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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B survivor does Trailwalker to raise awareness

Carrying the message on the trail will be (from left) William Sharr Wei, Sam Hui, Hui Yui-pun and Dai Wing-chiu. Photo: David Wong

To Sam Hui Pui-to, hepatitis B was a death sentence. At the peak of his health when he was a fireman, he set records in firefighters' fitness tests.

Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, 4:41am

Hepatitis drug can reduce risk of liver cancer return

Antiviral therapy used to combat hepatitis can reduce the risk of liver cancer recurring in patients who have had surgery.

Chinese University researchers, who made the discovery, expect the drug, which now costs HK$1,500 a month, to be covered by government subsidy soon.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:52am

Carriers of deadly virus fail to seek treatment

In startling findings revealed recently, more than half of 413 hepatitis B carriers identified through free tests in Hong Kong last year revealed that they knew of their status from previous blood donation drives or medical check-ups, but had not had any medical follow-ups.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:05pm

Shanghai doctors find vital liver test

Patients may one day be able to have a blood test costing just 100 yuan (HK$122) to discover whether they have hepatitis B, cirrhosis or liver cancer, even if their tumour is as small as two centimetres in diameter, thanks to research by a Shanghai medical team.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Liver of no return

Hepatitis B, with half a million carriers in this city, is a disease that haunts the medical and patient community. One in four sufferers dies from liver cancer, cirrhosis or other complications.

16 Aug 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

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

High-rating television show about urban life suspended

A popular television drama about the mainland's stressful urban life and soaring property prices has been suspended because the authorities found some of its content a little too realistic for comfort, according to media reports and several stations.

3 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Hepatitis B carrier fights for justice

While other people his age are just getting started in their careers, Liao Ming, 25, is struggling at a little-known firm while embroiled in an arduous legal fight.

His hopes of a better job are thwarted because he is a carrier of the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

24 Aug 2009 - 12:00am