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Health bites

Having strong bones in old age is child's play

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 10:05am

Lab Report

A new study published in the journal Nature is the first to show that a diet high in salt could be driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases worldwide.

11 Mar 2013 - 10:39am

Short Science, March 10, 2013

Russian scientists believe they have found a new type of bacteria in the subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica. The samples obtained from the underground lake in May last year contained a bacteria, which bore no resemblance to existing types, said Sergei Bulat of the Saint Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics.

10 Mar 2013 - 2:53am


Feel the pinch A friend asked me: 'Are you a salt snob?' 'Of course not,' I replied, rather indignant that she thought me capable of snobbery. 'So what kind of salt do you use?' was the next question. 'What are you using it for?' I countered.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Taken with a grain

As I lie back on a lounger in a slightly weird but very comfortable salt-lined grotto, a magazine perched on my lap and soothing nature documentaries on the giant television in front of me, it strikes me that this is the least unpleasant medical treatment I've ever had.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Digging into salt origins

You know that salt gives your food more flavour. But do you know where it comes from? An expert from Zigong, the 'salt capital' of Sichuan province, says that salt is still produced by traditional methods in his city.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Internet user held by police for spreading polluted sea rumour

A man has been detained by police and fined 500 yuan (HK$593) for spreading rumours that radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant had polluted the sea around Shandong, China News Service reports.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

A grain of salt

I cringed when learning last week about the rush on salt to protect against the radioactive cloud that could be on its way from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plant. Childhood memories flooded back of being forced to lie face down in an inflatable swimming pool filled with sterilised water mixed with cups of the corrosive mineral.

22 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Rumours trigger panic buying of salt across mainland, HK

Fears over Japan's continuing nuclear crisis fuelled a salt-buying frenzy across China as shoppers raced to stock up on the basis of wild rumours and speculation.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: body scrub

A body scrub exfoliates your skin using abrasive material like salt, grains and jojoba beads, rubbing away those dead skin cells and leaving you feeling baby-soft.

Body Shop Spa Wisdom Japan Adzuki Bean & Rice Washing Grains (HK$199/125g) 7/10

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am