Vaccinate men, says virologist

Young men and women should both be vaccinated to prevent cervical cancer - a women's disease - the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine said yesterday.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

HPV vaccine a must for teens

Immunisation against HPV (human papillomavirus) should not be made mandatory. The HPV vaccine can only tackle HPV types 16 and 18, so it cannot protect against infection by other high-risk types of HPV. It will not help those who are already infected. Also, many women are excluded from having the vaccine because they might be pregnant or allergic to it.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cancer-causing virus found in public areas

A virus that can cause warts and more serious diseases has been found on escalator handrails, lift buttons and door handles in several busy districts of the city, according to a study released yesterday by the Society of Physicians of Hong Kong.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Shanghai sees cancer rate jump

Cervical cancer rates have trebled in Shanghai in the past 16 years while the proportion of young women with the disease has risen eightfold.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Overcoming stress is key to long life

A stressful lifestyle may be the culprit behind a litany of illnesses affecting women, according to health professionals. The wellbeing of women is deteriorating from a generation ago, even though they 'are living longer'.

29 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

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Skin-cancer vaccine set for trials

24 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Warts and all

You can avoid these unsightly bumps by taking some simple precautions

Many people believe that touching a toad can give them warts. But this is just a story.

Even though the lumps on a toad's body look like warts, they're actually glands which contain poisons to prevent predators from eating them.

18 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

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New pap smear test more accurate

15 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Vaccines play an important role in fight

The first thing that springs to mind when talking about the causes of cancer is lifestyle factors. There are things that we enjoy, even though we know they are bad for our health. This includes the food we eat, what we drink and if we smoke. They are among the most important risk factors in what causes cancer.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

97pc of girls still not vaccinated against cervical-cancer virus

About 97 per cent of the city's mothers have not yet arranged vaccination against cervical cancer for their daughters, a survey by a health group has found.

But 87 per cent said they would consider doing so if they knew the advantages of the vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer.

30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

How medical science gave 'Tree Man' new hope

He has gone from being a freak, displayed at carnivals and earning a pittance, to someone who can look forward to living a normal life.

But for Dede Koswara, dubbed the 'Tree Man' because of the bark-like growths on his arms and legs, the journey from circus show exhibit to being a patient with a manageable medical condition was largely due to luck.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Shots in the dark

When the polio and tuberculosis vaccines were first offered, there were women lining up to have their children vaccinated. I wish they would treat these vaccines the same way,' says Anne Bautista-Inlong.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Man charged over beheading of woman in Kwai Chung

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Designer creates ready-to-wear message to raise awareness about cervical cancer

There's no chance Barney Cheng Siu-leung will ever be afflicted by it, but that doesn't mean the designer is not concerned about cervical cancer. The couturier recently designed a range of 15 T-shirts emblazoned with a message to raise awareness and promote prevention of the city's third most common form of cancer. The shirts were unveiled on Friday.

3 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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Stressed and skinny

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am