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28 Dec, 2018
December 2018 Issue
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The online application portal for the September 2019 intake of the Master of Laws in Medical Ethics and Law programme of the University of Hong Kong is now open. Applications will close on 28 February 2019 ...
30 Nov, 2018
November Issue 2018
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Conference – “Who Owns Your Body? – Beyond The Physical”
26 Oct, 2018
October Issue 2018
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New Case Briefing: Supreme Court finds that receptionists at A&E departments owe a tortious duty of care to patients not to provide inaccurate/ misleading information regarding waiting times...
28 Sep, 2018
September Issue 2018
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Hong Kong court decision – a baby’s negligence claim against the Hospital Authority for fail-ing to inform her mother at the time of the pregnancy of a chromosomal defect of the baby and the risk of the baby suffering associated disabilities was barred and not permitted.
31 Aug, 2018
August Issue 2018
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Antibiotic-resistant superbugs found on train handrails of the Mass Transit Railway
in Hong Kong – In further news about antimicrobial resistance in Hong Kong, a team of researchers from the University of Hong Kong found the train handrails of the Mass Transit Railway (“MTR”) in Hong Kong dispersing superbugs with antibiotic-resistant genes. The results of the study suggest that there could be transmis-sion of superbugs across the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen via the MTR system.
27 Jul, 2018
July Issue 2018
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Travel alert for Pakistan issued by the US due to ongoing outbreak of typhoid superbug – In further news about antimicrobial resistance, the United States has issued a travel alert for Pakistan in light of the ongoing outbreak of an extremely drug-resistant new strain of typhoid fever which is resistant to five different antibiotics. The strain was first identified in November 2016, and since then, it has spread throughout the country, with 800 people infected and at least 4 dead.

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