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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Resetting the body clock can affect health

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Nocturnal lighting in a built environment is "clearly regarded" as a public health issue by overseas environmental and medical authorities Resetting the body clock can affect health Light pollution can affect brain function and disrupt the body clock, causing ill health. Nocturnal lighting in a built environment was "clearly ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby, study finds

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby Pregnant women increase the risk of having a low-birth-weight baby when they breathe in air pollution from vehicles, heating and coal power plants, an international study has concluded. The research, the most extensive of its kind on the link between air pollution and fetal development, found ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing smog scarier than Sars, says medical expert

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 11:51am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao The severe atmospheric pollution that has engulfed Beijing for nearly three weeks is "much more frightening than the Sars virus”, a top respiratory health expert said. “There were many ways to get away from Sars... you could have avoided it by leaving [a room] or taking different methods of prevention, but air pollution, indoor pollution – you can’t run away ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China's birth defects blamed on pollution, unhealthy living

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... blamed on Pollution Pollution and unhealthy lifestyle choices have contributed to a big rise in the incidence of birth defects on the mainland in the past 15 years, experts say. Last year, birth ... birth defects, the deteriorating situation could also have been caused by pollution and some "personal lifestyle factors". "Many birth defect cases may have a genetic background, ...

  5. Winter face creams

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at Lane Crawford Claim: Reduces fine lines, firms and retexturises skin and provides protection against pollution. Illuminating micro-spheres reflect light and instantly brighten the complexion. ... Murad- Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, HK$640/50ml Available at H & Beaute, iSquare Claim: An oil-free, light moisturiser that provides long-lasting hydration and suppleness ...

  6. Magazines - Faces - MEN'S SUNCARE

    Special agents

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Ip Range of ingredients combine to protect against ultraviolet rays and pollution, writes Victoria Ip Range of ingredients combine to protect against ultraviolet rays and pollution Summer has made her presence felt and getting a sun-kissed glow seems a seasonal necessity. Beauty brands from around the world offer an array of products geared towards men who love ...

  7. Put clocks forward to cut down on electricity consumption

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Letters have appeared in these columns advocating so-called 'energy efficient' light bulbs and criticising excessive lighting of buildings, described as light pollution. The spectacular night view of the harbour is one of our tourist attractions, but it comes at a cost. As darkness falls, the lights come on, everywhere in Hong Kong, consuming electricity which pollutes ...

  8. Pollution Research focuses on infants

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com The mainland will launch its first large study on the relationship between environmental pollution and children's health in the second half of next year, ... 'I think such a study is more significant in China than in other countries, because it touches on two sensitive aspects of mainland society: environment pollution, which is the result ...

  9. Magazines - Faces - TREATMENTS

    Into the light

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Catharine Nicol Enjoy the sun and not its harmful effects with radiance-restoring facials, writes Catharine Nicol CARITA'S RENOVATEUR RADIANCE At the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong's calming Zen-style Plateau Spa, you'll feel a million miles from th ...

  10. Light up the track

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lighting up. So why do competitive athletes smoke when they know the habit is bad for them? Dr James Oliver from Island Health Family Practice says that, according to some reports, about 4 per cent ...




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