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  1. Birth defects caused by environmental pollution

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Health Institute last year found that the city's birth-defect rate was higher than the national average, indicating that birth defects did not necessarily go down as income increased. Urban ... Stephen Chen First large-scale study exposes poisoning risks One-tenth of all birth defects in Jiangsu, one of the mainland's richest provinces, are caused by environmental pollution, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666241/birth-defects-caused-environmental-pollution
  2. Births increase 7pc on mainland influx

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at the private Caritas Precious Blood Hospital has reopened. It closed in 1993 because of the low birth rate, administration manager Tammy Tam Wai-shum said. ... Adrian Wan More women gave birth in the first six months of this year in Hong Kong than in the same period last year, as more mainland women came to the city to have their babies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692429/births-increase-7pc-mainland-influx
  3. Doctors link near-doubling in twin births to fertility treatment

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... birth rate has increased as more mainland mothers have come to Hong Kong. There were 70,875 births in 2007 compared to 48,209 in 2002. But Dr So said he suspected the number of people seeking fertility treatments had been a big factor as the technology had become more widely known in the city. Under normal conditions, there is a one-in-80 chance of giving birth to twins, Dr So said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679772/doctors-link-near-doubling-twin-births-fertility-treatment
  4. Emergency birth

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... and a rising crime rate, had also contributed to Umno's loss of support, and the government had addressed those issues. He said the party had made major contributions to the economy, established ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671317/emergency-birth
  5. The pull of pushing

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... there is usually a little more separation between the mother and baby and the mother also has a harder time picking up the baby and manoeuvring things because of the wound.' The rate of births ... peaked between 1946 and the 1960s. From the 70s, the practice of giving birth at maternity homes gradually declined as expectant mothers moved into hospitals. The last maternity ward closed its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694446/pull-pushing
  6. HK baby boom takes off as the economy slides

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... in 2006 to 7,018,636 as of July last year. The Census and Statistics Department says the crude birth rate- the number of births per 1,000 people- rose from seven in 2003 to 11.3 last year. Birth ... Yun-sun said birth rates always fluctuated and were influenced by many factors apart from finances. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701870/hk-baby-boom-takes-economy-slides
  7. Parents still spending

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consumer research in Greater China. 'Most children in Hong Kong are regarded as the 'king' of the family, [and] with local birth rates remaining low; parents would rather cut back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690252/parents-still-spending
  8. Civil servants need to get real on pay cuts

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... to be commuting daily to make a living, albeit a reduced one. With the unemployment rate high and rising, the nasty economic performance figures released by the government this month are very real- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681924/civil-servants-need-get-real-pay-cuts
  9. Beware of those seeking to manipulate public opinion

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... hand, public trust in the government fell slightly, by one percentage point, to 45 per cent, over the same period. Tsang's popularity rating fell to 48.4 per cent, his lowest since taking ... to manipulate public opinion. Because the media has been so aggressively hounding Tsang, it is not difficult to understand why both his and the administration's popularity ratings have plunged. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697898/beware-those-seeking-manipulate-public-opinion
  10. I was not toy boy, says Tony Chan, who timed daughter's birth for Nina's birthday

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui and Loretta Fong Tony Chan Chun-chuen arranged for his daughter to be born on Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's birthday in 1995 to please the billionaire but without informing his wife, the fung shui master said yesterday. But the late tycoon appe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685468/i-was-not-toy-boy-says-tony-chan-who-timed-daughters-birth-ninas-birthday

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