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  1. Why health is a grey area

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... women's fertility rate will remain lower than that of most developed countries, with the city relying on a continuing inflow, mostly from the mainland, for its population growth. ... the service industry would need less physical energy. 'The problem that worries us is that Hong Kong has a very low fertility rate,' Professor Siu said. 'So the major reason for ageing ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rate The decision by HSBC to offer some paternity leave to employees, is both timely and relevant, given that Hong Kong has the lowest fertility rate in the world. Our total fertility rate ... from Taiwan. According to our preliminary estimate, if the government designates no less than 17 per cent of public expenditure for medical services, a personal contribution rate of 0.3 per ...

  3. Herbalhelp for the inconceivable

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the body's natural energy flow, promoting well-being. They say there are several theories as to why Chinese medicine can be beneficial to fertility rates, including the possibility that herbal ... an average of 60 per cent pregnancy rate over four months compared with 30 per cent achieved with standard Western drug treatment. The difference, say the researchers, appeared to be due to TCM ...

  4. Doctors link near-doubling in twin births to fertility treatment

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... in Central, said the Council on Human Reproductive Technology would release statistics later this year that should prove that the increase in fertility treatments had led to the jump. The overall birth rate has increased as more mainland mothers have come to Hong Kong. There were 70,875 births in 2007 compared to 48,209 in 2002. But Dr So said he suspected the number of people seeking ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Health bites

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that childhood diabetes rates are nearly four times higher in China than they are in the United States. The study, a joint project involving The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention based on data from 29,000 people over 22 years, found diabetes rates of 1.9 per cent ...

  7. Biased minds

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... education system and job market provide fertile ground for potentially unhealthy attitudes to success, work and self-esteem. In comparison to other societies, Hong Kong has a relatively high suicide rate. However, just as elsewhere, men in Hong Kong are more likely to kill themselves; they are also less likely to ask for help when experiencing emotional problems. The Pilot Project on Child ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... week in the journal Fertility and Sterility. A choc to the system The roots of chocolate temptation lies in an unexpected part of the brain previously linked with movement, according to new ... the researchers note that the greatest and most progressive decline has been in developed countries, and more must be done to reduce anaesthetic mortality rates in developing countries. ...

  9. Couples often wait too long to have babies, says expert

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many Hong Kong couples with fertility problems seek help only when they get to an age when bearing children is risky, unaware that this is a problem, says the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. Grace Wong Ching-yin, who is in charge of the association's fertility service, said of 1,200 couples who approached them for help last year, about 20 per cent were aged 36 ...

  10. House of horrors

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... monitors cancer incidence and mortality rates based on data collected locally. 'They disrupt pathways, so that cells may then develop an altered response to oestrogen,' he adds. Have our ... is still controversial and subject to further investigation,' says spokeswoman Michelle Chak. 'Sperm count by itself is not the only factor affecting fertility, which depends on a wide ...




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