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  1. A handful of manners, virus and disease

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on a course of action, a handshake seals the deal. The gesture is a very important part of polite behaviour and is done by millions of people all over the world each day. But leading disease experts have long suggested that the handshake can spread deadly diseases. Nathan Wolfe, a virologist at Stanford University in the United States, suggests we keep our hands to ourselves and say ...

  2. Risk of heart disease in wives raised by smokers

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Smoking husbands can increase their wives' risk of heart disease by one and a half to almost four times depending on how long and how heavily they smoke. This has emerged ... women suffering from heart disease, and 268 non-sufferers as a control group, between 2004 and last year. The study found that, on average, passive smoking in the home increased a wife's ...

  3. A smile can make a difference

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... themselves to sleep. But the bravest thing to do, as my mother always tells me, is to smile. Smiling can make us feel happier and look at things with a positive attitude. Smiling is contagious ...

  4. Guangdong wrong to turn back holiday clock

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a reinstatement of the holiday include Chongqing, Hunan and Xinjiang. Beijing's intervention to stop the idea becoming contagious is timely. It is not good to force so many people to take holidays ...

  5. Keep yourself in a good mood and be happy

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... then the whole group is down. This just shows how dangerously contagious negative moods can be. So keep a check on the people in your world- and don't let the depressing ones bring you down! Kate, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SURVEY

    Troubled young people see sex as normal part of dating

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and companionship." The federation has designed a creative board game intended to teach youngsters about the dangers of unprotected sex, including sexually transmitted diseases, and about criminal offences ...

  7. The smokescreens obscuring the truth

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to hospital for smoking-related diseases and lost productivity. As Hong Kong and other places have found, price combined with education are the most effective weapons against smoking. And the most ...

  8. Medi Watch

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Jason Sankey

    ... 1,000 people. There were no significant differences between the sexes in terms of race, other diseases, smoking history, lung function or treatment received. But after five years, 60 per cent of women were still alive compared with 50 per cent of men, and their survival rates were consistently higher for all stages of disease, Reuters reports. The researchers say this may relate ...

  9. Health bites

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... which raise triglyceride levels in the blood, and in turn increase heart disease risk. 'We found that adding spices to a high-fat meal reduced triglyceride response by about 30 per cent, ... of developing heart disease and twice the risk of dying from lung cancer than men. The study in The Lancet gathered data from 75 studies, involving almost four million people, which compared the risk ...

  10. Leaving us fuming

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... idea is for the government to redouble its anti-smoking campaign, festooning public places with gory pictures of diseased lungs. ...




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