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Chinese University scientist wins award for prenatal testing

Chemical pathology specialist Professor Rossa Chiu Wai-kwun and her team at the Department of Chemical Pathology at CUHK. Photo: Lo Wei

A local scientist has won a national award for her work on prenatal testing for Down’s syndrome and other conditions, through non-invasive blood testing.

Tuesday, 11 December, 2012, 6:26pm

Cancer sufferer stages own funeral

It had all the trappings of a traditional funeral, complete with prayers, music and mourners - but with one exception. The 'deceased' was able to get up and walk away.

The International Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom is normally a place for tears and farewells.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Health bites

Five million ART reproductions

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Help inspires hope

The saying 'misfortunes never come singly' is an apt description of Ng Kam-mui's life in recent years. First, her husband fell victim to cancer and became so depressed he killed himself. Not long after that, Ng herself was diagnosed with breast cancer.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A lucky old puffer

Every day for the past five decades, Jerry Wang, 71, would smoke 21/2 packs of cigarettes. Predictably, he racked up a host of health problems along the way: high blood pressure, gout, gastric reflux issues and other ailments.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

How to face down a killer

Ben Cho was 30 years old when he was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, or cancer of the nose.

Although rare in other parts of the world, where it tends to affect fewer than 10 out of a million people, the cancer has a much higher incidence among males in Hong Kong - 200 to 300 out of a million.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Health Bites

Curbing carbs lowers breast cancer risk

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Snake venom used to shrink mice tumours

Venom from a Chinese viper may one day produce a drug that can dramatically shrink tumours in a range of cancers, researchers said yesterday.

In a preliminary study, Baptist University researchers found that a protein, known as ZK002, from the sharp-nosed viper can reduce colorectal tumours in mice by up to 28.6 per cent in a month.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

14 months' jail for taking HK$240,000 in premiums

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Sally Lo - Founder and CEO, Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Sally Lo's work allows her to meet heroes every day from all walks of life, and for that she feels extremely fortunate. What makes each of these people exceptional is that they, or a close friend or relative, have been diagnosed with cancer.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Firemens' call for more help was lost

Firemen battling a fatal factory blaze in Cheung Sha Wan last year could not understand why reinforcements did not arrive after the severity of the fire was upgraded - until they found out the message had not got through.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Rebecca Zhu

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Health Bites

An apple a day keeps muscles OK

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Swelling hints at deeper malaise

When 40-year-old John Tang (an assumed name, for reasons of patient confidentiality) first came down with a fever, sore throat and enlarged lymph nodes on both sides of his neck - classic symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection - his doctor prescribed antibiotics and sent Tang home to rest.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Judge dismisses hung jury in fraud case

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am