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  1. Infographics - Hong Kong health

    Hong Kong health check-up: men and women compared

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics Hong Kong health check-up: men and women compared   ...

  2. Policy promoting cycling would be a big step towards better public health

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... From a public-health perspective, Hong Kong is facing a challenge from non-communicable diseases. The leading causes of preventable death here are cancers, cardiovascular disease, ... a public-health angle. Cycling promotes physical activity. It is an alternative mode of transport that encourages a healthier environment. How is it that Hong Kong has not done better to create public ...

  3. Culture holds the key to improving the health of the city's ethnic minorities

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... beliefs about health, and dietary practice. Many South Asians can also find themselves in challenging positions because of language barriers and social status, but it is critical that we identify ... But if aspects of that lifestyle, such as physical inactivity and an unwholesome diet, are detrimental to health it will eventually burden the health care system. In the diet of South Asians, especially ...

  4. Health bites

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Grilled around the gills Baked or grilled, not fried. That's how you should have your fish - and at least once a week - to improve brain health and reduce your risk of Alzheimer's. A study by University of Pittsburgh, presented recently at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, found that among 260 cognitively ...

  5. Good health and a wage rise on wish list for 2012

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'The city is rife with illnesses like the bird flu, so I hope it will go away in the new year so we can all enjoy good health.' As for herself, Chan wished for a clean bill of health ... from wanting good health, said: 'My biggest New Year's wish is a raise.' By early evening, the city seemed to be swarming with more hand-holding lovebirds than usual, all beaming ...

  6. Health Bites

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for you? Georgia Health Sciences University researchers have finally figured it out- with evidence. Cell biologist Dr Paul McNeil mimicked what happens in the body during exercise by using hydrogen ...

  7. Chicken flock given clean bill of health after flu tests

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be free of deadly virus. Food and Health Secretary Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, however, urged Hongkongers not to lower their guard even as another wild bird tested positive for the disease. The city ... They collected 180 samples from live chickens at the market and 900 more at local farms, Chow said. 'All the samples tested negative,' Chow said, and mainland health officials had also reported ...

  8. Health bites

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com They drink, they shoot, they score If you play a team sport that involves endurance and skill- such as rugby, soccer or netball- consider hydrating with a beverage that blends carbs and caffeine for top performance. Re ...

  9. Mental health needs rising

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Davis Prisoners, welfare recipients and the elderly are among those who tend to need mental health workers to help them cope with life. Concerns about the psychological well-being of Hongkongers are underlined by the government's move, announced last year, to fund the city's first 'mental health census', a three-year, HK$7 million research project to explore ...

  10. Let's hair it for health

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... know, this moustache is for 'Movember', and the whole point is to raise awareness of men's health, particularly prostate cancer. I'm doing it not only to raise funds ... 1.9 metre, 93kg frame. Getting regular health check-ups can also help. A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a common way to determine the potential risk of developing prostate cancer. ...




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