Student articles

A mixture of hard news, narrative features and profiles published on the JMSC Dispatches and Reporting Health & Medicine websites by Bachelor and Master of Journalism students:

3 August 2017

Retiring in the East: dean of social sciences faculty achieves 40 years with HKU

  By Tamsyn Burgmann John Burns watched nervously out his window on 30 June 1997 as British military ships and helicopters made a final inspection tour of the East Lamma Channel, contemplating the era about […]
6 April 2017

Senior HKU students breakfast more often than younger students

By Xinyue Ji | A quick ( and not necessarily scientific) survey by this website found that  HKU students above the age of 22 tend to eat breakfast more than four times a week compared […]
5 April 2017

Could skipping breakfast be good for you?

By Queenie Wong “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Is that true? A recent study published by Frontiers showed that skipping breakfast could be beneficial. Skipping breakfast could be a way to force […]
5 April 2017

Regular legume consumption could help reduce diabetes risk

By Ray Zisong Yu | April 2, 2017 Eating lentils and other legumes regularly may help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study by scientists at Rovira i Virgili University, Spain. The study […]
20 March 2017

Illegal sale of antibiotics still common in Hong Kong

By Natasha Fernandes Pharmacies in Hong Kong are selling antibiotics over the counter without asking for a prescription from customers, an investigation by this health news site  has found, despite the government’s latest effort to combat the drug […]
2 March 2017

Traditional Chinese Medicine May Offer Hope for AIDS

By Raymond Yu | Feb. 16, 2017 — Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is often used as either a complement or an alternative to western medicine for a variety of illness. A recent study indicates that […]
2 March 2017

H7N9 bird flu cases soar in China

By Queenie Wong The H7N9 bird flu outbreak has killed 79 people in China this January, which was 16 times more of same period in last year. 5 people were died from H7N9 bird flu […]
2 March 2017

Nicotine Craving Can Be Possibly Decreased with the Help of Medicine

By Xinyue Ji | Feb. 19, 2017 — It’s a story all too familiar – you hear people talking about quitting smoking for the sixth or seventh time, only to see them relapsing within a short […]
2 March 2017

Need for Mental Health Support in Schools Recognized in the UK and Hong Kong

By Gigi Chiu 12 Feb 2017 With rapid rise of student suicide cases in the UK and Hong Kong,  both governments have recently taken steps to implement student mental health support systems in schools in […]
2 March 2017

MOFs found to filter air pollutants by 99%

By Qiu Tian | Feb 10, 2017 A research team from the Beijing Institute of Technology recently found Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) can be applied to filtering air pollutants and clean up air effectively, according to Xinhua News Agency. […]
2 March 2017

Anti-Biopiracy Protocol Could Impact Vaccine Production, Industry Experts Say

by Dhruv Tikekar Vaccine manufacturers have warned that the Nagoya Protocol could hinder the production of seasonal influenza vaccines, more than a year into its ratification in 2015. The international agreement signed by 92 parties, […]
2 March 2017

New head of WHO to be elected in May, and other news around the world

By Zheng Xin | Feb 11, 2017 The WHO Executive Board has announced 3 nominees for the WHO Director-General position , according to an official news release. The WHO Executive Board selected by vote the following […]
2 March 2017

Vatican Defends Decision to Invite China to Organ Trafficking Summit

by Dhruv Tikekar The Vatican defended its decision to invite China to the organ trafficking summit this month, following criticism from the international community. The inclusion of Dr. Huang Jiefu, co-chairman of China’s organ donation […]
2 March 2017

Losing Track of Time on Facebook? Psychologists show that it really happens

By Liya Fan Swiping through screens, posting news feeds, clicking  “Like” buttons and other behaviour typical of social media use can distort your perception of time, a study by psychologists from the University of Kent […]
28 February 2017

Profile: Greg Sung discovers himself through his startup businesses

by Echo Huang | Jan 4, 2016 Wearing a deep grey Polo shirt, a pair of dark blue jeans and a pair of sneakers, 36-year-old Gregory Sung is like any other man you would see […]