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  1. Homeless footballers playing in Paris

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Eight young Hongkongers have swapped a life of drug addiction for soccer shirts and the chance to represent their home town at the Homeless World Cup, which starts in Paris this afternoon. In its ninth year, the tournament brings teams of homeless football players to one city to compete for the title. It was founded by world-renowned social ...

  2. Watchdog gives all-clear for cup noodles

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Cup noodles sold in the city are safe to eat, the Centre for Food Safety says. It found the amount of chemicals and impurities seeping in from the containers and lids during cooking was way below the world limit. Thirty samples were tested for their safety and sustainability, and also for heavy metals, styrene monomer and diaminotoluene, a carcinogen. None contained heavy ...

  3. World jets into happening HK

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... since Sars. 'One reason has been the Rugby World Cup in Australia. Lots of passengers are flying via Hong Kong. But in general there has been a sharp upturn in traffic,' she said. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Prioritising rare 'orphan diseases' of the medical world

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... support to patients and families. There are between 6,000 and 8,000 types of rare diseases in the world. In Hong Kong, there is not enough information on the prevalence of rare diseases ...

  5. It's safe to visit, club tells the world

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Virus poses 'no threat' to overseas horses targeting international meeting at Sha Tin The Jockey Club has sought to assure leading stables around the world ... Elizabeth II Cup card, which now has a second Group One feature in the Champions Mile, has been moulded as the club's second-biggest day of racing, behind the Cathay Pacific International ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World Diabetes Day a timely reminder of a global killer

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... calendar that comes round every year seems unremarkable. World Diabetes Day is an exception. The disease is not infectious, yet it assumes epidemic proportions in ageing societies like Hong ... The disease has already been highlighted globally once this year by the theme of World Health Day in April- ageing and health. Diabetes was bracketed with other non-communicable illnesses ...

  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    Fight against cancer is stalling, specialists told at world forum

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... The Guardian in London Learning from the fight against Aids, world forum draws up a 10-point plan to provide treatment and prevention where it is most needed The fight against cancer ... in rich countries, according to experts at a meeting of nearly 100 eminent cancer specialists from around the world. At the meeting in Lugano, Switzerland, the doctors agreed on a 10-point ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - FROM THE EXPERTS

    From the experts: World Sepsis Day

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by KONRAD REINHART

    ... this, they are asking everyone to support the first World Sepsis Day, which will take place on Thursday. However, while waiting for the policymakers to stand up and take notice, many hospitals ... 1,000 hospitals and organisations around the world- including 13 on the mainland and one in Hong Kong (the Society of Critical Care Medicine)- will be supporting World Sepsis Day ...

  9. Sole king

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of clientele. Stars book months in advance for his services. Gonzalez has massaged Robert de Niro's feet. He has sliced Naomi Campbell's calluses. He jets around the world, splitting his time between his native Paris, New York, London and Dubai. He greets my shameful feet with a large smile. 'I like a challenge,' he says. And so begins a pedicure with a mission. 'A true ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Hutchison to develop herbal drug with Nestle

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Chinese medicine to the world, but it has taken this long to do it in a scientific and methodical manner," Hogg said. "It is only now that all this effort is reaching the final stages ...




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