• Fri
  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 3:05pm

Health

The latest trends in running shoes

People are taking to running in record numbers, so it's no surprise that selling running shoes - the only essential gear you need for the sport - has become a lucrative business.

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013, 9:31am 2 comments

The ultimate test of mettle

Growing up in a small village in Cologne, Germany, Martin Lieberz fell in love with sport at an early age.

9 Apr 2013 - 9:35am

Scientists harness inbuilt power to fight the flu

Flu patients may be able to fight the virus on their own, with a little help from an immunity booster that scientists around the world are researching. It's a promising trend in infectious disease control - medication that helps the immune system fight viruses, instead of traditional drugs that kill viruses directly.

5 Apr 2013 - 3:57am

Beijing will not 'exclude possibility' of H7N9 infections

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said although recent cases of human bird flu infection have been concentrated in eastern China, the city of Beijing was not “absolutely safe” from the virus.

4 Apr 2013 - 3:53pm 2 comments

Jobs that can ruin your health

Work is not something we associate with ill health. Physical and mechanical hazards aside, we would not immediately link our working environment with problems like diabetes, cancer, or cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

2 Apr 2013 - 10:37am

Stress hurts women far worse

It's been 20 years since the release of John Gray's hugely popular book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, a work which fired public debate about gender differences. That discussion shows no signs of slowing down.

2 Apr 2013 - 10:37am 1 comment

New coronavirus appears deadlier than Sars, says HKU

The mysterious new coronavirus that emerged in the Middle East and has killed 11 people is potentially more deadly than Sars and also more "promiscuous" - able to infect many different species - University of Hong Kong research has found.

28 Mar 2013 - 5:58am 1 comment

Health bites

Having strong bones in old age is child's play

26 Mar 2013 - 10:05am

Healthy gourmet

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is said to have first suggested the healing power of food, when in 431BC he said: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." In the past decade, many studies have shown a relationship between what we eat and brain function.

26 Mar 2013 - 10:05am

Parents play important role in kids' fitness

When Sarah Shrimplin injured herself training for a marathon and couldn't join her son in the Beat the Banana! Charity Run on March 17, she immediately looked for a replacement, as she knew how much the race meant to six-year-old Tavez.

17 Apr 2013 - 10:23am 1 comment