Wine and Health

Health bites

The good oil on health

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012, 12:00am

Curb alcohol sales in shops, doctors urge

As more teenagers indulge in binge drinking, doctors are calling for stricter control on sales of alcohol in shops.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Health bites

Looks good enough to eat

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Health bites

15 minutes means an extra three years

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Why close to 45,000 distance runners opted to shiver in their running shorts by the Tsim Sha Tsui clock tower at 5am today - assuming all went according to plan - when they could have been snuggling under a warm duvet reading this column is beyond me. These intrepid athletes braved runner's knee, foot fractures and shin splints for sound cardio health.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Cancer epidemic in next decade

4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

One in three don't drink enough fluids

Almost one in three people drink fewer than the six glasses of water or other liquid a day doctors recommend, a Department of Health survey shows.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Medi Watch

Fit to fight breast cancer

Exercise may cut the risk of breast cancer after menopause and help to ward off the most aggressive types of tumours. These are the findings of an 18-year US study of more than 36,000 women.

25 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Education needed about the dangers of alcohol

Of the many health problems concerning us in Hong Kong, alcoholism is one which receives little attention. Figures recently released suggest there is a need for greater concern.

4 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Wine cure promises banned

Makers of Chinese medicinal wines have been warned against claiming their products can cure cancer and impotence.

The Department of Health sent warning letters after the Consumer Council tested 30 medicinal wines.

Eleven brands breached the Undesirable Medical Advertisement Ordinance, the council found. All wines were still safe to drink.

16 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Arty folk head for hip watering hole

HONG KONG'S poets, artists and film types have found a new place to hang out - Steps on Aberdeen Street, between Staunton Street and Caine Road.

The tiny wine bar, which opens up this part of town for the first time, focuses heavily on red wines, avant-garde decor and arty conversation to the sounds of international jazz greats.

21 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Red tide

China's wine imports in the first four months of this year were 50 times those in the period last year, and were worth US$1.22 million, news reports say.

Beijing's Financial Times said Chinese drinkers were particularly fond of red wine, which accounted for 80 per cent of 1997 imports.

15 May 1997 - 12:00am

Risk at the bottom of the bottle

THE tragic death of a young bride following a drinking binge at her own wedding reception highlights the dangers of alcohol.

1 Nov 1995 - 12:00am