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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Forget brain food

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com Memory boosters Omega-3 fatty acids, gingko and vitamin B6 are touted as memory boosters, but a recent study suggests otherwise. Oily, cold-water fish that are rich in omega-3 such as salmon, trout, sardines and tuna are often described as "brain food". Canadian researchers found that laboratory mice that were fed a diet high ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Food allergies take high toll on Hong Kong children

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Study finds 15pc of allergic children have severe reactions – compared with a global average of 10pc – prompting calls for more awareness Food allergies take high toll in HK More Hong Kong children suffer from severe allergic reactions than the international average, the first large-scale study on food allergies shows. The findings have prompted calls ...

  3. Food and Environmental Hygiene Department conducts food survey

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.57pm: The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department this week would conduct a territory-wide survey on Hong Kong people's diets and food consumption patterns. Department consultant Ho Yuk-yin told reporters on Monday the information obtained would be used to establish a database for food safety risk assessment. 'The database will help ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ CADMIUM

    Quiz: Cadmium in food

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... threats. According to the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety, cadmium is ingested mainly through food. Plants, animals, fish and shellfish will absorb cadmium when grown in a contaminated ... how cadmium accumulates in certain plants. He suggests using breeding techniques to develop crops that transport less of the heavy metal to the grain. The Joint Food and Agriculture ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New mainland mandatory food labels will improve health

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Food labels will improve health It is alarming that one-fifth of the world's population cannot be sure about what it is eating because it lacks a single law to ensure that people can easily find out what they are consuming and make informed choices. We are, of course, talking about mainland China and its ineffective voluntary code on nutritional labelling of food ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Food nutrition labels a must from next year

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com In a move designed to reduce the risk of chronic non-communicable diseases, the government says prepackaged items must bear standard information Food nutrition labels a must from next year All prepackaged food must be labelled with nutritional information from next year in a bid to reduce the risk of chronic non-communicable diseases. The new ...

  7. We need to say no to junk food

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many people, including teenagers and children, are addicted to junk food. They do not seem to realise the crucial connection between food and health. I understand why people eat fast food ... and consume soft drinks every day. It shows parents giving their children junk food. Some parents never cook so they and their children rely on takeaways. Parents are role models for their children ...

  8. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... 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 than 30 per cent of boys and girls aged 15 or over are not doing enough exercise, and also eating the wrong sorts of foods, the WHO says. “We need to create environments where physical activity ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial ... with its experimental drug palbociclib, lived for an average of 20.2 months before their cancer progressed, compared with 10.2 months for patients given only letrozole. The United States Food ...

  10. Let us leave food labels alone

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many people complain about food nutrition labels, saying their small print is often hard to read. It has been suggested that the government should set clear rules on 'legible ... legislation complicated. I wonder if it is worth making so much effort to deal with this minor problem. According to a survey, only a quarter of consumers consult food nutrition labels regularly. Most ...




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