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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by STAFF

    ... It allowed me at age 34 for the first time to stand without help and even walk on the street Lu Shunling, 80, who established a charity to care for children with cerebral palsy, on a massage technique that helped her deal with the disorder   There are no medical services there at all... he will die Russian lawmaker Valery Seleznev, the father of Roman Seleznev, fears for his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552956/who-said-it
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... migrant workers, accounting for 18 per cent of the population. The disease is making a comeback among them because millions of their children are slipping through the vaccination net. Low ... families. According to a survey by Beijing health authorities, more than 92 per cent of permanent residents' children have had measles shots, but the rate drops to 54.7 per cent in some areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552893/measles-threat-migrant-workers
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    Same genes govern skills in maths and reading, scientists discover

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by AFP

    ... from nearly 2,800 British families. The team compared twins and unrelated children to see how they performed in tests for maths and reading comprehension and fluency, and then matched the children's genomes. Between 10 per cent and half of the genes involved in reading were also involved in maths, they found. Tiny variants in these shared genes influence skill level. "Similar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552850/same-genes-govern-skills-maths-and-reading-scientists-discover
  4. News - China - CHILD WELFARE

    Abandoned baby 'almost choked to death' after being stuffed inside bag

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:32pm by Staff Reporter

    ... whether the parents have been identified by the authorities. China has seen thousands of abandoned children across the country in recent years, prompting the government to establish care centres – called “baby hatches” – in major provinces where parents can anonymously leave their children into safe hands without fear of legal repercussions. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551940/blue-faced-baby-found-stuffed-inside-bag-left-fujian-road
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Average Hong Kong toddler starts using electronic tablets at just 16 months

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Parents are being warned of the health dangers posed to children who spend too much time in front of electronic screens, after a government study found that toddlers began using tablet computers at an average age of 16 months. The early exposure to such gadgets was worrying, but so was the unhealthy amount of time older children were spending in front ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549901/health-warning-survey-finds-hong-kong-toddlers-begin-using-tablets-16
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Diamond boss urges employees to oppose Occupy Central in 'humiliating' e-mail

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:14pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Company-wide e-mail refers to workers as 'children' and urges them to 'wake up' Diamond boss tells staff not to join Occupy A diamond conglomerate boss has courted controversy by asking his staff to oppose Occupy Central. Addressing his workers as "children" in a company-wide e-mail, Lawrence Ma Yung-yi, chief executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548621/diamond-boss-urges-employees-oppose-occupy-central-humiliating-e-mail
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: explaining Easter's message to children

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:45am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Beyond a crucifixion fixation: explaining Easter's message to children To me, Easter is all about children's games, arts and crafts. This year's activities included making Easter bonnets, egg decorating, and countless egg hunts. My children, on the other hand, are fixated with the Crucifixion. They chat about Jesus dying on the cross, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1493650/between-lines-explaining-easters-message-children
  8. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Creative ways to get children to exercise

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:45am by JAMES QUINLAN

    ... James Quinlan life@scmp.com Stealthy ways to encourage children to exercise Find their passion Ask your children which sport or activity they enjoy, or would like to try out. Starting with a multi-sports or mini-sports class at a young age is ideal; it develops a wide variety of skills, and lets your children establish what kind of sports they like. The more traditional, competitive sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1493632/personal-best-creative-ways-get-children-exercise
  9. News - China - POPULATION

    Birth rate holds steady after one-child policy eased, but there won't be further easing

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... of rules but left it to provincial lawmakers to enact. Zhejiang province, which became the first to relax the policy on January 17, has seen 43,100 applications and 2,444 extra children born. ... in 1984 by allowing couples in rural areas to have a second child if the first one was a girl. Rural and urban couples who are both only children themselves were also allowed to opt for a second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551461/birth-rate-holds-steady-after-one-child-policy-eased-there-wont-be
  10. News - World

    Auction of works from artist who illustrated Dick and Jane children's books

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Brookline, United States For sale: art from man behind Dick, boy who taught the world to read In the portrait, the little boy’s blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There’s a gap in his teeth, and his r ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1493963/auction-works-artist-who-illustrated-dick-and-jane-childrens-books

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