Law excludes unqualified healthcare personnel in order to protect their jobs

The Macau SAR government decided to include 15 types of healthcare professionals into registration and the operation-licensing regime in order to regulate high-risk medical areas as well as to protect

Malo to open two dental clinics in Macau with local partner – MOP20m investment

China contributed 20 percent to the gross revenue of the entire Malo Clinic Group in 2016, second only to Portugal (57 percent). The founder and

Health | New public hospital construction may be delayed

The SSM director hinted last week that the first phase in the island hospital’s development might not be completed by 2017 as previously anticipated, TDM reported. In a statement, SSM said

Health | New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

A new type of blood test in the U.S. is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests,

Health and fitness| The art of being lazy

It’s the ultimate in efficiency. The art of being lazy. That’s astonishingly what renowned fitness trainer and movement specialist Edward Yu is hoping to teach the perennially stressed citizens of

Health | Old emergency block to be revamped

The former emergency medical building of the Hospital Conde S. Januário will soon undergo renovations to ease the growing strain on the capacity of the public hospital, revealed the Secretary

Health | Famous physician highlights the benefits of daily exercise

The key way for casino workers to stay healthy is through a combination of daily exercise and balanced diet, advised Dr. Jonathan Yarom, M.D., a prominent expert in sports medicine

Health | Region said to be lacking cancer prevention measures

The Health Bureau (SSM) believes that although Macau’s cancer incidence rate has not recorded an increase over recent years, “it is expected that with a growing population more people will

Health | Report urges new name, better diagnosis for chronic fatigue

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a real and serious disease that needs a new name to reflect that — and a straightforward way to diagnose the illness, a U.S. government advisory

Health | Teenagers ’ lack of fitness calls for a change in policies

“Compared to other provinces and cities in the country, our adolescents’ overall physical condition is at quite a low level. We noticed that our adolescents’ physical fitness has deteriorated. But

HEALTH | New Macau criticizes bloated hospital bureaucracies

The letter indicated that the core of the region’s medical system problems is inadequate human resources, but “many of the medicine graduates outside Macau are not willing to return home

Health | Down’s syndrome screening to be made available to all pregnant women

Following complaints that the prenatal screening test for Down’s syndrome is no longer offered to expectant mothers at local health centers, the Health Bureau (SSM) has promised that all pregnant

Health | Association head says there is no need to wait one year to replace Lei Chin Ion

The president of the Association of Macau Portuguese Speaking Physicians says that the one-year timeframe given to the Health Bureau (SSM) director to improve the healthcare system in Macau is

Health | City launches online HIV risk assessment test

The Health Bureau (SSM) has recently launched an online HIV risk assessment test, which allows citizens to discover whether they are among groups at risk of infection, the department said

HEALTH | Stepped-up Ebola screening starting at NYC airport

U.S. customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up screening effort

HEALTH | Sino-Luso Medical Forum looks into clinical toxicology

Local and international physicians are gathering in Macau this weekend for the 22nd Sino-Luso International Medical Forum, this time featuring training courses in clinical toxicology. Addressing Macau’s frontline medical professionals in

HEALTH | Medical school could be set up in UM

The deputy director of the Health Bureau (SSM) and director of the Conde de São Januário Central Hospital (CHCSJ), Chan Wai Sin, has revealed that the Bureau is in the

Health Bureau foreshadows strict inspections on smoking ban

Health Bureau director Mr Lei Chin Ion has said that his department will carry out strict inspections in local casinos once the smoking ban on mass gaming floors comes into

68 suicide cases last year

The Health Bureau (SSM) has revealed that there were 68 cases of suicide in Macau in 2013. The overall suicide rate in the city last year was 11.5 per 100,000

Taiwan detains gutter oil firm boss

Taiwanese authorities have detained Yeh Wen-Hsiang, head of cooking oil producer Chang Guann, which is at the centre of the gutter oil scandal sweeping Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong. His deputy,

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