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  1. Fruit essentials: health benefits

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... for digestion, intestinal problems and flushing out toxins. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C which can even help fight cancer and prevent cardio-vascular disease. Pineapples help clear ...


    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'So you eat and eat [dim sum] like you are hooked and then one day, you find yourself lying in a hospital bed.' A breakfast restaurant patron, interviewed on Cable TV, reacting to a Food and Environmental Hygiene Department survey that found many dim sum dishes contain excessive fat and sodium conducive to obesity and cardiovascular diseases-- 'What ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Law to face hospital challenge

    Posted Jan 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ordinance, enacted in 1953, prohibits advertisements for drugs, medical treatment and equipment for a long list of diseases, including cancer, venereal and sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, heart and cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the genito-urinary system, and any disease of the nervous system except symptomatic relief of headache. In the advertisement, the hospital said doctors at its ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Reason behind dark chocolate’s cardiovascular benefits revealed

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:35pm by NYT

    ... travel through the gut wall and be used by the body. "These materials are anti-inflammatory and they serve to prevent or delay the onset of some forms of cardiovascular disease ... seems to improve cardiovascular health. At least until now, that is. On Tuesday, researchers at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas said they had solved the confection ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New mainland mandatory food labels will improve health

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... carbohydrates and salt content, as well as a calorie count. This is to help consumers reduce the risk of developing chronic killer diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, cancer and diabetes. With increasing consumer purchasing power and growing market penetration of processed and packaged foods, Chinese people have become increasingly vulnerable to diseases more commonly ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Red wine antioxidant resveratol no magic pill for health, study finds

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... influence on inflammation, cardiovascular disease, cancer, or longevity," said the research, led by Richard Semba of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Research on animals has ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Antioxidant resveratrol doesn't help people on fatty diets avoid cancer or heart disease, study of elderly Tuscan villagers affirms 'No magic ...

  8. Health bites

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... viewing angles. The bitter truth Teens who consume a lot of fructose may have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to researchers from the Medical College of Georgia ... that contribute to heart and vascular disease. Also linked were lower levels of cardiovascular protectors such as HDL ('good') cholesterol and the protein hormone adiponectin. This dangerous ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... officials and experts. Chan spotlighted the importance of a strong primary health-care system to China, with its ageing population and rapidly escalating burden of "lifestyle" diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Without action and commitment, the burden of these diseases might cancel out economic achievements, she warned. Chan also praised the "remarkable ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada surveyed 31,546 adults (of an average age of 66.5) in 40 countries with cardiovascular disease or end organ damage. The subjects were ... a routine blood sample, offering an efficient alternative to making stem cells from skin and other tissues. The scientists hope these stem cells could one day treat cardiovascular disease ...




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