Sensory System

Ask the doctors

Ask the doctors

Q: How common is it to have eyes that change colour? I have noticed lately that my green eyes are turning brown.

Tuesday, 21 August, 2012, 10:36am

'Talking' brain creates the pain

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

Taste Matters

Ryan Matthew Smith's photographs (including Orange on Dry Ice, left) of contemporary cuisine, emphasising the freshness of summer ingredients. Daily, 10am-10pm, Chater Bridge and East Bridge, Central. Inquiries: 2801 5311. Ends Aug 14

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Battle Studies John Mayer (CD)

American singer-songwriter John Mayer's fourth studio album, Battle Studies, went to number one on the US Billboard 200 and sold more than 280,000 copies during the first week of its release.

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Hungry for more

I've only been to Taipei a few times but, being a food lover, my trips have been agonising. It's not that the food is bad; on the contrary, there's more good food than I can possibly sample. I end up having breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and street food - then pack my suitcase with delicacies such as roasted duck tongue, pineapple cake, dried fish roe and bottled sauces.

9 May 2010 - 12:00am

Get a taste of the sweet life - miracle berries that take away those bitter edges

The share market may appear to be on the right track, but we all know the actual economy still hasn't caught up with that trend. These are sour times, but luckily some people are still working at spreading a bit of sweetness around town.

22 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Injured lifeguard 'lied to experts'

A lifeguard who was injured at a city pool lied about an earlier medical condition, exaggerated her symptoms and had little hope of substantial future earnings even before the accident.

10 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Centre gives elderly new lease of life with sensory treatments

Elderly victims of stroke and dementia are having their senses revived through multi-sensory stimulation treatments at the Haven of Hope Sister Annie Skau Nursing Home, thanks in part to financial support last year from Operation Santa Claus.

29 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Survey sounds warning on teenage hearing

Fourteen per cent of 833 teenagers aged between 11 and 20 tested at the Church of Christ in China Yenching College, Tsing Yi, were found to suffer from mild hearing loss, unable to hear sounds at less than 25 decibels.

3 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Car backs into woman, 91

A woman, 91, was sent to hospital for a check-up after a car reversed into her in Wyndham Street, Central, at 12.10pm. She suffered no apparent injuries but complained of pain in her right hand.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: Pain

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Waxing lyrical

According to the latest edition of Nature Genetics, a team of Japanese researchers has discovered in ear wax the smallest form of genetic difference, known as a single nucleotide polymorphism.

They have shown that just one tiny change in DNA can lead to a change in how the body works and how we look.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

The Best Possible Taste

The Best Possible Taste

by Sam O'Reilly

Penguin $112

9 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Food and thought

Ayurveda states that the different universal elements - vata, pitta and kapha - are strong at different times of the day, so not only do we need to eat foods corresponding to our doshas, but we also need to eat at suitable times.

11 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Give me five

Give me five12345

bereft of

(adj, a formal phrase)


Example: Her latestwork is bereft of any substance.



position, base

Example: In ancient societies, men and women were not on an equal footing. Men had more rights and privileges then.


27 Jul 2004 - 12:00am