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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Women and children left vulnerable as Hong Kong's divorce rate rises

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 05:50pm by DARREN WEE

    ... to the increasing number of marriages between Hong Kong men and mainland women. "We are losing 20,000 marriageable men to the mainland [each year]." The falling birth rate may also be a reason why ... 10 times from 2,062 in 1981 to 23,255 in 2012. This means the crude divorce rate rose from 0.53 per 1,000 people aged 15 or above in 1981 to 3.27 in 2012, putting Hong Kong ahead of other ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Breathing Hong Kong's toxic cocktail of pollutants makes us stupid

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by STPEHN THOMPSON

    ... is not necessary for our survival and actually reduces our reproductive levels, as can be seen in the very low birth rates in cities like Hong Kong. Children who through genetic mutation gain some ... it is another story for children, whose brains grow rapidly from birth to the age of six. They absorb a large amount of environmental toxins in polluted environments and should therefore be regularly ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Appalling birth conditions in poor nations spur two women into action

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 08:53pm by VIVIAN CHIU

    ... Vivian Chiu life@scmp.com Appalling birth conditions in poorer nations inspired two women to take action, writes Vivian Chiu Maternally grateful Alicia Wieser and Samar Shaheryar never met ... a line of clothing, to generate money to help mothers and infants in developing countries. With each purchase of an ethically produced baby outfit, the pair give something back: a birthing kit ...


    Sven Gevers

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:20pm by Kylie Knott

    ... underdeveloped. Life is full of surprises. I delivered my own daughter as we couldn't get to the hospital and the doctor and anesthetists arrived after giving birth." As told to Kylie Knott ...

  5. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft postpones release of Xbox One in mainland China

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... on delivering first-rate gaming and entertainment experiences, and to allow us to deliver on that promise we need to reschedule the launch of Xbox One," Microsoft said. "We look forward ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - CONSERVATION

    Animal family tree research the key to survival of endangered species

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by WASHPOST

    ... "We analyse the … birth rate and death rate to predict how many offspring they will have in a given year. We need to plan for that and produce more births. We do the family tree to determine ... at the institute and at the National Zoo in Washington is assigned a name that goes into a giant family album called a "stud book" that follows them from birth. "We take data from every ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Taking the fight to liver disease

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:08pm by David Wilson

    ... yields a better survival outcome and cure rate for liver cancer patients." The new staging system divides those with liver cancer into five stages of the disease's progression, based ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... but many note a 1995 book, Dressed to Kill, which pointed out an association between lower breast cancer rates in societies where women don't wear bras and higher rates in cultures where ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    The last word on Kurt Wallander

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Guy Haydon

    ... "neither too common or too uncommon". Wallander shares Mankell's 1948 year of birth. "I was clear that I would create a human being who was very like myself and the unknown reader- ...

  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple's smartwatch fails to impress Swiss makers of luxury timepieces

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 08:24pm by AFP

    ... to the market. Equipped with pulse sensors, the smartwatch can monitor heart rates and chart activity levels along with the number of calories burned in a day. "I thought they would go in a less ...




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