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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Funk and disorderly Children with mental health disorders are three times more likely to be bullies, according to new research, highlighting ... in the US aged six to 17. Using data provided by the parents and guardians on the mental health and bullying of the children, 15.2 per cent of them were identified as bullies. A sub-analysis by type ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    City should offer health education appropriate to different cultures

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... health issues and diets is very different from that of local Chinese. In the South Asian diet, fried foods are commonly served at religious celebrations and family gatherings. They are high ... of developing cardiovascular disease. But information on the health of South Asians in Hong Kong is limited. A health screening programme was conducted by the United Christian Nethersole Community ...

  3. 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 ... will double or even triple over the next two decades. Among an ageing population with an underfunded health system, that is a frightening scenario. Diseases long regarded in the West as silent, ...

  4. Health bites

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of stroke patients admitted to hospitals under the British National Health Service found that the chances both of receiving urgent treatment and of things working out well were significantly lower ...

  5. Health bites

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Five million ART reproductions Assisted reproduction technologies (ART), which have been giving infertile couples the chance to have children for 34 years, have reached a milestone: five million births achieved through ...

  6. Health bites

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the Columbia Centre for Children's Environmental Health in New York City. Butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP), used in vinyl flooring, artificial leather and other materials, can be slowly released ... in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Exercise versus cancer It's known that exercise can reduce breast cancer risk, but University of North Carolina researchers have found that even ...

  7. Focus health drive on social media, survey says

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The survey proposed that healthy eating campaigns be directed at adolescents, such as through websites, with eating tips and information on healthy food choices. It said health professionals should ...

  8. Health bites

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... implications from a public health standpoint because skeletal muscle mass is a large contributor to daily energy expenditure and it assists in weight management,' says lead author Nicholas Burd. ... Herbal powerhouse Oregano, the common pizza and pasta seasoning herb, has long been known to possess a variety of beneficial health effects, but preliminary data from a recent study by Long ...

  9. Fat children risk health problems

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have serious consequences for our health. It can also affect your mental health, because as you put on weight, it becomes harder to do physical things and keep up with your friends, which can ...

  10. Baby food health claims not backed by evidence

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Jennifer Ngo Four baby-food products sold in the city bear health claims that are not supported by internationally recognised scientific evidence, a study by the consumer ... officer at the centre, said yesterday. The findings highlight a lack of regulation in baby food in the city, which has long fallen behind World Health Organisation standards. ...




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