Don't blame the sick

Don't blame the sick. Photo: Nora Tam

If people can make themselves healthy, should we blame them for getting sick?

Friday, 7 December, 2012, 4:20am

New World patriarch Cheng Yu-tung in hospital with unknown illness

Hong Kong property tycoon Cheng Yu-tung

Hong Kong property tycoon Cheng Yu-tung, who retired as chairman of New World Development in March, is in hospital with an unknown illness.

His eldest son, Henry Cheng Kar-shun, the firm's new chairman, confirmed his father was in hospital but said there was no serious problem with his health.

21 Sep 2012 - 2:26pm

Beating the odds - and competitors

Raymond Chiu Hok-yin was born with epilepsy, an illness that can suddenly cause sufferers to shake uncontrollably. Because of the brain disorder, the boy's mental development was slightly impaired. And this affected his self-esteem.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Chop killer had just left hospital

A psychiatric patient who killed a security guard yesterday had visited a public hospital just three hours earlier.

The guard was nearly decapitated in the frenzied chopper attack in Sheung Shui.

The 53-year-old man left North District Hospital after the consultation at 4.15am.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Room to manoeuvre

A child's bedroom is perhaps one of the most challenging spaces to design, especially when you want to avoid children outgrowing it too quickly, while keeping the space clutter-free and creating a fun place to play.

Kids by Red Cabinet owner Clarissa Wong says it is important to think ahead to the future needs of the room.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Extend mentor scheme to help community ills

Castle Peak Hospital's management and staff are to be congratulated for introducing a recovery-orientated approach by employing former patients as mentors for those in the mental health system. In this way, the counsellors can help show the mentally ill that it's possible to enjoy a full recovery and lead a normal life.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Body found in flat on Tai Po estate

2 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Risk of relapse for patients with mental illness

Patients with mental illness who do not show symptoms for up to two years can still suffer a relapse if they stop taking medicine, according to the latest study by the University of Hong Kong. Continued medication could reduce the risk of relapse by half, researchers said. They urged patients to talk to doctors before deciding to stop taking medicine.

7 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Arts foundation hopes workshops will get more young people to open up about cancer

In polite company, cancer is not usually a topic of conversation. But the Youth Arts Foundation wants more young people to talk openly about the often hushed-up disease.

With funding from Operation Santa Claus, the arts group is moving forward with a project to empower young adults who are either living with the illness or have (had) close family members who are.

11 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Star diver back in top form

Wu Minxia is considered the second-best Chinese springboard diver. Her name used to appear behind her synchronised diving partner Guo Jingjing's, but she has captured a lot of attention this year with her impressive performance.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

From the edge

A long strip of graffiti runs along the bottom of two walls flanking the entrance of Art Projects, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery's second space inside a Chai Wan industrial building.

11 May 2008 - 12:00am

Have your say

Exercise has double-sided benefits

Moderate physical activity is the best way to stay fit and healthy, but fitness and health do not mean the same thing.

Fitness is defined in relation to a concept called physical work capacity, or how much work the body can do.

10 May 2007 - 12:00am

Have Your Say

Make more of video games

I'm writing in response to the article 'Game therapy' (Young Post, August 22).

Making fun video games that educate patients on their illness is a good idea.

Why don't games producers also have themes such as the environment, or air pollution?

They could also focus on poverty in poor countries, such as in Africa.

2 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

In brief

firemen foil suicide bid by elderly man

Firemen abseiled down from a 37th-floor flat to rescue an elderly man, 81, who threatened to jump from the floor below at Riviera Garden in Yi Hong Street, Tsuen Wan, at about 2.30pm. Police said the man wanted to kill himself because of an illness. He was sent to Yan Chai Hospital for a medical check-up.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Top 10 questions

Few people come away from a consultation with their family doctor knowing all they want - or need - to deal with the illness their doctor has diagnosed.

16 May 2005 - 12:00am