Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Saturday, December 20, 2014   



Songs that make the cut
Almost three quarters of surgeons' operating theaters are thronging, or throbbing, with music when patients go under the knife, according to a study in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal.

Jitters over superbugs
Superbugs could kill an extra 10 million people a year and cost up to US$100 trillion (HK$780 trillion) by 2050 if their rampant global spread is not halted, according to a British government- commissioned review.

Pleasure's off the menu
Health regulators in the United States estimate that consumers will suffer up to US$5.27 billion (HK$41.1 billion) in "lost pleasure" over 20 years when calorie counts on menus discourage people from ordering high-calorie favorites.

Holiday fun in a box
Every year for the past five years, Kiehl's has been collaborating with artists to design its festive graphic print for its holiday editions.

Vision for the future
Laura Feit has been telling her friends to look into vision therapy if their children are having difficulties in school. She said she wishes she had known about the treatment option sooner after her nine- year-old daughter, Julia, struggled with everything from bumping into walls to skipping groups of words while reading.

Stemming the aging process
Glycel, which bills itself as the cell rejuvenation expert, has opened a Premier Spa in Central.

Make the most of lunch
The lunch hour gives us a breather from work. But because it is just that - an hour - you've always got a choice of lunch or spa ... but not both.

Why shift work is making you fat
Try as they might to adjust to a schedule that has them toiling while others sleep, swing-shift workers do not fool their bodies into burning calories and using nutrients the way people who obey their internal circadian clocks do, a study has found.

Christmas comes early
I try not to feature Christmas gifts until December but Lane Crawford's beauty boxes are just crying out for an early mention - especially as one of them should really be opened on December 1.

Two hope for best of three
Be it running, swimming or cycling, local boy Sean Yip Tsz-hin is a force to be reckoned with. The eight-year-old is the youngest to qualify for the coming New World International Triathlon in which he will compete against other children up to 12 years old for the champion title.



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