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  1. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ

    Quiz: cholesterol

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Canadian scientists have discovered the cause of high cholesterol: a protein called resistin that's secreted by fat tissue. This finding could lead to improved prevention and treatment of heart disease, since high blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The researchers, who presented their findings ...

  2. The yin and yang of a meat-free regimen

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) teaches that humans should eat all kinds of foods, similar to the modern idea of a balanced diet. The plants-only ... spring onions, Chinese chives, garlic, chillis and mutton. 'Cereals are the best foods for supporting life because most are yin-yang balanced in nature, which means they're suitable ...

  3. Officials battling to save people and face over relief debacle

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The worst snowstorms to hit the mainland for more than half a century are putting the authorities to their sternest test of leadership, organisational and crisis management capabilities in the full eyes of the international community. After a slow start, mainland leaders have mobilised the mighty national machine and mounted an unprecedented rescue effort in the past few ...

  4. Yin, yang and why hot food can cool

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... such as yin/yang and the five element theory, all with the aim of achieving balance and, therefore, health. Perhaps the easiest of these theories to grasp is that of yin and yang, where yin embodies qualities such as passivity, cold, dark and the feminine while activity, heat, light and masculine qualities characterise yang. Yin and yang exist in relation to, and mutually counteract, each other ...

  5. HIV-positive thieves first to be detained

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... contracted the virus when he was told it ensured quick release from prison. But Yang Shaogang, a Shanghai-based lawyer and Aids activist, said no law on the mainland exempts HIV-positive suspects from being detained or prosecuted. 'If these suspects are seriously ill, they can be let out for medical treatment. But this does not mean they should be criminals at large,' Mr Yang ...

  6. Chef makes a meal of surviving illness

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Taryne Hall shows up in capri pants exuding vivaciousness and confidence, and it's easy to overlook her scarred right calf. She's hardly typical- no one who had cancer at the age of 26 is, especially not one who recounts the six-year-old memory by saying: 'For me, cancer wasn't all that bad, I found a way to gain control ...

  7. 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 Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Wang, 60, (whose name has been changed for patient confidentiality reasons) was attended ...

  8. Feel it in your bones

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Scooping up an armful of exercise books and sitting at his desk for long hours was all in a day's work for 35-year-old Jason Wang, a secondary school language teacher. Day after day, he would pick up or hand out assignments while balancing a heavy load in his other arm. When he was not teaching, Wang (name changed for patient ...

  9. New mother's death ruled as misadventure

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... it as a death by misadventure yesterday. Shi Jian accepted the verdict of Coroner Michael Chan Pik-kiu over the death last year of Mandy Yang Feng, but said he was 'extremely disappointed' by evidence provided by doctors, 'who did not tell the truth conscientiously'. Shi said doctors shifted blame on others during the inquest and refused to take responsibility for Yang ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ


    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The inside running on Lance Armstrong's little helper It seems the French were right after all. After years of accusing American cyclist Lance Armstrong of taking performance-enhancing drugs, it now appears certain that Armstrong's record seven straight Tour de France titles were won through an intricately planned doping conspiracy. ...




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