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  1. Cases of abuse against elderly on the rise

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Welfare group Against Elderly Abuse handled 1,780 cases of abuse against the elderly last year, an increase of 13.4 per cent on 2007. The group said 34.6 per cent of last year's cases involved complaints about people taking property of th ...

  2. Creative high-flyers sought to teach new programmes

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to professors in a wide range of specialisations. The department is launching its bachelor degree in nursing and gerontology, and needs first-rate team players who are creative and innovative agents ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Elderly Commission warns city needs more land to house its retirees

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... this year. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Chan, a gerontology specialist at Lingnan University, said services at the mainland retirement villages were often inferior to those ...

  4. Population getting too old, too soon

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Planners warn of shortfall in providing services for the aged China is poorly positioned to deal with the impact of its ageing society and must act now to deal with a peak in the elderly population, believed to be about 25 years away, according t ...

  5. Tim Hamlett's Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Tim Hamlett

    ... Tim Hamlett A veteran journalist and Baptist University academic, Tim looks at the issues facing the city. E-mail him at hamlett@hkbu.edu.hk With all due respect to our headline writing department, I thought Monday's announcement that the coming budg ...

  6. Medi watch

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Ned Lydon

    ... by Ned Lydon ned.lydon@gmail.com High-fat diet link to ovarian cancer A long-term low-fat diet may cut the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 40 per cent, say US researchers who studied about 49,000 women over eight years. The reduced risk became appare ...

  7. Medi Watch

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Sankey

    ... Jason Sankey jason@otr-tennis.com Help yourself Altruism may be a cunning form of selfishness- at least from a genetic point of view. This is the conclusion drawn by Samuel Bowles in a Science magazine report. The economics and behavioural science researc ...

  8. HK men live longest, survey finds

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Despite the city's lifestyle and often choking pollution, its men live longer than those anywhere else on the planet and women's life expectancy is second only to those in Japan, a Japanese government survey has found. The average li ...

  9. Young HK women declare war on wrinkles

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Many professional women in their 20s and 30s believe they need anti-ageing products even though they don't see themselves as old. More than half of the women, aged 25 to 39, who took part in a survey said they used the products. A simila ...

  10. Is a longer life a better life?

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong Association of Gerontology and a consultant geriatrician at United Christian Hospital, adds: 'There are 800,000 elderly in Hong Kong and 97 per cent are no longer working. ...




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