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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The event is the fourth 100km trail race to be held in Hong Kong and caters to a growing demand for such endurance challenges With marathons being ... for century races that Hong Kong is set to have its fourth this year: The North Face 100 Hong Kong on Dec 14. It joins the Vibram Hong Kong 100, Lantau 100 and Oxfam Trailwalker on the territory’s ...

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    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... difficult part is getting through the lottery for the Western States 100,” says Blumberg, who returned to Hong Kong on Tuesday after the first Slam. The race, the world’s oldest 100-mile race ... in Hong Kong. Six months later he did his first 100km race, the North Face 100 in Singapore, finishing third overall. Last year, he completed his first 100-miler, the Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from ... people have died. There have been four cases in Hong Kong; three of the victims have died. The first, Indonesian domestic helper Tri Mawarti, was released from Tuen Mun Hospital earlier ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... who's also one of Hong Kong's top trail runners. Runners are also seeking longer distances. In response, organisers of the Lantau race added a 100-kilometre category to last year's 50-kilometre and 15-kilometre races. It will be the fifth trail race of 100 kilometres or longer in Hong Kong this year, in addition to the Oxfam Trailwalker, the Vibram Hong Kong 100, and- both ...

  5. Dr Emily Chan works 90 hours a week and has seen colleagues collapse with exhaustion. It's part of being a Hong Kong hospital intern

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... young woman who has managed to continue doing voluntary work despite the rigours of a doctor's training. But Dr Chan, who is president of the board of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Hong Kong, admitted she was once so stressed and exhausted during her training at Queen Mary Hospital that she broke down in tears. 'I was the only trainee doctor on duty that night to take care ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... University of Hong Kong’s faculty of medicine. “[Previous] studies had shown that because teenagers’ biological clock is two hours slower than adults, it is actually slightly harder for them to sleep ... obesity,” he said. According to various scientific studies conducted both in Hong Kong and overseas, insufficient sleep may increase the likelihood of obesity – especially among teenagers, said ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Organ donor saves two lives as doctors perform ground-breaking operation

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:57pm

    ... lives, one of them in a ground-breaking operation.   An operation involving a double lung transplant and heart repair surgery, carried out in Hong Kong for the first time, was one of two ... brought about by a congenital heart defect. At the same time she received heart repair surgery, making the operation a first for Hong Kong. Dr Timmy Au Wing-kuk, chief of cardiothoracic surgery ...

  8. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... of 11-year-olds across Europe are too heavy, says the UN agency that focuses on international public health. Greece has Europe's highest proportion of overweight 11-year-olds, at 33 per cent, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Food allergies take high toll on Hong Kong children

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... toll in HK More Hong Kong children suffer from severe allergic reactions than the international average, the first large-scale study on food allergies shows. The findings have prompted calls for more government support in schools and better community understanding for these children. "The proportion of children in Hong Kong with a food allergy is no less than that in other ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Hong Kong shop The Chippy defends Scottish dish of deep-fried Mars bars

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com A Hong Kong cafe serving the 1,200 calorie dish has waded into an international debate in its defence Deep-fried Mars cherished by chippy It's ... as an international debate rages over its existence. The Chippy, the only place in Hong Kong to sell the sizzling sweet, made its pledge of allegiance after US food giant Mars disowned the creation- believed ...




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