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  1. Sex may be only twice a week and unadventurous, but HK is happy

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Hongkongers have sex infrequently and are among the least sexually adventurous, yet most of them are happy with their love lives, condom-maker Durex's annual world sex survey shows. The average Hongkonger has sex 103 times a year, fourth from the bottom but still higher than Sweden (102), Malaysia (100) and Singapore (96). All the other 30 countries surveyed rated higher than ...

  2. The importance of education

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Children have so much to learn in this complicated world of ours, and a new educational series by publisher Treasure-Fort Development is providing the much-needed information. Alert reader Eva Lo sent in this highly informative bilingual kindergarten series, written to enhance the vocabularies of young readers. It includes 'Learning animal', 'Learning ...

  3. Cholera crisis managers calm the waters

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... I am loath to say anything nice about ParknShop, which makes me pay $20 for 5kg of cat litter - among other inflated price items - when I have five cats at home. But the way the supermarket chain went into crisis-management mode this week after health ins ...

  4. Foreign doctors are a cure, not a curse

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When a young Hong Kong-born neurosurgeon from a pre-eminent medical school in Britain cannot practise in Hong Kong, you know something is rotten in the state ... doctors have been exempted from taking the exams, but they are subject to annual review and renewal. How can anyone plan a career on temporary contracts? Our rival, Singapore, is well aware of our ...

  5. Deliver us from greed when giving birth

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Mammas let your babies grow up to be doctors. And make sure they become obstetricians- because what they have is a licence to print money, at least if they are in private practice. The opaqueness with which local private hospitals charge for delivery services would shame even the financial services, an industry notorious for imposing hidden and ill-defined ...

  6. How dolphins can fill your family's spiritual needs

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Dolphins carry within them remarkable healing energy, according to spiritual healer and self-styled 'trans-personal channel' Veenaa Saynana. She may be only ... that make you feel like a Duracell battery already? The Singapore-based healer, who is visiting the city, promises to uplift, transform and bring spiritual clarity for those on the trip. She can see ...

  7. Small change for users of Viagra

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Drug maker Pfizer must be desperate. With the blockbuster Viagra going off patent soon and generic drug-making vultures waiting in the wings, it is trying to boost sales with every tacky advertising trick. So, guess what? Every pack of the sex drug now comes with three free chocolate-flavoured condoms, courtesy of Durex. 'Pfizer gives you three mid-summer ...

  8. Scientists must speak to the common man

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com We live in a world created and defined by science and technology. Yet the people who make a profession out of these fields often act like high priests of old, communicating in esoteric language that only the initiated can understand. Most of the time, it is fine. Specialists go their merry way and the public theirs. But sometimes something spectacular happens ...

  9. Don't be fooled by local doctors' gripes

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Many local doctors who spent half their life in school to qualify for their licence to practise medicine think they have the God-given right to milk the system for the rest of their lives. Under the guise of protecting local standards, doctors in private and public sectors have fought the Hospital Authority's moderate scheme to import overseas doctors ...

  10. Mind how you go, no matter how painful

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Which is more cruel- to have the use of your body but lose your mind, or the other way around? I asked myself this question more than a year ago while attending the opening of an exhibition showcasing the achievements of Charles Kao Kuen, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist often called the father of fibre optics. By that time, Kao was at an advance stage ...




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