Date
17 August 2018

living

  • Bad swimming postures can cause rather than ease pain

    - Aug 10, 2018 3:29pm
    Swimming is a favorite summertime sport. Many arthritis patients take swimming as a form of therapy, believing that it would not hurt their muscles and joints. The truth is, wrong swimming postures or swimming for too...
  • Is Hou Tsao powder overrated?

    - Aug 3, 2018 5:30pm
    People love retro stuff. A lot of lifestyles from the 60s and 70s have been repackaged, making a comeback in the market. Among the products seeking to ride the trend are Chinese over-the-counter (OTC) herbal medicines....
  • Hair loss and smoking

    - Aug 3, 2018 5:15pm
    Ming-wah came in while tucking a packet of chewing gum into his pocket. It has been his third relapse. I knew he was taking a cigarette break again, judging from his appalling breath. Last year, he...
  • Sleep apnea: What you should do

    - Jul 27, 2018 5:40pm
    Sleep apnea is a condition in which the patient stops breathing intermittently during sleep. These pauses in breathing can occur anywhere from a few times to dozens of times per night depending on the severity of...
  • Zentangle art: How you can benefit from it

    - Jul 27, 2018 5:30pm
    The world is simple but people are not. Our worries are usually nothing more than random thoughts created by our busy mind. Research finds that patients with mood disorders are in a “doing mode” where they...
  • Alternative treatments for ADHD

    - Jul 27, 2018 5:15pm
    According to a study in 2000, the incidence rate of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is about 3 percent to 7 percent. At present, the exact cause of ADHD is still unknown. It is speculated...
  • Gratitude journal: a powerful cure for insomnia

    Jul 20, 2018 5:48pm
    Hong Kong is known for the fast-paced and stressful lifestyle of its people. Many of those who live in this busy city are often sleep-deprived, poorly rested or insomniac. When their sleeping pattern is often disrupted, people...
  • Everything about eczema

    - Jul 20, 2018 5:30pm
    Eczema has been widely discussed and more noticeable since the unfortunate case of an eczema patient killing her parents and herself. Eczema is a common skin condition which happens to various age groups but is more...
  • Insomnia and night terror

    - Jul 20, 2018 5:15pm
    Insomnia does not only refer to not being able to fall asleep. People who have difficulties naturally falling asleep or remaining deeply asleep are also sufferers of insomnia. We sleep and we dream. Sweet dreams are...
  • Using Google Photos to organize your travel pictures

    - Jul 16, 2018 12:07pm
    Many people take a lot of pictures on their trips, but it’s quite a headache to sort out all these photos upon their return home. Fortunately, technological advances have enabled us to store all these photos...
  • The debate about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ books for children

    - Jul 13, 2018 5:40pm
    Recently, Hong Kong’s Home Affairs Bureau transferred 10 children’s books on same-sex parenting to the closed area of the public library. These books will no longer be publicly displayed and will only be lent out by...
  • Building your muscles

    - Jul 13, 2018 5:30pm
    We often hear people saying they want to lose weight, have slimmer arms and calves, or flatten their stomachs. But not too many are heard saying they want to build up their muscles. Now, one can only...
  • Diving: Don’t turn a fun-filled sport into a dangerous one

    - Jul 13, 2018 4:10pm
    When I was a houseman, a young man with shoulder pain came to me, saying he had gone diving in Sai Kung the night before. Given the aggressive depth and time of his dive, I assumed...
  • How technology makes trip-planning so easy

    - Jul 9, 2018 11:15am
    With the onset of the summer holiday season, many parents are planning family trips with their children. In recent years, we have noticed a trend where several families would opt to travel together. The reason is...
  • Modern rules for modern mums

    - Jul 6, 2018 5:15pm
    Expectant Chinese women often find themselves confused by the rules passed along by their grandmothers. For instance, is the advice for new mothers not to wash their hair for a month after giving birth a joke...
  • The benefits of lowering cholesterol

    - Jul 6, 2018 5:00pm
    Cholesterol can be a confusing medical topic. There are measurements to understand. Medications to consider. And inherited genes and lifestyle choices to factor in. Mason Freeman, MD, an endocrinologist and chief of the Lipid Metabolism Unit...
  • Dehydration can intensify pain

    - Jul 6, 2018 5:00pm
    The summer arrived a bit earlier than usual this year. The unbearable heat in May and June makes July and August even more less-appealing. The constantly high temperature has created a lot of problems. Heat strokes,...
  • No right or wrong in choices of some ICU patients: doctor

    Jul 4, 2018 5:31pm
    In an intensive care unit, every day is a life-and-death struggle. Some patients will revive, while others will face the inevitable demise despite all the treatment. Although medical professionals deem it their duty to save their...
  • The difference between feeling low and clinical depression

    - Jun 29, 2018 7:27pm
    Living means facing all kinds of challenges and feeling all sorts of pressures. Everyone has their ups and downs. Nowadays, people know more about mental illness, and they are more willing to seek medical help. If you are...
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia

    - Jun 29, 2018 7:11pm
    According to an international research on sleeping habits, Hong Kong people have a poorer quality of sleep than those in the mainland and Taiwan. One in every 10 Hongkongers is bothered by insomnia. All over the...

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