Date
24 April 2018

living

  • A four-point plan on how to approach exam preparation

    - Mar 13, 2018 4:15pm
    Let me begin with a disclaimer: there is no sure-fire way to guarantee success in an exam. However, things like stress, panic and fear brought on by poor preparation can most certainly have a negative effect...
  • Emollients for eczema patients

    - Mar 12, 2018 5:30pm
    “The moisturizer you prescribed did not work at all,” the mother of a ten-year-old complained, showing a somewhat unused tube to the doctor who wasn’t convinced in the slightest. Nearly half of the patients who suffer...
  • The curse of stroke in some young adults

    - Mar 9, 2018 5:14pm
    The siren of the ambulance wailed urgently, cutting through the cold winter morning. Paramedics were seen rushing into Wong’s house, prompting neighbors to wonder if Uncle Wong’s high blood pressure had finally taken a terrible toll...
  • Autism spectrum disorder

    - Mar 9, 2018 3:11pm
    Statistics show that the majority of local students who seek child and adolescent psychiatric service suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as the second major case. Autism spectrum disorder is...
  • Empowering women to prevent and manage gestational diabetes

    - Mar 8, 2018 9:17am
    Today, International Women’s Day, while we celebrate the achievements of women around the globe and call for gender equality, let us also take the opportunity to put a spotlight on health issues that affect women. We recognize...
  • Safe-sleep recommendations for infants

    - Mar 2, 2018 5:30pm
    An analysis of trends in sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) over the past two decades finds that the drop in such deaths that took place following the release of the 1992 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)...
  • Leg length discrepancy can cause back pain

    - Mar 2, 2018 5:30pm
    Leg length discrepancy (LLD), defined as a condition in which the two limbs have a noticeably unequal length, can be diagnosed through careful observation. Check from the back if the shoulders, hips, and hems of the...
  • How to prevent hand-foot-and-mouth disease

    - Mar 2, 2018 3:31pm
    Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection most common in children and occasionally in adults. It is typically caused by coxsackievirus and enterovirus 71. According to the Centre for Health Protection, 419 cases of HFMD were...
  • Finding the right tutor: A few things to remember

    - Mar 2, 2018 10:56am
    As the May exam season approaches, students find themselves in a situation where they need to pull out all the stops and give it everything they’ve got. It is common for students at this time to...
  • Enjoy your oysters without fear

    - Feb 23, 2018 3:37pm
    Oysters have always been a favorite among gourmets and buffet-goers. Not only are they delicious, oysters are also very nutritious. They are low in fat, high in protein and loaded with minerals such as selenium, zinc, iron,...
  • Winter skincare for babies

    - Feb 23, 2018 3:33pm
    The dry, chilly winter air is particularly tough on babies. Infants, who have delicate skin, may encounter various skin problems due to dryness and sensitivity. Here are four common skin problems: Eczema. Skin becomes dry, itchy and...
  • How does one cure a wounded heart?

    - Feb 23, 2018 3:31pm
    It is a common belief that Chinese medicine focuses on healing and revitalizing the body, and that no patient would go to a Chinese medicine doctor in an emergency situation. But that doesn’t mean that Chinese medicine...
  • Why you shouldn’t allow your kids to become overweight or obese

    - Feb 15, 2018 5:40pm
    The World Obesity Federation has set October 11 as World Obesity Day to call attention to the global problem. And the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified childhood obesity as one of the most serious public...
  • Diet and nutrition for a healthy lower back

    - Feb 15, 2018 5:30pm
    A well-balanced diet is the foundation of health. Many ailments can be corrected through proper meal planning. Here is a list of food nutrients that are indispensable to our health and especially to a healthy lower...
  • A healthy heart for all ages

    - Feb 15, 2018 3:01pm
    Heart disease isn’t just for men anymore. Although many women don’t realize it, heart disease is, in fact, the number one killer of American women, more lethal than all forms of cancer combined. That’s the bad...
  • Battling the influenza

    - Feb 14, 2018 12:07pm
    In January, Hong Kong reached the peak influenza season. Up to 5,000 visits were reported daily at the outpatient emergency rooms in the city’s hospitals. Patients had to sometimes wait as long as 11 hours before...
  • Coco Chanel is gone, but her influence lives on

    - Feb 12, 2018 3:55pm
    Hong Kong fashionistas must have had their fill following Chanel’s month-long Mademoiselle Privé exhibition at the PMQ in Central. The century-old fashion house established by Coco Chanel has long been a symbol of elegance and feminine boldness. Women...
  • Simple facial cleansing is your best beauty regime

    - Feb 9, 2018 5:28pm
    Having a flawless and porcelain skin is everyone’s dream but many of us are not gifted with such a perfect skin. People look for advanced skincare products or seek help from dermatologists to cure their skin problems....
  • Our dishes are way too salty

    - Feb 9, 2018 5:27pm
    When I was small, my mother never cooked me instant noodles. Once I was at a friend’s house, he showed me how the dish was prepared. You boil water in a pan, and you put in...
  • Eye protection for mobile phone addicts

    - Feb 9, 2018 3:31pm
    We see them everywhere: adults and kids looking at their smartphones or tablets all the time. In the long run, this overuse of mobile devices could lead to myopia, or near-sightedness, and may even result in computer...

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