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  1. Corpulent America, where supersize is now big business

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... and being very overweight are literally killing us,' says Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, who is himself on a diet. 'We need to tackle America's weight issues ... say the man's exceptional girth got in the way of standard safety devices. While being fat in America can kill you, it can also save your life. Mitch Rupe is known as 'the Fat Man ...

  2. Events

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wednesday, September 17: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Is it time to invest in US real estate?' American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Healthcare reform: What, why and how'. Bank of America Tower. American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'US foreign policy in East Asia'. French Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Lightning ...

  3. Comfort zone

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is solanum, an extract of the plant of the same name from South America. Solanum is an active ingredient that rehydrates parched skin and helps the cream glide on without leaving greasy streaks. ...

  4. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... chloroquine, which helped eliminate malaria from Europe, North America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia and South-Central America during the 1950s. Resistance first began appearing on the Thai-Cambodia ... The think tank says that can increase America’s profile in Southeast Asia in a way that will benefit needy people and not be viewed as threatening to strategic rival, China. But securing more funds ...

  5. Rites of passage

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Photographers Mark Wilson and Chip Somodevilla from Getty Images North America spent a day at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, known as the 'Yard', during the annual sea trials, which test the leadership and teamwork skills of freshmen in 32 challenges. ...

  6. Events

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'BMO in Greater China since the 1960s'. Club Lusitano. British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'How to build and lead a high-performance team'. British Consulate-General. American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'US presidential landscape briefing'. Bank of America Tower. ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby, study finds

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to the amount of particles 10 microns or less in diameter in a cubic metre of air. Scientists analysed data from more than three million births in nine nations in North America, South America, Europe, ...

  8. Events

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'From the trenches: The latest product safety initiative from AAFA'. Bank of America Tower. American Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'US textile and apparel trade policy in a post-quota world'. Hotel Miramar Hong Kong. ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... after the Western States. He’s also the only participant who’s not residing in North America (there’s a Chinese guy named Di Wu, but he lives in the US, working as a research associate ... different from how you’d normally prepare for a 100-miler. Of course there’s the added stress of travel on top of it. All the other participants reside in North America; they’ve no time zone change ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE DOCTORS DR ANTHONY LUKE

    Ask the doctors

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by DR ANTHONY LUKE

    ... Dr Anthony Luke healthpost@scmp.com Q: My nephew has cystic fibrosis. Is it safe for him to participate in sports? A: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common genetic disease in North America but has the lowest incidence among Asians. It affects a gene that regulates chloride transport in the body, an abnormality that may cause secretions in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, ...




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