Ask the doctors: antioxidants

Eating plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish can help optimise natural antioxidant levels.

Antioxidants: what are they and do they really benefit me?

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 10:23am

Multivitamins may help guard against cancer

Daily multivitamin supplementation may reduce the risk of total cancer in men by 8 per cent.

 In a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, it was found that daily multivitamin supplementation reduced the risk of total cancer in men by 8 per cent. 

18 Feb 2013 - 4:58pm

Short Science, December 30, 2012

A study found that two cups of milk a day was the right balance to maintain sufficient vitamin D without affecting iron levels.

One of the key compounds in green tea is Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, a potent antioxidant, which supporters say reduces fat gain and enhances fat-burning.

30 Dec 2012 - 7:12am

DOCTOR knows best

Skincare brands have long looked to science to create face creams and serums packed with powerful ingredients designed to slow the signs of ageing. But who knows better what's good for your skin than a doctor?

Realising this, a number of top dermatologists, plastic surgeons and research scientists have joined the ranks with their own hi-tech skincare lines.

21 Sep 2012 - 10:35am



Older folks who enjoy a tipple could prevent a topple, according to a study that looks at the effects of red wine in mice.

Resveratrol, the natural compound found in the drink, might help improve mobility and prevent life-threatening falls among the ageing population.

21 Aug 2012 - 10:36am

On style, she rules

I don't know why but I used to see a lot more swim tunic cover-up things around in small Central boutiques and outlets. I had a quick look and haven't found any and can't wait for online deliveries. Can you help?

Got it Covered, Central

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Pot, Inc: Inside Medical Marijuana, America's Most Outlaw Industry

Pot, Inc: Inside Medical Marijuana, America's Most Outlaw Industry by Greg Campbell Sterling

Since then-president Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs in 1971, the US has spent US$1 trillion waging it and arrested about 17 million marijuana users - and the aggression is pointless, according to Colorado journalist Greg Campbell in Pot, Inc.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Stress 'puts office staff in danger of early dementia'

Almost 40 per cent of office staff are enduring 'unbearable pressure' at work and could be risking an early onset of dementia and Parkinson's disease, it was claimed yesterday.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Natural wonders


Figuring out what kind of products work and which don’t is important, writes Suzanne Harrison.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Fungus may be key to cancer treatment

A molecule found in a tropical mushroom could turn a potentially toxic element into a weapon against breast cancer, according to researchers at Polytechnic University.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Vitamin C

Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate: HK$560/50ml

Claim: Formulated with 10.5 per cent stabilised pure vitamin C, it claims to outperform potent Retinol anti-ageing creams without irritation. Promises to reduce lines and wrinkles and improve elasticity.

3Lab Perfect 'C' Treatment Serum, available at Joyce Beauty HK$1,200/30ml

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Feed your youth

Eating right is one of the most important ways to prevent your body from ageing.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Asian grapevine

I have been based out of Paris for three weeks now and have consumed more cheese, butter and bread in these past several weeks than over the past six months. Dr Atkins would certainly not approve of the French diet, which is heavy on breads, cream and fat.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty Buzz

ReVive's Defensif Renewal Serum (HK$1,850/30ml) is a lightweight serum that encourages skin-cell renewal for an even-toned, wrinkle-free complexion. Ingredients include two potent antioxidants that protect the skin against damage from free-radicals. While this product is not exactly cheap, a little does go a long way. Available at Joyce Beauty, 16 Queen's Road Central.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Health Bites

Welcome wheels

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am