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New hopes for cure-all flu jab
SCIENTISTS said they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known fl u viruses in what was hailed as an ‘extrao...
2019.02.27
Unsafe food hurts economy
FOOD contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxic chemicals is a mounting health hazard and a crippling econ...
2019.02.21
Global youths’ hearing in danger
MORE than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through excessive use of smartphones and other audio devi...
2019.02.20
Lack of sleep ups cancer risk
SLEEP deprivation could cause permanent damage to DNA and increase the risk of cancer even in healthy young people, a Un...
2019.02.19
Tests find snacks dangerous
THE Consumer Council (消委會) is calling on manufacturers of cookies and other treats to use healthier ingredients – li...
2019.01.23
Survey: 1 in 3 HKers binge-drink
MORE than a third of people in the SAR binge-drink, according to a survey of 1,119 people by the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer S...
2018.12.18
Questions raised over nose job
A WOMAN who was dissatisfied by how a nose job turned out claims she was persuaded by staff at a beauty centre to underg...
2018.11.26
Workouts do wonders for the ill
PEOPLE with conditions like cancer and diabetes have shared stories of how they turned their lives around with exercise ...
2018.11.15
General approval for e-cig ban
A BROAD cross-section of society offered support for a ban on e-cigarettes and called on authorities to act quickly.This...
2018.10.24
Breast cancer gene found
AROUND 15 percent of Asian breast cancer patients are diagnosed with the disease as a result of ‘a genetically passed-o...
2018.10.09
Elderly duped into buying extra
MANY elderly have been talked into buying unnecessary and expensive products with their health care vouchers, according ...
2018.10.02
Unhealthy habits take fatal toll
MORE than half of Hongkongers die from an unhealthy lifestyle and poor eating habits, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin...
2018.05.21
Over-exercising can hurt
AN increasing number of Hong Kong people, are taking to marathons and other mass endurance events. And it is hurting the...
2018.05.15
Warning: plastic in wild mullet
ABOUT 60 percent of wild mullet caught in Hong Kong contain microplastics, according to university research.Greenpeace (...
2018.05.02
AI to aid colon exams
A NEWLY developed real-time artificial intelligence (AI) system will help doctors pick up colorectal polyps missed by hu...
2018.04.18
Study: poor areas have poor air
A HONG Kong University-Cambridge research team found that air pollution is worse in poor districts.Their Clean Energy an...
2018.02.05
Kids warned on spinal problems
AN astonishing 68 percent of Hong Kong children, preschool to primary school level, suffer from spinal problems.This fin...
2017.12.05
Study: popular dishes too salty
MINCED pork patty with salted egg (鹹蛋蒸肉餅) is the saltiest dish in Chinese restaurants, a collaborative study by the...
2017.11.23
Stroke alert for teen tech users
YOUNG people are facing a greater risk of stroke than their parents’ generation as they exercise less, eat an unhealthy...
2017.11.03
Fruit juices raise health worries
TWO apple juice drinks from Australia (澳洲) were pulled off the shelves after being found to contain excessive levels o...
2017.10.23
Pollution haze chokes SAR
HONG Kong was shrouded in bad air when the pollution reached‘very high’and‘serious’health-risk levels, the Environme...
2017.09.22
Bodybuilders warned on drug use
HONG Kong’s bodybuilders were warned against using drugs to help them buff up as it could trigger organ failure and dea...
2017.05.22
Phones a pain in the neck
MORE young people are suffering from neck pains due to the frequent use of mobile phones, according to the Hospital Auth...
2017.04.21
‘Meal on one plate’ too salty
IF you have a craving for ‘meal on one plate’ dishes (碟頭飯), you might be better off picking braised tofu sheets wit...
2017.03.22
No local tax on sugar drinks yet
BRITAIN will levy a new sugar tax to fight obesity but Hong Kong has no immediate plans to follow suit. Details of the t...
2017.03.15
Healthy weight good for kidneys
HONGKONGERS are urged to maintain a healthy body weight to keep kidney problems away. Those who are obese are 83 percent...
2017.03.09
Walking for organ donations
SOME 300 people have signed up for an Organ Donation Promotion Walk (器官捐贈推廣步行) that aims to encourage families t...
2017.03.08
Lucky trees pose health hazard
MINIATURE tangerine trees for celebrating Lunar New Year could be hazardous to health, with pesticide residues that coul...
2017.02.09
Long hours ‘endanger health’
NEARLY half of veteran transport employees are said to work more than 68 hours a week, damaging their health and trigger...
2017.02.08
The smart way to avoid pain
UNIVERSITY of Hong Kong (香港大學) medical students are spreading awareness that four simple exercises can help people p...
2017.02.06
Too much sitting bad for health
HONG Kong people, including students, sit too much, and this is detrimental to health, according to a study. The Univers...
2017.01.12
Greens seek paper-towel cut
MORE effort is needed to reduce wastage of paper towels in shopping mall toilets, says the environmental group World Gre...
2016.12.09
Hairy crabs spark poison alert
FOOD authorities have found excessive dioxin in hairy crab samples and suspended their import from two Jiangsu Province ...
2016.11.04
Asbestos found in 21 estates
TWENTY-ONE public housing estates have materials containing banned asbestos – 32 years after the government stopped usi...
2016.10.26
App adds a spring in your step
A NEW mobile app that makes walking more fun can be adopted in Hong Kong, according to its designer. New York environmen...
2016.10.11
Silver tower to clean grey air
A DUTCH artist has found an artistic and novel way to combat smog in Beijing. He has built a seven-metre metal structure...
2016.10.04
Dirty air hits hazardous levels
HONG Kong was hit by a particularly bad case of air pollution last week. Smog blanketed the territory for days and the a...
2016.10.03
It’s all right to fidget after all
PARENTS often tell their children to ‘sit still’ – or ‘not to fidget.’ Fidgeting – making small movements, especia...
2016.09.30
3D printing gets to heart of matter
DOCTORS in Hong Kong are using 3D printers to help with heart surgery. They make realistic heart models with the technol...
2016.05.30
Keep an eye out for squints
POOR performance in sports has beenblamed on poor body coordination. But aneye expert has pointed out that it may havemo...
2016.05.18
HK people believe they have poor health
HONG Kong people think they have the poorest health in the region, according to a survey. It found that Hongkongers are ...
2016.05.13
Obesity explosion hits mainland kids
RESEARCHERS have raised the alarm about an obesity explosion among children in rural China. This is believed to be cause...
2016.05.03
Organic food not pesticide-free
IF you think eating organic food is safe and good for your health, think again. The Consumer Council warned that about a...
2016.03.21
Smoking helpline marks 10th anniversary
MANY girls seeking help to stop smoking from the University of Hong Kong’s (HKU, 香港大學) Youth Quitline (青少年戒煙熱...
2015.04.27
HK ranked 17th for quality sleep
HONGKONGERS may not be sleeping long and well enough. Most are in bed before 1am and awake by 8am. But many may not slee...
2015.04.23
Scares in the supermarket
With much of Hong Kong’s food imported from the mainland, let us find out the cause of food safety scandals and what ca...
2015.03.24
Fat chance of healthy kids’ meals
FOOD and health experts have hit out at restaurants for serving fatty food to children following a survey. Children’s m...
2015.03.20
12 die on worst day of flu season
TWELVE people died of seasonal flu last Wednesday, including a 60-year-old customs officer – the highest death toll in ...
2015.02.09
Power down for health
Electronic devices are powerful tools that have changed the way we work and communicate with each other. But if they are...
2014.12.16
Schizophrenia ‘usually in young’
PEOPLE are traditionally scared of the mental condition called schizophrenia , says a psychiatrist. However, there are f...
2014.12.04
Deadly serious about Ebola
The World Health Organization (WHO) has described the Ebola virus disease as “the most severe, acute health emergency s...
2014.11.25
HKers diets too sweet and salty
MANY Hongkongers are risking their health by consuming salt and sugar at levels above those recommended by the World Hea...
2014.11.17
Lung disease ‘fifth biggest killer’
THREE out of five Hongkongers have no knowledge of lung disease and a third of those who know do not realise treatment i...
2014.11.06
HK airport prepares for Ebola
HONG KONG has enhanced measures to prevent the occurrence of the deadly Ebola (伊波拉) virus in the territory. The beefe...
2014.10.24
Warning on children’s gadget use
PARENTS should pay more attention to how their children are using smartphones and tablet computers. The warning comes fr...
2014.10.23
Liver transplanted second time
MANY things can be recycled and reused, including human organs. And now, a liver has been recycled and reused twice. A f...
2014.10.22
Lighting up drug legalisation
BEIJING police stated that both local actor-singer Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Ko, 23, were detained after they t...
2014.09.30
Calls for tax hike to cut smoking
TOBACCO tax must rise by at least 57 percent if Hong Kong is to achieve a single-digit smoking rate in under a decade. T...
2014.09.16