A Hong Kong-based medical device manufacturer has developed a breakthrough stent for heart patients that speeds up healing and lowers the chance of a relapse.Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am
New generation of stent for heart patients7 May 2012 - 12:00am
Darren Beadman has had some qualified good news after an all-important MRI scan last Thursday of the head injuries that have kept him sidelined since mid-February, and he hopes to return home to Australia soon to continue his rehabilitation.16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
A probe into the death of an elderly man from a brain haemorrhage after he was prescribed the wrong medicine at Tuen Mun Hospital has concluded doctors were not to blame.
The 69-year-old man suffered a heart attack while jogging in November. He was admitted to hospital after he fell and hit his head.4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Despite concerns about language barriers, foreign radiographers are settling in at hospitals in remote city areas, helping to ease the pain of an overburdened public health service.27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Stephen Yau, 54, was an avid swimmer who covered 2,500 metres in the pool every day. But he was also a chain smoker with a history of high cholesterol and hypertension, which put him at high risk for coronary artery disease. This condition causes 68 per cent of heart-related deaths in Hong Kong.16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
A device to open up narrowed heart vessels that dissolves when it is no longer needed has been used in Hong Kong patients for the first time.
The Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) is implanted in the patient, finds it own way to the narrowed site and stays there for about two years releasing drugs, before dissolving and leaving the widened vessel to function on its own.26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
I did have a brain scan once. I was very insulted by the report
Whistle-blower Jeremy Godfrey, saying the scan revealed his brain was totally unexceptional
We are seeking consensus on the relevant issues through friendly consultations
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on the Sino-Russia gas talks, still unresolved after five years17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
A heavy workload for doctors and insufficient post-operation support for patients is linked to a high death rate among patients after surgery, a Hospital Authority preliminary investigation has found.6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Patients who opt for quick operations to remove tumours that are detected during body scans could be risking their lives, a medical expert has warned.
The procedures are becoming increasingly popular, especially on the mainland, where they are cheaper.24 Dec 2010 - 12:00am