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  1. Cut in alcohol duty raises student binge drinking concerns

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... problem'. 'The tendency in Hong Kong is to say that alcohol is not a problem. We say, well, might you not see a western pattern of drinking alcohol as you get globalised cultures ... Mary Ann Benitez Binge drinking among university students could become even more of a problem because of the cut in tax on alcohol, an academic has warned. Sian Griffiths, professor ...

  2. The man selling tea to China- and brewing a premium culture

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... understand why anyone would want to drink it. Once I came here and had really good quality Chinese tea, and I saw the Chinese tea ceremony, that got me interested in the whole idea of tea again. ... of the polyphenols, so drinking black tea without milk is better for you, but drinking green tea is generally better for you- although white tea leaves have even more polyphenols. A great number of population ...

  3. Yet another good reason for drinking green tea

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reinhard Renneberg Millions of people drink green tea daily. There are many reasons for doing so: aside from being a cultural habit, it aids digestion, helps students stay awake during ... 'bad' low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol went down in the men who drank the green tea extract. So, what does it mean for us? One should drink at least four cups a day. Green tea extract ...

  4. Moaning after the night before

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to make you swear off drinking forever. Until the next time. Friends will offer up their secret hangover cures, each nastier than the next: a big greasy breakfast, pickle juice, chocolate milk, ... York-based pharmaceutical company Rally Labs. 'Most doctors don't want to encourage drinking and there are more worthy causes to spend their time on.' Haysom had been studying ...

  5. To boldly glow

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... while drinking as this can cause serious liver damage. The latest fad is to take heart-burn medicines, such as Zantac or Pepcid AC, to combat the flush. Apparently the tablets have to be taken ...

  6. Health drink sales driven by a wholesome obsession

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... explaining how the gravitation towards healthy beverages originated from the Asian culture of going to Chinese herbal tea shops. 'It is no longer just old people who drink herbal teas and health ... weight, boost their immune systems, maintain a healthy diet or simply look as good as possible. Nowhere has this phenomenon translated into action more obviously than in the health drinks market, ...


    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Nell Raven

    ... writes Nell Raven HEAVY DRINKING WAS once seen as a macho pursuit, and only tough men with tough livers were considered up to the job. But it appears that women are fast catching up. Doctors ... sight to see a lot of women in Lan Kwai Fong and Wan Chai drinking and smoking,' says Chinese University of Hong Kong psychiatrist and alcohol expert Professor Lee Sing. 'Women now ...

  8. Calculating the cost of alcohol addiction

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... and related problems, although the average person [is drinking less],' said Chinese University of Hong Kong psychiatrist Lee Sing. A Department of Health spokesman said a surge in alcohol-related ... diagnosed among those with the most severe level of addiction. Symptoms include tolerance limits for alcohol that would normally kill casual drinkers, and ritualistic approaches to drinking ...

  9. Competition goes global

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tanya Lind Milk tea is an important part of the local culture. Simon Wong, chairman of the Association of Coffee and Tea of Hong Kong, estimates that the city consumes an average of 2.5 million cups of milk tea per day- close to 1 billion cups annually- based on surveys done by his association. To promote the drink, and with the hopes of Hong Kong-style milk tea being listed ...

  10. Spoof on cafe culture puts sales on boil

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a flourish. The spot contrasts tea served in a glass with tea that comes ready to drink. 'Instead of promising local cafe culture in a glass, we put the Yeung Gwong taste experience inside ... with ready-to-drink lemon tea'. 'It seems that regardless of which cafe, there is always the same familiar scene of people and food and the same drink to fuel relaxing interaction,' said Ogilvy ...




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