While US rates of obesity haven't changed much in a decade, young Americans are showing signs of a turnaround, with rates nearly halving in that time, according to a new federal study.Thursday, 27 February, 2014, 4:06am 1 comment
Childhood obesity is a problem that has not received the attention it deserves. There is a common but dangerous misperception that an extra few pounds at a younger age does no harm. Some parents even find chubby children more adorable and are quite happy to see their waistlines grow more than they should.20 Dec 2012 - 3:03am
In two recent football matches, the average number of people watching was less than 600, even though one of the matches featured South China, a very popular team.
At overseas matches, the crowds are always much bigger.
Why is there such a difference? I think it is because of a difference in culture. Hongkongers are always busy.27 Sep 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
McDonald's says it will continue to offer a lunchtime delivery service to Hong Kong schools and argues the root cause of childhood obesity is not hamburgers but computer games and lack of exercise.3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am
There is a new war on in Thailand. It is not against drug traffickers or terrorists, although officials see it as a serious threat. The new enemy lurks on every street corner and outside every school, and is a danger to the well-being of even the poorest child.29 Mar 2004 - 12:00am
Children are getting fatter, with more than 2,000 obese youngsters seeking treatment from a public hospital each year for diabetes and sleep disorders.
Medical experts warned yesterday parents cared more about their children's homework than their diet and 'sedentary' lifestyles.29 Sep 1999 - 12:00am