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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    200 make a cool start to weekend for charity

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Arthur Chan

    ... yet, as 200 people doused themselves in iced water to help take donations for local motor neurone disease patients to HK$23 million. Calling themselves the MF Group, the 200 insurance company ... of immobility patients with motor neurone disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, endure. Most participants donate money and encourage three others to take part, and videos of celebrity ...

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    Donor's plea to submit to a little pain to save a life

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Annemarie Evans and Susanna Kemp

    ... dying of a blood disease, and getting that message out there may just increase their odds of survival. Sou, 52, works at the airport's Superterminal 1- the single largest cargo terminal ...

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    Shedding light on one man's life without sight

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Jessie Lau

    ... and they'll stare at you." To Calvin, who has glaucoma- a disease caused by increased fluid pressure in the eye- such unpleasant interactions are just one of his many daily burdens. Not yet ...

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    Hong Kong companies turn to 'laughter yoga' to soothe stressed workers

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Christy Choi

    ... from 45 minutes to two hours, featuring chants like: "Ha ha, ho ho, let go." "It's a little weird for people at first, laughing for no reason, but laughter is contagious ...

  5. News - World - SOCIETY

    Financial meltdown in 2007 blamed for 13,000 suicides in North America and Europe

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:19pm by MCT

    ... the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention show the rate accelerated by 4.8 per cent after the meltdown, resulting in 4,750 "excess suicides" between 2007 and 2010. In Europe, ...

  6. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Farmer cuts off his own feet after being unable to afford frostbite treatment

    Posted May 14th 2014, 05:09pm by Chris Luo

    ... large areas of infection following a rare disease. He was also cited as undertaking the operation himself as he could not afford hospital surgery. Zheng had sought medical help in Baoding ...

  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong's Great Famine of 1958-62 still blights rural lives, scholar says

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... travelled to a community dubbed Dwarfs' Village in Jianyang county, Sichuan. She found about 20 villagers suffering from a crippling disorder that they called "big bone disease"; all ... in the village during the famine suffered from the bone disorder, known in the medical community as Kashin-Beck disease. It affects rural residents in remote areas throughout Asia. "Before ...

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    Alarm over jobless rate for kidney patients

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Alarm over jobless rate for kidney patients The unemployment rate among kidney disease patients who undergo dialysis but are able to work is 39 per cent- more than ... treatment while they sleep. Billy Au Yiu-kwok, 41, was diagnosed with kidney disease around eight years ago, about the same time he began his job as a clerk at a law firm. He started undergoing ...

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    Humble hero of Sars crisis: 'I was just doing my job'

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Police officer contracted the disease from which he was trying to protect others as he worked to help contain its initial outbreak Humble hero of Sars crisis: ... to combat Sars were just doing their job, Ko says, as the disease, and fear of it, became rampant. "With Sars … the biggest challenge [was that] we didn't know what to expect," he ...

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    Ten 'warriors' win award for beating the odds

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... alive and to live meaningfully, among them people still battling incurable diseases and recovering from tragedies. Angel Moy Ka-ki, 21, currently fighting her third cancer relapse, was one ... and had third-degree burns over almost 70 per cent of her body after a fire in 2008; and Kelly Tang Ka-ling, who suffers from a brittle bone disease. ...




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