Date
24 June 2017

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  • Osteoporosis prevention: Things to bear in mind

    - Jun 23, 2017 5:35pm
    Many patients have mixed up ideas about osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, viewing joint pain from the former disease as an outcome of the latter, which is not the case. Osteoporosis is a normal part of the ageing...
  • Parents must help schools help their kids with special needs

    - Jun 23, 2017 5:01pm
    Many parents of students with special educational needs struggle to inform the school of their children’s condition. “I am so worried about what would happen if the school knew that my son has SEN (special educational...
  • Vitamin D deficiency in breastfed babies

    - Jun 16, 2017 5:30pm
    I was told by my medical peers that calcium deficiency is a frequent topic brought up by mainland parents in discussions with paediatricians.  If you wonder how the issue became a key talking point, you can...
  • New treatment options for acne

    - Jun 16, 2017 4:31pm
    Acne, a common skin condition among adolescents, is caused by the excess production of sebum by sebaceous glands, blocked hair follicles, propionibacterium acnes bacterial infection and inflammation of hair follicles. The problem did not afflict primary school...
  • Acute complications of diabetes

    - May 26, 2017 6:00pm
    Diabetes is one of the common chronic illnesses noted in our city. If patients fail to put their blood glucose level under control, not only will they develop higher risks for various chronic complications, they will...
  • Must children use hypoallergenic products?

    - May 19, 2017 5:01pm
    Children, it is often said, have a weaker immune system and need more protection. That is why many products in the market specifically target the young. For instance, there are body wash products that say they have...
  • A brief introduction to osteoarthritis

    - May 12, 2017 5:30pm
    Quite a number of elderly people in Hong Kong are troubled by the wear-and-tear of cartilage in their knees. It is very likely that they will be diagnosed with osteoarthritis if they walk with increasing pain...
  • Organ donation: Opt-in or opt-out?

    - May 5, 2017 5:07pm
    A recent case in which a dying mother was saved by a liver donor has fueled intense discussions in Hong Kong. Tang Kwai-si, 43, suffered from an acute liver failure but her daughter could not donate her...
  • Let’s go for a run

    - May 5, 2017 5:02pm
    I came across an interesting headline in the British newspaper The Times; it says a 60-minute run can add seven hours to your life. The report cites a study published in the medical journal Progress in Cardiovascular...
  • Avoid medicalizing kids’ learning problems

    - Apr 28, 2017 5:33pm
    As a psychiatrist, I often meet schoolchildren with learning, emotional or behavioral problems. Nowadays, if a child is performing badly, falling behind in class, displaying poor learning attitudes and disobeying their teachers, society would tend to...
  • Chronic kidney disease increases cardiovascular risk

    Apr 28, 2017 5:32pm
    It’s quite well known that the “three highs” – high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood glucose – are risk factors for developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. These factors are also linked to chronic kidney disease (CKD)....
  • Using smartphone too much could give rise to ‘trigger finger’

    - Apr 28, 2017 5:30pm
    In this digital era, many people can hardly put down their smartphone or tablet, finding themselves devoting huge chunks of their time to texting, browsing through social media or playing mobile games. Did you know that...
  • Avoiding sports injuries

    - Apr 21, 2017 6:40pm
    “Oh, no!” I shouted when I hurt my right shoulder during my weight-lifting training. In less than a few minutes, my neck and shoulder muscles went into spasms. The pain reminded me of the saying “physician,...
  • Save lives by learning how to administer CPR

    - Apr 21, 2017 5:30pm
    Marathon is getting popular in Hong Kong with people from all walks of life participating in this test of fitness and endurance. However, long-distance running is a very strenuous activity, and there have been cases of...
  • Beware of cancer-causing cooking methods

    - Apr 14, 2017 5:32pm
    The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has come up with a list of combustion-related carcinogens, including tobacco smoke, second-hand tobacco smoke, diesel and gasoline engine exhaust emissions, emissions from indoor household combustion, emissions from...
  • Why parents should stick to a consistent parenting style

    - Apr 14, 2017 5:31pm
    Most parents of special needs children have a tough time dealing with the experience. Ar Man, for example, who has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder since primary two, is now in primary four with...
  • Beware, your mind and body can affect each other

    - Apr 7, 2017 6:30pm
    Human mind and body may look like separate entities, but they are not. In reality, they function as an interactive system. It is not difficult for people to understand that physical illness and pain can affect...
  • Why it is necessary to exercise regularly

    - Apr 7, 2017 5:33pm
    No one should doubt the health benefits of exercise. As a psychologist, I often encourage my patients to do more physical activities. Experts say physical exercise is good for body and mind. Researchers have identified the...
  • The trouble with late-night dinners

    - Mar 31, 2017 5:35pm
    Given the fact that Hongkongers spend notoriously long hours at work, they tend to have their meals delayed, and late-night meals are very popular with many. How do these eating habits affect our health? Late dinner,...
  • Here’s why you should drink two liters of water a day

    - Mar 24, 2017 7:00pm
    It is age-old wisdom that drinking plenty of water is good for the body. However, it is commonplace for busy people to forget their glass of water or to drink less than enough fluids a day,...

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