Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Thursday, April 24, 2014   

Perfume that's a real gem
Trust Bulgari to create a perfume based on its famous jewels. The inspiration for the Omnia Indian Garnet (from HK$455) is Bulgari's Capriccio a Portofino necklace.

Cough remedies not a cure
Coughs are one of the main presentations to the doctor's clinic and there are multiple causes for this symptom. For the purposes of this article, I am concentrating on the commonest cause of coughing - that is, upper respiratory infections caused by the cold virus.

Gift of life
In an ideal world, all babies would be born healthy and wanted. But it's not and charities like Mother's Choice have had to step in. In the past 26 years, it has helped 51,000 young women facing crisis pregnancies, 2,600 special-needs babies and 3,600 children in its child-care and foster homes - all supported by donations.

Lost in a red mist
Sitting in front of me is a bookishly handsome, pleasant gentleman, who speaks with a posh accent.

Bee therapy
Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds - the humble bee has been a key source of alternative medicines since ancient times, and Romania is working to keep apitherapy alive.

The wonder of wheatgerm
Hongkongers dream of getting eight hours of sleep but end up with only 6.5, according to the AIA 2013 Healthy Living Index Survey. A lack of sleep takes its toll - causing eyebags, dull complexion, dark circles and fine lines.

Slimming ray of sunshine
Being slimmer could be as simple as waking up early for some morning sunshine, US researchers suggest.

Essential black dress
UST like that indispensable little black dress, Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire perfume has proven a must-have in every woman's wardrobe. The original fragrance was released in 2009 and has since been a signature perfume for the beauty house.

Diet drink danger
Diet drinks may increase the risk of heart attacks, stroke and other heart problems in post-menopausal women, according to an informal study that could take some fizz out of enjoyment of the popular beverages.

Eye have a question
Boots skin-care expert Mike Bell is hosting a live web chat between 2pm and 3pm on Friday on the Boots Hong Kong Facebook page to answer your questions on skin-aging around the eyes and other skin-care concerns.

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