Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Thursday, January 29, 2015   

Golden touch
Lane Crawford ushers in the Year of the Goat with "Gold Pop" - a modern take on the most auspicious shade of the season.

WHO 150-minute-a-week exercise guideline 'unworkable'
Recommendations by the United Nations' health agency that people should do at least 2 hours' physical activity a week are unworkable for some individuals, experts argue.

Power to the plants
Evidence that vegetables - the more the merrier - are good for you is legion. And here's more: researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found they lost more than three kilograms regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans.

French finesse
Guerlain has launched its first Beauty Centre, offering personalized consultation services.

Winter warm-ups
It's tricky trying to strike the right balance during winter workouts.

Driven to drink
It's true: working too hard can make you hit the bottle, according to researchers who warned of the health risks of such dual excess.

Quitting is in your metabolism
How quickly a smoker breaks down nicotine is a guide to which therapy is best for kicking the habit, according to research published yesterday.

Keep your joints warm in the cold
Many people know that acupuncture helps frozen shoulder (technically known as adhesive capsulitis), which two of my patients suffered about three months ago in the summer.

Sleep is the best medicine
Shakespeare calls it "chief nourisher in life's feast" while less poetic folks go for beauty sleep - and there is a reason for it. "Sleep is when repair happens," says skin specialist Terry Loong. "When you're sleeping, your old skin is shed and new cells come out."

The bee's knees
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."

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