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Cancer

Why Asians prefer to tough it out than resort to painkillers

Are Asians gluttons for punishment? Experts who spoke at a Hong Kong Pain Society workshop last month seem to think so.

Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 1:09pm

Why Asians prefer to tough it out than resort to painkillers

Are Asians gluttons for punishment? Experts who spoke at a Hong Kong Pain Society workshop last month seem to think so. They say a passive attitude towards seeking treatment among Hongkongers and a reluctance to resort to pain relief medication are two reasons why so few are being treated for chronic pain in the city.

14 Aug 2012 - 1:09pm

Anita Moorjani

LOST IN THE CROWD I came to Hong Kong in 1962 with my family, who are from India. I went to the Kennedy and Island ESF schools, and there were very few other Asian expat kids in those days. I was bullied a lot. I've since written a lot about Hong Kong in general and my experiences growing up here, and what it was like being a third-culture person in a Chinese society.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Batsman smashes India's cancer of silence

It can't be confirmed, but it's almost universally believed in India that the country's most famous politician, Sonia Gandhi, went to the US last year for cancer treatment. She, her family and her ruling Congress Party are silent on the subject.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HEAD FOR HEIGHTS

ANNABELLE BOND adventurer

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Health bites

Five million ART reproductions

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Help inspires hope

The saying 'misfortunes never come singly' is an apt description of Ng Kam-mui's life in recent years. First, her husband fell victim to cancer and became so depressed he killed himself. Not long after that, Ng herself was diagnosed with breast cancer.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am