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  1. Stand by me

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Few of us can comprehend what life is like for people coping with schizophrenia and other psychiatric problems. Even immediate family members may fail to empathise, as Cheung Yuk-way can testify. She became concerned when he ...

  2. Human brains on animal alert

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the human brain. At the sight of an adorable pet, in Hong Kong's case typically a poodle, most people would feel compelled to stop and stroke it while cooing: 'Oh... so lovely.' If they see a snake, a crocodile or a spider they would usually show fear and back away. Researchers discovered that these responses are prompted by a specific part of the human brain ...

  3. Animals in the service of human health

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... But it remains a highly controversial issue. Animal rights groups, such as the Animal Liberation Group and Speak, argue that testing is immoral: the benefits to humans do not outweigh the pain suffered by the animals. Members of such groups believe that every animal has a right to life just as humans do, and that it is wrong to test experimental drugs on animals, often leading to their deaths. But, even ...

  4. Milk of human kindness

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Organisation says the next best thing after a mother's own milk is human breast milk 'from another source'. And I had another source; my friend Allie Burrows. Until Allie's milk ... leaving to start her own network, Human Milk 4 Human Babies (HM4HB) in March this year. 'Everyone is pumping their milk, thinking the apocalypse is coming... so they all have this stash ...

  5. The human brain

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... of the human brain is that it has become bigger compared to the rest of our body. Two hemispheres The brain has a right side and a left side - these are called hemispheres. The earth is also divided ... to do what. It controls our movement. A growing organ It would make sense the human brain is bigger than the brains of other animals. After all, we're smarter. But some animals have bigger ...

  6. Human error hard to avoid, says Hospital Authority boss

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Human error cannot be avoided in an organisation as large as the Hospital Authority, but it will still take steps to improve operations in the face of recent drug-related blunders, the authority's chief has said. 'The Hospital Authority gives out millions of pills each year and there is always human error,' its chief executive, Shane Solomon, said. ...

  7. Sars virus in civet cats becoming more human-like

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... 'human-like', increasing the chances of humans becoming infected, Hong Kong and Guangdong scientists said yesterday. An outbreak could happen as early as the Lunar New Year Festival later this month ... The genetic sequencing showed the virus the civet was carrying was more 'human-like', meaning humans may be more susceptible to Sars infection, according to Zhong Nanshan, head ...

  8. White isn't quite right, says guest stylist at Clinique promotion for skin-lightening creams

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Fiona Ng, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Vivian Chen and Fiona Ng Clinique might have been trying to promote its Derma White line of whitening products at the Four Seasons hotel on Tuesday afternoon, but local stylist Bonita Cheung Kit-man (pictured) wasn't doing them any favours by suggesting that white isn't always right. 'Actually, I would prefer to work ...

  9. Watchdog warns on access to personal data

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The right of a person to access his personal data was important and should not be taken lightly, Privacy Commissioner Roderick Woo Bun said yesterday. He was commenting after a doctor was fined HK$1,000 last Friday for breaching the privacy law. The doctor had failed to respond to a patient's request for her medical records within the required 40 days. Mr Woo said ...

  10. A bill of rights for mainland smokers, just to clear the air

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are 'the future' of humanity, and that restaurant employees are often young people who have no choice over the quality of the air they breathe at work. Thus, we have the right to endanger ... smokers. And, indeed, they are entitled. Smokers enjoy many special rights and liberties that non-smokers are absolutely powerless to limit, amend or challenge. In a country where the word ...




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