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Penis size does matter to women, say researchers

Penis size does matter to women, say researchers

The eternal question of whether penis size matters to women has been studied by a team of international scientists who reported that, yes, ladies do find larger men more attractive.

Sunday, 14 April, 2013, 2:16am 1 comment

Seasonal survival

From left: Sundari Gotu Kola and Indian Asparagus Mask (HK$1,240), The Organic Pharmacy Honey & Jasmine Mask (HK$680), Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask (HK$290), Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask (HK$1,050), Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Mask (HK$2,740), Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask (HK$350). Styling: Vanessa Torstensson. Photo: Red Dog Studio

As humidity falls, it is vital to ensure skin gets the moisture it needs, writes Karen Fong.

17 Jan 2014 - 4:35pm

Beauty buzz: lip balms

Beauty buzz: lip balms

Keeping your lips soft and smooth in winter requires maintenance. Whether you need a daily hydration fix or want fuller, glossier lips, these balms are sure to keep the smile on your face.

 

3 Dec 2012 - 3:43pm

Men need educating about prostate cancer, SCMP poll shows

Men need educating about prostate cancer, SCMP poll shows

Prostate cancer awareness campaigns often focus on early detection through identification of symptoms and screening, but results from a recent survey of local men conducted by Health Post have shown perhaps a basic biology lesson is first in order.

30 Oct 2012 - 9:21am

Case history: Achilles tendon rupture

Illustration: Angela Ho

Larry Chung was on his annual skiing holiday in Vancouver, carving his way down powdered slopes when he heard a "pop" followed by the feeling that his left heel was on fire. The 45-year-old banker knew that his Achilles' tendon had ruptured - again.

25 Sep 2012 - 10:59am

Ask the doctors

Doctor checks on child suffering back problems because of poor posture. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Q: I have a terrible posture and slump at my computer all day. Other than trying to sit straighter, what can I do to improve the resulting back pain?

18 Sep 2012 - 12:08pm

Manly musings: city spas for quick fixes

ILLUSTRATION: YAM LEE

Sprucing up - whether to impress or to invigorate - isn't just the domain of women. Heta Shah scours the city's spas for some indulgent quick fixes.

14 Sep 2012 - 12:49am

Personal best

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

I've always thought that smiling was contagious. When someone smiles at you on the street, you can't help but smile back. It's amazing how little things seem to make the day that much brighter.

Smiling is considered an important indicator of positive emotion and confidence. It has also been said that smiling can make stressful situations more tolerable.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:31am

Top tips for sensational summer skin and hair

Top tips for sensational summer skin and hair

Heat and humidity are the eternal summer foes of great skin and hair. What's a Hongkonger to do? We spoke to Ceri Silk from Glow with Ceri Silk spa, Robin Lomas from Paul Gerard hairdressing salon and Sarah Chung from Gentlemen's Tonic for professional advice on how to get fabulous hair and skin this summer.

Sunblock

4 Sep 2012 - 11:28am

Case history

Case history

Tam Mei-lan, 86, was out of breath and out of options when she consulted Dr Elaine Chau, a cardiologist at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital.

The health crisis began when sudden chest pain and severe breathlessness landed Tam (whose name has been changed to protect her privacy) in hospital. She had suffered a heart attack because not enough blood was reaching her heart.

4 Sep 2012 - 11:28am

So near, yet so feared: the magic touch

Happy feet:a foot massage is a great cure for a hangover.

2 Sep 2012 - 1:31pm

Quiz: Hoffa's Syndrome

Rafael Nadal suffers from Hoffa's syndrome.Photo: Corbis

With Rafael Nadal pulling out of the US Open and the ATP tour indefinitely, the burning question - probably second to "When will he return?" - is: what exactly is Hoffa's syndrome?

The Spanish ace announced this month that the injury keeping him away from the game was not the same as the knee tendonitis that had plagued him previously.

28 Aug 2012 - 6:11pm

The Tao of the brain

Scientists studying a form of Chinese mindfulness meditation have confirmed and expanded their findings on the positive effects of the technique in subjects who regularly practise it.

Called integrative body-mind training (IBMT), the technique was adapted from traditional Chinese medicine in the 1990s by professor Tang Yi-yuan, one of the lead scientists in the study.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Feel it in your bones

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.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Drive to ease strain on blood supply

The constant shortage of blood faced by some mainland cities has prompted health authorities and hospitals to resort to unusual means to meet demand.

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday issued guidelines to promote the efficient use of donated blood ahead of World Blood Donor Day tomorrow, amid increasing pressure on the country's blood reserves.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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