Nan-Hie In

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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A lung cancer survivor – who breathed second-hand smoke at home – urges smokers to quit to save their families and themselves

Lung cancer survivor Mei Lai had never smoked, although her husband of 28 years is a smoker. She urges smokers to quit for their family’s sake, and is training as a volunteer with the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, which helped her come to terms with cancer.

4 Jan 2021 - 7:31PM

Lung cancer survivor Mei Lai had never smoked, although her husband of 28 years is a smoker. She urges smokers to quit for their family’s sake, and is training as a volunteer with the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, which helped her come to terms with cancer.

A lung cancer survivor – who breathed second-hand smoke at home – urges smokers to quit to save their families and themselves
Movember 2020: how prostate cancer survivor’s early diagnosis improved his quality of life – six warning signs of the disease

A prostate cancer survivor says men need to be aware of the warning signs of the disease, and Movember, the annual campaign to raise awareness of men’s health issues, provides the perfect opportunity to do so.

8 Nov 2020 - 5:15PM

A prostate cancer survivor says men need to be aware of the warning signs of the disease, and Movember, the annual campaign to raise awareness of men’s health issues, provides the perfect opportunity to do so.

Movember 2020: how prostate cancer survivor’s early diagnosis  improved his quality of  life – six warning signs of the disease
Coping with miscarriage: how one woman dealt with three losses and why she shares her experiences with others

After Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s social media posts on the model’s miscarriage, Julie Sajnani-Nandwani says she felt less alone in dealing with a loss that one in 10 pregnant women face.

2 Nov 2020 - 8:10PM

After Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s social media posts on the model’s miscarriage, Julie Sajnani-Nandwani says she felt less alone in dealing with a loss that one in 10 pregnant women face.

Coping with miscarriage: how one woman dealt with three losses and why she shares her experiences with others
Grow, learn, heal: how this filmmaker is living with cancer, and using every moment as a gift

Australian-born Joshua Wong is battling a rare form of cancer that has spread through his body, but he chooses to spend his time ‘living, not dying’. A new father, his first feature film debuted this weekend.

19 Oct 2020 - 1:16PM

Australian-born Joshua Wong is battling a rare form of cancer that has spread through his body, but he chooses to spend his time ‘living, not dying’. A new father, his first feature film debuted this weekend.

Grow, learn, heal: how this filmmaker is living with cancer, and using every moment as a gift
Breast cancer awareness month: a young survivor on the importance of healthy living and early detection

Cancer survivor Annie Lee, a 31-year-old investment banker, had no family history of breast cancer, and was shocked to learn her unhealthy, high-stress lifestyle was a risk factor. She stopped eating junk food and exercises now.

12 Oct 2020 - 10:31PM

Cancer survivor Annie Lee, a 31-year-old investment banker, had no family history of breast cancer, and was shocked to learn her unhealthy, high-stress lifestyle was a risk factor. She stopped eating junk food and exercises now.

Breast cancer awareness month: a young survivor on the importance of healthy living and early detection
Weight-loss surgery saw her go from 130kg to 76kg and beat Type 2 diabetes – she had 80 per cent of her stomach removed

Rahimah Asmawi underwent gastric sleeve surgery, a type of weight-loss surgery, in 2018 to remove 80 per cent of her stomach. Now she’s 54kg lighter, no longer diabetic and loves going to the gym. She wants to lose another 10kg.

9 Oct 2020 - 12:28PM

Rahimah Asmawi underwent gastric sleeve surgery, a type of weight-loss surgery, in 2018 to remove 80 per cent of her stomach. Now she’s 54kg lighter, no longer diabetic and loves going to the gym. She wants to lose another 10kg.

Weight-loss surgery saw her go from 130kg to 76kg and beat Type 2 diabetes –  she had 80 per cent of her stomach removed
With Covid-19 insomnia now a thing, as a teacher attests, is a melatonin pill the answer to getting a good night’s sleep?

A big additional workload, no stress-relieving exercise with gyms shut, and three children of her own to help with remote learning – Hong Kong teacher Miranda Wong is sleeping a lot less amid the pandemic and her mood is affected.

20 Sep 2020 - 7:23PM

A big additional workload, no stress-relieving exercise with gyms shut, and three children of her own to help with remote learning – Hong Kong teacher Miranda Wong is sleeping a lot less amid the pandemic and her mood is affected.

With Covid-19 insomnia now a thing, as a teacher attests, is a melatonin pill the answer to getting a good night’s sleep?
Shinzo Abe, Chadwick Boseman’s bowel diseases: what you need to know to spot, treat and prevent chronic bowel conditions like IBD

With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s sudden resignation due to ulcerative colitis, and US actor Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death of colon cancer, we look at how to spot, treat and prevent chronic bowel conditions.

13 Sep 2020 - 8:01PM

With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s sudden resignation due to ulcerative colitis, and US actor Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death of colon cancer, we look at how to spot, treat and prevent chronic bowel conditions.

Shinzo Abe, Chadwick Boseman’s bowel diseases: what you need to know to spot, treat and prevent chronic bowel conditions like IBD
Prostate cancer survivor’s advice to all men: get a PSA test if you are 50 or over

Anders Nelsson, who acted with Bruce Lee and had a string of music chart hits in Hong Kong in the 1960s, received prostate cancer surgery five years ago. He says men need to talk more about illness.

6 Sep 2020 - 7:01PM

Anders Nelsson, who acted with Bruce Lee and had a string of music chart hits in Hong Kong in the 1960s, received prostate cancer surgery five years ago. He says men need to talk more about illness.

Prostate cancer survivor’s advice to all men: get a PSA test if you are 50 or over
Switch off Instagram and WhatsApp – your detox from social media starts now

If you are spending hours on social media but finding no pleasure in it, try switching off from it entirely for a while – a digital detox during the Covid-19 pandemic might help you feel better.

24 Aug 2020 - 5:47PM

If you are spending hours on social media but finding no pleasure in it, try switching off from it entirely for a while – a digital detox during the Covid-19 pandemic might help you feel better.

Switch off Instagram and WhatsApp – your detox from social media starts now
Too much screen time has brought rise in eye infections and other sight problems during Covid-19 – how to avoid them

Children stuck indoors studying online because of the coronavirus – and their parents working from home – risk spending too much time looking at screens and developing eye infections.

17 Aug 2020 - 8:32AM

Children stuck indoors studying online because of the coronavirus – and their parents working from home – risk spending too much time looking at screens and developing eye infections.

Too much screen time has brought rise in eye infections and other sight problems during Covid-19 – how to avoid them
Asia worst for cholesterol amid diet and lifestyle changes – what you can do to lower yours

High levels of cholesterol can cause heart disease, damage arteries, and leave you at risk of stroke and heart attack. A cardiologist and an academic with high cholesterol explain how to lower your cholesterol levels.

19 Jul 2020 - 9:24PM

High levels of cholesterol can cause heart disease, damage arteries, and leave you at risk of stroke and heart attack. A cardiologist and an academic with high cholesterol explain how to lower your cholesterol levels.

Asia worst for cholesterol amid diet and lifestyle changes – what you can do to lower yours
How a breast cancer survivor boosted her immune system by healing her mind with yoga, meditation and walks in nature

Surviving breast cancer taught Isabel Galiano to take the mind-body connection seriously. She adopted several practices to alleviate stress and negative emotions and get more sleep – all of which boost her immune system.

6 Jul 2020 - 6:05AM

Surviving breast cancer taught Isabel Galiano to take the mind-body connection seriously. She adopted several practices to alleviate stress and negative emotions and get more sleep – all of which boost her immune system.

How a breast cancer survivor boosted her immune system by healing her mind with yoga, meditation and walks in nature
Ageing well: why staying active is the key to longer life – you’re never too old to start exercising

At 75 years old, Hongkonger Dave Lau’s exercise regime includes swimming, yoga, tai chi, Pilates and even scuba diving.

21 Jun 2020 - 5:19PM

At 75 years old, Hongkonger Dave Lau’s exercise regime includes swimming, yoga, tai chi, Pilates and even scuba diving.

Ageing well: why staying active is the key to longer life – you’re never too old to start exercising
Lesley Chiang overcame depression and became a mental health awareness advocate – Hong Kong singer-actress on how a song saved her life

Hong Kong actress and singer-songwriter Lesley Chiang fought depression through counselling, exercise and by giving her illness a name – Borat. ‘He lies, he’s a douchebag and it’s terrible,’ she tells friends.

17 May 2020 - 4:47PM

Hong Kong actress and singer-songwriter Lesley Chiang fought depression through counselling, exercise and by giving her illness a name – Borat. ‘He lies, he’s a douchebag and it’s terrible,’ she tells friends.

Lesley Chiang overcame depression and became a mental health awareness advocate – Hong Kong singer-actress on how a song saved her life
Ovarian cancer diagnosis forced endometriosis sufferer to change her life – less work, better diet, more exercise

Young professional Po Lee worked too much and wasn’t eating well. When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it was time to shake up her life.

21 May 2020 - 10:06PM

Young professional Po Lee worked too much and wasn’t eating well. When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it was time to shake up her life.

Ovarian cancer diagnosis forced endometriosis sufferer to change her life – less work, better diet, more exercise
Ask Demi Moore: book clubs offer emotional support, stress management for people in lockdown from Hollywood to Asia

Book lovers meeting online to discuss authors, book themes, and current affairs offer each other emotional support, lower stress, and help members connect with others. They take members’ minds off coronavirus lockdown.

4 May 2020 - 6:08PM

Book lovers meeting online to discuss authors, book themes, and current affairs offer each other emotional support, lower stress, and help members connect with others. They take members’ minds off coronavirus lockdown.

Ask Demi Moore: book clubs offer emotional support, stress management for people in lockdown from Hollywood to Asia
Stress cooking while working from home, a Hong Kong professional gets in the flow, even screaming kids can’t distract her

A Hong Kong professional who started cooking to ease the stress of juggling work at home and helping with schoolwork is inspired by watching Korean dramas like Itaewon Class. Her husband perfects kimchi fried rice. Their kids love it.

24 Apr 2020 - 7:45PM

A Hong Kong professional who started cooking to ease the stress of juggling work at home and helping with schoolwork is inspired by watching Korean dramas like Itaewon Class. Her husband perfects kimchi fried rice. Their kids love it.

Stress cooking while working from home, a Hong Kong professional gets in the flow, even screaming kids can’t distract her
5 things you didn’t know about K-pop’s Jennie of Blackpink – from her bond with Rihanna to her MasterChef nickname

The clean cut, New Zealand-raised girl band star is keeping herself busy and healthy away from the spotlight

21 Apr 2020 - 11:58AM

The clean cut, New Zealand-raised girl band star is keeping herself busy and healthy away from the spotlight

5 things you didn’t know about K-pop’s Jennie of Blackpink – from her bond with Rihanna to her MasterChef nickname
Have faith, don’t panic: lessons on surviving quarantine in the coronavirus era from two who endured 14-day isolation

A tech professional quarantined in a Beijing hotel watched a lot of TV and planned the things he would do when the 14 days were over; a fashion influencer confined to home in Hong Kong posted to Instagram advice on how to cope.

18 Apr 2020 - 8:57PM

A tech professional quarantined in a Beijing hotel watched a lot of TV and planned the things he would do when the 14 days were over; a fashion influencer confined to home in Hong Kong posted to Instagram advice on how to cope.

Have faith, don’t panic: lessons on surviving quarantine in the coronavirus era from two who endured 14-day isolation
Stop panic buying: healthy food to last you through a crisis and keep your immune system strong

Instant noodles, tinned luncheon meat and frozen dumplings may have a long shelf life but won’t keep you healthy during the coronavirus outbreak. Experts share their tips on healthy food to stock up with.

8 Apr 2020 - 5:57PM

Instant noodles, tinned luncheon meat and frozen dumplings may have a long shelf life but won’t keep you healthy during the coronavirus outbreak. Experts share their tips on healthy food to stock up with.

Stop panic buying: healthy food to last you through a crisis and keep your immune system strong
Coronavirus: how online fitness training can help you stay healthy and lose weight during home quarantine

To beat the coronavirus home quarantine, gyms are using apps and conferencing platforms such as Zoom to offer real-time group or individual workouts for their members, to keep them fit and healthy.

28 Mar 2020 - 8:35PM

To beat the coronavirus home quarantine, gyms are using apps and conferencing platforms such as Zoom to offer real-time group or individual workouts for their members, to keep them fit and healthy.

Coronavirus: how online fitness training can help you stay healthy and lose weight during home quarantine
‘Don’t hide fear’: how cancer survivor managed negative emotions and diet to beat illness – twice

Hongkonger Denise Tam, 36, has twice battled back courageously from lymphoma. She tells of overcoming her fears about cancer and how a change in her mindset helped boost her immune system.

21 May 2020 - 10:07PM

Hongkonger Denise Tam, 36, has twice battled back courageously from lymphoma. She tells of overcoming her fears about cancer and how a change in her mindset helped boost her immune system.

‘Don’t hide fear’: how cancer survivor managed negative emotions and diet to beat illness – twice
How to beat binge eating: yoga, plant-based diet helped depressed junk food obsessive become a beacon of health

Sarah Mersel struggled with binge eating for 10 years and lived mainly on junk food until yoga and switching to a wholesome plant-based diet transformed her life.

19 Mar 2020 - 8:45PM

Sarah Mersel struggled with binge eating for 10 years and lived mainly on junk food until yoga and switching to a wholesome plant-based diet transformed her life.

How to beat binge eating: yoga, plant-based diet helped depressed junk food obsessive become a beacon of health
What gyms are doing to reassure users amid coronavirus pandemic, and why doctor advises exercising at home

Temperature checks, stepped-up cleaning, compulsory hand washing, using hand sanitiser – gyms in Hong Kong have stepped up hygiene measures and say members are returning to work out. Still, a doctor urges caution.

14 Mar 2020 - 6:26PM

Temperature checks, stepped-up cleaning, compulsory hand washing, using hand sanitiser – gyms in Hong Kong have stepped up hygiene measures and say members are returning to work out. Still, a doctor urges caution.

What gyms are doing to reassure users amid coronavirus pandemic, and why doctor advises exercising at home
Coronavirus: Hong Kong doctor shares his fears and ways of coping as he prepares for shifts on virus isolation ward

A Hong Kong hospital doctor shares his fears and concern as he prepares for a stint on a coronavirus isolation ward. Leading as normal a life as possible has kept him sane so far, but that hasn’t stopped him from updating his will.

11 Mar 2020 - 10:21AM

A Hong Kong hospital doctor shares his fears and concern as he prepares for a stint on a coronavirus isolation ward. Leading as normal a life as possible has kept him sane so far, but that hasn’t stopped him from updating his will.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong doctor shares his fears and ways of coping as he prepares for shifts on virus isolation ward
5 health apps to ease stress, calm anxiety, manage emotions and stay positive

Headspace, What’s Up, Dry Days, Catch It and Happify are smartphone health apps that can improve positivity and bring a greater peace of mind – especially useful for those spending more and more time at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

4 Mar 2020 - 9:38PM

Headspace, What’s Up, Dry Days, Catch It and Happify are smartphone health apps that can improve positivity and bring a greater peace of mind – especially useful for those spending more and more time at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

5 health apps to ease stress, calm anxiety, manage emotions and stay positive
From Crash landing on You’s Hyun Bin to BTS’ Kim Seok-jin and BigBang’s G-Dragon: how does military service impact K-pop and K-drama stars’ careers?

K-pop band BTS will lose Kim Seok-jin, when he enlists for national service this year, while members of other groups are returning to the entertainment industry

3 Mar 2020 - 5:00PM

K-pop band BTS will lose Kim Seok-jin, when he enlists for national service this year, while members of other groups are returning to the entertainment industry

From Crash landing on You’s Hyun Bin to BTS’ Kim Seok-jin and BigBang’s G-Dragon: how does military service impact K-pop and K-drama stars’ careers?
YouTube fitness guru Emi Wong on how an unhealthy party girl turned her life around

During the coronavirus, YouTube star Emi Wong has been showing her fans how to keep fit at home. She talks about how she wasn’t always so healthy and how she transformed her lifestyle to overcome illness.

26 Feb 2020 - 6:46PM

During the coronavirus, YouTube star Emi Wong has been showing her fans how to keep fit at home. She talks about how she wasn’t always so healthy and how she transformed her lifestyle to overcome illness.

YouTube fitness guru Emi Wong on how an unhealthy party girl turned her life around
Karate couple put Tokyo Olympic Games before wedding – and Valentine’s Day will have to wait too

Engaged Hong Kong martial artists Chris Cheng and Jennifer Tsang have put their wedding on hold as they bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. They tell how karate has helped them reach their fitness and relationship goals.

13 Feb 2020 - 10:17PM

Engaged Hong Kong martial artists Chris Cheng and Jennifer Tsang have put their wedding on hold as they bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. They tell how karate has helped them reach their fitness and relationship goals.

Karate couple put Tokyo Olympic Games before wedding – and Valentine’s Day will have to wait too