Medicine

Case History: Tick induces malaria-like symptoms

Case History: Tick induces malaria-like symptoms

Roland Lee was an energetic man who travelled between Hong Kong, Shenzhen and New York running his business.

Tuesday, 23 October, 2012, 10:01am

App of the Week: My Pain Diary

App of the Week: My Pain Diary

My Pain Diary: Chro

23 Oct 2012 - 10:01am

Step-up scrutiny of private clinics, pharmacists urge

A pharmacist processing chemotherapy drugs in a safety cabinet. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The government has been urged to step up scrutiny of private medical centres administering drugs to cancer patients as their inadequate facilities may expose tenants in the same building to cancer-causing fumes circulated through the ventilation system, pharmacists say.

16 Oct 2012 - 3:14am 1 comment

Health Bites

Health Bites

Advice for the long run

16 Oct 2012 - 9:05am

Golden time for special needs children

Woo Chi-wood developed a musical method to help dyslexic children memorise words. Photos: May Tse, David Wong, Dickson Lee

16 Oct 2012 - 9:51am

Case History: Bone disease that works undercover

Illustration: Angela Ho

Madam Wang was navigating a pavement on a rainy day when she slipped and fell. Instinctively, her right hand shot out to break her fall, causing a sharp, intense pain in her wrist.

16 Oct 2012 - 9:27am

Disease: Male breast cancer

Illustration: Kaliz Lee

Retired mechanic Mr Lo, 82, first found a small lump in his chest almost a decade ago. Then 73 and still working, he felt a small painless bump barely the size of a green bean near his left nipple while taking his nightly bath. When the nodule did not go away after 10 days or so, he felt uneasy and decided to see a doctor, who gave him some anti-inflammatory medication.

16 Oct 2012 - 10:16am

Victim's relative accuses DR beauty chain of being 'irresponsible'

The DR centre has been accused of being irresponsible and making no effort to contact the victims. Photo: May Tse

A relative of one of the women who fell seriously ill last week after a “beauty therapy” accused the DR centre of being irresponsible and making no effort to contact the victims.

A man, who would only give his name as Mr Leung, said he was related to the woman who was in a serious condition at Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

Private hospitals left to sort out problems caused by beauty clinics

Ugly side of beauty industry

Private hospitals are seeing more and more patients seeking help after visiting beauty clinics like DR, the president of the Association of Cosmetic Surgery said yesterday.

Walter King Wing-keung said some patients had infections after treatments in beauty salons or mainland and overseas clinics.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

Mainland's organ donation system to be made fairer to recipients

A national system to make selection of organ-transplant recipients fairer was announced yesterday by the Ministry of Health, though experts say it will do little to address the mainland's organ donation crisis.

11 Oct 2012 - 4:40am

Cocktails and cakes that are good for women's health

Dr Ava Kwong leads the genetic breast cancer awareness month.

Pink cakes and cocktails are on the menu for the month of October, as chefs and restaurants across Hong Kong help raise funds and awareness about hereditary breast cancer.

Thirty restaurants are participating in the Pink Desserts For A Cause campaign, in aid of the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry.

11 Oct 2012 - 3:30am

Wrong diagnosis in editorial's prescription for doctor shortage

Your editorial "Ease limit on overseas doctors (October 6)" is mostly typical of the health-care coverage of your newspaper: short, shallow and populist.

Health-care provision is complex, involving many compromises - most obviously between quality, quantity and cost - and is not generally cured with a single simple prescription such as in your editorial offers.

9 Oct 2012 - 4:53am

'Sars-like virus could hit HK despite false alarm'

A view of the traffic sign outside Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP/Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong should not lower its guard against a deadly Sars-like virus despite the city's first suspected case being a false alarm, a microbiologist warned.

Dr Ho Pak-leung, of the University of Hong Kong, spoke out after a four-year-old boy tested negative for novel coronavirus, which has killed one Middle Eastern man and left another seriously ill.

9 Oct 2012 - 10:22am

Traditional Chinese medicine's scraping treatment put to the test

Red marks appear during treatment, but they fade.Photos: Edmond So

There is mounting evidence that gua sha, an ancient form of Chinese medicine whereby the skin is scraped by a blunt instrument, can indeed be effective for pain relief.

9 Oct 2012 - 10:03am

Fad Diets: Intermittent fasting

Not eating for a certain length of time may help you reconnect with your caveman roots.Photo: Corbis

These days new diet fads come along roughly as often as MTR trains during rush hour, so it's no surprise that the latest to grip the popular imagination is actually a reboot of a couple of existing ideas, a kind of a diet mash-up.

9 Oct 2012 - 9:44am