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  1. Reality check for drama

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We've all seen it a thousand times, on every TV medical drama from ER to Grey's Anatomy. But there's one problem: it doesn't reflect reality. Defibrillation works on hearts ... every task from taking X-rays to analysing laboratory samples, to putting patients to sleep and dispensing medicines. In reality, hospitals have different staff- such as radiologists, lab ...

  2. A shot of reality

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Yunnan 's health services are a world apart from Hong Kong's, students learned after visiting hospitals in the province's poor countryside. Hong Kong ranks as one of the world's healthiest places; an average resident lives f ...

  3. Heavyweights sought for next dose of reality

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Yet another US TV show concept is headed for Asia. The Hallmark channel, owned by NBC Universal, will produce a regional version of the unscripted TV series (that's the new lingo for reality show) on extreme weight loss, The Biggest Loser Asia. For those who haven't had the pleasure of watching it, ...

  4. Virtual reality adds diagnostic tool for doctors

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Doctors at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital have a new tool in their arsenal to help with diagnosis- virtual reality technology. Traditionally, doctors have used ... award and the best public service application (transformation) gold award at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008. Virtual reality technology could also be used to aid infection control in wards, Dr ...

  5. Dose of reality

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison Everyone knows that when it comes to health problems, seeking professional advice is highly recommended. For some, however, the urge to self-prescribe- whether for western or traditional Chinese medicine- is too great to resist. The resul ...

  6. Waking up to the realities of overstretching your workout

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Howard Kwong

    ... Howard Kwong One sunny morning seven years ago, Norm Yip woke up in immense pain. His back hurt so much that it took him more than two hours just to struggle out of bed, and after all that effort he found himself lying on the floor in front of the bathroo ...

  7. Doses of reality

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... This psychiatrist is trying to dissuade his son from following in his footsteps. His disillusionment is symptomatic of fears held for the health sector, writes Patsy Moy It is natural to assume that any parents would be thrilled and proud when their child ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    A case for good weather warnings

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 10:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... physical activity. However their self-evaluation was far from reality: only 9.5 per cent of boys and 7 per cent of girls met the recommended amount of physical activity. (That is, at least 60 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of the reason," Lau said. "But in reality, money has been a major decision-maker for them." There is currently one private fund- the Yan Chai Tetraplegic Fund- offering regular monthly subsidies ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concerns over long-term health effects of mobile phone antennae

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Concerns over long-term health effects Myth or reality? It is very much a modern-day phenomenon- the sprouting of mobile phone base stations or antennae in recent years has sparked a slew of concerns about their long-term health effects. Stories about clusters of cancer cases in areas surrounding mobile phone antennae are as widespread and hotly debated as cases ...




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