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  1. Chinese food culture needs to be changed, health officials say

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Chinese food culture, which tends towards the greasy side, has to be changed before it brings more health hazards to the public, health officials say. However, Assistant ... over-reliance on baby and infant formula, which may provide more nutrition than needed, community medicine consultant Dr Leung Ting-hung said. 'It is also Chinese culture for babies to be chubby ...

  2. Culture clash

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Today, Ella Lee examines the differing views of a doctor of western medicine and a Chinese medicine ALTERNATIVE THERAPY: PATIENT DEMAND FOR CHINESE MEDICINE TREATMENTS IS ON THE RISE IN HONG KONG. WE INVESTIGATE THE ISSUES IN A THREE-PART SERIES THIS WEEK Western doctors have been put off accepting Chinese medicine as an alternative medicine because of a lack of scientific ...

  3. Culture holds the key to improving the health of the city's ethnic minorities

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The number of people from ethnic minorities, especially South Asians, is growing rapidly in Hong Kong and their culture is very different from Chinese lifestyles in terms of religion, ... their needs and how they can be best addressed if we are to build a harmonious society. An individual's lifestyle reflects the complex relationship between their culture and the broader society. ...

  4. The man selling tea to China- and brewing a premium culture

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I'm sure all the tea was contaminated with the smell of coffee, but there were all these wonderful old Chinese teas. Afternoon tea at home was the most important meal of the day, and we always had fantastic teas. I found that very interesting. Did coming to Hong Kong expand your horizons as a tea lover? I got exposed to a lot of Chinese tea, and that was something of a revelation ...

  5. Face-saving culture in hospitals under fire

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a joint programme by Chinese University and the Hospital Authority, data from 310 patients aged 18 to 85 treated at the unit from November 2005 to November 2006 were analysed and compared ... punitive outlook- and the face-saving culture that prevents doctors admitting mistakes will have to change. Of eight major surgical audits that the Hospital Authority has conducted in recent years, ...


    Traditional Chinese medicine's scraping treatment put to the test

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... to alleviate the misconception. Starring Hong Kong film star Tony Leung Ka-fai, it is a story about Chinese-American immigrants who come face to face with cultural misunderstanding when a doctor ... There is mounting evidence that gua sha , an ancient form of Chinese medicine whereby the skin is scraped by a blunt instrument, can indeed be effective for pain relief. The 2,000-year-old ...

  7. 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

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Results of Chinese University research are nothing to lose sleep over Offering students special classes on the benefits of sleep had almost no effect on their sleep habits, a Chinese University study has found. But one school which delayed the start of its school day by 15 minutes as part of the study has decided to make the schedule change permanent ...

  8. It's showtime

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tea Tasting Room, Hall 3E Brew to Know Chinese Tea Workshop 11.30am-12.30pm, Tea Gallery, Hall 3D Chinese Tea Culture Text Book and Teaching Aids to Confucius Institute Presentation Ceremony ... Tea) 2.30pm-5pm, Tea Gallery, Hall 3D Tea Forum Series- Profound Chinese Tea Culture 3pm-4pm, Seminar Room, Hall 3C Tea Forum Series- Cooking with Tea 5pm-6pm, Seminar Room, Hall 3C Award ...

  9. The milky way: a galaxy of flavours

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Nana Chan brews cups of tea outside the Limehouse restaurant in Wan Chai. She makes Indian chai, Chinese tea sweetened with red dates and honey, and hojicha- Japanese roasted ... condensed milk.' The chai is made with Assam tea leaves; the Chinese version is made with Chinese black tea; and the Japanese style uses roasted green tea. Chan tasted a version ...

  10. Going to pot

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Westerners are shelling out hundreds of dollars for a Chinese tea hailed as a health-boosting wonder product. But while its prices overseas have soared, the rewards are pitiful ... Moon restaurant at The Peninsula, says silver needle and other Chinese teas have gone from obscurity to achieve international celebrity status in the past three years. 'I was in Europe ...




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