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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bar Association calls for options on reform offering 'greatest possible' public participation

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:29pm by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... executive candidates without offering alternatives that ensure the greatest possible public participation, the Bar Association said yesterday. The Bar- which earlier said public nomination ... should consider "alternatives" to public nomination. It referred to suggestions made in April, including the abolition of corporate voting in elections to form the nominating committee. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Researchers believe they can slow disease's progress with use of molecule found in medicinal herb New lead on Alzheimer's Researchers believe they have ... The team has also identified a molecule in the Chinese medicinal herb gou teng (uncaria rhynchophylla) that inhibits the protein's activity. Developing a drug with the use of the molecule, ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... and Tropical Medicine, which led the study, along with UCL and Pennsylvania University, said the message was clear that the less you drink the better. "The best thing to do is to reduce ...


    Party expels former Guangzhou deputy mayor for alleged multiple adulterous relationships

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 08:03pm by Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com

    ... such as trade and foreign affairs. He was placed under investigation last December. Two other Guangdong officials – Tu Yaosheng, former head of the Guangdong Second Traditional Chinese Medicine ...

  5. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Fin de fin: Hong Kong restaurants offer alternatives to shark's fin

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Nan-Hie In

    ... alternative menus, restaurants are generally happy to comply. Some have taken shark's fin off the menu altogether (especially those at top hotel chains). Others still serve the delicacy but also offer substitute choices. Most tend to offer alternative dishes that have the same luxury cachet, using equally costly ingredients such as bird's nest. The Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Los Angeles hosts its first marijuana 'farmer's market'- organic, of course

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Organic marijuana- for medicinal purposes, of course- at bargain prices Los Angeles hosts pot 'farmer's market' It looks like any other ... In California, marijuana is only legal for medicinal purposes. For recreational use, possession of less than an ounce (28 grams) could result in a fine. Larger amounts can trigger criminal charges. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Safety of e-cigarettes still disputed as popularity increases

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:36am by Jeanette Wang

    ... e-cigarettes, promoted as a safer and healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes, are indeed so. At present, the device has 466 different brands, each with its own website, and 7,764 unique ... to cigarettes, which are associated with the image of cancer Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, who conducted this first comprehensive survey of e-cigarettes ...

  8. Internet registration soon an alternative to carrying card

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Prospective organ donors will soon be able to register on the internet instead of carrying donation cards. The government plans to set up in a few months a centralised registry for organ donations, to help health authorities identify potential do ...

  9. US grants spur Chinese University's herbal anti-cancer research

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... on securing a second round of funding from the National Institutes of Health, the US federal health organisation. The US body's National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine gave ... of Health- a first for Hong Kong. Leung Ping-chung, director of Chinese University's Centre for Clinical Trials on Chinese Medicine, said the two projects to develop drugs based on traditional ...

  10. Yoga class with a twist

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott One man's passion for painting gave one woman the idea for an artistic twist to her yoga studio. Yvonne Li, owner of Central's Yoga-Fitness studio, had a 'pretty relaxed' business relationship with Hung Kam-shing. 'Whe ...




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