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  1. Why dentists spark panic and phobia among so many Hongkongers

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Hong Kong people are wimps, if a new dental survey is anything to go by. But the study is so bizarre and its conclusions so alarmist that it's unclear what to make of it. The online survey of 1,711 people - with slightly more than half being male - f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699651/why-dentists-spark-panic-and-phobia-among-so-many-hongkongers
  2. Chocolate finding gives biochemist sweet smell of success

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... When a team of Italian nutritional researchers published their high-profile discovery last month that dark chocolate has greater anti-ageing benefits than milk chocolate, they had Polytechnic University's Iris Benzie to thank. In 1996, Professor Benz ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428034/chocolate-finding-gives-biochemist-sweet-smell-success
  3. A local flavour to research on chocolate

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... When a team of Italian nutritional researchers published their high-profile discovery last month that dark chocolate has greater anti-ageing benefits than milk chocolate, they had Polytechnic University's Iris Benzie to thank. In 1996, Professor Benz ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428055/local-flavour-research-chocolate
  4. Education chief to finally move house

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... A spokesman for Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung yesterday said the former vice-chancellor of the Chinese University would move out of his Sha Tin residence, owned by the university, in October. Professor Li has been renting the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422679/education-chief-finally-move-house
  5. Foreign doctors are a cure, not a curse

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When a young Hong Kong-born neurosurgeon from a pre-eminent medical school in Britain cannot practise in Hong Kong, you know something is rotten in the state ... doctors have been exempted from taking the exams, but they are subject to annual review and renewal. How can anyone plan a career on temporary contracts? Our rival, Singapore, is well aware of our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989830/foreign-doctors-are-cure-not-curse
  6. Maggots found in patient's mouth

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo An elderly woman who lived in a Tuen Mun care home has died after flesh-eating fly larvae were found in her mouth. The 79-year-old resident of the Kai Yan Institution of Old Age was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital last Thursday and died three days later. This was the third such infestation this year but the first to involve a fatality. The larvae can infest all mammals. Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519263/maggots-found-patients-mouth
  7. Researchers get a little closer to the bald truth

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Going bald? Scientists have come to the rescue. A team of researchers led by George Cotsarelis, a dermatologist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, have identified a previously unknown pathway that leads to hair loss in men. Though a receptor in the male hormone testosterone is known to play a role in some men, how hair loss develops- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996464/researchers-get-little-closer-bald-truth
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Transplant lets kidney patient follow his dream of marriage and children

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Ray Mui used to have daily 11-hour kidney dialysis sessions just to stay alive. Now he plans to start a family with his new wife Gift of life that allows dreams to flourish It was like getting a "big wedding gift" when engaged transplant patient Ray Mui received a new kidney - and a new lease of life - from a deceased donor. The 40-year-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132499/transplant-lets-kidney-patient-follow-his-dream-marriage-and-children
  9. Open wide, please

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The Dental Council and its chairman, Jeffrey Tsang Yick-sang, must have a very unusual understanding of words like 'disreputable' and 'dishonourable'. Those ... advertising. Instead, we should look at how to regulate it effectively so that it will work in the best interests of medical consumers. Alex Lo is a columnist and senior reporter at the Post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551032/open-wide-please
  10. A toe-curling chocolate habit

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Remember that memorable Maltesers advertisement featuring a pretty blonde who says she likes to nibble and suck on the chocolate-coated sweets? That classic ad inspired countless internet chat rooms devoted to discussing all possible ways- however improbable- of consuming Maltesers, by both oral and non-oral means. For some examples, check out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495060/toe-curling-chocolate-habit

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