Tongue cancer sufferers have been handed hope of no longer having to go under the knife. Dr Anthony Yuen Po-wing, honorary professor of otorhinolaryngology at the University of Hong Kong, says the use of ultrasound surveillance technology is a better... read more
People have been urged not to take antioxidant supplements like beta-carotene, vitamins A, C and E and selenium to fight disease after a review of 181 studies found some may actually increase the risk of death.
The call was made by a pharmacist and a... read more
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We are a panel of academics and clinicians, based in Hong Kong and who have an interest in promoting excellence in health and medical news reporting. We assess the quality of medical news stories using a standardized rating instrument. Ratings and critiques of stories are published on this website.