Probe finds HKU dental clinic's 'serious negligence' put 254 at risk

Yuen Kwok-yung said the panel was unable to assign blame.

Staff at a university dental clinic who failed to properly sanitise tools were guilty of "serious negligence", an internal investigation has found.

Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 3:42am 1 comment

Farmers face daunting bills for hepatitis C

The average cost of inpatient treatment for hepatitis C on the mainland is more than the average annual income of farmers, a national survey has found.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Aiming to end deadly liver disease

Philanthropist Laura Chen has an ambitious goal. She wants to eradicate hepatitis B.

Chen, head of the Zeshan Foundation, a private philanthropy arm of the Chen family, which made its fortune as a property developer through the Hang Lung Group, is confident the goal is achievable, although it will take time.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Mystery bug proves tough to defeat

Electrical technician Chan Man-ching had a history of good health, until a persistent two-week fever forced the Macau resident to check himself into a hospital in the former Portuguese enclave.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Uphill battle to bring hepatitis under control

After coming down with a fever on Sunday, 58-year-old Yu Yaping was rushed by his wife to the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre which specialises in infectious diseases.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Ignorance of hepatitis B widespread

Do you know that one in 12 adults in Hong Kong is a hepatitis B carrier? If you don't, you're not alone. Seventy per cent of respondents to a recent survey didn't know either.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Report due on foreign direct investment

InvestHK will announce the results of the latest World Investment Report 2011, released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The report will highlight Hong Kong's foreign direct investment performance last year and make forecasts.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-drug addicts warned on infection

Abusing intravenous drugs makes people 2,000 times more likely to suffer from chronic hepatitis C - and the risk can persist after they quit their drug habit - according to a project that helps former drug addicts.

15 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Health activist finds freedom only goes so far on Avenue of the Stars

Mainland performance artist and rights activist Zhang Wen was disappointed to find that freedom of expression in Hong Kong is not as free as it is reputed to be - when a shopping mall guard rudely stopped her street theatre performance in Tsim Sha Tsui's Avenue of the Stars yesterday afternoon.

24 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Ministry denies plan to drop hepatitis test

There was another twist to the furore over hepatitis B testing yesterday when a Ministry of Health spokesman denied there were plans to remove the virus from employment or education health checks.

4 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Ministry aims to stop preschools rejecting children with hepatitis B

The Ministry of Health has announced a plan to ban preschools from turning away toddlers with the hepatitis B virus, but parents fear this is not enough to curb the discrimination against them.

1 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Hep B cloud may have silver lining

University of Hong Kong researchers have pioneered a new approach to developing drugs in the fight against the hepatitis B virus (HBV). They revealed yesterday that HBV replication in test tubes was reduced by 50 per cent in the presence of silver particles 5 to 50 nanometres in diameter.

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Expat dies in podium fall

Police are trying to identify an expatriate man who appears to have fallen to his death from the first-floor podium of the Great Eagle Centre in Wan Chai. The man, 1.85 metres tall, of ample build and believed to be in his mid to late 50s, was found unconscious near a bus terminal at 1am. He was wearing a brown shirt, black trousers and black shoes.

10 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Our jobs should be full-time, lawmakers tell government

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Law will end hepatitis bias, authorities say

Health and labour authorities have vowed to use tough legislation to eliminate workplace discrimination against the country's 120 million carriers of the hepatitis B virus.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am