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  1. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Psoriasis

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

    ... not want him to "contaminate" it. Yeung emphasises that psoriasis is not a contagious disease but an autoimmune one, and hopes that the general public will become more accepting ... there is a strong genetic component- as in Lai's case- psoriasis is not contagious. Doctors also believe certain triggers must be present in combination with the genetic disposition before psoriasis ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Bone disease that works undercover

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

    ... injury, Tang suspected that she had osteoporosis, or "porous bone" disease. To confirm his suspicions, Tang had her undergo a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (Dexa) scan to measure her ... is a silent disease, and if you discover it because of a fracture, the damage to your body's supportive structure has already been done. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Degenerative eye disease now has cure

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a strong indication of keratoconus. Most other corneal diseases show up when patients are in her 50s or 60s. Moreover, Lau had recently had a baby. Doctors think that pregnancy can worsen ... that Lau undergo a procedure called collagen crosslinking to halt the progression of the disease. During the 30-minute surgery, Lau's eyes were bathed in a special vitamin B solution while ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: liver cancer

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... was malignant. The diagnosis was shocking. Although Yip tested positive for hepatitis B, which carries a risk for liver cancer, it was unusual for the disease to strike someone so young. Furthermore, there was no history of liver cancer in his family. Liver cancer is the third biggest killer among cancers in Hong Kong. Its obscure symptoms thwart early detection of the disease. Yip's best hope ...

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    Case history: Nails tell a lot about person's health

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Angela Baura

    ... was diagnosed with Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder that leads to an overproduction of thyroid hormones- hyperthyroidism. While symptoms can include enlargement of the thyroid gland ... disease (a rare inherited skin condition), lymphoedema (swelling of body parts due to excess accumulation of protein-rich fluid) and nutritional deficiencies. As a photographer Sara Young, 35, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Total ankle replacement

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... patients may develop arthritis in adjacent joints about 10 years after the initial surgery. The other surgical option is Total Ankle Replacement (TAR), which removes the diseased joint cartilage ... vascular disease or from neuromuscular disease with poor muscle control, as well as patients whose daily life or work requires a lot of heavy loading on the joint. Worldwide, four in every 1,000 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: avascular necrosis

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... radiotherapy and diseases such as sickle-cell disease, atherosclerosis, gout and diabetes. Alcohol and long-term steroid use are also known culprits. Brockwell explains that both substances affect fat ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: follicular lymphoma at 40

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... to eradicate. What was unusual was that follicular lymphoma typically affects people over the age of 55, and Wong was only 40. Liang needed to know how widespread the disease was. A Positron Emission ... ureters, causing his kidneys to balloon. A bone marrow biopsy showed that cancer had penetrated his bone marrow. Wong had stage four follicular lymphoma as the disease had spread outside his ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Rise of the superbugs

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... of antibiotics called carbapenems. According to Dr Tsang Kay-yan, an infectious diseases specialist at the Hospital Authority Infectious Disease Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital, carbapenems ... But one chilling characteristic linked them all: every pathogen was carbapenem-resistant. Thila was transferred to the Infectious Disease Centre, where she was cared for in isolation. Tsang ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Endometriosis

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... can grow in tricky places," says Cario. "Although a benign disease, this tissue should be treated like cancer and therefore removed carefully and completely in order to relieve ...




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