Acupuncture may help relieve cancer fatigue: UK study

Acupuncture may help ease fatigue in women who have had breast cancer, a study has found.

Cancer and cancer treatments can cause chronic pain, stress and anaemia, all of which contribute to fatigue.

Wednesday, 31 October, 2012, 3:50am

Pilots on 5.6pc of flights fatigued

Pilots on more than one in 20 Cathay Pacific flights suffer from fatigue when they begin their descents to airports, according to a groundbreaking survey into fatigue in the cockpit.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Look for cracks in axles, metal fatigue expert says

A row between the mainland's railway authorities and an inspection company over alleged cracks in the driving axles of high-speed trains can be solved simply, according to one expert in metal fatigue: just cut the shafts and have a look.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Common mould is health hazard

Indoor mould is hazardous to your health. In extremely rare cases, over-exposure to a certain type of mould may lead to death by asphyxiation, according medical science.

Because of Hong Kong's high humidity during spring and summer, mould tends to grow in homes that are poorly ventilated and damp.

21 May 2010 - 12:00am

That sinking feeling on a day of indifference

With the atmosphere of political agitation that has prevailed since the July 1 rallies started in 2003 now thinning, a sizeable drop in turnout was to be expected.

A lower-than-expected figure spoke volumes for a feeling of fatigue mixed with a degree of indifference, disillusionment and helplessness over developments in society.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Now your lips can go green

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Tips to handle the pressure

Public exams are approaching, and every candidate will be feeling the pressure. Handling this stress with care is essential or you may collapse in the long haul.

As one of the candidates, I recommend four ways to keep the stress away.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Have Your Say

Suicide not the way out

Many teenagers think suicide can solve their problems.

But that is silly and selfish.

If they die they won't be able to see their family anymore, chat with their friends, play computer games or enjoy happy moments. Their family and friends will feel very upset.

6 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Beauty Flash

For the boys

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Sleep tight

IT'S ALMOST MIDNIGHT in Hong Kong, a time when, according to the rules of nature, everyone should be safely tucked up in bed. But look around and people are behaving as if the day had only just begun, shopping for groceries, working on their computers or even at the gym.

13 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Extra hours for Macau ferry crew are not dangerous, court rules

The lives of passengers travelling from Hong Kong to Macau on New World Ferry jet foils will not be endangered if the night crew are given increased working hours, a High Court judge ruled yesterday.

7 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Sleepless in SAR

When travelling in Hong Kong, one thing that continues to amaze me is the tendency of people to fall asleep under any circumstances. Office workers sleeping through their whole journey to work is an everyday sight. In Western countries, people read when they travel on public transport. But in the SAR, many people prefer to spend these invaluable hours catching up on their sleep.

8 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

The dangers of staying up late

Many children in Hong Kong suffer from a deprivation that could seriously impair their mental and physical development. They are not spending enough time in bed.

23 Mar 1999 - 12:00am


While passengers struggle to nap in cramped airline seats, pilots could be sleeping like babies in the cockpit, research indicates.

A study by NASA and American aviation experts recently found one in seven pilots dozed off at the controls on overnight flights. It also learned of 25 dangerous situations caused by pilot sleepiness in the last five years.

31 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Public inquiry badly needed

Kevin Kwong is to be congratulated for his article headlined, 'Ward weary' (South China Morning Post, October 25) about the appalling hours that young doctors are expected to work.

After research on human fatigue, many people in jobs critical to public safety, such as airline pilots, are restricted in the time they are allowed to work without sleep.

5 Nov 1997 - 12:00am