Category Archives: Health and wellness

Hypnotism.I

The thick red curtains on the stage was lowered in a darkened theatre. A European man in a dark cape, loose white shirt, a long black swallow-tail with a red silk lapel and a top hat appeared with a wand on his hand. He bowed to … Continue reading

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What is Cancer?

Everyone knows that one of the biggest killers of otherwise healthy individuals in a modern society is cancer. But it is remarkable how little the ordinary layman knows about what  cancer is, apart from its name. The medical names of … Continue reading

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The Danger of Vaccines

Like so many other places in the world, Hong Kong has been hit by the swine flu (H2N1). Armed with the experience of dealing with bird flu  ( H1N1), the Hong Kong Government dared not risk another epidemic and urged the … Continue reading

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Opulence to Corpulence?

One of the greatest shocks when I first set foot on American soil some 8 years ago was size: from the size of its superhighways, the size of its icecream, its coffee, its meals  to  the size of some of its … Continue reading

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Life

Poets and artists have always mourned the brevity of life. We tell ourselves with airy nonchalance that we know them to be right. But knowing is one thing.  Experiencing it by watching your loved one with tubes stuck all over her body at an Intensive … Continue reading

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