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  1. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE DOCTORS DR MICHAEL SOON

    Ask the doctors

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by DR MICHAEL SOON

    ... Dr Michael Soon healthpost@scmp.com Q: What are long-term effects of wearing high-heeled shoes to work? A: Wearing high heels changes your centre of balance and alters your gait. There is an increased risk of ankle sprains and fractures, but these are tra ...

  2. Birth of a new idea for baby pioneer

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A Hong Kong professor honoured for her work on pregnancy is now hoping to devise a way of testing for pre-eclampsia. And Rossa Chiu Wai-kwun, of the Chinese University, will again use her own experience as a mother of twins in her r ...

  3. Longevity leaves animals more vulnerable to developing cancer

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy With modern technology and readily available food, the average life span for humans and animals is ever increasing. But a downside is the growing chance of your pet ... is growing abnormally quick, whether it's a dog, cat or human, it's a problem. It could be caused by diet or [because of] genetic [reasons], but all cancer is a matter of tissue ...

  4. Animal lovers embrace the therapeutic effects of acupuncture

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... used on the mainland during the 1930s and became more popular in the 1970s. Today, it's widely used by human and veterinary acupuncturists. ...

  5. It won't be much fun for furry critters in the Year of the Rabbit

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It will soon be the Year of the Rabbit, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Asia is telling people not to keep the cute furry little guys unless you know everything about their biology, physiology, psychology and have a deep po ...

  6. Winter chills and cold floors can aggravate the agony of arthritic cats and dogs

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Like humans, animals with arthritis will suffer pain during winter months. 'A lot of cats and dogs have arthritis, which is a degenerative disease in the joints ... Prescription J/D Diets. According to Gray, acupuncture is another method known to treat arthritis. 'Acupuncture is an accepted way to treat arthritis, which is very commonly used for humans ...

  7. Injured customs officer thought he was dead

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang At one point in a testing month, customs officer Yuen Wai-cheung believed he was dead. 'There was such a long period of time in which I couldn't tell,' Yuen said yesterday. He was sharing his thoughts after recovering from a t ...

  8. Annual health check will mean long and happy lives for rabbits and parrots

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... atherosclerosis, just like humans do,' Wyre explains. Commonly found in parrots, especially African Greys, atherosclerosis and heart failure develops when the arteries are clogged from too much fat ...

  9. Good manners maketh the best copywriters

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo What is it about local advertising? It seems that its language simply gets ruder and ruder. We have all seen G.O.D.'s 'delay no more' logo, which just doesn't sound very nice in Cantonese. Now a German drug promises to str ...

  10. Diet helps dogs win battle of the bulge

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Eating healthy food is as important to our four-legged friends as keeping an eye on doughnut intake is to humans, veterinarians say. 'Diets have been proven to have an effect on an animal's health. As early as 1939, a veterinarian in the United States showed that a specific diet helped a dog suffering from kidney disease,' says Jane Gray, chief ...




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