Have you ever wondered why some people get sick and, despite treatment, never quite recover? Are they too attached to their pain or is there something that is not being addressed?Tuesday, 4 June, 2013, 9:58am
My Pain Diary: Chro23 Oct 2012 - 10:01am
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
When retiree Fong Yick-hung first felt a mild tingling sensation in the right side of his face 20 years ago, he had no idea that it would become a searing ache that would rack him day and night. The pain struck at all hours, and sometimes left the right side of his face immobile.
"I couldn't even speak as the slightest movement induced excruciating pain," he says.14 Aug 2012 - 1:09pm
Are Asians gluttons for punishment? Experts who spoke at a Hong Kong Pain Society workshop last month seem to think so. They say a passive attitude towards seeking treatment among Hongkongers and a reluctance to resort to pain relief medication are two reasons why so few are being treated for chronic pain in the city.14 Aug 2012 - 1:09pm
Luxembourg's Andy Schleck was a favourite to win this year's Tour de France until a fractured pelvis, suffered during a crash at a race last month, forced him out of the three-week bicycle race.3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Pain, it seems, is really all in the mind. A new study by Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine shows for the first time that chronic pain develops when two sections of the brain - related to emotional and motivational behaviour - talk to each other.3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
One person's pain is another's balm in the contradictory world of nature's 'hottest' vegetable.
The painful side was viewed 1.5 million times around the world on YouTube recently, when police broke up a peaceful Occupy Wall Street protest at the University of California.8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The former chairman of the city's surgery specialty board told an inquest yesterday that he would refuse to perform breast-enhancement surgery like that which led to a woman's death unless it was in a hospital.27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am