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  1. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report: MRI scan proves adults have calorie-burning brown fat cells

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:19am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Researchers find new link to colorectal cancer risk Eating processed meats, such as ham and salami, is known to increase the risk of colorectal cancer, but for one-third of the population who carry a specific gene variant, the risk appears to increase significantly, according to a study in PLOS Genetics. Researchers at the University of Southern California ...

  2. News - World - GAMBIA

    As tourists flock to Gambia, population suffers under a paranoid police state

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Banjul While tourists flock to The Gambia’s stunning beaches and luxury resorts, its population suffers under one of Africa’s worst police states Paranoia and fear in holiday paradise Behind a row of luxurious resorts overlooking sparkling blue seas in The Gambia's capital, Banjul, lie more meagre lodgings, nicknamed Mile 2 Hotel. A stone's throw from ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Canada's bilingual population on decline for first time in 50 years

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Toronto Total of English and French speakers in Canada drops for the first time in 50 years to 17.5pc Bilingual population on the decline The bilingual English-French portion of Canada's population is on the decline, as the number of immigrants whose first language is neither English nor French grows, the country's statistics agency said. Statistics ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Survey shows problems of China's growing elderly population

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang in Beijing jeanette.wang@scmp.com Survey shows task facing Beijing as it struggles to cater for the world's fastest-rising elderly population, with a quarter below poverty line Stark truth about ageing China An unprecedented study of China's ageing population has shown a third of elderly mainlanders report poor health and a quarter are struggling below ...

  5. News - World - NATURE

    Beaver attacks rising in Belarus after population has tripled in a decade

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... in Europe, beavers have made a comeback as hunting was banned or restricted and new populations were introduced. In Belarus, a former Soviet nation between Russia and Poland, the beaver population has tripled in the past decade to an estimated 80,000, according to wildlife experts. That has caused beavers increasingly to wander into populated areas, creating more grounds for conflict. ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... the rapid growth of the city’s population, energy use and economic output were also to blame for worsening air quality. He told China Environmental News last month that from 1998 to 2012, Beijing’s economic output rose 6.5 times and the number of vehicles rose 2.8 times. Over the same period, the city’s population soared 66 per cent while energy consumption rose 90 per cent. The city plans ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Engineering innovation can shape Hong Kong's future

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:14pm by ALAN MAN

    ... planning, robust policies and a determination to lead. With a population of more than seven million and a population density of 6,620 people per square kilometre, the crucial question is: how ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Something has to give amid gentrification of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by Bernard Chan

    ... with population growth in many centres on the east and west coasts of the US, the south of England and other areas. High liquidity and low returns in other investments have further pushed housing prices ... If the better-off cluster in particular cities, it is easy to see how gentrification of poorer neighbourhoods can follow. As a successful city, our population and physical area are likely to grow along ...

  9. Business - China Business - CARS

    New energy vehicles draw interest at auto show

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Nissan was bullish about the Chinese market because of the growing urban population and concerns over pollution. "We already see pollution affecting people's health, and we are simply ...

  10. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Premier Li Keqiang gives nod to nuclear power plants

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Eric Ng

    ... transmission lines, to send excess power from energy-rich but sparsely populated western and northern regions to energy-hungry eastern and southern coastal regions. Most of the mainland's hydro, ...




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