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  1. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... The Guardian Poor diets and too little exercise mean up to a third of 11-year-olds across Europe- and two-thirds of Britain’s adults- are too heavy, the World Health Organisation warns A lack of exercise and unhealthy diets high in fat and sugar are making it common for children and adults in Europe to be overweight, the World Health Organisation has warned. Up to one third ...

  2. Too little shut-eye a time bomb for the heart

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Deprive yourself of sleep and you may be more likely to eat junk food, have higher anxiety levels and raise your risk for stroke symptoms. So say findings from three separate studies presented over the weekend at the 2 ...

  3. Effectiveness may be little more than a smokescreen

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Margaret Wee healthpost@scmp.com The electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, was invented as a way for smokers to satisfy their nicotine cravings without inhaling the harmful ingredients found in ordinary cigarettes. But their effectiveness and safety have ...

  4. Researchers get a little closer to the bald truth

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Going bald? Scientists have come to the rescue. A team of researchers led by George Cotsarelis, a dermatologist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, have identified a previously unknown pathway that leads to hair los ...

  5. Little pots of gold

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Elle Kwan healthpost@scmp.com Yogurt has been around for millennia, but it's seen a global boom in recent times. Statistics from data research company Euromonitor International show that retail sales of probiotic goods hit US$21 billion in 2009, desp ...

  6. Hard work, low pay, little appreciation

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of stress. At least 11 attacks on doctors this year- two of them fatal- have sent doctors' morale to a new low. They say they work hard for long hours and are paid little, but are still ... shifts on weekends and public holidays and has little time to spend with his young son. He Xin, a colleague of Li's and the mother of a toddler, came up with a joke- shared ruefully by her ...

  7. When big hearts can save little lives

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chloe Lai chloe.lai@scmp.com The story of baby Dong- a pneumonia-stricken infant abandoned at a hospital in Guizhou because his parents could not afford medical care- is one that Children's Medical Foundation (CMF) director Melissa Moi cannot forget. ...

  8. A little bird told me

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Margaret Wee healthpost@scmp.com Manufacturers of chicken essence have claimed for years that their brews are good for improving brain performance, increasing energy levels and keeping stress at bay. According to Vivien Chou, founder of Integrated Chinese ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... doesn't discover anything new; he simply bridges indigenous knowledge and practices with the mass market. In China, for example, he has investigated plants such as Rhodiola rosea (sometimes called ...

  10. 10 years since lawsuit, little has improved for public doctors

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The grievances of the city's public doctors over long hours and heavy workloads are not new. Ten years after launching legal action to fight for overtime compensation, young doctors are still struggling to get the basics: enough sleep and re ...




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