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  1. 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

    ... this month after receiving treatment. The latest Hong Kong H7N9 victim suffered from unrelated long-term illnesses including hypertension and diabetes. Earlier this month, he had spent seven days ...

  2. Eye bug caught on rugby trip can cause blindness

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A rare eye infection 40 boys suffered while in Singapore for a rugby tournament is resistant to drugs and can cause blindness if not treated properly, ... stretch to several weeks- one nine-year-old was only diagnosed yesterday. Forty of the 60 youngsters who went to Singapore last month have developed the eye condition. One of the rugby club ...

  3. Rugby boys hit by eye infection

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A city rugby boss is 'very disappointed' his team was not warned of a health risk in Singapore after 40 out of 60 boys aged nine to 16 returned from a rugby tournament with an eye condition rarely seen in Hong Kong. Phillip Baldwin, chairman of the DB Pirates, said the Singaporean organisers knew about the outbreak in their city before ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Men grow moustaches for 'Movember' health awareness push

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Sevens Series rugby championship, and celebrity make-up artist Kenneth Wong. Men can register for the campaign at hk.movember.com which is available in English and Chinese. All funds raised from the campaign will go to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund and other local cancer initiatives. Nearly seven in ten men who responded to a recent Health Post survey on prostate cancer and men's health do ...

  5. Seven-year itch for a cure

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attacks persisted. Over the next seven years she scoured three continents for relief, seeking treatment from doctors in the United States, Britain and Hong Kong to no avail. When she was 50 years ... and products to avoid was daunting, the idea of spending the rest of her life trying to catch her breath was much worse. In three short weeks, Kwong's seven-year battle for breath was over. Her ...

  6. Hidden liver problem could hit one in seven

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A study in Shanghai seven years ago found the city's prevalence rate to be 16 per cent. 'Asians are leading a westernised life. They drink soft drinks and walk less,' Vincent Wong ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Parents play important role in kids' fitness

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... with their family at least once per week. Among children (aged seven to 12), 35 per cent of fathers and 38 per cent of mothers had not done any exercise during the past year. Only about two in five families ... on Stubbs Road, was introduced to various sports from a young age. He participates in football, rugby, fencing and swimming. (By the way, he did beat the banana.) Says Shrimplin: "I think ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

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

    ... determined, very very strong mentally, and have a huge amount of experience. One guy, Dan Brenden, has done the Grand Slam a record seven times. The third group is everyone in between, which I would ... to get at least seven hours of sleep every night during the Grand Slam, and ideally up to 10 hours. Good nutrition is important, and also not doing too much in terms of hard training for the next ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... seven criteria: being active, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol, eating a healthy diet, managing blood pressure, keeping a healthy weight and not smoking. On a scale of zero to 14, every ...

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

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

    ... Kong. I’ve actually been thinking about this route for about seven or eight years. I first proposed almost exactly this route to The North Face around 2006 or 2007 as something different from ...




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