Until Further Notice, I Am Alive

Until Further Notice, I Am Alive by Tom Lubbock Granta

Tom Lubbock is dead and this is the book he wrote as he was dying.

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

Changed man had something on his mind

Retirement can be the start of a whole new relaxing phase of life or a chance to pursue dreams sacrificed for a lifetime of toil. For others it casts a pall over their sense of worth as a productive member of society and can lead to depression.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Blood connection between twins

An evening of music and fun at a pop concert for Mary Lau, 57, took a scary turn involving a trip to the emergency room, a wire inserted into her brain and a medical rarity involving her twin sister.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Disconnects in cellphone cancer scare

Many people have for years worried about mobile phone use and cancer. Now the World Health Organisation has given the worst worriers an 'I told you so' moment.

It has put out a new report linking the electronic devices to cancer.

People in Hong Kong should be especially worried, as the city of 7 million has among the world's highest rates of use.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Colour coding helps surgeons target cancers

A technique that highlights malignant cells through the use of a fluorescent material is enabling doctors to remove brain tumours more thoroughly than before.

The technique, first used in Germany about four years ago, has been brought to the city by a group of neurosurgeons at Queen Mary Hospital.

10 May 2010 - 12:00am

'Miracle girl' flies home with a hopeful heart

An eight-year-old Nepali girl flies home today with hopes of a new life after receiving a last-ditch operation in Hong Kong for a rare liver cancer.

Prashashsa Joshi underwent Cyberknife radiosurgery treatment in a desperate attempt to stop the malignant tumour.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Less intrusive surgery for stroke-risk patients

Doctors have begun offering a new method of treatment for restriction of blood flow in vessels to the head that can result in strokes or death.

The Prince of Wales Hospital announced yesterday it would be offering carotid artery stenting, although it first carried out the procedure two years ago.

21 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Children need protection from serious disease

I read with interest the article regarding the absence of the Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccination in the inoculation programme for young children funded by the government ('Sick tots spark free-vaccine call', December 20).

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Medical experts fight to improve prognoses

The most common type of brain cancer for adults aged over 19 is called glioma. Most adult glioma patients with the disease have an aggressive form of it known as high-grade glioma. Even with treatment, life expectancy of these patients is usually less than 12 to 14 months.

10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Medical student sees hope in her disability

Chinese University's first wheelchair-bound medical student, Jennifer Lui Wai-cheung, aims to become Hong Kong's first disabled neurosurgeon and believes her disability could give her an edge when understanding patients' problems.

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Cerebral palsy therapy praised

Surgery reduces the twitching that plagues sufferers

A hospital that has been performing complex nerve-cutting surgery on cerebral palsy sufferers says long-term observation has shown it helps them lead more normal lives.

27 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Hospital recruits for cancer centre

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital needs a variety of health-care and IT professionals as it expands

HONG KONG Adventist Hospital is recruiting a variety of health-care and information technology professionals to meet increasing demands.

9 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Dye vows to return better than ever

'I'm only 39 and my best years in the saddle are still ahead'

Shane Dye has vowed to not only make it back into the saddle, but warned his best years as a jockey are still ahead of him.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain . . . all will be explained

Can an animal be the hybrid of two existing animals?

A hybrid is an animal or plant produced from parents of different breeds or types.

The mule is a hybrid - it is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. But you cannot mate two mules and get another mule, because they are sterile.

15 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Brain tumours on the rise, professor warns

The number of patients with malignant brain tumours is increasing, with 200 to 250 cases discovered each year, researchers announced yesterday.

There were 191 cases discovered in 1993 and 193 in 1995.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am