Southside Magazine – Movember: Be a man, take a break
【今期 Southside Magazine 嘅封面故事以男士健康為主題，有新生命醫藥科技創辦人 黃嘉良教授嘅訪問！】
新生命醫藥科技創辦人 黃嘉良教授喺今期Southside Magazine接受訪問！
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- As the founder of New Life Medicine Technology Company Limited (NLMT), Gary Wong is on a mission to innovate medical technology to help detect illnesses. “Current medical systems are far from perfect; hospitals are understaffed and patients have to wait years for a proper scan. Fortunately, my scientific research is achieving satisfying results and I feel obliged to come up with practical solutions.” Wong is also the head and chair professor of the Department of Chemistry at Hong Kong Baptist University, of which NLMT is a spin-off company.
- They are constantly looking for new ideas with the belief that innovative research and development will bring a breakthrough in medicine tech, with the goal being to help tackle the current challenges of traditional clinical diagnosis. “Research for New, We serve for Life. This is our motto,” says Wong.
- When it comes to his personal view on men’s health, Wong is familiar with the stigma of seeking help. “Most men tend to be more masculine and confident, especially in Asian communities. They often don’t speak out when they feel uncomfortable. There’s a saying in Chinese that translates to ‘if one will not seek treatment if one does not want to accept he/she is ill,’” he says. Because of his profession, Wong is acutely aware of the significance of taking care of yourself. However, as someone living in one of the busiest cities in the world, he also understands that it can be difficult to find balance. “It’s important for men to have an open-mind when discussing health. As a scientist, it’s easy to convince myself of the potential downsides when I don’t live a balanced lifestyle. But as long as I understand the importance of maintaining physical and mental health, I will always make time.”
- As an expert on the subject that’s close to home for the Movember cause, Wong says it’s essential to make their health a priority by getting regular checkups. “One of the reasons we chose to work on prostate cancer diagnosis was that we discovered it to be one of the most prevalent cancers in men worldwide. But the fact that prostate cancer diagnoses often involve a painful and possibly embarrassing procedure in the form of digital rectal examination have put men off getting checks,” he explains. “We hope that our approach can show men around the world that early diagnosis is key and they should not be afraid of it.”