Tuesday 4 October 2011

0903 HKSAR Name of the Day

Boron Cheng Cheung-wah, cardiology specialist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong

see 0180 HKSAR Name of the Day

About Novel HKSAR Names
Name Category: Creation; Nature-based?


  1. More like table of elements/chemistry based? Must like chemicals.

  2. I would be worried if I was his patient, as he might try and use boron in the procedure somehow... I'm pretty sure that's not normal.

    Yes, doctors make lots, especially specialists, so he fits right into Hongkers.

  3. Thanks AW. Boron is indeed used, inappropriately, in medicine which is quite worrying. There hasn't been any use of boron for heart conditions, however there are reports of it being used to treat osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and to increase testosterone levels and cognitive functions.

    In MedlinePlus, it states that Boron is likely effective for … preventing boron deficiency.

    That's very useful information to know!! Similar to reading on a packet of nuts: Warning, this product may contain nuts.