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  1. Mums see double as more twins born in city

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the wait is at least 18 months. But it's not just IVF that's pushing up the rate of twin births, according to Ng. Fertility pills could also be increasing the release of eggs. 'But ... in a higher rate of twin births. About 20 per cent of women who give birth after undergoing IVF treatment have twins, according to medical literature. And more women actually want to give birth ...

  2. Economic fears rise as Taiwan's birth rate declines

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... almost 4 per cent from 2008, Taiwan's birth rate slipped to a meagre 8.29 per 1,000 people. In just half a century, the total fertility rate- the average number of children that will be born ... drastically declining birth rate. 'If this condition does not change, Taiwan will be destroyed naturally without even needing an enemy,' said Sun Te-hsiung, former chairman of the Population ...

  3. Dead coastal town is fertile ground for classy teen horror

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen White Crow By Marcus Sedgwick Published by Orion ISBN 978 1 84255 187 5 Rebecca resents everything about moving to the town of Winterfold. As soon as she arrives, she knows it is the most boring place on earth and that her life will go downhil ...

  4. China XLX Fertilizer faces a tough dilemma

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Yingmin, general manager of Beijing-based chemical consulting firm Chem1. Henan-based China XLX Fertilizer, which manufactures urea, methanol and compound fertiliser, is one of the 10 largest ... the government issued a series of policies encouraging large energy companies to engage in the production of fertilisers and other by-products. This means that China XLX Fertilizer is facing strong ...

  5. Fertile territory

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Liana Cafolla Discovery Bay is not everybody's ideal neighbourhood but recently married Kelly and Stanley Lee were looking for something specific: a family home for the children they plan to have. 'We are seeking a good environment for our babie ...

  6. Rethink the one-child policy before it's too late

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

    ... and increasingly burdened them with caring for growing numbers of elderly. It is time the policy was rethought. Wealth and fertility rates are closely allied. As developed parts of Asia and elsewhere ... children born to each woman in order to have a stable population level. In developed East Asia, fertility rates are at much lower levels that are either near or at the bottom of global rankings, ...

  7. Old ideas about age

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Edesess

    ... the combined population of provinces with fertility rates below 1.5 is over a billion, twice that of all other countries. The theory suggests that the demographic transition spurs economic growth. ... First, death rates are cut by better public health care and cures for diseases. Second, adults bear fewer children because of their higher survival rate. Step two doesn't immediately follow ...

  8. Court grants permission for late-term abortion of one twin

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The twins have been growing together in their mother's womb for six months, but the life of one of them may soon be ended in order to save the other. Doctors at Prince of Wales Hospital are ready to terminate the life of a 26-week-old unborn ...

  9. China XLX in talks to set up fertiliser plant

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China XLX Fertiliser is in advanced talks with two coal producers to set up a joint venture to build a 2 billion yuan (HK$2.29 billion) fertiliser plant in the north of the country, according to chief financial officer Yan Yunhua. The Henan provin ...

  10. XLX sees rebound in urea prices

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun China XLX Fertiliser, the No 4 producer of urea and compound fertiliser on the mainland, expects a rebound in urea prices this year due to rising oil prices and the central government's direct subsidies to farmers. The Henan-based company ...




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