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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    How to make Hong Kong schools a hub for better health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... of the integrated education policy, under which special needs students are placed in mainstream schools. Hong Kong has become a regional leader regarding school health promotion On the whole, students ... This issue deserves serious attention- as an unhealthy school environment can only breed unhealthy students. Health is important for both personal and societal development. The World Health ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Good dental hygiene can improve overall health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan life@scmp.com Good dental hygiene does more than benefit teeth- it can improve overall health, writes David Tan Chopper patrol We know the basic rules of good dental hygiene: ... cancer, too. "The presence of inflamed gum tissues is associated with poorer overall health," says Dr David Paquette, professor and associate dean for education at Stony Brook ...

  3. Lifestyle

    Health-minded entrepreneurs fill gap in market for vegan, raw food snacks

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:20am by Jeanette Wang

    ... vegan health food company, Anything But Salads. "Working as a lawyer would pay well, but after having my health issues, I realised that money wasn't everything," she says. ... been "incredibly good", she says, with bestsellers being the Cheesy Kale Crisps and Sicilian Pizza Flax Crackers. In February, she had a booth at the Lohas Expo health foods trade ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:14am by Jeanette Wang

    ... been found to have potential to fight pancreatic cancer. In a study published in the journal Clinical Care Research, scientists from the University of Texas Health Science Centre show that cork ... meditation and relaxation techniques into their treatment plan experienced improved ability to engage in daily activities, better general health and better regulation of cortisol (stress hormone). ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:20am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Old but gold If you have old garlic cloves lying around that have sprouted bright green shoots, don't throw them out. This type of garlic has even more heart-healthy antioxidants than its fresher counterparts, acc ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Studies find shopping sprees can lift depression and improve health

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:32am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Studies have shown that shopping can help lift depression and improve health, although the retail fix does not last long, writes Jeanette Wang Urge ... regular retail therapy has been shown to prolong life. In a study that appeared in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health in 2011 of nearly 1,850 elderly Taiwanese from a nationally ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:32am by Jeanette Wang

    ... against hip fractures Drinking water with a relatively high concentration of magnesium protects against hip fractures, says the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The correlation was found ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Nobel laureate Richard Roberts says capitalism and health care do not mix

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:37am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord life@scmp.com Asia should steer clear of the US funding model for health care, Nobel Prize winning scientist Richard Roberts tells Richard Lord Profits of doom Richard Roberts ... Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work into the mechanism of gene splicing that made much of the modern biotechnology and gene-science industry possible. If you're just using health care ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Artificial sweeteners pose no health risks, latest studies say

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:18am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan life@scmp.com Artificial sugar substitutes are a favourite of the food and drink industry, but for years debate has raged about whether they pose a health risk. David Tan ... about how they may affect health, including links to cancer, premature birth, and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in regular and high consumers of artificially sweetened drinks. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:18am by Jeanette Wang

    ... students of about 11 years of age were first given either a manga comic, titled "Fight for your right to fruit", or a non-health-related newsletter to read. After reading, they were ...




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