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Train wrecks

Olympic athletes are usually the picture of health and well-being. But as a recent research paper published in the journal Sports Medicine notes, extensive training and environmental conditions can result in significant skin problems.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:05pm

YouTube shows the way to beat and treat vertigo

Beyond airing videos of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and others that numb the mind, YouTube has the potential to spread useful and critical health information that is often ignored.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Life's itch tapestry

Prickly heat, the blight of many during Hong Kong's hot humid summers, is an itchy rash characterised by small raised red spots that cause an itchy and/or intense prickly sensation on the skin.

It can develop anywhere on the body but is more commonly found on the creases in the skin such as on the neck, armpit, groin, thighs.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

How parents can help their children overcome shyness at school

My son is chronically shy and I want to find a way to get him to express himself better at school. Do you have any suggestions?

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Girl, 5, in intensive care as scarlet fever cases triple

A five-year-old girl was said last night to be in a critical condition with scarlet fever, as figures showed the number of cases in the city has tripled since last year.

The girl is being cared for in the paediatric intensive care unit at the United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong, the Department of Health said.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tortured soles

My cameraman, Leon McCarron, and I have now spent more than five months walking south from Mongolia towards Hong Kong.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Let's paint the town purple for epilepsy

Let's paint the town purple - that will be the colour of everything if epilepsy awareness advocates have their way this month.

People can expect to see fruit, vegetables, T-shirts and money in this colour, which is an extension of the global Purple Day push on March 26.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Quick fixes for the walking wounded

I've biked 50,000 kilometres from Siberia to England, traversed the length of Israel on foot, and walked London's infamous 290-kilometre ring road in six days. But I've never used a medical kit as much as on my current expedition: walking 5,000 kilometres from Mongolia to Hong Kong.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Seize the moment with seizures

This is the season to spend quality time with family and friends. Imagine you've invited your best friend over for dinner with your relatives. He arrives early to sample your latest video game offerings. You pop one into the console - one with a cacophony of sounds accompanied by equally wild, rapidly altering lights.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Invisible shutdown tough to live with

One moment, 15-year-old Laura Ferrington was in her friend's bedroom the morning after a sleepover, happily chatting with her friend; the next, she found herself on her back, looking up at paramedics leaning over her.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Best foot forward

In three weeks, I will be flying from Hong Kong to Mongolia with a friend, and when we land, we will set off to walk back to Hong Kong - 5,000 kilometres through a rather wintry China.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Sneasons of Liz

Cabaret show featuring Liz Merendino (left) celebrating two human conditions - love and hay fever; pianist Warren Wills accompanies. In English. Sept 13, 8.30pm, Skylark Lounge, 63 Wyndham St, Central, HK$150, includes one drink. Inquiries: 2801 6018

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

HK$150,000 payout offered for heart blunder

The government is willing to pay only HK$150,000 in damages - not HK$8 million - to a patient who had a hole in his heart until he was 12 because of a blunder by a public doctor when he was a newborn baby, his lawyers say.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

H2O: life's essential ingredient

Zoe asks: How much water do we need to drink every day?

Wynnie says: Water is essential for life. Healthy humans can survive for 60 days without food, but we can't live for longer than a week without water. Our bodies contain around 10-12 gallons of water, which is needed:

to regulate body temperature

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Growing risk of 'iPhone syndrome'

A growing number of Hongkongers are at risk of developing a condition doctors call 'iPhone syndrome' by overusing their smartphones.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am