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  1. 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

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Results of Chinese University research are nothing to lose sleep over Offering students special classes on the benefits of sleep had almost no effect ... 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 ...

  2. Special acupuncture treatment scheduled for asthma patients

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Hospital Authority is to launch a special acupuncture treatment for asthma and allergic rhinitis patients at its 13 clinics offering traditional Chinese medicine. ... with thousands of years of history, but is strongly supported by scientific evidence,' Dr Wong said. This year, the three days suitable for the tian jiu treatment are July 14 and 24 and August 13. ...

  3. The ups and downs of scientific research

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of their research and its myriad applications, expected and unanticipated, is an object lesson about the impossibility of dictating the directions of basic scientific research. The bane of forever having ... from shock. From talking to Professor Murad, it was clear he was much more comfortable discussing research in this area. Back in the late 1970s, Professor Furchgott was interested ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Are mainstream schools doing enough for special needs children?

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Attending mainstream schools proves to be a double-edged sword for most special needs children because they don't get enoughhelp in class, writes Elaine Yau personal Nothing The numbers threaten to overwhelm. About 28,000 special needs students now attend mainstream schools, the result of an inclusive education policy introduced in 1997. ...

  5. Union Hospital, Asia Financial express interest in hospital sites

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Union Hospital and a company headed by executive councillor Bernard Chan have both signalled last-minute interest in developing private hospitals on government sites. Hong Kong investment firm Asia Financial Holdings, chaired by Chan, submitted an expression of interest yesterday in developing a hospital on a site in Wong Chuk Hang, in which Union Hospital is also ...

  6. Chinese U expresses interest in hospital site

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Chinese University has formally signalled its interest to the government in developing a private teaching hospital. Associate pro-vice-chancellor Professor Fung Tung said yesterday the university had made a 'non-committal' expression of interest for the development of the hospital on a site in Tai Po. The university, which had already said it was interested ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Golden time for special needs children

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com It's tough for parents of children with special needs to find the right support before kindergarten, writes Elaine Yau Golden time As Justin Huen ... is among the few toddlers with special needs who are lucky enough to receive special training before they start kindergarten. The association's director, Anna Lee Mei-yin, says applying ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

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

    ... PureWorld, a company he was working for at that time but was eventually bought out by Naturex. It took three years before the company finally showed an interest and agreed to fund his expedition ... to an American with a commercial interest. "I show up with tremendous respect," says Kilham. "If everybody is running around barefoot in drawstring shorts and going fishing, I'm ...

  9. Hospital site offer not unreasonable

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... More than 30 organisations expressed interest when the government said it would offer four sites for new private hospitals to address an imbalance of supply and demand between the majority of doctors, who work in the private sector, and the 90 per cent of patients who use public hospitals. In the event, when the deadline passed for bids on the first two sites, at Wong Chuk Hang ...

  10. Summer spa specials help repair and moisturise skin

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For anyone hitting the beach, going on holiday or just in need of a skin or body fix, check out the summer specials at spas around town. Pure Spa recommends the Japanese Silk Booster Facial (HK$1,000) with oxygen serum which, it claims, is the ultimate in scientific skin therapy. The facial combines natural Japanese silk protein, or sulphur compresses, with pure plant ...




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