Not one of the major infant milk formulas on sale in Hong Kong would pass a proposed new packaging guideline if it was introduced tomorrow.Thursday, 17 January, 2013, 7:15am 1 comment
The number of mainland girls who smoke may be higher than the authorities recognise, a Shanghai-based health research team has found.15 Jan 2013 - 4:39am
The number of middle-aged mainlanders developing cancerous tumours doubled over the two decades to 2009, a new national report says.
At the same time, the overall frequency and mortality of cancers have both risen, a development mainly ascribed to the ageing population.13 Jan 2013 - 4:55am 1 comment
A readily available chemical could reduce the risk of cerebral haemorrhage in stroke patients treated with a life-saving drug that breaks down blood clots, a team of Shanghai scientists has discovered.12 Jan 2013 - 4:29am
A private hospital doctor has been disciplined for wrongly telling a woman she was not pregnant - leading her to have an abortion after undergoing X-rays and taking medication.12 Jan 2013 - 3:12am
Two violent attacks this week involving psychiatric patients show the need for a more comprehensive policy for treating the mentally ill, a top psychiatrist says.
Compounding the problem was the city's lack of doctors qualified to treat people who are mentally unstable, according to Dr Lee Wing-king, a member of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists' council.12 Jan 2013 - 3:12am
With an app, a game or a gadget, technology startups and major companies across all sectors are trying to tackle some of the thorniest problems in health and medicine.
The Consumer Electronics Show is filled with new gadgets to monitor fitness, detect problems and find solutions to health issues ranging from obesity to diabetes to rare medical conditions.11 Jan 2013 - 12:41pm
Research mapping how insulin works at a molecular level could open the door to novel new diabetes treatments, ending daily needle jabs for millions, scientists said yesterday.
A team in Melbourne, Australia has been able to lay out for the first time how the insulin hormone binds to the surface of cells, triggering the passage of glucose from the bloodstream to be stored as energy.11 Jan 2013 - 4:33am
There's something fishy about the shark-fin soup found at various restaurants in Beijing, Zhengzhou and Nanjing, and not in a good way. It might not actually contain shark and could be toxic, according to an exposé by a state broadcaster yesterday.9 Jan 2013 - 5:46am
A sustainable weight loss can come only from a metabolic change. How to induce this change is difficult to know, not only because the science is still in its infancy, but because we are each unique and respond differently to food.8 Jan 2013 - 2:58pm
It's a common medical refrain: carrying extra kilos raises the risk of ills such as heart disease and diabetes and therefore the risk of premature death. But does that heightened risk of early death apply across the board to those who are merely overweight?4 Jan 2013 - 9:24am
Unacceptable levels were found in samples from hotpot restaurants across the city, a popular dining destination for Hongkongers. A possible carcinogen banned in food production was also found in samples.3 Jan 2013 - 10:57am 3 comments
A doctor who founded two beauty treatment centres had his licence removed for eight months, the heaviest penalty in recent years, for unauthorised advertisements by doctors.3 Jan 2013 - 4:30am 1 comment
One of the key compounds in green tea is Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, a potent antioxidant, which supporters say reduces fat gain and enhances fat-burning.30 Dec 2012 - 7:12am
Insomnia is a disorder in which the sufferer is unable to fall asleep, or stay asleep, as long as desired. Sometimes insomnia is a transient condition due to emotional stress, anxiety or a response to certain medications or medical conditions.
Insomnia without any known cause is termed as primary insomnia. Chronic insomnia is diagnosed if the condition lasts for longer than a month.30 Dec 2012 - 3:54am