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  1. Comment - Letters

    Sex education reform must be part of focus on 'real life' education

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Sex education reform must be part of focus on 'real life' education It is heartbreaking to hear of girls being diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases after ... in secondary schools. These classes are failing to deliver the message of preventing sexual diseases. Generally, sex education classes consist of lectures in the school hall, using slides with few ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Wine tasting: a bad year results in some good wines from Rocca di Montegrossi

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Sarah Wong

    ... Sarah Wong April to October is a stressful time for winemakers as it only takes one hour for nature to destroy all their hard work. Marco Ricasoli of Rocca di Montegrossi counts 2013 as the worst year of his life. Unpredictable weather conditions affected the ripening of the grapes and caused diseases. It was a time when everything bad could happen. But by the end of August, prior ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    112,000 chickens destroyed after bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:14am by AGENCIES

    ... in Chiba prefecture, north of Tokyo. However, the ministry had been warning farmers for some time about infection risks, citing the continued spread of the disease in Asia, including neighbouring ...


    Five things to know about Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:34pm

    ... just keeps improving every day, his physical strength is tremendous,” coach Diego Simeone said. “His attributes have been contagious and spread to his teammates.” Costa has yet to find the back ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Obituary: Eva Ban, the bikini woman in photo with John F. Kennedy

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:11pm by NYT

    ... Alzheimer's disease, her daughter Agi Ban said. For several years, Ban had been in nursing homes and hospitals- and the photo had gone along with her, displayed as prominently in her room as it had ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    City University researchers develop life-saving ‘smart’ shirt that can detect heart problems

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 07:03pm by Christy Choi

    ... disease is the second leading cause of death from disease in the city. In 2012, 34,533 in-patient discharges and deaths in the city were related to coronary heart disease, according to government statistics. Hong Kong has seen an increasing trend in deaths due to heart disease since 1993 when there were about 15,000 deaths. “It’s certainly a real development,” said Chris Wong Kwok-yiu ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    EU survey finds its bees in far better shape than was feared

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels EU finds its bees in far better shape than feared A pioneering EU survey of the impact of pests and diseases on honey bees found death rates were lower than feared, ... During the beekeeping season, when the insects were active, mortality rates were between 0.3 per cent and 13.6 per cent. "It is the first major study of pests and diseases that affect honey ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Peaches Geldof's death may amplify concerns about modern dieting fads

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:22am by Martin Williams

    ... obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, and by 2008 more than 10 per cent of adults were obese. Being overweight or obese is now the fifth leading cause of global deaths from diseases such as stroke, heart disease and some cancers. The health risks, plus the desire to look better, inspire many people to try to lose weight. But they shouldn't overdo it, given recent research ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Newspaper founder fails in bid to have 33-year-old arrest warrant for trafficking revoked

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 01:30pm by JULIE CHU

    ... disease and had required resuscitation three times. He was confined to a wheelchair and had to wear an oxygen mask. "Ma's dying wish is to return to Hong Kong," the lawyer said. ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Polio outbreak confirmed among Syrian children

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 07:00pm by Reuters

    ... spread inside and outside the country where civil war has led to falling vaccination rates. The highly contagious crippling disease, transmitted via contaminated food and water, can spread ... are deemed vulnerable, according to the WHO's latest estimate. Before the conflict, 91 per cent of Syrian children were vaccinated against diseases including polio, but the rate has fallen ...




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