Health bites

Health bites

Tall and thin may be desirable for a supermodel, but a new study shows that women with this type of physique are more likely to be infected by a type of bacteria that can cause fatal lung infections. 

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 4:43pm

Headaches: It doesn't hurt to know

Take painkillers, but if warning signs occur, seek medical attention as soon as possible, says Dr N.V. Ramani

A headache is a fairly common ailment, but when does it warrant more serious medical attention than a painkiller?

8 Jan 2013 - 2:51pm


Which other therapies may help?

Yoga: according to research from the University of Rajasthan, India, migraine patients randomly assigned to undertake a yoga-therapy programme experienced fewer and less painful migraine attacks. The researchers believe the postures and controlled breathing in yoga may calm the overactive nervous system.

21 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

FYI: Is monosodium glutamate (MSG) bad for you?

Cold sweats, lung spasms, migraines - these are just a few of the side-effects attributed to the innocent-looking flavour enhancer known as MSG, which has a presence on dinner tables worldwide but is especially beloved in Asia.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Truth and Consequences

Truth and Consequences

by Alison Lurie

Penguin, HK$109

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Medi Watch

On the pulse for migraine cure

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

The Contortionist's Handbook

The Contortionist's Handbook

by Craig Clevenger

HarperCollins, $120

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

Clear: A Transparent Novel

Clear: A Transparent Novel

by Nicola Barker

Harper Perennial, $112

18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Experiments in sound a success

Following the success of their album Magic & Medicine last year, The Coral have gone all experimental with their latest offering, Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker.

The 28-minute eleven-track mini-album is full of new sounds and surprises, borrowing ideas from different eras of music.

22 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

The power of music

1. Music has many functions, it is used for entertainment and also to control. Supermarkets and stores in general use music to help the consumer relax and hopefully buy more. Even elevators have their version - muzak. Music can also be a powerful source of healing. Pregnant women play music to their unborn babies to calm them and perhaps make them more creative.

4 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Top-flyer seeks early retirement

THE police chief's cousin, Chief Superintendent Christine Lee Hui Ngan-fan - a top-flyer destined for higher ranks - is seeking early retirement, citing chronic health problems linked to migraines and continuing hospital treatment.

Mrs Lee, 43, now faces medical board examinations by consultants at Queen Mary Hospital.

10 Jan 1996 - 12:00am