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  1. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... followed by Portugal (32 per cent), and the Republic of Ireland and Spain (both 30 per cent), the WHO’s European Union data shows. The figures for children are alarming, says Zsuzsanna Jakab, ... with obesity as the new norm. Physical inactivity – coupled with a culture that promotes cheap, convenient foods high in fats, salt and sugars – is deadly.” In 23 out of 36 European countries, more ...

  2. TOUR of beauty

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Ip Whether you are travelling to sun-drenched beaches, snow-covered mountains or cities that never sleep for Christmas, good skincare will be topping your wish list. FACES consulted the experts for tips to keep your skin radiant while you are on ...

  3. Dioxin levels lower than in Europeans

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu A WHO study paints a reassuring picture for HK but it urges closer monitoring Hong Kong people have lower levels of dioxins in their bodies than most Europeans, a World Health Organisation study shows. But it has urged close monitoring of levels of the carcinogenic chemicals in the environment. The dioxin levels in Hongkongers ranked in the middle to lower range compared ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mysteries of myopia may soon become clear

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... into its genetic causes is just beginning. The latest study saw 64 universities and research institutes in 13 countries collect data from more than 37,000 people of European ancestry and 8,300 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Antibiotics can cure chronic lower back pain, say Danish scientists

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... to a form of normality they would never have expected." The Danish team describes their work in two papers published in the European Spine Journal. The first report explains how bacterial ...

  6. Local specialist to join world tour sharing cancer knowledge

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A surgeon from Hong Kong will join a group of six international specialists in head and neck cancer this month for an unprecedented international tour aimed at sharing methods ... in the world in 2000. During the tour, Professor Wei will focus on sarcoma - cancers of supportive and connective tissue such as bone, cartilage and fat - salivary-gland tumours and reconstruction ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How much do man-made chemicals affect our health?

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... louder. "The time has come for political action," declared Asa Westlund last week after her fellow European parliamentarians overwhelmingly approved a resolution demanding the European ...

  8. Health-check tour packages offered to mainland visitors

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... The four- or five-day packages cost between 6,760 and 11,860 yuan and include air tickets, hotel accommodation, health checks and a half-day sightseeing tour. Two health-check plans are offered. ... stressed that the packages were still in a trial stage, and the hospital would review the response from tourists and tour agents early next year to see how to make the packages more attractive. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New coronavirus appears deadlier than Sars, says HKU

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... cells rapidly, the researchers say. The source of the new infection is still unknown, but the virus appears to have originated in bats, a team of European experts wrote in the journal mBio. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... 30 countries, says race organiser Steve Brammar. The first race in 2011 had 250 participants. But not everyone runs; leisure hiking is also on the rise. Local hiking tour company Walk Hong Kong conducted more than 550 tours for a total of nearly 1,800 people last year- 40 per cent more than in 2011. "Hong Kong has some of the best and most accessible trail running terrain ...




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