As people's waistlines expand, there's a debate as to who is responsible for their health and well-being
While millions around the world face starvation, some people have too much food.Monday, 3 November, 2008, 12:00am
Benson Chan, 17, Wah Yan College, Hong Kong
Those who oppose mandatory PE lessons may argue that individuals should not be forced into something they don't want to do. But if students don't do compulsory exercise at school, it is unlikely they will be able to stay fit in their own time.23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
How can we tackle childhood obesity?
Tackling childhood obesity in the city requires a multifaceted approach.19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
Should the schools targeted for closure be saved?
The proposal to close some schools represents a denial by officials of the dedication shown by teachers of band-three schools.
Although band-three schools may not nurture high-fliers, they can still make an important contribution to society by turning a number of rebellious kids into law-abiding and polite adults.18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
What can be done to increase organ donations?
The rate of Hong Kong's organ donation has long lagged behind other places because of a lack of recognition of its importance and a lack of education.13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
Brain drain8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
The fat of the matter14 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
Japanese can be humorous and deadly serious at the same time. The latest drive by Japanese lawmakers to fine - on a per head basis - companies whose workers' waistlines exceed the 'legal' limits have provided many amusing stories for news media around the world.3 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
Gastric balloon treatment is an ineffective way of slimming because a majority of those who underwent the procedure regained their original weight in two years, a Chinese University survey found.
However, the survey found that gastric banding was more successful for long-term weight loss and it could also help control diabetes.14 May 2008 - 12:00am
Ask the average Sydneysider to name an image that best captures the city's healthy, outdoorsy lifestyle and they'll probably nominate Sunbaker - a classic photograph by Max Dupain.14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am