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Teachers' chief in poll pull-out

Professional Teachers' Union president Fung Wai-wah announced yesterday he was pulling out of the Legislative Council election due to health reasons.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Stone deals tough guy a low blow

Sam Wong, 39, is a tough man with a tough life. He makes a living as a labourer, relying on his strength and hardy attitude to get by.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Kidney stone op did not cause death, inquest decides

A woman's death shortly after she had a kidney stone operation was not caused by the surgery, the Coroner's Court found yesterday.

Mother-of two Man Oi-hing, 60, a garden manager, was ruled to have died of natural causes at Tuen Mun Hospital in May last year. Man's family suspected the operation led to her death because it left a small bit of the stone in her urinary system.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Childbirth delivers a low blow

The birth of her second child 14 years ago left Judy Wong with an embarrassing problem: urinary incontinence. She would often leak urine, especially in the early days after delivery, but Wong (whose name has been changed for patient confidentiality reasons) quietly accepted the condition as an inevitable and common side effect of child birth.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Going with the grain

William Chan, 75, had been in good health, though he did have a few episodes of prostatitis, a condition where the prostate swells.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Wrong kidney probed in blunder

A tube was inserted into the wrong kidney of a patient at a hospital due to a mix-up by the chief surgeon, the Hospital Authority said yesterday.

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bladder agony of young drug abusers

Young drug abusers suffer painful bladder problems for up to 10 years rather than seek help, doctors treating them at a recently established clinic have found.

In the worst cases they may have to use the bathroom every five minutes leaving them unable to work or sleep properly.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Rare complication muddies the waters

Mr Wong, 71, had spent decades working as a toy factory worker and sailor. After years of toil, he finally retired and could enjoy life at a leisurely pace with few worries. His daughter had grown up and married and was working as a nursing officer at a local hospital, and he enjoyed good health.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Watertight by remote

During a routine urinary test at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital seven years ago, doctors found an abnormality in Mr Cao's prostate - a walnut-shaped gland that wraps around the urethra and is located between the rectum and bladder. A biopsy revealed that Cao (full name withheld for patient confidentiality reasons), 69, had prostate cancer.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Caesarean injured woman's bladder

A woman whose bladder was punctured during a Caesarean section is seeking compensation from Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin for what she claims was staff negligence.

Hui Kam-yuk, who gave birth to a son on May 26, says her uterus was also cut, with the result that she can never deliver a child naturally.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am