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  1. Yuen Long blood centre aims to help 15,000 patients

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com A new centre for blood donation in Yuen Long is expected to collect enough blood to treat 15,000 patients and help meet growing demand, the Red Cross says. ... The Red Cross chose to open the centre in Yuen Long as it would be convenient for many blood donors. Lin said the centre was well received in its first few weeks of operation. In its first 10 ...

  2. Drugs, fireworks seized in clan's ancestral hall

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Joyce Ng

    ... Clifford Lo and Joyce Ng A major haul of illegal drugs and fireworks was found in the study room of a 736-year-old ancestral hall in Yuen Long, police said yesterday. In the hall ... in Hong Kong, built in 1273 and repaired three centuries later. Officers from the Yuen Long special duty squad began investigating the illegal drug centre after receiving a tip-off several weeks ...

  3. Teenager jailed for indecent assault

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A transport worker, 17, has been jailed for 41/2 years for indecently assaulting a girl, 11, during a 'drug party' in Tin Shui Wai last year. Lau Ka-chuen was sentenced yesterday by Deputy District Court Judge Pang Chung-ping on one ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SURGERY

    Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... be left in limbo. The transgender community and medical professionals are perturbed by the lack of a qualified successor to Dr Albert Yuen, who has 26 years of experience in helping transsexuals change their gender. "Some patients are still in the assessment stage and they don't know how long that will take," said Joanne Leung Wing-yan, 50, founder of the Transgender ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors declare war on a deadly chest disease too long ignored by its victims

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... on long-ignored killer Mainland doctors are urging people with persistent coughs, shortness of breath and other lung problems to seek medical attention soon in an effort to reduce the country's ... population- a fifth- it accounts for more than a third of those who die from COPD. Health authorities say that is because many Chinese suffering from the disease wait too long to see a doctor. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Gloria's so grateful for charity that saved her life

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... transplant. More than 20 years on, her battle with cancer is long past, but she is still thankful to those who helped her. Cheng was 13 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. "We were told a bone marrow transplant was the only way to cure it, but it was not available in Hong Kong at the time," said Cheng, now 36. The following year, in 1991, Dr Yuen Man-pan ...

  7. Drugs worth HK$36 million seized

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police have seized HK$36 million worth of drugs hidden in furniture in Yuen Long and arrested five Hong Kong men on suspicion of drug trafficking. The haul included 162kg of suspected cannabis buds, 17.4kg of suspected Ice and 10,000 tablets of the drug Ecstasy. One of the suspects was charged with one count of trafficking in dangerous drugs and will appear in Tuen Mun ...

  8. Man grew cannabis plants in bedroom

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A debt-ridden man confessed yesterday to cultivating 339 cannabis plants, worth more than HK$223,000, in two flats. Poon Wun-kwong, 51, pleaded guilty in the District Court to cultivating the plants in the bedroom at his Tuen Mun village house and a rented flat in Yuen Long. Poon, who had incurred a HK$500,000 debt, had been growing cannabis from seeds he ordered ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Sex change patients getting younger, and are more likely to be women

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... "It seems that more and more patients are in their 20s," said Dr Albert Yuen Wai-cheung, chief of service at Ruttonjee Hospital's department of surgery and the only specialist performing sex reassignment surgery at the city's public hospitals. "In the past, they were in their 30s. Now they are quite young, still studying," Yuen said. "With more ...

  10. Drugs worth HK$36 million seized

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Anti-drug police officers have seized HK$36 million worth of illegal drugs hidden in furniture in Yuen Long and arrested five Hong Kong men on suspicion of drug trafficking. ... syndicate, Narcotics Bureau officers made the seizure and arrests on a raid at a warehouse in Kung Um Road, Yuen Long, on Monday. One of the suspects was still being held for questioning last night. ...




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