Irish 'abortion' death a mishap, inquest finds

An Indian dentist who was denied an emergency abortion at an Irish hospital last autumn died due to medical misadventure, her inquest has found. A jury sitting in Galway reached a unanimous verdict in the case of Savita Halappanavar, 31, who died from sepsis, a severe blood infection, after suffering a miscarriage.

Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 3:43am

Time to take stock - and then move on


March 21-April 19

There'll hardly be time to breathe this month, as you're wanted by everybody, and your skills and sociability are in great demand. This is a great time for positive energy and joy, so don't be shy about celebrating your talents and popularity.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Laissez-faire and the dentist's chair

Free trade and dentistry have a lot in common. Everyone is in favour of dental work, in principle, but few are enthusiastic about visiting the dentist. Free trade is like that, but more so because while it remains a much lauded principle, in practice the excuses for avoiding its implementation are even more effective than dentist evasion.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dentist plans to unlock secrets of Mexican pyramid

A Hong Kong dentist known for his passion for scientific exploration has been invited to help design a robot to examine a secret tunnel deep in a 1,800-year-old Mexican pyramid.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Model Zhuge shows it's all real with a pinch of good fortune

To deal with us naturally sceptical journalists, stars sometimes have to try extra hard to prove a point. It was model Marie Zhuge Ziqi's turn on Saturday.

At a showcase for local fashion house i.t's autumn-winter designs at Harlan's restaurant, the model was asked to comment on rumours that she had had her face artificially retouched.

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

ask toni & josh

Dear Toni

I don't know how to talk to grown-ups. I'm 16, and feel I ought to be able to hold a conversation without a parent prompting me.

But if I'm ever left alone in adult company, I clam up. How can I overcome my irrational behaviour?


Dear Junior

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Foreign fillings

It dawned on me as I opened wide and said 'aaagggghhhh'. My dentist was Swedish. From Malmo, more precisely. Her assistant, according to her badge, was Svetlana. Hardly an East End name. Russian? 'No, Ukrainian.' Svetlana was a temp. Filling in for Agnieska, a Lithuanian.

11 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Dentist accused of letting his nurses do orthodontic procedures

A dentist has been accused of allowing nurses to carry out orthodontic procedures on his clients.

Peter Chung Chee-keung, who has practised for more than 20 years and lectured at a local university, appeared before the Dental Council yesterday on one count of improper delegation of professional duties. His lawyer claimed all the procedures had been carried out by the dentist.

29 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

A convenient surprise

Sasha had been sitting in Atlantic Coffee for only half an hour but he had already drunk three lattes. The hot comforting coffee was helping him keep calm. He had made up his mind that morning that he was not going to put off the evil deed any more. He simply had to tell Rose the truth.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Playing rough can be tough on the teeth, so wear a mouthguard

There is more to protecting your teeth than just brushing, flossing, healthy eating and visiting the dentist regularly. It is also about guarding your teeth from damage - especially if you or your children enjoy contact sports.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Whitening treatment puts that smile back on your face

It is not enough to have healthy teeth today: they have to be white, bright and perfectly aligned. Which means more people are seeking help from their dentists to perfect their smile rather than repair damage.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Top your brushing and flossing routine with that all-important visit to the dentist

An oral health care routine involves brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and visiting the dentist at least once a year.

Electric toothbrushes, with rotating, oscillating heads, have been shown to be 17 per cent more effective than normal brushes. However, experts also agree that a manual toothbrush is perfectly adequate if you perfect your technique.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Bruised body of missing woman found in flat

A 32-year-old woman who was reported missing last week was found dead last night at her Kwai Chung home with bruises on her neck.

The body was found when the woman's 66-year-old godmother went to the unit with police officers at about 6pm. She said she had not seen the woman, surnamed Chow, since September 15.

30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Great white way

AS PEOPLE become more obsessed by beauty, the desire for perfect teeth is fast becoming as strong as getting rid of wrinkles. It affects men and women alike - particularly those who smoke or drink a lot of red wine or coffee. These are the culprits that most commonly stain pearly whites.

13 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

English Clinic

Have A Go

It is up to you and the situation you are in whether to use Can I? or May I? Most of the time in normal conversation, you will use Can I? Look at these situations and decide what you would say.

12 May 2005 - 12:00am