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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... and crowded, noisy streets," says Claire Price, one of Hong Kong's top trail runners. "It's refreshing and a real mental boost for me." Trail running attracts a certain kind ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Hong Kong's country parks are a magnet for a growing number of hikers, runners and ultra-marathoners, writes Jeanette Wang Hot pursuits A foodies ...

  2. Visitors flock to healing lands

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... attracting a lot of medical tourism from the mainland, seeing as many mainland tourists could afford the higher costs in exchange for the convenience of being treated in Hong Kong. Geographical ... at a fraction of the cost back home. 'The main reason [behind the popularity of medical travel] is really the cost. It's the biggest factor of all,' said one Hong Kong private doctor, who ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from ... people have died. There have been four cases in Hong Kong; three of the victims have died. The first, Indonesian domestic helper Tri Mawarti, was released from Tuen Mun Hospital earlier ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

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

    ... then the Leadville 100 (Aug 17) in the Colorado Rockies, and finishing off with the Wasatch Front (Sept 6) in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Hong Kong is represented by Andre Blumberg, 43, a German IT director ... difficult part is getting through the lottery for the Western States 100,” says Blumberg, who returned to Hong Kong on Tuesday after the first Slam. The race, the world’s oldest 100-mile race ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Art therapy programme in Hong Kong helps patients with mental illness

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... paints a better picture Glimpsing into a mind troubled by mental illness may sound difficult, but an art therapy programme by the University of Hong Kong has opened a window into the hearts ... dragon. The paintings are in an exhibition called "A Season of Art and Mental Health Awareness", which is touring several venues in Hong Kong. The art programme and exhibition ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... University of Hong Kong’s faculty of medicine. “[Previous] studies had shown that because teenagers’ biological clock is two hours slower than adults, it is actually slightly harder for them to sleep ... obesity,” he said. According to various scientific studies conducted both in Hong Kong and overseas, insufficient sleep may increase the likelihood of obesity – especially among teenagers, said ...

  7. Call for inquest into Disney visitor's death

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... about the issue of public interest and safety.' Two months ago, Jerry Chan threatened to take legal action against Hong Kong Disneyland after he and his daughter were hit by falling ... Patsy Moy and Ravina Shamdasani An inquest into the death of an elderly visitor to Disneyland, to identify any possible shortfall in medical support at the theme park, was needed ...

  8. HK holds its own against regional rivals in visitor arrival growth

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey Hong Kong is performing better than average, compared to its regional competitors, in visitor arrivals- even after discounting travel from the mainland. Growth in visitors into Hong Kong in the first four months was a little more than the average for the selected main competing destinations- 21.7 per cent, compared with the 20 per cent regional average. If visitors ...

  9. Magnet attracts attention at international invention awards

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Researchers at Polytechnic University have won six prizes at an international exhibition of inventions and ideas. The winners included a polymer-bonded magnet that can be moulded into any shape. It took a gold medal at the annual Brussels Eur ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong contractor charged over illegal asbestos removal work

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... particles can cause the lung disease asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Blue and brown asbestos have been banned in Hong Kong since 1996. Carrying out unauthorised asbestos removal attracts ... in New York. The Borrett Road site is owned by Cheung Kong (Holdings), which said 3-1/2 floors in one 17-storey block had been removed. One storey was removed from each of the other two blocks. ...




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