Date
23 July 2018

living

  • 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...
  • Can acupuncture relieve chronic pain?

    - Jun 15, 2018 3:27pm
    Have you ever considered trying acupuncture to treat your chronic pain? Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat diseases by using fine, sterile needles applied to specific areas of the body to stimulate...
  • Irish Celtic: A musical treat to lift the spirits

    - Jun 15, 2018 3:05pm
    One sure way to add zest to your mood in this gloomy weather is to catch the Irish Celtic, a two-hour extravaganza of songs and dances evoking the spirit of Ireland. Presented by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions,...
  • What is physical fitness?

    - Jun 8, 2018 5:30pm
    It is now getting fashionable to have a smartwatch that can track one’s fitness. Staying physically fit has been a trend in the past decade and people are more aware of the importance of regular exercises....
  • Three highs and obesity: the root causes of many illnesses

    - Jun 8, 2018 4:22pm
    Warning to those who engage in unhealthy eating habits: you are at risk of the “three highs” and obesity. Together they can cause a wide range of illnesses, with diabetes being the most common. The “three highs”...
  • Cross-cultural relationships

    - Jun 8, 2018 11:52am
    British royal weddings have always been global sensations. This year’s event at Windsor Castle was even more sensational because of the cultural differences between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. All couples face various kinds and levels...
  • Pain arising from sleep disorders

    - Jun 1, 2018 5:36pm
    People living in cities have various degrees of sleep disorders, such as insomnia, having difficulty falling asleep, and light sleep. When the quality of sleep is not good enough, other problems often arise, including high blood...
  • Why it’s important to maintain good posture

    - Jun 1, 2018 5:35pm
    People who suffer from excruciating pain tend to immediately resort to painkillers or complicated therapies. What they do not know is that the solution can be as simple as having a proper posture, which is often...
  • Understanding osteoporosis

    - Jun 1, 2018 5:30pm
    Osteoporosis is a medical term commonly heard but rarely fully understood. It is a condition of weak bones, indicated by bone loss, decrease in bone density, porous bones and fragile bones. It is caused by a...
  • The harder the mattress, the better?

    - May 25, 2018 5:35pm
    Many people pay attention to maintaining proper postures when working and standing, but often overlook the importance of sleep products. If you spend eight hours of sleep a day, you will spend around one-third of the...
  • Dairy products and their packaging

    - May 25, 2018 5:30pm
    Most locally produced pasteurized milk in Hong Kong is sold in cartons, plastic bottles or glass packaging. Imported ultra-high temperature (UHT) processed milk using aseptic packaging technologies are also available in the market. Pasteurization is a...
  • Probiotics are the guts’ best friends

    - May 25, 2018 3:31pm
    There are a few hundred kinds of bacteria in the human guts, including probiotics like lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Prebiotics such as oligosaccharide, dietary fibers and resistant starches, which help in the growth of probiotics, can also be...
  • Going downhill from losing weight

    - May 18, 2018 5:40pm
    Standing in front of me was a very slim girl, aged about 20. Entering the consultation room, she was fidgeting and looking around with fear. I asked what her name was and she softly replied that...
  • Secrets to burning tummy fat

    - May 18, 2018 5:35pm
    Results of a study carried out by the Department of Health from December 2014 to August 2016 suggest that about 50 percent of Hong Kong population could be considered overweight or fat.  If the waist-hip ratio...
  • Autism spectrum disorder: Critical treatment period

    - May 18, 2018 5:30pm
    Research has indicated that the golden treatment period for autism is between age 0 to age 6, because the development of cognitive, coordinative, sensory and social skills in children within that age group is the quickest....
  • Down to the bones: How to spot and confront a silent ailment

    - May 18, 2018 3:30pm
    “Most people will reach their peak bone mass between the ages of 20 and 30,” says Joy Tsai, MD, of MGH Endocrinology. “While some amount of bone loss is expected with aging, it is important to...
  • What exactly is Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, or GDM?

    - May 11, 2018 5:30pm
    “Doctor, will my gestational diabetes affect my baby?” “Do I have to take insulin?” These are some of the familiar questions that I received from my patients who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). According...
  • Why we should stay mindful of our cholesterol intake

    - May 11, 2018 3:35pm
    Cholesterol has been shedding its bad reputation as a health risk since the US federal government released its latest dietary guidelines, in which there is no more recommended maximum level of cholesterol intake. On social media, when...
  • How an automated external defibrillator works

    - May 11, 2018 3:30pm
    The heart is such a wonderful organ that keeps the entire body alive. It has four chambers: two atria receiving blood and two ventricles pumping it to the lungs and the rest of the body. The...
  • Cervical spine disorders

    - May 4, 2018 5:40pm
    I recently began organizing information in order to build a database for my clinic to help it capture and analyze patients’ diseases better. As I undertook the work and pored through data, I discovered that almost...

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