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Friday, 11 February, 2011, 12:00am

Centres provide faster help for kidney patients

Kidney patients are enjoying shorter journeys and less waiting time for dialysis, thanks to new centres set up outside public hospitals.

Patients are waiting as little as 20 minutes for treatment at five facilities across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories in a relaxing environment complete with TV.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Pure bliss

Faced with recurrent illnesses, a lack of energy or fear of having overindulged, many have contemplated a detoxification to get back on track.

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

A new road to recovery

Just over an hour's drive from the congested centre of Wuhan , a large alabaster building with a blue-tiled roof and landscaped courtyard sits amid sprawling fields. Flanked by farmhouses, it is accessible only by car or taxi.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Beauty Flash

Go for glow

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Clean up your act

LATE-NIGHT REVELLERS know about the steam room concept. Sweating out the alcohol makes you feel better, doesn't it? Maybe so, but tailored spa treatments and/or at-home techniques could be ideal for those suffering New Year burnout - particularly if you combine it with healthy eating and exercise.

15 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

We got both kinds of medicine ...

A practitioner of integrated treatment in Hong Kong says the term 'alternative' is outmoded. 'They now call it integrated - where people understand the resources and different styles,' says naturopath Graeme Stuart Bradshaw from the Integrated Medical Centre.

19 May 2006 - 12:00am

Drug rehabilitation centre inmates faced with sometimes deadly abuse

When Liu Qing's middle-class parents admitted their only child to the Dianbai Compulsory Drug Rehabilitation Centre, it was a drastic attempt to end his dependency.

5 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Concessions made over health-food claims

A government proposal, drafted after three months of consultations, would allow manufacturers of slimming and health-food products to make therapeutic claims. Critics have accused health officials of giving in to industry pressure.

9 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Detox items a bigger hit in Shanghai

Detoxification products taken to lose weight or improve appearances are more popular in Shanghai than Hong Kong and Taiwan, a survey has found.

About 31 per cent of people questioned in Shanghai said they had tried the products, compared with 22 per cent in Hong Kong and 16 per cent in Taiwan.

21 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Cash fight looms for small centres treating addicts

Small-scale drug treatment centres are expected to face a tough battle raising money to upgrade facilities under a scheme set to take effect next year.

The Legco security panel has approved a proposal for centres providing residential care, treatment and rehabilitation services for at least four drug abusers to register with the Social Welfare Department.

19 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Kidney centre hopes to expand

The kidney centre at Queen Mary Hospital is hoping to double the number of beds to stop patients being transferred to other wards for care.

The head nurse of the renal unit, Leung Siu-yin, said the 10 in-patient beds were often occupied, so extra patients had to be transferred to general wards.

20 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Hooked on a tough profession

SEEING a young drug abuser turning his back on heroin at the Shek Kwu Chau rehabilitation centre was enough to inspire Lee King-fai to join a profession very few people would consider - guiding desperate teenagers through the detoxification and rehabilitation programme.

4 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Review may aid kidney patients

A REVIEW of hospital charges by the end of the year will determine whether the 2,000 patients on dialysis treatment for end stage renal failure will get free injections to treat anaemia.

Legislators yesterday pressed the Government to provide free injections to patients since half of the 320 renal failure patients receiving injections paid for either part or the full cost.

4 May 1995 - 12:00am

Addicts at Viet camp 'can still resettle'

DRUG-ADDICTED refugees in the Pillar Point camp still have a chance of resettlement overseas, acting Secretary for Security Ken Woodhouse said, although it might be a slow process.

There was no record of addicted refugees being refused resettlement or any country refusing them entry, he said.

9 Mar 1995 - 12:00am