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  1. News - China - MEDICINE

    Bird flu kills Guiyang woman in first fatal case in a year

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by LI JING AND LO WEI

    ... in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province. Guizhou authorities said Shuai Pengyue, a 21-year-old woman from Guiyang, died of multiple organ failure. It was the first fatal case of bird flu ... with birds and their cases were unrelated, the report said, citing the Ministry of Health. No one who had been in close contact with the two had fallen ill, the report added. "These two cases ...

  2. Advice for runners

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Dr Carina Li yesterday urged all competitors to reveal their personal information on the back of their running cloths, saying it could save their life. The cloth has a box where runners are encouraged to enter their personal data, such as a ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases rise fourfold in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Drug-resistant superbugs outpace medical research Cases of the deadly drug-resistant superbug NDM-1 quadrupled in Hong Kong this year, rising from three to 12. Patients undergoing medical procedures ... to this month, the city saw 17 cases of the NDM-1 superbug, with 12 of them contracted on the mainland, of which eight were in Guangdong. One person died. Ho cited the growing numbers of Hongkongers ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: partial knee replacement

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com An end to the daily grind Madam Chong, 50, knows that familiar feeling. It starts with a twinge in her knee. Then, over time, the pain builds to a crippling crescendo that on some days will cause her to fall in mid-st ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Tick induces malaria-like symptoms

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... dangerous form of malaria, and can cause high rates of complications and fatality. When 5 per cent of red blood cells are invaded by parasites, doctors already consider it to be a severe case of malaria. But Lee had a whopping 15 per cent of parasitised red blood cells. The affected red blood cells also become deformed- in the case of P. falciparum infection, they tend to be larger ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Bone disease that works undercover

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... cases. Hence, once Wang was on the drug, she would have to go for check-ups twice a year and be on the lookout for complications such as pain in the jaw, hip, or abdomen. Wang could only start ... But the best-case scenario would be a slight improvement. Tang says that osteoporosis can affect both men and women when their hormone levels drop. He advises people to protect their bone health ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: peanut aspiration

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... the lung but not fully leave it, thereby inflating the lung like a balloon. Moreover, the enlarged lung had displaced his windpipe a little. In the worst-case scenario, an increasingly enlarged ... of foreign matter in the airways, a condition called aspiration, is relatively uncommon. The hospital sees only about one case a year. Most healthy adults have a natural cough reflex ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com A better way to her heart Tam Mei-lan, 86, was out of breath and out of options when she consulted Dr Elaine Chau, a cardiologist at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. The health crisis began when sudden chest pai ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New virus strain linked to increase in gastroenteritis cases in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New virus strain linked to outbreaks in homes for the elderly, kindergartens and hospitals Increase in gastroenteritis cases A virus strain new to Hong Kong may be the reason for an abnormal surge of gastroenteritis cases this month. Outbreaks in places such as homes for the elderly are five times last year's monthly number, while private ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... In less than two months, Ho was back on the road. According to Chan, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness for middle-aged people. Many cases of macular edema and retinal angiopathy (disease ...




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