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  1. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Lithium poisoning

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... where Dr Stanley Chan Choi-hung, a specialist in intensive care medicine, was called in. Chan examined Mak and found that he had reduced muscle tone in all four limbs and that the muscles ... was lucky that the lithium had not caused permanent damage to his brain. Despite the severe effects of peripheral neuropathy caused by the lithium toxicity, it is reversible with support and care ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Tick induces malaria-like symptoms

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

    ... and Lee went into shock. He was taken to intensive care where doctors fought to stabilise him while trying to figure out his ailment. Tests showed that Lee's liver function was impaired. He ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

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

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

    ... (goiter), weight loss and frequent bowel movements, it was Lebeck's nails that first indicated an underlying health condition. "Nails and surrounding tissue can tell you a lot about a person's health," explains Alexandra Duff, podiatrist at PhysioMotion in Central. "Our nails are made of keratin, a hardened protein. Like hair, when you are healthy your nails look good ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... health was on the line, he knew he had to shape up. His doctor referred him to Flavia U, senior dietitian at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital. Teng hated the idea of seeing a dietitian ... the ideal of 20 per cent or less for males. U took a careful account of what Teng's typical food intake had been before the drastic two-week diet. In a typical day, Teng would start ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Keyhole surgery is a good substitute

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... such as bloating, pain and a sense of fullness. At 84 years old, Matt (whose name has been changed for reasons of patient confidentiality) already had a long list of age-related health woes, including ... stomach or gastric cancer. Matt was referred to an oncologist. Surgery to remove the affected part of his stomach was the only available cure. However, after reviewing Matt's health ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Rise of the superbugs

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

    ... Eileen Aung Thwin healthpost@scmp.com The bugs that resisted arrest Madam Thila's health worsened dramatically after a fall at home. It left Thila (whose name has been changed ... she had to be put on a ventilator and was placed in intensive care. Chest X-rays showed that Thila possibly had a chest infection (pneumonia) so they tested her sputum for bacteria. As she had ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Bone disease that works undercover

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

    ... recommended that people undertake weight-bearing exercises like jogging to protect bone health, Tang says that even walking and gentle stretching exercises are good. But given Wang's very low T-score, Tang wanted to support her bone health further with a diphosphonate, which can slow down further mineral loss in the bones. It does this by promoting the death of osteoclasts, whose job ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: peanut aspiration

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

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Beyond a choke Little Danny Lai was having a rough two weeks. The 23-month-old toddler had diarrhoea, low-grade fever and a persistent cough that would not go away. The gastric flu he seemed to be suffering was exacer ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    A truck driver's blind spot

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... for 12 hours straight, only taking short breaks to stretch or visit the toilet. Although at risk of developing a range of health problems, few long-haul truck drivers have the time, money ... to manage his blood sugar. But given his job's demands, regular exercise was still a challenge. Because Kong had never had a thorough health check, no one knew how long his blood glucose level ...




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