Who would have guessed?

Can you improve your memory, concentration and vitality through a combination of natural herbal concoctions and chiropractic techniques? The Brain Boosting Package offered by the Holistic Central Medical Practice claims to achieve all that.

Tuesday, 24 July, 2012, 12:00am

Scientists issue warning on copycat Down's test

A new non-invasive technique to determine if a baby has Down's syndrome is finally available after 15 years of research by Chinese University scientists, but they are warning mothers-to-be that unauthorised clinics are offering copycat tests.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Saving Sammy

Saving Sammy by Beth Alison Maloney Audible (audiobook)

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Baffling condition enough to make your toes curl

The Richardsons (whose real name has been withheld for patient confidentiality reasons) had been awaiting their beach holiday in Thailand for weeks. With powder-white beaches and azure seas, the family of three looked forward to a week of fun and relaxation with friends.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Risky, fishy, painful business

One man's meat is another's poison. That's no truer than with the stonefish. Found in the shallow waters of the Pacific region, it's considered the most venomous fish, with 13 dorsal spines, each connected to a pair of glands that are capable of producing potent venom when pressure is applied along its back.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Pregnant with life-saving ideas

Professor Rossa Chiu, of the department of chemical pathology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has recently received two prestigious international research awards in recognition of her development of a non-invasive prenatal diagnosis for Down's syndrome.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Physical and mental fatigue may affect public doctors' judgment

We are writing in our personal capacity as senior doctors in internal medicine with both clinical and managerial duties.

We feel obliged to bring to the attention of the public the concerns expressed by public hospital doctors over their overwhelming workload and manpower shortages.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

We must revise attitudes to doctors and drugs

The proliferation of information, along with today's easy access to the internet, has provided every member of the public with a bottomless list of choices that must be considered before a decision is made, even when it comes to seeking medical help.

21 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Crusaders score a special victory

Peter 'Rooney' Lam pumped his fists in the air after scoring the winning goal for the Hong Kong Football Club Crusaders in their opening game against the visiting Fulham Badgers.

But there were no losers yesterday in an eye-opening first special needs tournament for those with Down's syndrome at Sports Road.

28 May 2010 - 12:00am

CFS sufferers seek a second wind

About two years ago, Mark Schott, 40, was working 14-hour days in a Singapore corporate banking environment when he caught a flu that persisted longer than normal.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

Down's syndrome test hailed

A non-invasive prenatal test for Down's syndrome developed by a Chinese University team has been listed as one of the top 10 medical stories or breakthroughs of last year by three international news organisations - Time magazine's website, ABC, and The university said it showed biotechnologies developed in Hong Kong could make a global impact.

2 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Solo survivors

Faced with the choice of working as an employee and enjoying a steady pay cheque or for yourself and risking less reliable income, which would you choose? Many people weren't given the option after the handover. The one-two punch of the Asian financial crisis and the Sars outbreak brought a protracted slump, and with it came widespread retrenchments and pay cuts.

12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Sars survivor beats trauma to win award

It took Philip Lo Chi-sing two months to recover from the physical symptoms of Sars. The mental effects took much longer.

Mr Lo, a health-care assistant, needed psychological therapy for nine months before he could face returning to his job at Princess Margaret Hospital.

3 May 2007 - 12:00am

Down's syndrome pair walking tall

Post office workers are thriving after landing jobs

Wu Hoi-yu walks with his head high and a spring in his step as he goes about his duties at Hongkong Post, and well he might.

The 29-year-old is one of only two Down's syndrome people who have a government job.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

FYI: The idea of waking up from a coma and speaking with a foreign accent sounds like something from a science-fiction film. What causes this problem?

FYI: The idea of waking up from a coma and speaking with a foreign accent sounds like something from a science-fiction film. What causes this problem?

Foreign accent syndrome is a rare medical condition linked to strokes and head injuries. It occurs when

23 Jul 2006 - 12:00am