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  1. In Brief

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have metabolic syndrome, a combination of disorders that increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The researchers investigated 1,466 chronic hepatitis B patients between 2006 and 2008, 188 of whom had the syndrome. Tests found 24 per cent of those with the syndrome also had cirrhosis, a disease that can develop into liver cancer, compared with 11 per cent ...

  2. Cardiac specialist stresses the importance of exercise

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... cardiovascular health and likelihood of developing coronary artery disease. More stress can lead to higher blood pressure and a greater chance of coronary heart disease, and irregular heart rhythms- ... by cardiovascular problems and coronary artery disease tends to be people over 50. However, local physicians have noticed a changing trend in the past 20 years: more young professionals in their 20s and 30s ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 35 per cent of patients with cardiovascular disease stop taking their medication without their doctors' consent, the Public Hospital Cardiologists Association said. Its survey of 377 patients with cardiovascular disease from four local hospitals last month found 38 per cent of those who stopped their medication without consent had done so for more than a week. This ran ...

  4. Lab tests prove power of lingzhi

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and brain. Known as the 'herb of spiritual potency', lingzhi is known to prevent diseases and illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis, cirrhosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and auto-immune and cardiovascular diseases. The main components of lingzhi are triterpines, namely ganoderic acids A and B, and 137 other lanostane-type triterpenoids. These components purportedly aid ...

  5. Eat this...

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... of type 2 diabetes, certain forms of cancer, heart disease, asthma, Alzheimer's, obesity and depression. Popularised in the 1970s, the Paleolithic (or caveman) diet emulates the eating habits ... that diseases associated with affluence played no part in the lives of hunter-gatherers because they did not live long enough to develop conditions associated with old age. In a recent study, ...

  6. To your good health

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... consumption,' the website says. 'While observing the French culture, a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease was discovered than in other developed cultures with a similar high fat diet. ... to prevent atherosclerosis and cancer, lower blood sugar levels and prevent other cardiovascular diseases,' she says. 'Further studies using animal models are necessary to determine whether ...

  7. Medi watch

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... by Jerome Watson erome.d.watson@gmail.com Low vitamin D poses teen health risk Teenagers with low levels of vitamin D, the so-called sunshine drug, are at greater risk of heart disease ... significant links between low vitamin D levels and poor health. The vitamin is known to help keep bones strong, but the researchers aren't sure what connection it has with the cardiovascular ...

  8. New centre to focus on disease links

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A research centre that will focus on the link between inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, and cancer opened at Baptist University's school of Chinese medicine yesterday. The Centre for Cancer and Inflammation Research, the first Chi ...

  9. Send vaccination teams to schools, disease expert urges

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Ella Lee A leading academic in infectious diseases is urging the government to send vaccination teams to kindergartens and schools so that more people in high-risk groups can be inoculated before the second wave of the swine flu pandemic strikes the city. His call came as the administration's subsidised vaccination programme was launched at about 900 ...

  10. Man critically ill with flesh-eating disease

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A 62-year-old man was critically ill with the flesh-eating disease necrotising fasciitis, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The Wong Tai Sin man had injured his right hand at home while handling a fish on Thursday. He developed fever and swelling of the hand the next day and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. ...




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