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  1. A year in the life

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the streets next year. In a city with a dearth of public bathrooms, that is reason to celebrate. For those who suddenly need a loo, it will indeed be a happy new year. ... Rong Xiaoqing, New York As The Eagles' song has it: 'In a New York minute, everything can change.' This is a city that updates itself so quickly that even jaded eyes can ...

  2. Big deal

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Edited by Nick Walton The Uma Ubud spa and yoga retreat in Bali has great Christmas and New Year packages if you like to combine relaxation with celebration. Priced from US$1,135, ... massage per person, from US$1,135 for a terrace room, while the five-night package also offers a Balinese New Year's Eve dinner followed by a poolside countdown party, priced from US$1,590 ...

  3. Leo Ku gets the Lunar New Year off to a winning start by picking up a fortune playing mahjong

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Strings Fever. But first he attended a Lunar New Year event at Times Square on Tuesday (pictured). 'I hope this dragon will keep me famous,' joked Ku, guest of honour for the lion ... of money,' Ku said of his mahjong activities over the holidays. 'I win every time I play.' But the 38-year-old gave most of his winnings away, handing out celebratory lai see packets to his ...

  4. Kicking sand thanks to back-breaking start to new year

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... in memory of her mentor, veteran reporter Kevin Sinclair, who died of cancer a year While you may be chilling out in 15 degrees Celsius in the 'same same, but different' Hong Kong, ... It seems the last dredges of the Year of the Rat wiggled its whiskers and bit me while I was reaching for my suitcase a week ago. My lower back muscles have nearly crippled me. My incapacitated ...

  5. Women turn to cosmetic surgery to help them face up to new year

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Week-long holiday is seen as the ideal time to recover from the procedures Shanghai residents are putting on a new face for the Year of the Monkey, using the long holiday and year-end bonus to sign up for cosmetic surgery. While a new set of clothes used to suffice for the traditional festival, cosmetic surgery clinics have been catering to a booming trade ...

  6. Surveillance for bird flu over Lunar New Year

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing With the world's largest human migration already under way for the Lunar New Year, the mainland is stepping up surveillance of pneumonia cases with unknown ... infectious diseases. The Lunar New Year is a high-risk period for the spread of infectious diseases as hundreds of millions of mainlanders reunite with families for the festival. Mr Mao said ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New York model to fight teen pregnancy not best for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in conservative parts of the US, it is accepted in big cities. More than 7,000 New York girls between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant each year, with two-thirds having abortions and seven in 10 ... SCMP Editorial Wiser solution to teen pregnancy The thought of Hong Kong fighting teenage pregnancy by following New York's example of handing out morning-after birth control pills ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New genetic testing clinic opens next week at Prince of Wales Hospital

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... commissioned by the Hospital Authority earlier this year found that clinical genetic services were overloaded because of a shortage of qualified geneticists. Experts from the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas will visit the new clinic regularly and train two to three local doctors a year. The US medical school will also conduct tests for less common genetic diseases on samples from clinic ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Whooping cough vaccine wears off over time, new US research shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Whooping cough jab not enough, study says Children fully inoculated against whooping cough become more susceptible to the disease as the vaccination wanes over time, a study has found. Each year after receiving the final dose of the vaccine, children had a 42 per cent increased risk of acquiring whooping cough, also known as pertussis, according to research ...

  10. Balms for the poor

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... pensioners his age- 75- are curled up on the sofa enjoying a nap. He has been going door to door around New Delhi neighbourhoods on his twisted, frail legs, shouting a cry that's very different ... medicine man. He begs for unused or surplus medicines so that he can pass them on to the millions of Indians who cannot afford to buy them. He began collecting medicine four years ago, after ...




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