Date
15 July 2018

living

  • Understanding autism

    - Apr 27, 2018 5:30pm
    A lot of us learn about autism through films, television shows or news reports, in which autistic people are often portrayed as either unwilling to communicate with others and incapable of managing their emotions, or as...
  • Identifying children with intellectual disability

    - Apr 20, 2018 5:40pm
    Mental retardation (MR) is a developmental disability that results in an individual showing far-below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for everyday life. It is evaluated by four gradings: mild, moderate, severe...
  • Understanding omega-3

    - Apr 20, 2018 3:13pm
    There is a wide range of fish oil capsules available on the market. Of different sizes and colors, they all share one ingredient in common – omega-3, which is a kind of unsaturated fatty acid that...
  • Ready Player One: Back, just not to the future

    - Apr 17, 2018 4:57pm
    Ready Player One, the latest Steven Spielberg epic to roll off the production line, promised to offer a vision of an immersive reality enabled future, but instead gazes with longing nostalgia to the 70s, 80s and 90s...
  • 6 ways to banish bedtime worrying that interferes with your rest

    - Apr 13, 2018 5:12pm
    If worry is robbing you of precious sleep, you’re not alone. Researchers have found that nearly 25 percent of adults say their worries keep them tossing and turning at night. In fact, a study published online...
  • Understanding menstrual leave

    - Apr 13, 2018 5:10pm
    Menstruation is a monthly curse for many women. Backache, stomach ache, headache, dizziness and even nausea are commonly experienced by ladies going through their period. In Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Indonesia, female employees are granted menstrual leave...
  • Diabetes management for elderly patients

    - Apr 13, 2018 12:38pm
    Chan, 70, had lost appetite for days and was sent to the hospital by her worried family for her absent-mindedness. The emergency department observed her deteriorating health and directed her case to the internal medicine and...
  • How to be a green DJ in Hong Kong

    - Apr 10, 2018 1:17pm
    The Fragrant Harbour is anything but at the best of times. Hong Kong’s problems with waste, landfill space, inefficient recycling systems and overconsumption are well documented. That’s not to mention air pollution and green city planning,...
  • I don’t want to go to school!

    - Apr 6, 2018 5:09pm
    Children can be emotional. It is not surprising if they sometimes are unwilling to go to school. In most cases, parents can cajole them to get on the school bus. However, some kids will insist on...
  • What to do with heel pain

    - Apr 6, 2018 5:07pm
    Chan, a keen hiker and runner, is worried. Every morning when he gets up and steps on the floor, he experiences excruciating pain that will not go away until he takes a few more steps. After working...
  • A visit to Indonesia’s Jurassic Park

    - Apr 6, 2018 3:53pm
    As if our fatigue and hunger were not enough, the local guide tried to aggravate our predicament by calling out to the ladies in our group and asking if any of them were having their period....
  • Art meets science at Art Basel 2018

    - Apr 4, 2018 9:21am
    People tend to see art and science as two completely unrelated fields – art is brought to life by spontaneous sparks of inspiration and creativity while science is reserved for analytical minds that can handle complex...
  • Strong immunity helps ward off the flu

    - Mar 29, 2018 6:08pm
    Spring has arrived in Hong Kong, but the flu season apparently has not left; many people are still getting sick easily. People wear face masks when they go out, get flu shots and wash their hands...
  • First-aid tips for travelers

    - Mar 29, 2018 5:15pm
    Easter is around the corner and many people are preparing to travel overseas during the long holiday weekend. The following quick-fix tips may be helpful in case of minor injuries while traveling. 1. Ice treatment: Ice...
  • Five things you need to know about colon cancer screenings

    - Mar 29, 2018 3:31pm
    According to the American Cancer Society, improvements in prevention, detection and treatment have helped more than a million people in the United States overcome colon and rectum cancer, also known as colorectal cancer. In honor of...
  • ‘Whipped Cream’ treat at HK Arts Festival

    - Mar 28, 2018 5:00pm
    American Ballet Theatre, making a welcome return to the Hong Kong Arts Festival, brought a brand new two-act story ballet “Whipped Cream”. The choreographer is its artist-in-residence, Alexei Ratmansky, who is currently the leading ballet choreographer...
  • The dangers of those lovely stilettos

    - Mar 23, 2018 5:30pm
    From stilettos, pumps, to ballerinas, the wide variety of shoes create a kaleidoscopic picture and offer so much fun to styling. Shoes that are high and pointy are most adored by fashion-savvy ladies. Unfortunately, they are...
  • Drinking too much water may not be good for your health

    - Mar 23, 2018 5:03pm
    Many people have made it a habit to drink eight glasses of water daily because they think it’s good for the health. But drinking too much or too little water can be hazardous to the body....
  • Are hot springs suitable for the elderly?

    - Mar 16, 2018 3:33pm
    Japan and South Korea are two popular countries to visit during winter time for their hot springs and hanjeungmak (traditional Korean sauna). However, many people might be worried about whether it is safe for senior citizens to...
  • Trekking poles versus walking canes

    - Mar 16, 2018 3:32pm
    Trekking poles and walking canes share the same purpose of providing users with extra support. The fulcrum created by the stick allows the upper body, especially the arms, to share the pressure on the lower body...

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