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Protests are expected to ramp up a gear today after student leaders set CY Leung a deadline this evening to resign before they start occupying government buildings.

The vast majority of former drug users found to have hepatitis C in a screening programme did not take up an offer of treatment - with many apparently unwilling to take time off work to treat the disease, a Chinese University study has revealed.

A move to force private hospitals to be more transparent on charges is just part of a drive to radically reform the medical sector and encourage patients to go private, government sources say.

Two people remained in hospital last night after air turbulence tossed passengers and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20.

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Unicef and other groups advocating breastfeeding yesterday urged the health minister to introduce immediate regulations on baby formula marketing in the face of what he termed "quite severe" opposition.

Teenage Scholarism leader Joshua Wong revealed that he plans to appeal some of his DSE exam results and that he was 'disappointed' in his Liberal Studies grade.

Cancer survivor Lam Yi-ning is only 12 years old, but she was rewarded for being an inspiration to others suffering from the disease - including her former teacher.

Law courts, the government headquarters and the Legislative Council are among 19 newly identified locations where women wearing skirts can be exposed to peeping Toms, a political party has warned.

Smaller proportion of men than women say they always wash their hands after using toilet, handling rubbish or sneezing: government study

A veteran magistrate was left at a loss over how to punish an 88-year-old woman who attacked her 86-year-old roommate with scissors during an argument over their shared toilet.

HKUST team identify protein and plant molecule which could help to slow progress of one of the leading causes of immobility and death among elderly people.

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The health minister says he will find out why expired surgical sutures were used on 239 patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital last year, and see if there is a way to prevent it from happening again.

Press freedom has reached its lowest level in decades, says the Journalists Association, with violence, financial pressure and a reliance by the government on anonymous sources taking their toll.

Members of the Country and Marine Parks Board have voiced concerns about the lack of measures to mitigate the negative environmental impact that the construction of the planned third airport runway will bring.

A government plan to give police wider powers to test people suspected to be using drugs faced "strong opposition" in a public consultation exercise.

Being diagnosed with breast cancer gives rise to fears and feelings that touch on the most basic levels of what it is to be a woman and to be facing a disease that has the potential to prove fatal, says Eliza Fok Ho Yi-wah.

The father of an eight-year-old boy who died from encephalitis on Sunday has questioned whether an oversight by doctors at the Prince of Wales Hospital led to his son's death.

Angered by the State Council's white paper declaring its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over the city, and by the dysfunctional legislature, some also said they would join the overnight sit-in by student activists.

While hundreds of thousands took to the streets to express their opposition to the government, others attended handover celebrations, concerts and dance events. 

Members of League of Social Democrats call for open elections and burn image of chief executive outside flag-raising ceremony, as up to half a million prepare to take to the streets. 

Hongkongers must decide now whether they are prepared to pay for a new retirement plan, an expert appointed to study the issue said.

Mainland customs officers have confiscated a shipment of materials intended for use in Occupy Central's unofficial referendum, disrupting the preparation of nine new polling stations.

Lawmakers have hit out at the MTR Corporation's 3.6 per cent fare rise and urged it to offer more concessions when the increase takes effect on Sunday.

The planned innovation and technology bureau is necessary to improve scientific development in the city, a University of Hong Kong scientist says.

Hong Kong's growing numbers of female smokers need a different approach than men to help them quit.

The government has drawn its poverty line for adults living alone at just half their actual cost of living, a leading charity says.

A foreign-exchange scam has emerged in the city, with crooked money-changers verbally quoting one rate to customers before using a less favourable rate to calculate the actual sum paid over.

The fad for exercising on vibrating platforms which claim to multiply the fat-burning benefits of a traditional workout has raised concerns among experts.

Some baby strollers on sale in Hong Kong risk folding up suddenly or trapping tiny fingers or toes, safety tests by the consumer watchdog have shown.

The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital hopes to open a state-of-the-art radiotherapy facility in Shau Kei Wan in 2019. The facility would occupy four basement floors of a planned 23-storey private medical centre.

Yip Kie-chun has spent months at a time, day and night, trawling the streets of Hong Kong searching for his mentally disabled son, only to see him run away yet again after he had found him.