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True measure of diabetes

A recent survey of 500 Type 2 diabetes patients revealed startling findings: only 9 per cent were able to correctly identify the term HbA1c - the single most important metric for identifying good blood glucose control.

Tuesday, 3 July, 2012, 12:00am

Study highlights lack of awareness on diabetes

One in 10 Hongkongers have a type of diabetes that can lead to stroke, heart disease and kidney failure, yet a new study finds that most do not know how to effectively control the disease.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

How toxic are the chemicals we use?

What if your water bottle was making you fat? What if it could be giving you cancer or increasing the chances of your child being born with deformed genitals?

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Women shunning hormone therapy

An extremely low percentage of mainland women experiencing the menopause use hormone replacement therapy because of concerns that it can increase the risk of breast cancer, domestic experts say.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Bone fractures to surge on mainland

Leading mainland doctors are warning of worsening bone problems among the elderly, following a rise in patients being diagnosed with the bone disease osteoporosis.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Health bites

Two eggs are better than one

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Risk from heating plastic food wraps

Using plastic wraps to cover oily or hot food could transfer a toxic chemical to the food, a University of Hong Kong academic warns.

Plasticisers, the chemical additives that make plastics flexible, stick easily to fat especially at high temperatures, neurology Professor Ho Shu-leong said yesterday.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Timely treatment

Children who have rheumatism can suffer permanent disability if they are not treated properly. Operation Santa Claus (OSC) plans to help children who have the disorder by providing them with medication and physiotherapy, and organising seminars for them and their families to enhance their understanding of the condition.

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Men more aware of andropause but knowledge lacking, study finds

Middle-aged Hong Kong men may experience andropause, but they do not know enough about it, a survey has found.

After the age of 40, a gradual decline in the male hormone testosterone in men may cause andropause. Other then having sexual, urinary, emotional and sleep problems, they may also face body fat gain and muscle, height and strength loss.

24 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Hard work fuels quest for success

Few questions stump Karen Lam Siu-ling, but when asked to nominate a career highlight or two, she has to pause and think. With a CV as long as your arm and a string of medical and academic firsts, it is obviously a little hard to know where to start - teaching, clinical work, breakthrough research, or many years of effective advocacy for people with diabetes.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am