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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    'Chinese are shorter than Japanese, Koreans': Yao Ming, lawmaker spotlight China's fitness problems

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 06:10pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Obesity, eye problems and lagging height among youth a sign that nation must improve health A National People’s Congress delegate has urged ramped-up health programmes for the youth, saying more Chinese children are suffering from obesity and are lagging behind their taller South Korean and Japanese peers. “The physical fitness level has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1442719/chinese-are-shorter-japanese-koreans-yao-ming-lawmaker-spotlight-chinas
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Overprotective parents partly to blame for children’s lack of fitness, academic says

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 10:11am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... says Overly protective parents are partly to blame for the decline in physical fitness of Hong Kong children, who, according to a recent international study, are only half as fit as their peers ... and help them get into good schools,” he said. A study by a team of academics from the University of South Australia on the cardiovascular fitness of children (aged between nine and 17) showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1393719/overprotective-parents-partly-blame-childrens-lack-fitness-academic
  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    New wave of pedometers can help step up healthy habits

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Smart and stylish pedometers area step in the right direction for keeping fit, writes Jeanette Wang Count me in Chances are you're reading ... health- and style-conscious people into dedicated walkers. Recently, San Francisco-based company FitBit launched the Flex, a wristband that not only counts steps but also tracks the distance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1239936/new-wave-pedometers-can-help-step-healthy-habits
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Child cancer cases double at hospital

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by Ernest Kao

    ... to deal with cases such as osteosarcoma- a common form of bone cancer in children. "We can now use 3-D imaging … to customise prosthetic [joints] so that they fit to the bone. With better fit, bone growth will be much better," Wong said. The team's work does not stop after treatment. For families of dying children, nurse Molin Lin Kwok-yin is there to accompany them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1507582/child-cancer-cases-double-hospital
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman, 24, to sue dentist after 'operation leaves her paralysed'

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... seeing dentists for her underbite problem- in which her lower incisor teeth overlapped the upper- in 2004. She was told that on top of being fitted with dental braces, an operation might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493739/woman-24-sue-dentist-after-operation-leaves-her-paralysed
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    China considers higher patient fees to fund salary boost for doctors

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 04:32pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... each year. Fang Laiying, director of the Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission, was quoted by media as saying the pilot programme showed that there was no one-size-fits-all solution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1502551/doctors-paid-less-barbers-may-see-salaries-rise-china-mulls-increasing
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Headband that helps fight migraines set to take on US market

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:35pm by AFP

    ... fitted with electrodes designed to take the edge off migraines before they develop into acute blinding pain. Migraine, a deep headache that develops behind the eyes and can last for days, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463242/headband-helps-fight-migraines-set-take-us-market
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    British study links carb breakdown gene in saliva to obesity

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by GUARDIAN

    ... that all of us digest and metabolise food differently- and we can move away from 'one-size fits all diets' to more personalised approaches. "While studies to date have mainly found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1465636/british-study-links-carb-breakdown-gene-saliva-obesity
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Marathon: children's new attitude is important in the long run

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... a vicious cycle where they start to resent exercise, believing it to be only for people with fit bodies." Baptist University physical education professor Dr Lobo Louie Hung-tak said changing ... school students. With his newfound confidence and fitness, Lee is ready to step up to Sunday's challenge and hopes to finish within an hour and a half. But whether he makes the time or not, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1424678/hong-kong-marathon-childrens-new-attitude-important-long-run
  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Worn to run: Get in gear for running Hong Kong's trails

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 12:04pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... for something that drains and breathes well," says Ritcey. Trail running shoes should fit a half size bigger than your typical shoes, says LaHaie, because going downhill tends to smash your toes. ... Increasingly, brands are offering hydration vests in sizes so the bag fits snugly on the body. But Ritcey says some people don't like the close fit of a vest and prefer to have a traditional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1367789/worn-run-get-gear-running-hong-kongs-trails

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