Nan-Hie In

Nan-Hie In is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong covering tech, health and lifestyle topics in Asia for various local and international media outlets. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Forbes, China Daily, CNN, Radio Television Hong Kong, Asia Gambling Brief and more. She was a correspondent governor of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club from 2013 to 2017.
Nan-Hie In
Nan-Hie In is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong covering tech, health and lifestyle topics in Asia for various local and international media outlets. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Forbes, China Daily, CNN, Radio Television Hong Kong, Asia Gambling Brief and more. She was a correspondent governor of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club from 2013 to 2017.

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Blood test for stomach cancer first step to ending all cancer deaths by 2048, says its Singapore-based co-inventor

Affordable, non-invasive test to detect early-stage stomach cancer launches in Hong Kong in 2020; team behind it aims to expand test to cover eight major cancers, and hopes it will help end late-stage cancers within 30 years.

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Affordable, non-invasive test to detect early-stage stomach cancer launches in Hong Kong in 2020; team behind it aims to expand test to cover eight major cancers, and hopes it will help end late-stage cancers within 30 years.

Blood test for stomach cancer first step to ending all cancer deaths by 2048, says its Singapore-based co-inventor
She had Stage 4 ovarian cancer and 22 tumours. Now cancer-free after five years, she’s written a book about it

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in 2014, Hilary Faulkner is finally cancer-free. She describes how she endured chemotherapy, radiotherapy, gene sequencing, and targeted therapy – and stayed positive – in a new book.

18 Sep 2019 - 7:03PM

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in 2014, Hilary Faulkner is finally cancer-free. She describes how she endured chemotherapy, radiotherapy, gene sequencing, and targeted therapy – and stayed positive – in a new book.

She had Stage 4 ovarian cancer and 22 tumours. Now cancer-free after five years, she’s written a book about it
How yoga helps overcome addiction, depression: two first-hand accounts

James Gannaban’s hard-partying lifestyle saw him have a near-fatal drug overdose that resulted in a spell in jail; April Tsai’s severe depression after her mother’s death from ovarian cancer led to a tearful collapse at work.

2 Sep 2019 - 7:31PM

James Gannaban’s hard-partying lifestyle saw him have a near-fatal drug overdose that resulted in a spell in jail; April Tsai’s severe depression after her mother’s death from ovarian cancer led to a tearful collapse at work.

How yoga helps overcome addiction, depression: two first-hand accounts
Stress busting in protest-hit Hong Kong: three alternative healing events to help you cope

A workshop on family politics, meditation and reiki session, and wellness festival have been organised to help Hongkongers decompress through alternative healing amid the city’s summer of discontent.

30 Aug 2019 - 8:12PM

A workshop on family politics, meditation and reiki session, and wellness festival have been organised to help Hongkongers decompress through alternative healing amid the city’s summer of discontent.

Stress busting in protest-hit Hong Kong: three alternative healing events to help you cope
DNA testing to check for risk of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s: a satisfied customer, worried doctors

People who take DNA tests are sending their ancestry results to third-party companies to find indicators of their susceptibility to some medical conditions. We talk to a satisfied customer, and to doctors alarmed by the practice.

24 Aug 2019 - 8:25PM

People who take DNA tests are sending their ancestry results to third-party companies to find indicators of their susceptibility to some medical conditions. We talk to a satisfied customer, and to doctors alarmed by the practice.

DNA testing to check for risk of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s: a satisfied customer, worried doctors
How to relax amid Hong Kong’s troubled times: walk a meditation labyrinth and find your centre

As tensions run high in Hong Kong, a powerful relaxation device at the Star Ferry Pier has been given a facelift. Labyrinth builder Martha Collard believes the intricate pattern offers a form of walking meditation, and experts agree.

3 Aug 2019 - 8:31PM

As tensions run high in Hong Kong, a powerful relaxation device at the Star Ferry Pier has been given a facelift. Labyrinth builder Martha Collard believes the intricate pattern offers a form of walking meditation, and experts agree.

How to relax amid Hong Kong’s troubled times: walk a meditation labyrinth and find your centre
How a former world class tennis player makes fitness a core part of her life

Venise Chan, who as a junior was ranked No 2 in Asia, had to give up pro tennis after injuring her back in 2013. She still plays in local competitions and credits regular exercise for improving her energy at her job in finance.

26 Jul 2019 - 8:00PM

Venise Chan, who as a junior was ranked No 2 in Asia, had to give up pro tennis after injuring her back in 2013. She still plays in local competitions and credits regular exercise for improving her energy at her job in finance.

How a former world class tennis player makes fitness a core part of her life
Lifelong brain disease study hopes to safeguard Hongkongers’ health with help of American researchers

A study led by Chinese University of Hong Kong, working alongside US researchers, will track 5,000 Hongkongers’ brain health. The results will be used to develop a programme to safeguard people against brain disease.

20 Jul 2019 - 8:29PM

A study led by Chinese University of Hong Kong, working alongside US researchers, will track 5,000 Hongkongers’ brain health. The results will be used to develop a programme to safeguard people against brain disease.

Lifelong brain disease study hopes to safeguard Hongkongers’ health with help of American researchers
Crowdfunding for cancer treatment: family’s time vs money choice in Hong Kong health care system

A Stage 4 rectal cancer diagnosis left 34-year-old Swiss native Florian Schild facing huge bills for private treatment – despite having employee health insurance – or long delays in the public sector; crowdfunding raised US$230,000.

18 Jul 2019 - 7:38PM

A Stage 4 rectal cancer diagnosis left 34-year-old Swiss native Florian Schild facing huge bills for private treatment – despite having employee health insurance – or long delays in the public sector; crowdfunding raised US$230,000.

Crowdfunding for cancer treatment: family’s time vs money choice in Hong Kong health care system
Family, work, fitness … and running marathons around the world: how a mother finds time and inspiration

Jenny Chui started training for marathons to lose weight after giving birth to her daughter Mila four years ago. She talks about her initial reluctance to train and how her husband’s support was a big help.

27 Jun 2019 - 7:47AM

Jenny Chui started training for marathons to lose weight after giving birth to her daughter Mila four years ago. She talks about her initial reluctance to train and how her husband’s support was a big help.

Family, work, fitness … and running marathons around the world: how a mother finds time and inspiration
Women’s cancer support group in Hong Kong for English speakers helps them cope with the disease

What if you have cancer in Hong Kong and don’t speak Cantonese? Two cancer survivors who were in that boat set up Facebook group Cancer Connect Hong Kong; the women help each other with practicalities and offer an emotional lifeline.

24 Jun 2019 - 7:35PM

What if you have cancer in Hong Kong and don’t speak Cantonese? Two cancer survivors who were in that boat set up Facebook group Cancer Connect Hong Kong; the women help each other with practicalities and offer an emotional lifeline.

Women’s cancer support group in Hong Kong for English speakers helps them cope with the disease
Dealing with PTSD: how a mother coped after death of teen son, who had rare genetic disease

Christina Strong developed post-traumatic stress disorder after her son died having suffered multiple strokes caused by a rare genetic disease. She learned to control it through therapy, and now helps other families overcome similar ordeals.

17 Jun 2019 - 8:21PM

Christina Strong developed post-traumatic stress disorder after her son died having suffered multiple strokes caused by a rare genetic disease. She learned to control it through therapy, and now helps other families overcome similar ordeals.

Dealing with PTSD: how a mother coped after death of teen son, who had rare genetic disease
Art therapy for cancer patients: the magic of mandala making – it relieves pain and stress

Art therapy is increasingly being used to complement cancer treatments as part of a wellness programme. A Hong Kong cancer support organisation is offering three-day mandala making workshops and the artworks are going on display at an exhibition.

18 Jun 2019 - 12:23PM

Art therapy is increasingly being used to complement cancer treatments as part of a wellness programme. A Hong Kong cancer support organisation is offering three-day mandala making workshops and the artworks are going on display at an exhibition.

Art therapy for cancer patients: the magic of mandala  making – it relieves pain and stress
New play about abortion shows differences between having a termination in Hong Kong and the UK

The Waiting Room is set in an abortion clinic and explores women’s experiences with abortion and its aftermath, and reproductive health. Abortion is legal in Hong Kong, but is more complicated and stressful than in the UK, and there is a lack of psychological care.

7 Jun 2019 - 3:50AM

The Waiting Room is set in an abortion clinic and explores women’s experiences with abortion and its aftermath, and reproductive health. Abortion is legal in Hong Kong, but is more complicated and stressful than in the UK, and there is a lack of psychological care.

New play about abortion shows differences between having a termination in Hong Kong and the UK
Marathon runner and mother of five who survived breast cancer on the power of positivity

Hong Kong-based Amy Mumford beat stage three breast cancer at the age of 27; now 41, the mother of five beats the field most often when she runs a marathon. She’s up at 3am every day, and packs in a 9km training run and two swims.

27 May 2019 - 6:17PM

Hong Kong-based Amy Mumford beat stage three breast cancer at the age of 27; now 41, the mother of five beats the field most often when she runs a marathon. She’s up at 3am every day, and packs in a 9km training run and two swims.

Marathon runner and mother of five who survived breast cancer on the power of positivity
LPGA golfer Tiffany Chan using meditation and mindfulness to turn around a tough season

Hong Kong’s first LPGA golf pro talks about learning to let go after a bad shot. After missing the cut in seven tournaments, she is using mindfulness to get back on track.

25 May 2019 - 1:48PM

Hong Kong’s first LPGA golf pro talks about learning to let go after a bad shot. After missing the cut in seven tournaments, she is using mindfulness to get back on track.

LPGA golfer Tiffany Chan using meditation and mindfulness to turn around a tough season
How Free Solo climber Alex Honnold mastered his fears on El Capitan amid sacrifices

Climber who scaled 900-metre granite wall of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park without ropes climbs in a ‘fear bubble’, says producer of Free Solo, Oscar-winning film of the ascent.

3 Apr 2019 - 6:26AM

Climber who scaled 900-metre granite wall of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park without ropes climbs in a ‘fear bubble’, says producer of Free Solo, Oscar-winning film of the ascent.

How Free Solo climber Alex Honnold mastered his fears on El Capitan amid sacrifices
Pull-ups, TRX, lunges – grandma yogi spreads gospel of fitness and well-being to young and old

Carol Farrington, 63, lives for yoga, and her gym workouts include handstands, TRX, pull-ups, lunges and rope routines. When she retires she’ll teach yoga full-time, and says all this exercise keeps her mentally sharp. Experts agree.

1 Apr 2019 - 6:27PM

Carol Farrington, 63, lives for yoga, and her gym workouts include handstands, TRX, pull-ups, lunges and rope routines. When she retires she’ll teach yoga full-time, and says all this exercise keeps her mentally sharp. Experts agree.

Pull-ups, TRX, lunges – grandma yogi spreads gospel of fitness and well-being to young and old
How sport helps clear the mind: Sevens rugby stars tackle physical and mental health

Exercise is an outlet for stress, and sport teaches resilience, say Hong Kong sevens internationals Salom Yiu and Chong Ka-yan; former All Black John Kirwan gives his perspective on mental health at a wellness summit.

27 Mar 2019 - 6:19PM

Exercise is an outlet for stress, and sport teaches resilience, say Hong Kong sevens internationals Salom Yiu and Chong Ka-yan; former All Black John Kirwan gives his perspective on mental health at a wellness summit.

How sport helps clear the mind: Sevens rugby stars tackle physical and mental health
Breathing exercises, ice baths: how Wim Hof Method helps elite athletes and Navy Seals

The Wim Hof Method allows you to operate efficiently under high stress by using breathing as you do when relaxed. Practitioners believe it reduces infection, and heals chronic medical conditions and psychological problems.

25 Mar 2019 - 8:01PM

The Wim Hof Method allows you to operate efficiently under high stress by using breathing as you do when relaxed. Practitioners believe it reduces infection, and heals chronic medical conditions and psychological problems.

Breathing exercises, ice baths: how Wim Hof Method helps elite athletes and Navy Seals
Self-defence for women: why Brazilian jiu-jitsu is the answer, and five moves that could save your life

Brazilian capoeira master and black belt jiu-jitsu instructor Fernando Junior claims people have self-defence all wrong; he offers tips on how best to protect yourself against an attacker, especially one bigger and stronger than you.

8 Mar 2019 - 2:54PM

Brazilian capoeira master and black belt jiu-jitsu instructor Fernando Junior claims people have self-defence all wrong; he offers tips on how best to protect yourself against an attacker, especially one bigger and stronger than you.

Self-defence for women: why Brazilian jiu-jitsu is the answer, and five moves that could save your life
Cancer therapy that fights brain tumours with electric fields brings hope to Hong Kong patients

Optune is an electrical therapy device that treats a deadly brain tumour type known as glioblastoma multiforme. It creates an electric field around the tumour to disrupt the growth and reproduction of cancer cells in the brain.

6 Mar 2019 - 7:25PM

Optune is an electrical therapy device that treats a deadly brain tumour type known as glioblastoma multiforme. It creates an electric field around the tumour to disrupt the growth and reproduction of cancer cells in the brain.

Cancer therapy that fights brain tumours with electric fields brings hope to Hong Kong patients
How does a Formula E racing driver keep fit? Champion racer Sam Bird tells us about staying on track

Driving a racing car is incredibly hot work, and mentally and physically demanding, so drivers need to be in peak condition. Sam Bird, who defends his Formula E title in Hong Kong this weekend, takes us though his fitness regimen.

4 Mar 2019 - 9:10PM

Driving a racing car is incredibly hot work, and mentally and physically demanding, so drivers need to be in peak condition. Sam Bird, who defends his Formula E title in Hong Kong this weekend, takes us though his fitness regimen.

How does a Formula E racing driver keep fit? Champion racer Sam Bird tells us about staying on track
Mental health in Hong Kong: how physical activity can improve your overall well-being

Non-profit group Mind Hong Kong rolls out Move It for Mental Health campaign to encourage people to increase their fitness activity, as research shows exercise contributes to improved psychological well-being.

8 Feb 2019 - 7:00PM

Non-profit group Mind Hong Kong rolls out Move It for Mental Health campaign to encourage people to increase their fitness activity, as research shows exercise contributes to improved psychological well-being.

Mental health in Hong Kong: how physical activity can improve your overall well-being
Male-only yoga classes and other alternative therapies help men fight cancer

Relaxation can help reduce side effects from chemotherapy and cut down the stress that comes with fighting cancer; male-only yoga classes allow men to destress without feeling self-conscious.

27 Jan 2019 - 6:08PM

Relaxation can help reduce side effects from chemotherapy and cut down the stress that comes with fighting cancer; male-only yoga classes allow men to destress without feeling self-conscious.

Male-only yoga classes and other alternative therapies help men fight cancer
Food was their passion, and their problem: how overweight couple lost 59kg in a year and ran a half marathon

Mick Tsang and Tina Choi loved food, until it became a problem. Weighing 224kg between them, they took on a weight loss challenge and, with the support of new-found friends, began exercising. They haven’t looked back since.

21 Jan 2019 - 7:59PM

Mick Tsang and Tina Choi loved food, until it became a problem. Weighing 224kg between them, they took on a weight loss challenge and, with the support of new-found friends, began exercising. They haven’t looked back since.

Food was their passion, and their problem: how overweight couple lost 59kg in a year and ran a half marathon
How yoga and a vegetarian alkaline diet can help you run faster and further, and cheer you up

Ultrarunner Janet Shum believes running can lift you out of a mental funk. Breathing exercises and a meat-free diet have helped her push beyond her limits.

18 Jan 2019 - 2:36AM

Ultrarunner Janet Shum believes running can lift you out of a mental funk. Breathing exercises and a meat-free diet have helped her push beyond her limits.

How yoga and a vegetarian alkaline diet can help you run faster and further, and cheer you up
Pole dance club founder on 10 years of empowering women and keeping them fit

Hong Kong’s Aerial Arts Academy AAA offers pole dance and aerial acrobatics with silks and hoops. Co-founder Vee Lea talks about overcoming social attitudes to pole dance.

14 Jan 2019 - 5:05PM

Hong Kong’s Aerial Arts Academy AAA offers pole dance and aerial acrobatics with silks and hoops. Co-founder Vee Lea talks about overcoming social attitudes to pole dance.

Pole dance club founder on 10 years of empowering women and keeping them fit
How a Hong Kong triathlete trains for half Ironman races – her tips for beginner racers

Since Leanne Szeto made the switch from regular triathlons to longer distances she has had to work much more on endurance, and uses heart rate data from her smartwatch to optimise training sessions.

8 Jan 2019 - 6:45PM

Since Leanne Szeto made the switch from regular triathlons to longer distances she has had to work much more on endurance, and uses heart rate data from her smartwatch to optimise training sessions.

How a Hong Kong triathlete trains for half Ironman races – her tips for beginner racers
Five top tips from a kung fu master for a healthy life – and, after 60 years of martial arts, he’s living proof

Graham Player has practised the Hung Gar discipline of kung fu since he was a teenager. He still teaches the martial art five days a week, and practises a philosophy that combines Western and Chinese medicine.

17 Dec 2018 - 5:42PM

Graham Player has practised the Hung Gar discipline of kung fu since he was a teenager. He still teaches the martial art five days a week, and practises a philosophy that combines Western and Chinese medicine.

Five top tips from a kung fu master for a healthy life – and, after 60 years of martial arts, he’s living proof