Teachers' chief in poll pull-out

Professional Teachers' Union president Fung Wai-wah announced yesterday he was pulling out of the Legislative Council election due to health reasons.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Potent advice

Keen to father a second child, Stewart Hinds hung up his dancing shoes and turned his back on Hong Kong's partying scene. Hinds reduced his consumption of alcohol, and his wife quit smoking. 'The idea was to give the potential embryo and fetus the best possible environment for starting out,' says Hinds, 34. The couple are expecting their second child in September.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Going with the grain

William Chan, 75, had been in good health, though he did have a few episodes of prostatitis, a condition where the prostate swells.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cancer no barrier to sterling exam scores

A diagnosis of abdominal cancer just the day before her Form Six geology mock examination in June two years ago did not put Shiron Chan Sze-hang off her studies.

After a year off school for treatment, the 20-year-old sat her A levels this year and scored three A's and two C's - better than most students could hope for.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Longevity leaves animals more vulnerable to developing cancer

With modern technology and readily available food, the average life span for humans and animals is ever increasing.

But a downside is the growing chance of your pet contracting a disease. The older your dog, cat or rabbit becomes the more chance that lumps or bumps may suddenly appear, says Paul Essey, a veterinarian and managing director at H.K. Vet Services.

20 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Brain cancer records inadequate, doctor says

A lack of systematic collection of data on patients with brain tumours is hindering studies and analysis of the condition here, experts in the field warn.

The latest data from the Hospital Authority's Hong Kong Cancer Registry show there were 216 new cases of brain cancer and 115 deaths in 2008.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

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2 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Families tricked into fake circumcisions

The families of more than 130 boys from Chongqing were tricked into having their children undergo purported circumcisions by bogus doctors, villagers and local media say.

29 Nov 2008 - 12:00am


What's going on around the globe

When Thai artist Nantana Phonak learned of her partner's infidelity in 2004, she turned to painting. Through her work, she channelled her anger and pain, depicting the many things she wanted to do to him but couldn't, such as cutting off his penis.

16 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Men fib about penile fractures

Men often delay seeking medical help for a 'fractured' penis and lie about how they sustained the injury, according to emergency room doctors.

In the first such study in Hong Kong, doctors at North District Hospital reported that 11 men had sought emergency treatment at the hospital from 1998 to last year for the injury.

9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

The unkindest cut for cheating husbands

Wives getting back at their cheating, boozing husbands by taking a kitchen knife to their private parts has become an unusual trend in southern Vietnam, local newspapers report.

Lao Dong (The Worker) newspaper said last week there have been seven cases of women severing their husbands' penises in the past year, all within 150km of Ho Chi Minh City.

25 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

A birth control jab to stop sperm dead in its tracks

Women worried about the side effects of birth control pills may soon have an alternative - shots that disable sperm.

Chinese University physiology professor Chan Hsiao-chang, who recently discovered three molecules that help sperm swim, manoeuvre in the female body and bind to the egg, said fertility immunisation was on the horizon.

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

New strategy aims to educate children about sex earlier

A five-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl yesterday addressed a room full of adults about how babies are made and born, with full details about mum and dad having sexual intercourse and the sperm fertilising the egg.

The children also used anatomically-correct stuffed dolls, complete with hair in all the right places, to 'deliver' a baby and remove its umbilical cord.

13 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

HK men measure up to best in west

Scientists have finally proved what many a surreptitious glance towards the next urinal has failed to adequately reveal. When it comes to their private parts, Hong Kong men really do measure up.

21 Apr 2005 - 12:00am