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  1. Write it down and shed more

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com When it comes to dieting, studies show that how much you eat is more important than what you eat. To prove this, researchers in Seattle, Washington studied 123 overweight-to-obese, sedentary women aged 50 to 75. The te ...

  2. Of tales and truths

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... you have left.' 6. He who takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skills of the physician: TRUE This Chinese proverb recognises the importance of food in disease prevention. One ...

  3. Obese people reluctant to acknowledge health risks

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Four out of five obese people suffer from at least one chronic illness but a quarter of them are not willing to lose weight, according to a study. Of those who would not accept doctors' advice to lose weight, a third said it wa ...

  4. Fat children risk health problems

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Childhood obesity is becoming an issue in Hong Kong. Many children do not do enough physical activity. They are encouraged to focus on academic performance, not fitness. Children should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and this would help them lose ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Alternatively speaking: Give your spleen a spring clean

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan life@scmp.com When stress takes a toll, spring clean your spleen Follow @SCMP_News Traditional Chinese medicine holds that emotional stress wreaks havoc on our health ... Zhaoxiang, a Chinese medicine expert and director of the clinical division of Baptist University's School of Chinese Medicine. The spleen is considered by practitioners to be the main organ ...

  6. Always tired? Mind your Bs

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wynnie Chan healthpost@scmp.com Working 24/7 was something that Chan Wai-man was accustomed to. Tiredness came with the job, but the constant and painful tingling in his hands and feet was starting to get in the way of his work and his family life. His to ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - DIET BLACK TEA

    Black tea may lower risk of diabetes

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Black tea may protect against type 2 diabetes A lot has been said about the health benefits of green tea, but a new study published in the online journal BMJ Open suggests that black is, well, the new black. Researcher ...

  8. Don't go for the quick fix

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If you are looking to lose weight, there are some things you need to consider. Quick weight loss can cause serious health problems. Many people are keen to look their best for the summer, or simply want to feel better, so they opt for a 'quick fix� ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Bone disease that works undercover

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Too brittle too late Madam Wang was navigating a pavement on a rainy day when she slipped and fell. Instinctively, her right hand shot out to break her fall, causing a sharp, intense pain in her wrist. At the Hong Kon ...

  10. Obesity key cancer risk, report says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Obesity has been identified as a key cause of cancer, other than tobacco, and keeping slim is one of the best ways of preventing the disease, a landmark study has revealed. A third of cancers were caused by diet and lack of exercise- and could ...




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