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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How we live affects our descendants' genes, epigenetics shows

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Reinhard Renneberg

    ... Reinhard Renneberg Epigenetics shows what we consume can change the DNA of our children, and of theirs too. So if you smoke, they may be asthmatic We are what we eat, and so are our children Is smoking a sin? The First Commandment of the Bible states: "For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth ...

  2. Children to get the gift of a smile

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... which has a Hong Kong base, has changed the lives of more than 18,000 people on the mainland- mainly young children- through medical missions in remote areas and at a fully staffed hospital in Hangzhou. 'A lot of children can lead fairly normal lives even with a cleft but this doesn't always happen,' David Wong, Operation Smile general manager, said. 'As you can ...

  3. Nighttime risk for obese children

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Obese children may have nighttime hypertension without exhibiting any symptoms during the day, and the condition could persist into adulthood, leading to heart disease, ... Kwong Wah Hospital paediatric consultant Dr Daniel Ng Kwok-keung. Parents should take their children for night blood pressure tests, Ng said after after finding in a study that children who had ...

  4. Charity founder shows how full life can be for Aids-affected children

    Posted Aug 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Every year the foundation runs summer camps, during which he and his colleagues take the children to big cities such as Shanghai to experience the metropolitan lifestyle and look for educational ... impression when you first met Aids orphans in Henan? I went there seven or eight years ago. The parents of these children contracted Aids through illegal blood sales in the 1990s. ...

  5. Children may get swine flu vaccine

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Targeting children for vaccination may be the best way of using limited supplies of vaccine to control the swine flu pandemic, British researchers said. Drugmakers are racing to make a vaccine against the new flu strain, but if the disease increases significantly in the northern hemisphere this autumn, there are unlikely to be enough shots to vaccinate entire populations. ...

  6. What the closures mean for you and your children

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some 1,800 primary schools, kindergartens, child care centres and special schools shut for two weeks. Education chief advises parents to keep children at home. Some organisations suspend tutorials and courses for children. Some public facilities for children to close. Eight clinics for swine flu cases to open, each able to treat 120 people a day. Children under two, pregnant women ...

  7. Government to subsidise children's flu vaccinations

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The government has finally decided to subsidise flu vaccinations for 300,000 children aged two to six, amid growing public calls for an expansion of its early-childhood ... for children. The expert panel that investigated the deaths of two children suffering from flu early this year called on the government to look at widening the recommended age group for childhood flu ...

  8. Heath threat to children may be underestimated

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... experts have said, possibly giving impetus to the drive in Hong Kong to immunise children against such infections. Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, can cause pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis and other life-threatening ailments. Globally, such infections kill 1.6 million children- including more than 800,000 under five- each year, according to a recent international symposium ...

  9. Study finds sleep apnoea children risk hypertension

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Children with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have been found to have higher blood pressure than healthy children, a study has shown. Chinese University studied the blood pressure and sleeping patterns of 360 children aged between six and 13 from February 2003 to December 2006 to investigate the effect of OSA, which is an obstruction of the airway that causes ...

  10. Children fall ill with flu-like symptoms

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Health authorities yesterday received a report of three children developing flu-like illnesses at a primary school. The Centre for Health Protection also received reports of a five-year-old girl and an 11-month-old boy with flu-like illnesses under the surveillance system. Preliminary tests on the girl, in Tuen Mun Hospital, and the boy, in Queen Mary Hospital, were negative ...




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