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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Orphanages damage children for life, says group founder

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Negative attitude towards disabled, orphaned or adopted youngsters has to change, says author Orphanages harm children for life, group founder says ... or attention in institutions. The absence of a primary carer during a child's first three years of life will result in attachment issues for the rest of the child's life, he said. Stephens ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Lions kidney centre gives patients the gift of life, and of living

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Emily Tsang

    ... patients the gift of life, and of living Two decades ago, Connie Hung suffered a double blow: she lost her baby in a miscarriage and learned she had kidney disease. Since then, she has undergone ... Haemodialysis required only two sessions a week and allowed patients a higher quality of life, he said. "Sadly, the public hospitals can only offer patients peritoneal dialysis due to their limited ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin opens up on his private life and family in an interview

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow In a rare interview Russia's president speaks of meeting his daughters at home monthly and of life being too busy to have many friends Putin opens up on his private life and family Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is famously reticent about his private life, has broken his silence to discuss his family, his lack of friends ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Cheung Man-kwong: Young protesters give new life to fading optimism

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Former lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong urges today's generation of activists to plan now for a silent revolution for genuine universal suffrage Young protesters give new life to fading optimism A day after the historic talks between top government officials and student leaders on October 21, former Democratic Party lawmaker Cheung Man-kwong ...

  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China rejects Uygur scholar’s appeal against life sentence

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese court on Friday rejected an appeal against a life sentence handed to a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uygur minority, as a 70-year-old ... and language has fuelled violence, which has claimed more than 200 lives in the past year. Tohti’s life sentence in September was one of the harshest verdicts handed down to a government critic ...

  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scottish study shows heart benefit of the use of statins earlier in life

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 09:48pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Early use of statins cuts heart risks in later life Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age could lower heart and death risks ... benefits of statins continue into late life, but researchers were surprised to see new ones become evident over time, he said. The results are from the West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Trial, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Unconventional therapy can extend life of prostate cancer patients, says alliance

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Alternative method can extend the life of people resistant to conventional hormone treatment Combined therapy hope for prostate cancer patients A combined treatment of oral hormone medication and steroids has been found to extend the life of prostate cancer patients who are resistant to conventional hormone therapy. Prostate cancer ranks ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Charity helps make the hell of cubicle life more bearable for families

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 07:11am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Suitcases are piled on top of the fridge and clothes hang from every available nook in the small, stuffy room that Tsui and her two children have called home for almost three years now. ...

  9. News - World - NATURE

    Secret life of hummingbird revealed

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 09:47pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Boise, Idaho Secret life of hummingbird revealed Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets. The perfecting of placing tiny numbered bands on their legs in the last decade has led researchers to discover hummingbirds can live longer than 10 years as opposed to the two or three once thought likely. Astonishing migrations have been found, with a Rufous ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Brittany Maynard, US cancer sufferer and right-to-die campaigner, ends life

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Right-to-die campaigner fulfils promise to end life A young American woman with terminal cancer has committed suicide, following promises to do so ... viral and was seen by millions of web users. Sean Crowley, spokesman for Compassion & Choices, an end-of-life activist group that supported Maynard, said she had died peacefully in her home ...




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