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大肠癌多数由息肉演变

大肠癌(又称结肠直肠癌)是本地常见的癌症,在本地男性癌症病例中排行第一位,在女性癌症病例中则排名第二。大肠癌多数由结肠和直肠内的息肉演变而成。息肉是怎么来的?该如何检验?切除后就可以一劳永逸吗? 莱佛[…]

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大肠癌八问

3月是大肠癌意识月,大肠癌是本地头号癌症杀手,男女患病比例相等。 平日饮食与生活,应该注意哪些事项?若发现任何异样,如何应对?莱佛士外科医疗中心外科顾问医生黄振为读者解答有关大肠癌的问题。 血,是否表[…]

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The Big Picture on Obesity

Whether you’re trying to lose belly fat or trim fat from another part of your body, weight-loss basics remain the same:
Reduce calories and your portion sizes. Replace your usual fare with healthy foods that contain fewer calories.
Increase physical activity. The general recommendations for adults are to get two hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week or one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, in addition to strength training. You may need to do more to lose weight and keep it off.

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Lapband Surgery

Lapband Surgery

Lapband is a safe procedure that can help the severely obese lose weight effectively. It is like a diet permanently enforced by a surgically restricted stomach. Lapband is a laparoscopic operation in which a hollow silicon band is clipped around the upper part of the stomach. The band is removable, adjustable and does not permanently alter the anatomy. More significantly, it is one of the least invasive obesity operations because neither the stomach nor the intestine is cut. It is also a long-term weight loss option with over 90 per cent effectiveness.

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