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  1. Health bites

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and compiled several types of sustainability rankings, along with species-specific health metrics, including omega-3 fatty acid and mercury content. 'In general, larger longer-lived fish are more ... according to the World Health Organisation. ...

  2. Health bites

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... consisted of all elderly men. Also, the health hazards associated with smoking far outweigh any protective effect that vitamin D may have on lung function. The power of green to help us breathe ...

  3. Health bites

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Casasanto says. Arsenic and brown rice Organic brown rice syrup, a sweetener used in many organic foods, may be a hidden source of arsenic, according to a new study published in Environmental Health ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Lithium poisoning

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Poisoned minds Teddy Mak's family noticed that he was behaving a little oddly. The 49-year-old did not appear to fully understand them when they spoke, and seemed a little confused. He was also increasingly unste ...

  5. Magazines - Faces - SKINCARE

    Youthful bloom

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by TAMA LUNG

    ... while there are some changes that occur with intrinsic ageing, much of the deterioration in our skin is due to sun damage, other environmental damage and general health issues," says Dr ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - NUTRITION GRAPEFRUIT JUICE

    Nutrition: grapefruit juice

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... by 500 per cent. The study was supported by the US National Institutes of Health and not by a pharmaceutical company. Sirolimus was the first of a series of drugs developed to prevent rejection ...

  7. The element of surprise

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to good health; it helps absorb calcium and plays a crucial role in forming bones and maintaining muscle function. It's also critical in cellular function and in ensuring electrolyte balance. ... from 250 milligrams to 1,000mg daily. Janelle Castle, a naturopath who works at the Absolute Sanctuary health retreat on Koh Samui, says magnesium supplements have had many benefits for her ...

  8. Parents warned on milk formula

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei, Emily Tsang and Jennifer Ngo Hong Kong health chiefs have urged parents not to feed their babies two brands of Japanese milk formula after they were found to lack the vital ... the amount suggested by the World Health Organisation. Four other brands were below world trade standards but within the WHO levels. Announcing the findings yesterday, Secretary for Food and Health ...

  9. Another milk formula brand fails iodine test

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Four samples of baby formula failed to meet World Health Organisation standards in tests by the centre: one under the Meiji brand, two from Morinaga and another from Wakodo. Other products ... 10 Maternal and Child Health Centres. Nearly 100 babies have been signed up for the tests. While the risk of brain damage due to iodine deficiency is low, many parents queuing for blood tests ...

  10. Iodine for infants: ensuring they have the key nutrient

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Q: If my baby is found to be suffering from iodine deficiency, what is the treatment? A: Iodine deficiency can be treated by taking supplements prescribed by a doctor. Parents should not give their children iodine supplements without medical advice. Mild ...




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