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  1. 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 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Asian face joins Movember movement

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:46pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... and funds, for prostate cancer and men's health issues. A number of personalities will help front Hong Kong's 2014 Movember campaign as ambassadors, including singer Alex Lam Tak-shun, ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Asia's first hair apparent Movember has been trimmed and reshaped for its third official year in Hong Kong. In moustache speak, you could say ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - INSECT-BORNE DISEASES

    Going fragrance-free protects from mosquito bites

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by DR FRANCIS POWERS

    ... Dr Francis Powers healthpost@scmp.com No scents and dark clotheskeep bloodsuckers at bay Hong Kong has repeatedly failed to address public health issues, even where simple, proven ... endure discomfort after exposure. Hong Kong is well known for having mosquito-borne illnesses- dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis, to name two. The creatures are more than eager to sample ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Advance directives on medical treatments likely to catch on

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by Richard Lord

    ... awakening research foundation  In Hong Kong there has only been a tiny trickle of the documents, and hardly anyone has even heard of them. But with an ageing population and end-of-life health care ... choose to mention specific treatments they don't want to receive, or talk more generally in terms of preferred outcomes. Hong Kong has a robust public health care system and patients rarely ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - FROM THE EXPERTS

    Keep family ties strong, despite different opinions

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:49pm by LAM WING

    ... Lam Wing-wo life@scmp.com Families should try to avoid falling out over political issues The battle in the streets for freedom and democracy has placed Hong Kong centre stage in world ... they must be dealt with straight away before they turn into health issues. Improving relationship between family members is a good start in improving individual health. Dr Lam Wing-wo is a Hong ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: Hong Kong's hidden suicide survivors

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by ALASTAIR SHARP

    ... issue of mental health, most often depression. Hong Kong's suicide rate of 14.6 per 100,000 is in the highest 25 per cent globally. But it is a long way behind South Korea's 31.2 per ... as it gives the survivors a chance to grieve, heal and recover in their own time. Hong Kong held its first "Suicide Survivors Day" conference last month, sponsored by the Samaritans, as part ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - GENDER

    Hong Kong starts to embrace transgender issues

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com As Hong Kong begins to grow more tolerant of transgender issues, one man who started life as a woman tells Kylie Knott his story Gender mercies "I ... month that allowed a transsexual woman, "W", to marry her boyfriend, forcing the government to make a U-turn on marriage laws. The long-held belief in Hong Kong was that transgenders ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Taobao's rise in Hong Kong may pave way for global expansion

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:24am by Elaine Yau

    ... is concerned it is working- transaction volume from the city has risen 50 per cent year on year. Taobao certainly wasn't set up for Hong Kong consumers when Siu Mei, a health care professional, ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Mainland e-tailer Taobao's charge into Hong Kong has paid off- and it doesn't look like stopping here, writes Elaine Yau spree for all When Polly ...

  10. 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 ...




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