Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
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Removing the hook
Finding a way to wean smokers from their deadly habit is one of the great challenges in public health. But a new study offers hope that a trick proposed two decades ago - dialing back the nicotine that smokers get from their cigarettes - might help many quit, and steer others toward less dangerous means of feeding their addiction.

Barriers 'effective in preventing suicide'
INSTALLING BARRIERS, SAFETY nets and other restrictions at notorious suicide hotspots such as bridges, cliffs and railways could cut the number of suicides at these sites by more than 90 percent, according to research.

That special touch
Options are limited for the blind when it comes to timepieces. While a number of talking watches and braille wristwatches on the market do tell the time reasonably well, their designs often draw attention to a person's disability.

Air pollution may cause up to 6.6 million deaths

Default to laziness
We modern humans live in a world in which calorie-packed food tempts us from all directions, and a dazzling array of conveniences and conveyances relieves us of the need to exert much physical effort.

Turn off to switch on
EIGHT HOURS. THAT'S how long we spend staring at our screens every day. OffGrid on September 27 and 28 offers you a chance to take a break from technology.

Hitting the high Cs
VITAMIN C IS now considered a hero ingredient in anti-aging but Kiehl's has known it for a decade. It recently sold its three millionth bottle of Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate (HK$720) to mark the 10th anniversary of the vitamin C-based serum.

Variety, the spice of life
FOR THE COMMITMENT-PHOBIC gymrats, GuavaPass is the perfect answer. The all-in-one pass provides access to more than 50 Hong Kong fitness studios.

Natural ways to beat the bloat
THE WAY TO a man's heart is through his tummy. And to him other organs and overall health too, say nutritionists.

Police your lifestyle
The number of people worldwide whose deaths were tied to avoidable health risks like high blood pressure and smoking has shot up by almost 23 percent since 1990, researchers said recently.

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