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  1. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... cancer with the mapping of the cellular "fountain of youth": the enzyme telomerase. The study, published in Nature Genetics, took blood samples from more than 200,000 people. The enzyme creates new ends on chromosomes called telomeres. Researchers have found a genetic correlation between cancer and telomere length.     Weight of education Children of parents with low and medium ...

  2. Key points for cancer prevention

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... detection of cancer increases the chances of successful treatment. ... Key points for cancer prevention Eat a healthy diet: try to include at least five portions of raw fruit and vegetables every day, limit your intake of fat, particularly saturated fats ...

  3. Health bites

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cancer drug on trial A Hong Kong biotechnology company has achieved a breakthrough with a drug it has been developing since 2001 for the treatment of liver cancer. The drug, BCT-100, has obtained ... The two most active countries are the US and Japan, but the most active region by far is Europe with 537,287 treatment cycles in 2009. The pregnancy rate from a single 'fresh' treatment ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Food nutrition labels a must from next year

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... such as cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, cancer and diabetes- among people aged 40 and above would double or even triple over the next two decades if effective prevention strategies were ... to liver cancer. Wine-maker Changyu said all its products met national standards. ...

  5. Health bites

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... avoidable in-hospital deaths each year. Fertility drugs found to reduce breast cancer risk Using fertility drugs can reduce your risk of breast cancer, as long as the treatment fails. A study ... of stroke patients admitted to hospitals under the British National Health Service found that the chances both of receiving urgent treatment and of things working out well were significantly lower ...

  6. Health bites

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Exercise versus cancer It's known that exercise can reduce breast cancer risk, but University of North Carolina researchers have found that even mild physical activity can provide benefits. A study involved more than 3,000 women aged 20 to 98 years old, half with breast cancer and half without. The women were part of the Long Island ...

  7. Health bites

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... treat, try the Holland Sweet Sensation (HK$8.80, pictured), which has an attractive red skin and a super-sweet, fresh taste. Hope for post-surgery prostate cancer patients Hong Kong Cancer Fund, ...

  8. Report underlines relation between cancer and lifestyle

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a leading cancer research report said a healthier lifestyle can prevent the disease. The World Cancer Research Fund's report, titled Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer, pointed out that obesity had 'convincing links' to various kinds of cancer. The report laid out 10 recommendations for prevention, saying people should keep an eye on the effects ...

  9. Patients make poor choices on treatment

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Six out of 10 chronic patients who take health supplements regularly do not consult doctors and roughly a third say they rely on treatment recommendations from relatives or friends, according to a new survey. The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation survey, conducted between July and September, showed taking health supplements was popular among chronic ...

  10. Join healthy fund-raiser

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Schools are encouraged to take part in an activity to raise money for the World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong (WCRFHK). 'Fruity Friday', scheduled for June 9, also aims to educate the public about the importance of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, which can help prevent cancer. WCRFHK- a member of the Department of Health's working group ...




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