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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 ... but in practice, individual schools are free to choose the entry point and level of engagement. Hong Kong, fortunately, has been making its own efforts to promote school health. The Healthy School Award ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1476368/how-make-hong-kong-schools-hub-better-health
  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Osteoarthritis is becoming an increasing problem in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by ALAN YU

    ... No end to the daily grind Excruciating pain in the knee and other joints could become a growing public health issue in Hong Kong, according to local doctors. Yeung Siu-to, 83, noticed her aching ... a better option available. A drug manufacturer is bringing to Hong Kong a new treatment that addresses the joint itself; the Health Department has also developed a set of exercises to be done ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1559143/osteoarthritis-becoming-increasing-problem-hong-kong
  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Internet radio stations are taking off in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:33am

    ... Chi-hai  heads to a  small Wan Chai studio after work to host radio talk shows. His two programmes – one about wine appreciation and the other about Hong Kong’s online radio scene – are among 22 shows produced weekly by RagaZine, the internet radio station he set up in 2012 with station manager Dick Lam  Kin-yu.  The first general interest internet radio station in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1592966/internet-radio-stations-are-taking-hong-kong
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Urban planner marks Hong Kong down

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:36am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf life@scmp.com There's a buzz about some Asian cities, says Peter Cookson Smith, who explores the changes in his new book. Hong Kong could do better if officials took a more bottom-up approach Drawn from experience Peter Cookson Smith has been working as an architect and urban planner in Hong Kong since 1977, but it wasn't until 10 years ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1590219/urban-planner-marks-hong-kong-down
  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Labelling seen as one way to trim the rise in obesity in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Richard Lord

    ... that indicates potentially dangerous levels of salt, saturated fat and sugar. Chong says that with other issues of public nutrition policy, such as trans fats, Hong Kong has not enacted bans or other ... that are increasingly affecting developed societies such as Hong Kong. But while it's hard not to know that sugar's bad for you, particularly in excessive quantities, it can be equally difficult ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1556179/labelling-seen-one-way-trim-rise-obesity-hong-kong
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Breathing Hong Kong's toxic cocktail of pollutants makes us stupid

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by STPEHN THOMPSON

    ... of the stupidest? Everyone knows that in Hong Kong we don't breathe air any more but a chemical soup which is bad for us. But understanding how it harms us requires the multidisciplinary skills ... tested to monitor their exposure. When you leave Hong Kong, you take a bit of our polluted air with you- in your bones. Because lead is absorbed with calcium into our bones and then slowly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1586774/breathing-hong-kongs-toxic-cocktail-pollutants-makes-us-stupid
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong mothers find success writing children's books

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:40am by Elaine Yau

    ... wanted to give her elder son a sense of his Indian heritage. Diana David wanted her daughter to learn the alphabet using Hong Kong objects she could recognise. Neither of them could find ... of colours. She eventually wrote a book that began a seven-part Amma, Tell Me series, stories about Indian mythology and festivals. "My sons were born in Hong Kong. In India, the whole community ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1587828/hong-kong-mothers-find-success-writing-childrens-books
  8. Lifestyle - Health

    As Hong Kong's flu seasons looms... 10 tips to avoid catching a cold

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:37pm by David Wilson

    ... in its tracks by revving up your immune system and keeping the virus out of your sinuses. With the Hong Kong flu season looming, here are 10 tips on how to do just that. Choose chilli Bite a hot ... David Wilson life@scmp.com Just the tonic Adults average about two to four colds a year, according to the British health information site NHS Choices. Catching a cold is a dismal feeling; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1585862/ten-tips-avoid-winter-colds
  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Calling all organ donors: Hong Kong needs you

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:29am by Rob McGovern

    ... a long and bumpy road for Jayden: on the one hand, his story credits the great support from Hong Kong's medical staff, but also exposes the dire state of its organ donor programme. It's also been tough on Jayden's parents, British-born Dave and his Hong Kong wife Meko, who first noticed something wrong with their son when he was nine months old. He had a high fever, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1564298/calling-all-organ-donors-hong-kong-needs-you
  10. Lifestyle - Health

    A big fat problem: Childhood obesity and diabetes on the rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:51pm by ALAN YU

    ... studies as well as her diet." Childhood obesity and the number of younger people contracting diabetes have been on the rise in Hong Kong for a number of years. Health Department figures show ... the money, says Sarah McGhee, honorary professor at University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health and the primary author of the study. "I tend to think of the price tag as not being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1580560/growing-number-diabetic-and-obese-children

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