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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: cool indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Jeanette Wang

    ... The therapy reduced their risk of death alone by 55 per cent. Those benefits far outstripped rates of effectiveness for men, whose risk of heart failure or death declined by only 26 per cent with CRT, ... "Metabolism is affected by cyclical rhythms within the body that relate to sleeping, waking and light exposure."   Fertility troubles linked to psychiatric disorders in children Children born ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Women and children left vulnerable as Hong Kong's divorce rate rises

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 05:50pm by DARREN WEE

    ... 10 times from 2,062 in 1981 to 23,255 in 2012. This means the crude divorce rate rose from 0.53 per 1,000 people aged 15 or above in 1981 to 3.27 in 2012, putting Hong Kong ahead of other ... on children aside, divorce is more likely to impoverish households, especially those made up of mothers and children. "Our divorce rate was very low 20 years ago but it has caught up ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Thousands of Hongkongers join sex club to fulfil their X-rated fantasies

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:16am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan bernice.chan@scmp.com Sexually adventurous Hongkongers can join a club to fulfil their X-rated fantasies, but membership rules are strict Let's tryst again Love's ... activity can be heard in background, Peter says he hasn't told any of his friends about his X-rated hobby. "I'm not afraid of what they will think of me, but more that perhaps ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... and English-speaking staff. The city state has carved a niche in organ transplants, cancer treatment, cardiac surgery and fertility treatment. Medical expenditure generated from travellers amounted to US$784 ... for organ transplants, cancer treatment, cardiac surgery and fertility treatment. Asia's first IVF baby was produced in 1983 at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore, so ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Top tips to turbocharge your metabolism

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:51pm by David Wilson

    ... still rev up the rate at which you burn calories through a smart diet. Here are some tips on how to boost your metabolism without working out- no squats required. Go green  The obvious way ... Childs says. First, it increases the breakdown of brown adipose tissue. Secondly, through its caffeine content, it raises your whole body's base metabolic rate, stimulating your sympathetic ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    A big fat problem: Childhood obesity and diabetes on the rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:51pm by ALAN YU

    ... that the obesity rate in local primary schools rose from 16 per cent in 1998 to 21 per cent in the 2010/2011 school year. DON'T MISS: Top tips to boost your metabolism Meanwhile, a 2009 study ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Guide to the city's online food courier services

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:59pm by Nan-Hie In

    ... search; for example, sorting the merchants by review ratings. Users can access past orders, making repeat orders easier. At present, mobile payment transactions are not available, an option ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Gwen Kao: a guiding light on Alzheimer's

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:29pm by Linda Yeung

    ... being inhaled, which can cause pneumonia. Although it is more prevalent among those aged over 80, dementia can strike people as young as 40. However, the rate of early onset is very slow. ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Roam alone: tips for the single traveller

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:22pm by MARISSA CARRUTHERS

    ... with high crime rates and anywhere with political instability, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, should be taken off the agenda. It's also advisable to do your research before visiting a country. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: All-American Ads of the 40s, by Jim Heimann and W.R. Wilkerson III

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... with gadgets and goods- better detergents, silent fridges, cars- aimed at making life easier for consumers being sold at amazing rates. The US was chugging along to prosperity, moving out ...




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