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Holding candles, hundreds pray for Hugo Chavez

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attend an open-air mass in Caracas. Photo: AFP

Hundreds of Venezuelans held a candlelight vigil on Friday for President Hugo Chavez, praying for their leader while he remained in a hospital undergoing cancer treatment.

Saturday, 23 February, 2013, 2:25pm

Heart disease patients at greater risk of bowel cancer, say experts

Heart disease patients should get tested for bowel cancer as they have a higher risk of contracting the disease, said medical researchers on Thursday. Among those who have coronary heart disease or are at risk of having coronary heart disease, 40 per cent have pre-cancerous bowel tumours, a study by the Chinese University found.

21 Feb 2013 - 10:16pm

Morales refused permission to see ailing ally Chavez

Evo Morales, President of Bolivia. Photo: EPA

Doctors for ailing Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez refused to let Bolivian President Evo Morales see his close ally when he went to Caracas this week, Morales said on Wednesday.

21 Feb 2013 - 8:05pm

Chavez’s return to Venezuela raises questions

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (centre) last week with his daughters, Maria Gabriela (left) and Rosa Virginia in Havana, Cuba. Photo: AP

The announcement of President Hugo Chavez’s return to Venezuela after a 10-week silence in Cuba is raising questions about his cancer treatments, his delicate health, and the political purposes that motivated his homecoming.

19 Feb 2013 - 7:13pm

Case history: liver cancer

Illustration: Angela Ho

Hanson Yip was an energetic young man with a heart for helping others. But while studying for a university degree in social work, the 26-year-old Yip started feeling twinges of pain in his upper abdomen.

19 Feb 2013 - 10:02am

Chavez foe asks why president silent for two months

Venezuela's opposition leader and governor of the state of Miranda Henrique Capriles. Photo: Reuters

Venezuela’s top opposition leader is asking why President Hugo Chavez hasn’t spoken publicly in more than two months while undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba.

15 Feb 2013 - 10:34am

Chavez in ‘tough’ alternative treatment, says Maduro

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro (R) looks at a portrait of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Photo: AFP

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is undergoing “tough and complex” alternative medical treatment in Cuba, his handpicked successor Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday.

14 Feb 2013 - 1:05pm

Multivitamins may help guard against cancer

Daily multivitamin supplementation may reduce the risk of total cancer in men by 8 per cent.

 In a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, it was found that daily multivitamin supplementation reduced the risk of total cancer in men by 8 per cent. 

18 Feb 2013 - 4:58pm

Mobile phone antennae removed from university over cancer risk fears

Workmen remove antennae from UST rooftops last week, after a controversy over the number of masts on the campus. Photo: Red Door News

A memo was sent out to all staff and students after the Sunday Morning Post reported last weekend that mobile phone companies had paid the university to erect an estimated 87 antennae on the rooftops of residential and student blocks.

3 Feb 2013 - 5:36am

Sunday Science

Green activists hand out masks to pedestrians on The Bund in Shanghai last week. Photo: Reuters

A look at what's on the SCMP's weekly science page: face masks amid heavy air pollution; cancer and evolution; and space science.

18 Feb 2013 - 10:23pm

Concerns over long-term health effects of mobile phone antennae

There are radiation fears over mobile phones. Photo: Reuters

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.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am 1 comment

Cancer reflects the processes of the evolution of life

A prostate cancer cell. Photo: Science Photo Library

In the frantic search for an elusive "cure", few researchers stand back and ask a very basic question: why does cancer exist? What is its place in the grand story of life? Astonishingly, in spite of decades of research, there is no agreed theory of cancer, no explanation for why, inside almost all healthy cells, there lurks a highly efficient cancer subroutine that can be activated by a variety of agents - radiation, chemicals, inflammation and infection.

27 Jan 2013 - 7:25am

Venezuela says ailing Chavez faces more treatment

 Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro. Photo: EPA

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s condition has improved and he is now optimistic as he faces more treatment following cancer surgery, his vice president said on Saturday.

26 Jan 2013 - 5:57pm

Chavez making progress, says Venezuelan FM

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez . Photo: AP

“The president is in the process of recovering. However, the upcoming battle is more complex,” Jaua said upon his return from Cuba, where he was visiting the ailing 58-year-old Chavez.

25 Jan 2013 - 3:35pm

Health Bites

Health Bites

The ease of access to online medical information has had a positive overall impact on the relationship between patients and doctors in Hong Kong, finds a survey of more than 100 physicians in the city.

22 Jan 2013 - 9:05am