Date
15 October 2018

living

  • 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...
  • Understanding schizophrenia

    - Jun 29, 2018 5:03pm
    Recently, the case of a mainland woman named Tang Lin-ling, who was found guilty of contempt of court after she took pictures inside a courtroom, became a favorite topic of conversation among gossipers. What is probably worth discussing...
  • Things you should know about food quality

    - Jun 22, 2018 6:27pm
    The quality of food refers to the nutritional value and the eating experience, which includes its color, aroma, taste, and texture. The quality could be affected by the composition of the food, such as water, carbohydrates (sugar...
  • Which part of your foot should you run on?

    - Jun 22, 2018 9:29am
    First question: Does landing on heels while running increase the risk of injury? Beginning runners are often reminded to land on their mid-feet or fore-feet, instead of their heels. We are accustomed to the protection provided...
  • Enjoy fruit in moderation

    - Jun 22, 2018 9:28am
    Summertime is here and people are trying different ways to cope with the high temperatures. Other than staying in an air-conditioned area, having a bowl of frozen fruit would also help. Fruits are nutritious but they...
  • Myofascial pain syndrome

    - Jun 15, 2018 5:43pm
    Myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia may sound totally different, but their expression of pain is very much alike. Since both illnesses are caused by problems arising from tissues like muscles, tendons or fascia, they share similar...
  • Tips on choosing the right sunscreen

    - Jun 15, 2018 5:00pm
    Scorching weather has been the most discussed subject in daily conversations and on social media platforms in recent days, with the big fat sun emerging as the most popular emoji icon. During summer time, the ultraviolet...
  • Be careful if your heart skips a beat

    - Jun 15, 2018 3:52pm
    As we all know, the heart is the most important organ that keeps us alive. It is an organ with a power generation system. The heart keeps beating because it has a complex current conduction system. This natural...

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