Lab report

Researchers have taken a step forward in the fight against the cancer with the mapping of the cellular "fountain of youth": the enzyme telomerase.

Children of parents with low and medium education levels eat fewer vegetables and fruit, and more processed products and sweet drinks, according to a study.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 10:07am

Drug breakthrough may cut dangers of a stroke

Drug breakthrough may cut dangers of a stroke

A readily available chemical could reduce the risk of cerebral haemorrhage in stroke patients treated with a life-saving drug that breaks down blood clots, a team of Shanghai scientists has discovered.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:29am

Jalal Talabani in Germany for stroke treatment

Iraq's President Jalal Talabani. Photo: Reuters

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is responding well to treatment in Germany after suffering a stroke and has moved on to rehabilitation, his office reports.

Talabani, 79, travelled to Berlin last month after what state television reported was a stroke, the latest in a series of health problems he has suffered in recent years.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:40am

Are we ready for longer lives … and more years of bad health?

Are we ready for longer lives … and more years of bad health? Photo: Nora Tam

Last week, The Lancet medical journal published a series on the global burden of disease. One paper was an analysis of global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010. This was the result of the efforts of 500 authors from 50 countries, and I am pleased to have been part of it.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:41am

'Chinese massage' technique helps stroke victims recover, study finds

'Chinese massage' technique helps stroke victims recover, study finds

A Chinese University study has highlighted a non-invasive way of helping stroke patients recover, using a massage-like technique to promote blood flow to the brain.

17 Oct 2012 - 4:48am

Up Close & Personal: Life after a stroke

Illustration: Pearl Law

Life took an unexpected turn on the morning of October 7 two years ago. That was when my husband, Dave, had a stroke. Apart from some complaints about a sore throat the previous day, his health appeared good. He got up for work as usual and was in the bathroom when the stroke happened.

14 Oct 2012 - 11:01am

Eye scanner that can detect stroke risk developed by Chinese University

The retinal image analysis system. Photo: Thomas Yau

A computer program that scans images of patients' eyes may offer a cheap and speedy way to identify people at risk of a stroke.

Developed by Chinese University researchers, the system automatically checks blood vessels from retinal images to identify potential stroke victims.

7 Sep 2012 - 3:10am

Song Hyun-sook

Minimalist paintings (including 12 Brushstrokes) by the South Korean-born, Germany-based illustrator, documentary filmmaker and artist who counts her brush strokes and titles each of her paintings with the number of strokes needed to complete it. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 1/F, 8 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2810 0317. Ends Sept 1

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Too little shut-eye a time bomb for the heart

Deprive yourself of sleep and you may be more likely to eat junk food, have higher anxiety levels and raise your risk for stroke symptoms. So say findings from three separate studies presented over the weekend at the 26th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Boston.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Stroke of bad luck for Picasso enthusiasts

Visitors hoping for a colourful souvenir of Hong Kong's biggest exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso are walking away with nothing more than a photocopied leaflet.

While a colourful brochure is normally a must at art exhibitions, organisers of the Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris exhibition at the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin have not finished producing it.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Games help stroke victims regain motor functions

A bird flies past the tram window, dropping a white, liquid deposit on the glass with a splat. Dr Raymond Tong Kai-yu takes a sponge and wipes away the mess, revealing the signs and awnings of a typical Hong Kong street scene rolling by.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Research gives hope to stroke patients

Chinese University researchers have received a mainland scientific award for developing a treatment to help Chinese stroke patients.

The Hong Kong team, led by Professor Lawrence Wong Ka-sing, refined a stenting procedure to reduce the rate of a follow-up stroke and death among ethnic Chinese.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Doctors not to blame for death of jogger, 69

A probe into the death of an elderly man from a brain haemorrhage after he was prescribed the wrong medicine at Tuen Mun Hospital has concluded doctors were not to blame.

The 69-year-old man suffered a heart attack while jogging in November. He was admitted to hospital after he fell and hit his head.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Three golden hours could save your life

Two years ago, Mr Mak had a stroke while dining at a Chinese restaurant. The 70-year-old's right arm and leg suddenly went numb, and he found it difficult to speak. His family rushed him to hospital.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: powder blush

Blush is a magical quick-fix, creating a natural, subtle glow, or cute, dramatic doll cheeks. Beige and pink work well on fair skin, while orange and apricot are great on tanned skin.

MAC Powder Blush (HK$170/6g)

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am