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  1. Everyday activities increase the risk of stroke, experts say

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Doing yoga, talking on the phone, swimming freestyle and painting the ceiling increase the risk of stroke, neurologists said yesterday. These everyday activities could overstretch or compress blood vessels in the neck, blocking blood flow to the ...

  2. Medi watch

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... had hypertension at an early age being at significantly higher risk. The age at which parents develop high blood pressure- a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease- is important, says team ... virus through sex with women, it doesn't seem to prevent other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), say New Zealand researchers who examined three decades' worth of data from almost ...

  3. Health risks

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Charmaine Carvalho Light pollution takes a toll on health: studies in the United States have found that it can increase stress and hypertension, aggravating cardiovascular disease. Several published studies also suggest a link between extended exposure to light at night and increased risk of oestrogen-related problems such as breast cancer in women. ...

  4. Go figuring: how to safeguard your ticker

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The American Heart Association defines cardiovascular disease (or heart disease) as disease affecting the heart or blood vessels. Coronary artery disease (or coronary heart disease) is a type of cardiovascular disease that occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed because of a build-up of plaque on their inner walls. Numbers ...

  5. Mixed reaction on drug's angina prowess

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... like in the UK or Europe, Hong Kong patients are being undertreated.' Cardiovascular disease is the second-biggest cause of death in Hong Kong, claiming more than 5,600 lives in 2006. The city has about 400,000 patients with cardiovascular disease. ...

  6. Children getting fatter, study finds

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... liver, and cardiovascular diseases, said Albert Li Man-chim, a professor in the department of paediatrics who contributed to the study. They have a two times greater chance of having diabetes ... correlation between cardiovascular risk factors- including insulin resistance and hypertension- and waist circumference. When a child's waist is thicker than 70 to 80 per cent of their peers ...

  7. Shineway expansion to cost 170m yuan

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about 180 types of drugs treating diseases ranging from colds to cardiovascular diseases in the form of injectable, soft capsule and granule. Its best-selling product is an antiviral injectable, ...

  8. Low level of awareness over obesity poses risks

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... known commonly as 'good cholesterol'- would lead to cardiovascular disease. In reality, however, it is the opposite, with low-density cholesterol a cause of heart disease. Eighty per ...

  9. Doctor tells court of bid to stop bleeding

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A surgeon yesterday told an inquest he had tried various means to stop the profuse bleeding suffered by a patient undergoing keyhole surgery at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital. John Boey was operating to remove non-cancerous growths from the adr ...

  10. uncorked

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... a week goes by without alarming announcements that Asia is facing a cardiovascular-disease epidemic due to the rise in obesity, high blood pressure and smoking. These studies are not based ... and good health is so well-established that the International Symposium on Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Medicine, which starts on Friday in Hong Kong, includes an hour-long 'wine-tasting ...




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