Super Healthy Breakfast Options Around Hong Kong

After spending the night sleeping and fasting, our bodies crave food and nourishment upon waking in the morning. However, many of us would prefer more time in bed to sitting down and eating a healthy breakfast. Preparing breakfast doesn’t have to be an arduous or time consuming task, and for those people really pushed for time, it can also be eaten on the go. With so much choice for breakfast these…

How private medical insurance may increase your chances of survival in the wake of a possible New flu epidemic

The discovery of a new strain of bird flu, H7N9, a subtype of Influenza A virus was announced last month. So far, 60 people have been diagnosed with the new strain of flu, of which 13 people have died. As a result, Shanghai has declared a state emergency plan as a result of the outbreak.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no evidence as yet…

Top 3 Driving Distractions

Distracted driving is defined as any activity a driver undertakes while operating a vehicle. Although there are numerous different ways a driver can become distracted, most fall into one of the following categories: visual distractions, manual distractions or cognitive distractions. A visual distraction is when the driver takes their eye off the road, a manual distraction occurs when the driver…

Hong Kong's Best Easter Guide 2013!

The Easter break is almost upon us, which means school is out and, for many Hong Kong residents, this signals a beach vacation farther afield. Weather-wise, however, it’s probably the optimal time to enjoy something of a staycation with the family right here at home. If you’re stuck for ideas to keep the kids occupied, here’s our handy guide for things to do over the Easter period in Hong Kong.

Easter…

Kwiksure is Joining Earth Hour - Will You?

Despite the uncertainty surrounding climate change, and the heated debates among physicists, politicians and environmentalists over global warming, people worldwide are increasingly looking at what small steps they can take to help the environment. Earth Hour is one great example: held every year at the end of March, Earth Hour is a global event to raise awareness of climate change and encourage…

Best Safety Features For Cars

Anyone who loves cars knows that buying a new car isn't just exciting; it’s like starting a romance.

Make, model, color, horsepower, seating options, fuel mileage, power-equipment packages, warranty, GPS, Bluetooth connectivity, iPod docks - all of these are critical considerations, right? And don't forget about getting a great purchase price and the potential resale value when it comes…

Hong Kong Transport: What's Safe and What's not

There are many risks associated with public transport, and accidents can happen anywhere. In Hong Kong, however, there can be slightly more risk. This is the city where everyone's in a rush, and drivers keen to satisfy their passengers will hit the gas with gusto. Add to this the problem of narrow streets, hilly passes and decrepit roads in need of repair, and it’s no wonder most of us hold our…

WebMD: The Pros and Cons

So it turns out the internet isn’t just for looking at pictures of cats (who knew?), you can also use it to diagnose your medical maladies. WebMD is one of numerous online diagnosis sites that have popped up in the last few years. If and when you’re sick, these sites allow you to list your symptoms and see what the probable causes are. This is…

The Health Risks for Children in Hong Kong

An increasing number of prosperous families and the increasing Westernisation of Eastern culture in Hong Kong has led to a decrease in instances of many illnesses through immunizations. However, increased industrialisation and Westernisation have also caused health problems for children in Hong Kong including a significant increase in the child obesity rate.

Air pollution causes a plethora…

The health risks in the Hong Kong workplace

Hong Kong is a busy city with a fast work pace, so there are quite a lot of health problems to consider. The pace of cities such as Hong Kong are becoming more chaotic, which can result in an increased amount of workload. People are working longer hours, and some even twenty four hours a day.

With longer working hours comes potential health problems, including those that can affect mental…

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