cause harm. "I have never heard ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... to help other sufferers after being the recipient of such help during her own fight with cancer. Two of those there for her were her predecessor Joanna Choi Leung Yuen-mei, who acted as a mentor ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead liposuction patient was new mum

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Clifford Lo, Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao

    ... Wing-man said yesterday that general practitioners were permitted to carry out liposuction. Senior counsel Joseph Tse Wah-yuen said that a doctor could still face criminal prosecution ...

  8. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:32pm by Nectar Gan

    ... and it was mainly reserved for minor traumatic injuries. There is no medical evidence to support using urine as a long-term dietary therapy. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Father questions hospital treatment after boy, 8, dies of encephalitis

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong and Lo Wei

    ... an acute inflammatory disease of the brain. The hospital has confirmed that the boy had tested positive for encephalitis, but that it took a long time to reach that diagnosis. He was in hospital ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Liposuction tragedy to prompt tighter controls on GPs

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Patsy Moy and Ada Lee

    ... Patsy Moy and Ada Lee Minister accepts 'it has taken too long' to regulate high-risk medical procedures Latest death to spur curbs on medics General practitioners may face ... the government would draft the legislation for tabling in the Legislative Council. "We accept the criticism that it has taken too long [to regulate]," Ko said. In the beauty industry, grey ...




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