Does taking cholesterol-lowering medication help fight cancer? A controversial new study has drawn such a tantalising link.Sunday, 9 December, 2012, 4:01am
Those fighting tuberculosis (TB) say it is better not to treat the disease than to treat it badly, because doing so just produces more powerful, drug-resistant bacteria, making the world's second-most fatal disease stronger by the day.3 Dec 2012 - 5:57am 1 comment
China has sought to balance its economic development with the need to invest in the well-being of its people, taking major steps to reform health care systems and extend vital services to its citizens. And China has focused on creating an innovation economy, notably pledging to increase investment in its biotechnology industry by more than US$300 billion in the next five years.28 Nov 2012 - 5:45am
A large study suggests that people with serious attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are less likely to commit crimes when taking medication.
The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, examined records of 25,000 people in Sweden to see if those with ADHD had fewer criminal convictions when taking medication than when they were not.23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am
Get ready to face winter with a luxurious and restorative facial, writes Marjorie Pearl.21 Nov 2012 - 11:29pm
Brands work hand in hand with charities to raise awareness and touch lives, writes Karen Fong.21 Nov 2012 - 11:30pm
Gloria Cheng Pui-yan considered herself blessed to become the first child in Hong Kong to have a bone marrow transplant. More than 20 years on, her battle with cancer is long past, but she is still thankful to those who helped her.18 Nov 2012 - 4:58am
Cases of the deadly drug-resistant superbug NDM-1 quadrupled in Hong Kong this year, rising from three to 12.17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am
Mainland doctors are urging people with persistent coughs, shortness of breath and other lung problems to seek medical attention soon in an effort to reduce the country's disproportionate number of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.16 Nov 2012 - 5:13am
Amid a national party congress that will install China's new leaders and the aftermath of a US presidential election, a day on the UN calendar that comes round every year seems unremarkable. World Diabetes Day is an exception.14 Nov 2012 - 3:16am
A leading British medical journal is asking drugmaker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu, claiming there is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu.
The drug has been stockpiled by dozens of governments worldwide, including Hong Kong, in case of a global flu outbreak and was widely used during the 2009 swine flu pandemic.13 Nov 2012 - 2:56am
A lot has been said about the health benefits of green tea, but a new study published in the online journal BMJ Open suggests that black is, well, the new black.
Researchers conducted a mathematical analysis of data from 50 countries across six continents and found that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is low in countries where consumption of black tea is high.13 Nov 2012 - 8:53am
In September 2001, a 68-year-old woman checked into Strasbourg Civil Hospital in France for a cholecystectomy, a routine removal of the gall bladder. Her surgeon, Jacques Marescaux, was one of the best.6 Nov 2012 - 11:21am
With celebrities these days tottering around in seven-inch Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo "limo heels", lesser mortals are trying to follow suit at the cost of their sole well-being. Cramming your tootsies into vertiginous death traps is not a good idea. The feet are especially delicate, with 26 major bones, 30 joints and a complex web of nerves and tendons.6 Nov 2012 - 11:18am
There were about 216 million cases of malaria last year and an estimated 655,000 deaths in 2010 according to the World Malaria Report 2011. Most deaths occur among children in Africa where a child dies every minute from malaria. Resistance to treatment adds to these statistics.6 Nov 2012 - 11:21am