• How accurate is a nut-filled diet in reducing the chance of colon cancer recurrence?
    Consumption of certain tree nuts has been linked to a dramatically lower risk of colon cancer recurrence, according to researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. However, the study was an observational one, making it impossible to determine whether a given behaviour caused an outcome; or instead, simply associated with the true cause. Are the findings still credible?
  • Yoga: 10 basic poses for beginners
    Yoga studios are mushrooming all over. And while pulling out the mat may help us feel healthier and look better – the ultimate destination of all yoga poses is the inward transformation of the self. We are our own mirrors.
  • Leech therapy still a good treatment option today
    Leech therapy has been used since ancient times to cure several medical ailments. Leeches have found a footing in the medicine world today – even amid cutting-edge technology.
  • News Bites: Mussel secretion could prevent scars in wound healing, Orlando doctor injects herpes to fight skin cancer
    This week, an Ebola outbreak in DRC has prompted the WHO to prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine in an attempt to fight the outbreak. Researchers from Stanford University on the other hand, have developed a drug delivery tool that could administer personalised dosages of medicines, while a pair of Australian entrepreneurs have developed a "Tinder-style" app Baby to "bring people together solely based on their desire to make a baby."
  • Painkillers found to increase the risk of heart attacks
    A recent study suggests the link between common painkillers and heart attacks. The data was analysed to discover the outcome, which may change how painkillers were once prescribed.
  • Benefits of folic acid intake during pregnancy
    Folate intake is crucial for the growth and development of the foetus, as well as preventing abnormalities. It has also been well-established that consuming folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects in the baby.
  • Healthcare spending around the world
    Data spanning across 184 countries shows how some of the nations stood out in terms of their healthcare spending.
  • Myopia: A silent epidemic in Hong Kong
    According to the statistics from the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, the prevalence rate of myopia amongst preschool children in Hong Kong has tripled from 2.3% to 6.3% in ten years between 1996 and 2006, becoming a silent epidemic in the city.
  • Excessive sunscreen use may cause vitamin D deficiency
    An estimated one billion people worldwide experience vitamin D deficiency. The recent findings from a study have shown that the widespread use of sunscreen can contribute to this deficiency.
  • HKU invents new laser technology that enables cancer to be diagnosed earlier
    In April 2017, Dr Kevin Tsia, Associate Professor in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and his research team invented an innovative laser imaging technology, producing promising results to reduce cancer diagnosis duration from approximately one week to only two minutes.