You spot a stranger standing in the street. The lighting is dim and the person's face and clothing are indistinct. Who is it?
Chances are you will think it is a man - and this is because of a survival reflex, according to a study published yesterday.Thursday, 18 October, 2012, 3:37am
Affluence, changing diets and the one-child policy have put China on the road to a Western-style obesity epidemic, writes Jason Wordie.6 Oct 2012 - 11:54pm
Change.org is a website for change; users create campaigns on the page, collect signatures for petitions and raise awareness of issues they care about.
Julia Bluhm, 14, has launched her own petition - 'Seventeen magazine: give girls images of real girls'. This is directed at Anna Shoket, the editor-in-chief of Seventeen, an American magazine for young girls and women.30 May 2012 - 12:00am
Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs Simon & Schuster (audiobook)29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Just how much do we need to do to stay in shape? And what type of exercise is best?13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
British researchers have called on governments to consider meddling in modelling agencies and magazines to stop the use of skinny women on fashion catwalks and photo spreads because it encourages anorexia and other eating disorders among weight-conscious women.11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The proportion of young Hong Kong woman who are underweight nearly doubled over the past 15 years, leaving more women at risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis, according to a study by a Queen Mary Hospital doctor.2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
By the end of 2015, the World Health Organisation predicts that the planet will have approximately 2.3 billion overweight people aged 15 years and above, of whom more than 700 million will be obese.28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Obesity doubles the risk of disc degeneration in adulthood and could lead to a serious need for back surgery, a University of Hong Kong study has revealed.27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
In his glory days, not so long ago, Chalothorn Vashirakovit was a Lycra-clad road racer with nary an ounce of fat on his 1.75-metre frame. Then life - as many of us know it - happened in 2007: work stress, lack of time, good food and the irresistible draw of social outings.7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am