Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.
Elizabeth Cheung
Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.

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Hong Kong gene testing companies under probe after ‘exaggerated’ claims of being able to identify children’s abilities

Politician accuses companies of misleading clients and breaching trade ordinance. The tests, ranging from HK$4,000 to HK$81,640, are said to be able to identify traits and talents in children.

23 Apr 2019 - 8:10AM

Politician accuses companies of misleading clients and breaching trade ordinance. The tests, ranging from HK$4,000 to HK$81,640, are said to be able to identify traits and talents in children.

Hong Kong gene testing companies under probe after ‘exaggerated’ claims of being able to identify children’s abilities
Tobacco giant Philip Morris warns it may close HK$78 million Hong Kong research centre in light of government proposal to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products

Philip Morris opened Wong Chuk Hang facility last July after the previous administration laid out proposals to regulate new smoking products. But government is now planning a full ban on e-cigarettes and similar devices.

21 Apr 2019 - 9:22AM

Philip Morris opened Wong Chuk Hang facility last July after the previous administration laid out proposals to regulate new smoking products. But government is now planning a full ban on e-cigarettes and similar devices.

Tobacco giant Philip Morris warns it may close HK$78 million Hong Kong research centre in light of government proposal to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products
Latest Hong Kong plan to lure overseas doctors is unequal treatment, says city leader Carrie Lam

Chief executive joins medical schools and health department in rejecting proposal to differentiate their doctors from those under the Hospital Authority.

20 Apr 2019 - 11:21PM

Chief executive joins medical schools and health department in rejecting proposal to differentiate their doctors from those under the Hospital Authority.

Latest Hong Kong plan to lure overseas doctors is unequal treatment, says city leader Carrie Lam
New mosquito trap from Netherlands will combat rise of dengue fever in Hong Kong and target insect at all stages of its life cycle

New device, which targets a mosquito at all stages of its life cycle, is being tested by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.

20 Apr 2019 - 9:45PM

New device, which targets a mosquito at all stages of its life cycle, is being tested by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.

New mosquito trap from Netherlands will combat rise of dengue fever in Hong Kong and target insect at all stages of its life cycle
Overseas-trained doctor proposals by lawmakers could cause dissent among Hong Kong’s medical sector, warns Carrie Lam

The separate bills, from either side of the political divide, aim to make it easier for overseas-trained doctors to practise in the city’s public health care system.

17 Apr 2019 - 7:37AM

The separate bills, from either side of the political divide, aim to make it easier for overseas-trained doctors to practise in the city’s public health care system.

Overseas-trained doctor proposals by lawmakers could cause dissent among Hong Kong’s medical sector, warns Carrie Lam
Beaches and swimming pools face closure or disruption if Hong Kong government cannot resolve lifeguard shortage

City to be short of 400 lifesavers this season – a new high – unions say.

16 Apr 2019 - 4:19PM

City to be short of 400 lifesavers this season – a new high – unions say.

Beaches and swimming pools face closure or disruption if Hong Kong government cannot resolve lifeguard shortage
Is internship scheme for foreign-trained doctors killing careers and adding to Hong Kong’s medical staffing crunch?

Trio of doctors hit out at restrictions and call for authorities to relax rules. Current mechanism requires overseas-trained professionals to take up stint that limits them to basic chores before they can practise fully.

15 Apr 2019 - 11:49AM

Trio of doctors hit out at restrictions and call for authorities to relax rules. Current mechanism requires overseas-trained professionals to take up stint that limits them to basic chores before they can practise fully.

Is internship scheme for foreign-trained doctors killing careers and adding to Hong Kong’s medical staffing crunch?
More than 70 per cent of Hong Kong public toilet cleaners say they don’t have suitable meal places at work, with some forced to eat in washrooms

Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs, which held survey, urges authorities to consider needs of workers, besides improving facilities for users.

15 Apr 2019 - 11:42AM

Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs, which held survey, urges authorities to consider needs of workers, besides improving facilities for users.

More than 70 per cent of Hong Kong public toilet cleaners say they don’t have suitable meal places at work, with some forced to eat in washrooms
Light rail service in Hong Kong disrupted after train and truck collide, injuring three passengers

Accident happened on Tin Ha Road at the section near Chung Uk Tsuen

14 Apr 2019 - 11:10AM

Accident happened on Tin Ha Road at the section near Chung Uk Tsuen

Light rail service in Hong Kong disrupted after train and truck collide, injuring three passengers
Medical Council chief calls for open vote on foreign-trained doctors amid Hong Kong’s crippling staff shortage so ‘everyone is held responsible’

Council faced recent criticism for failing to pass proposals to ease local requirements on foreign-trained doctors.

12 Apr 2019 - 12:58PM

Council faced recent criticism for failing to pass proposals to ease local requirements on foreign-trained doctors.

Medical Council chief calls for open vote on foreign-trained doctors amid Hong Kong’s crippling staff shortage so ‘everyone is held responsible’
Parents of miscarried babies in Hong Kong get first-ever government facility for fetuses lost before 24 weeks

Bureaucratic hurdles have made providing proper burials for early-term fetuses difficult. Plots at the Garden of Forever Love, in Wo Hop Shek, will be available from Thursday.

10 Apr 2019 - 10:54PM

Bureaucratic hurdles have made providing proper burials for early-term fetuses difficult. Plots at the Garden of Forever Love, in Wo Hop Shek, will be available from Thursday.

Parents of miscarried babies in Hong Kong get first-ever government facility for fetuses lost before 24 weeks
Surge in health insurance disputes as Hongkongers urged to tell the whole truth on policy applications

Number of complaints received falls 9.7 per cent, but those concerning health care on the rise.

9 Apr 2019 - 9:59PM

Number of complaints received falls 9.7 per cent, but those concerning health care on the rise.

Surge in health insurance disputes as Hongkongers urged to tell the whole truth on policy applications
Pregnant woman among five more measles cases in Hong Kong

New infections bring number in the city since start of the year to 61.

9 Apr 2019 - 7:00AM

New infections bring number in the city since start of the year to 61.

Pregnant woman among five more measles cases in Hong Kong
Lifeguard services suspended at Hong Kong beaches and public swimming pools because of manpower shortages

Publicly owned swimming pools have also been affected since the start of the month as summer season begins.

8 Apr 2019 - 10:37PM

Publicly owned swimming pools have also been affected since the start of the month as summer season begins.

Lifeguard services suspended at Hong Kong beaches and public swimming pools because of manpower shortages
Vandals strike at new June 4 museum in Hong Kong ahead of opening as operator says incident was politically motivated

On Sunday morning, an employee who went to the museum, set up in Mong Kok to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing, found several items had been damaged.

8 Apr 2019 - 9:44AM

On Sunday morning, an employee who went to the museum, set up in Mong Kok to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing, found several items had been damaged.

Vandals strike at new June 4 museum in Hong Kong ahead of opening as operator says incident was politically motivated
Another Hong Kong airport worker confirmed as having measles, bringing year’s infection figures to 56

The 30-year-old man, who worked at a restaurant in Terminal 2, developed fever on Thursday and rash the following day.

7 Apr 2019 - 10:12PM

The 30-year-old man, who worked at a restaurant in Terminal 2, developed fever on Thursday and rash the following day.

Another Hong Kong airport worker confirmed as having measles, bringing year’s infection figures to 56
Doctors urge second vote on easing restrictions for foreign-trained medics in Hong Kong

The Medical Council vote on Wednesday failed to pass any of four proposals aimed at fully exempting relevant overseas-trained specialists from internships as all options failed to reach the 50 per cent threshold.

4 Apr 2019 - 11:28PM

The Medical Council vote on Wednesday failed to pass any of four proposals aimed at fully exempting relevant overseas-trained specialists from internships as all options failed to reach the 50 per cent threshold.

Doctors urge second vote on easing restrictions for foreign-trained medics in Hong Kong
Almost every primary school pupil in Hong Kong spends more than an hour on homework – with some taking up to four hours

Survey released to coincide with Children’s Day sparks calls from experts to give city’s young more free time.

4 Apr 2019 - 10:00AM

Survey released to coincide with Children’s Day sparks calls from experts to give city’s young more free time.

Almost every primary school pupil in Hong Kong spends more than an hour on homework – with some taking up to four hours
Disappointment across the board as Hong Kong Medical Council rejects solutions to solving city’s shortage of doctors

Four proposals turned down at Medical Council meeting as chairman says ‘I’ve done everything I can’.

4 Apr 2019 - 12:15AM

Four proposals turned down at Medical Council meeting as chairman says ‘I’ve done everything I can’.

Disappointment across the board as Hong Kong Medical Council rejects solutions to solving city’s shortage of doctors
Three more measles infections reported as Carrie Lam rejects criticism that Hong Kong airport outbreak was caused by loopholes in city’s immigration policy

Medical sector lawmaker Dr Pierre Chan confronts Carrie Lam at city’s legislature, saying disease was ‘clearly imported’, while number of infections in Hong Kong is now 43, the latest being a radiographer at a public hospital.

3 Apr 2019 - 11:30PM

Medical sector lawmaker Dr Pierre Chan confronts Carrie Lam at city’s legislature, saying disease was ‘clearly imported’, while number of infections in Hong Kong is now 43, the latest being a radiographer at a public hospital.

Three more measles infections reported as Carrie Lam rejects criticism that Hong Kong airport outbreak was caused by loopholes in city’s immigration policy
Hong Kong’s new voluntary health insurance plan kicks in, but government expects possible benefit adjustments

Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme was designed to relieve burden on city’s public health care system, but critics say it does not do enough to cover costs.

1 Apr 2019 - 10:58PM

Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme was designed to relieve burden on city’s public health care system, but critics say it does not do enough to cover costs.

Hong Kong’s new voluntary health insurance plan kicks in, but government expects possible benefit adjustments
Hong Kong medical landmark: Hospital Authority to allow local researchers access to city’s first big data health care platform

A total of 280 terabytes, or 280,000 gigabytes, of health data from more than 25 years of records will be available through the collaboration lab.

1 Apr 2019 - 7:30AM

A total of 280 terabytes, or 280,000 gigabytes, of health data from more than 25 years of records will be available through the collaboration lab.

Hong Kong medical landmark: Hospital Authority to allow local researchers access to city’s first big data health care platform
Hong Kong’s first government-backed health insurance scheme launched

The scheme was unveiled by health minister Sophia Chan on Friday and has most of Hong Kong’s major insurance companies on board.

30 Mar 2019 - 11:55AM

The scheme was unveiled by health minister Sophia Chan on Friday and has most of Hong Kong’s major insurance companies on board.

Hong Kong’s first government-backed health insurance scheme launched
Blood tests to find out who really needs measles vaccine among Hong Kong International Airport workers

Health authorities look to preserve city’s limited supply of vaccinations as 31st case this year recorded.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:02AM

Health authorities look to preserve city’s limited supply of vaccinations as 31st case this year recorded.

Blood tests to find out who really needs measles vaccine among Hong Kong International Airport workers
New domestic helpers coming to Hong Kong should be made to prove they are vaccinated against measles, health experts say

Top microbiologist from University of Hong Kong says government must do more as number of measles cases reported in city already double the whole of 2018.

28 Mar 2019 - 11:00PM

Top microbiologist from University of Hong Kong says government must do more as number of measles cases reported in city already double the whole of 2018.

New domestic helpers coming to Hong Kong should be made to prove they are vaccinated against measles, health experts say
Explainer | Measles: a highly infectious disease previously brought under control but now appearing to be making a comeback in Hong Kong

The number of cases of the disease reported in the city this year has already exceeded those for each of the last four years.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:04AM

The number of cases of the disease reported in the city this year has already exceeded those for each of the last four years.

Measles: a highly infectious disease previously brought under control but now appearing to be making a comeback in Hong Kong
Six more Hong Kong residents infected with measles, government says

Four of those infected work at Hong Kong International Airport.

27 Mar 2019 - 3:40PM

Four of those infected work at Hong Kong International Airport.

Six more Hong Kong residents infected with measles, government says
Hong Kong reports 20th case of measles infection this year as hundreds of airport workers scramble for vaccine

Centre for Health Protection sets up vaccination station at airport. Infected include two Cathay Pacific Airways employees, two baggage handlers and a security guard.

1 Apr 2019 - 11:01AM

Centre for Health Protection sets up vaccination station at airport. Infected include two Cathay Pacific Airways employees, two baggage handlers and a security guard.

Hong Kong reports 20th case of measles infection this year as hundreds of airport workers scramble for vaccine
MTR Airport Express line from Hong Kong station back up and running after suspension

Services on rail link suspended just after midnight, but services resumed gradually from 10am.

24 Mar 2019 - 11:12PM

Services on rail link suspended just after midnight, but services resumed gradually from 10am.

MTR Airport Express line from Hong Kong station back up and running after suspension
Hong Kong Journalists Association slams ex-chief executive Leung Chun-ying for putting pressure on Apple Daily advertisers

Hong Kong Journalists Association says former city chief ‘was suggesting the public should stop buying products from those advertisers’.

23 Mar 2019 - 12:14AM

Hong Kong Journalists Association says former city chief ‘was suggesting the public should stop buying products from those advertisers’.

Hong Kong Journalists Association slams ex-chief executive Leung Chun-ying for putting pressure on Apple Daily advertisers