What do you think of the salt farm plan?

I strongly support the revival of the salt-making tradition in Tai O since it represents a part of our cultural heritage and a part of old Hong Kong village life.

Friday, 18 January, 2008, 12:00am

Money cannot buy us good health

People today are becoming more concerned about their health. Being healthy is the most precious thing that money can't buy.

Firstly, prevention is better than cure. Regular exercise helps us to keep fit. Exercise rases our rate of metabolism.

1 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Tubby rats deficient in dopamine

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Coming live to a screen near you: losing weight the surgical way

Visitors to a medical fair at the weekend will be able to watch two anti-obesity operations and two heart operations broadcast live from Union Hospital.

A surgeon will place a balloon in the stomach of a 79kg woman, while a 100kg man will have his stomach stapled to reduce its size.

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


What do you think of the new style of funeral being offered by some hotels?

When I first went to Toronto, I was fascinated by the funeral homes that resembled large European mansions.

I remember when I first drove by them, I thought it would be great to live there, not knowing it was a funeral home.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Past decade saw rise in obesity in children

More schoolchildren have become obese over the past decade, the health minister announced yesterday.

But the rate of diabetes and high blood pressure - conditions usually associated with excessive weight - had not increased, York Chow Yat-ngok said.

About 18 per cent of primary and secondary school pupils were obese last year, up from 16 per cent in 1997.

5 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

A growing problem

Apart from health problems, overweight teenagers face many other challenges, including being insulted or harassed by peers and difficulty in making friends.

Research conducted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) revealed that the number of obese children in Hong Kong has almost doubled over the past 13 years.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


Should rules be tightened on beauty salons?

Complaints have been received about the services provided by some beauty salons.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Obesity time-bomb must be defused

It is tempting for every generation to look askance at younger people and reflect that things just aren't what they used to be. In the case of Hong Kong's children, there is very real cause for concern, however.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Obesity operations will continue despite death

Public hospitals will continue to perform an anti-obesity operation in which part of the patient's stomach is removed despite a patient dying during surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital last month.

2 May 2007 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Breastfeeding no bar to obesity

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Staple surgeons in short supply

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Is watching television bad for your health?

How many of us turn on the TV as soon as we get home?

According to data from the Chinese University of Hong, nearly 40 per cent of children watch at least four hours of TV every day, which adds up to around two months of watching TV non-stop.

29 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Hospital to provide weight-loss operations

A private hospital yesterday started offering three weight-loss operations but says the services are intended for health, not cosmetic, reasons.

The Union Hospital in Sha Tin is charging up to HK$111,700 for the procedures which include stapling, banding and inserting a balloon in the stomach.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Too little exercise: survey

A study by the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association has found that most primary students are not getting enough daily exercise.

The survey, which looked at the exercise habits of Primary Three to Six students in the Central and Western districts, revealed that only 18.3 per cent exercised for more than 30 minutes every day.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am