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  1. Life in your hands

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Russell amy.russell@scmp.com It wasn't too long ago that the mobile phone was a luxury, a brick-sized contraption that could only make calls. These days, not only is it pervasive- with 5.9 billion cellular subscriptions worldwide or a global penetration of 87 per cent- but the mobile phone has also taken on many new functions. Of these, its role as a health care tool has ...

  2. Parasites play it smart to survive in warmer world

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kanglei Wang kanglei.wang@scmp.com Lazy. Greedy. Unsophisticated. Parasites are often seen as the natural world's freeloaders- creatures that cling on to other life forms and suck their energy because they have no skills to fend for themselves. If yo ...

  3. HK researchers develop smart disinfectant

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A disinfectant that can kill almost all bacteria within minutes and remain effective for a month has been developed by researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Body heat from someone touching the coating causes it t ...

  4. Doctor talking on phone- nurse

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A nurse told an inquest yesterday she had seen an anaesthetist talking on the phone while treating a woman who was bleeding heavily after her baby ... Tse was on the phone.' Lau said she had gone ahead and asked for one pack of uncross-matched blood and relayed what she had done to Tse after he had finished his phone conversation. ...

  5. Action urged on 'cancer phones'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The government must carry out more research on the link between mobile phones and cancer so that people can make informed choices, according to a cancer specialist and the man who introduced the first smartphone to Hong Kong. Their calls come a day after a World Health Organisation report was released saying mobile phones were 'possibly ...

  6. Smart therapy

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... A new system combines interactive media with art to help emotionally disturbed youngsters, writes Rebecca Tsui A new form of therapy which combines art and technology helps mentally or physically abused children overcome their fears and lead a normal life again. Traditionally, psychological therapy involves different artistic mediums, such as drawings. But the Smart Ambience ...

  7. Eat yourself smart

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Nell Raven

    ... Sluggish? Lacking concentration? Improve your mental agility with the right foods and a little common sense, writes Nell Raven WE'VE ALL EXPERIENCED the frustration of being unable to solve a problem because we just can't get those mental cogs t ...

  8. Hospital ban on phones eased

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A ban on the use of mobile phones in certain areas of public hospitals has been lifted. But the ban will remain in force in designated clinical units, including coronary care, electrodiagnostic, intensive care, neonatal intensive care, operating theatres and resuscitation areas in accident and emergency departments. A Hospital Authority spokeswoman said mobile phone users, ...

  9. Phone docs

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A telemedical centre may be introduced in Hong Kong, providing 24-hour telephone health care. Would you be happy to get medical advice on the phone, rather than visiting a doctors' surgery? Write to us. ...

  10. Corrections & Clarifications

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In the story headlined 'Hospital staff 'must declare HIV status'' published on page C2 on March 24, the number of phone calls received on the public hotline as of March 23 was 46, not 64. ...




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