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Medicine

Time for pampering

Facials help to defy signs of ageing and are the perfect way to relax, writes Kyla Yao.

Thursday, 27 September, 2012, 12:44am

Hong Kong flu shot subsidy increased for children, free at some clinics

Elderly people and young children can receive a subsidy of HK$130 for flu shots from now until the end of the year.

The sum is the same as last year for the elderly but is up for children from HK$80.

25 Sep 2012 - 10:41am

Measles: make sure you are immunised before travelling overseas

If you travel often, you might want to check that you and your family have been immunised against measles. The disease might be under control in Hong Kong but, since 2009, outbreaks have been reported in many other parts of the world.

25 Sep 2012 - 10:56am

Killer of heart surgeon Victor Chang to be released and sent back to Malaysia

The killer of Victor Chang, one of the world's top heart surgeons and one of the most prominent members of Australia's Chinese community, is to be released and deported to his native Malaysia after serving 21 years in jail.

20 Sep 2012 - 5:02am

HK study shows breast cancer risks from stress and lack of exercise

Too little exercise and a stressful lifestyle are the most common risk factors for developing breast cancer, scientists have warned.

Most patients aged under 40 exercise less than three hours a week and suffer from high stress levels, according to research by the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Registry.

21 Sep 2012 - 1:27pm

Two Swedish women receive uteruses in first mother-to-daughter transplants

Two Swedish women received new uteruses at the weekend in the world's first mother-to-daughter uterine transplants aimed at helping them have babies, Gothenburg University announced yesterday.

Uterine transplants are new, with the first successful one performed in Turkey in 2011.

19 Sep 2012 - 4:39am

Dementia patients suffering through lack of specialised care

Dementia patients and their carers need their own specialised community support instead of having to rely on services designed to help the elderly, a social welfare organisation says.

18 Sep 2012 - 9:29am

Case history: peanut aspiration

Little Danny Lai was having a rough two weeks. The 23-month-old toddler had diarrhoea, low-grade fever and a persistent cough that would not go away.

18 Sep 2012 - 12:18pm

Placebo effect has subliminal triggers, new study shows

Subliminal information can trigger the placebo effect and its opposite, the nocebo effect, researchers say.

The finding suggests that patients with certain ailments may feel better or worse depending on subtle cues their brains pick up from the environment, but which they are not consciously aware of.

16 Sep 2012 - 1:35am

New genetic testing clinic opens next week at Prince of Wales Hospital

The Chinese University's outpatient genetic clinic set up in collaboration with a US medical school will open next week to train more experts and provide a wider range of tests.

The clinic at the Prince of Wales Hospital will offer consultation services and diagnosis for genetic diseases such as growth disorders and autism.

15 Sep 2012 - 3:16am

Whooping cough vaccine wears off over time, new US research shows

Children fully inoculated against whooping cough become more susceptible to the disease as the vaccination wanes over time, a study has found.

14 Sep 2012 - 4:11am

Beauty fix: CACI Intensive Lift

The Mandarin Salon launches a new machine-led facial on Monday, the CACI Intensive Lift. This promises to tackle signs of ageing, both on the surface and under it.

4 Jan 2013 - 5:32pm

From the experts: World Sepsis Day

Sepsis is one of the most common deadly diseases; yet it is one of the least well known. Every hour, about 1,000 people die from sepsis worldwide. The disease kills more people than HIV/Aids, prostate cancer and breast cancer combined.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:31am

Why there's no future in drinking alcohol

Heavy drinking has long been known to be a risk factor for intracerebral haemorrhage, a type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain. But a new study published today in the journalNeurology has put a figure on the grave prognosis for alcoholics.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:31am

Quiz: Asbestos

The cancer-causing agent asbestos recently returned to the headlines after residents living in a government-owned block of flats at Mount Butler were notified of inspections for the harmful substance, reportedly the first time in five years.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:32am