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Bariatrics

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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

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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

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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