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  1. Our birthday gift pandas are sure to be sweet young things

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford and Stephen Chen in Beijing Ocean Park hopes to set up breeding centre with new guests The two pandas promised to Hong Kong by Beijing as gifts for the 10th anniversary of the handover will be youngsters, and a rock star welcome awaits them. They will be selected from one of the nation's panda breeding centres, either one in Sichuan or one in Shaanxi. Details ...

  2. T. Rex's cousin had feathers

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com An early cousin of the tyrannosaurus grew to the size of a bus but was covered in fur-like feathers like those found on chickens, according to fossils unearthed by palaeontologists in northeast China. Weighing about 1 1/2 tonnes and standing 10 metres high, it is probably the largest feathered animal, living or extinct, yet discovered. Scientists ...

  3. More hepatitis B carriers among young adults

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Association studied 10,000 couples in the last two decades and found that 6.5 per cent were carriers last year, compared with 5.1 per cent in 2001. This prompted the association to warn young adults ... these people [young adults], at the prime age for marriage and reproduction, have a higher chance of contracting this infectious disease,' said Dr Susan Fan Yun-sun, the association's ...

  4. Fu exits World Championship

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter Marco Fu Ka-chun crashed out of the World Championship in the first round yesterday, losing to Martin Gould for the second year in a row. Fu lost to the Londoner 10-9 at the same stage last year, and gave away a 6-3 lead yesterday to lose 1 ...

  5. Mind how you go, no matter how painful

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are. At the event was a special guest, Lau Hiu-fung, a young man who had suffered from Duchenne muscular dystrophy since the age of eight. Mathematically gifted, he graduated in 2009 from Polytechnic University with first-class honours in computer science. For that reason, he has been called Hong Kong's 'Stephen Hawking'. Sadly, this indomitable young man died last week ...

  6. Young woman dies of swine flu

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A woman who had no chronic illness died of swine flu, one of two cases confirmed yesterday, a Hospital Authority spokesman said. The 27-year-old woman died in Tseung Kwan O Hospital on Tuesday shortly after she was admitted, the official said ye ...

  7. 12pc of young sleep just 10 hours a week

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung More than one in 10 young people sleep for no more than 10 hours a week, a survey has revealed, while fewer than one-fifth sleep eight hours or more a day. In the survey of 584 young people aged 13 to 28 last month by non-governmental organisation U-focus, 12.7 per cent of respondents said they slept on average 10 hours or less a week. 'We expected that many ...

  8. Flu shots urged for elderly, young as Tamiflu-resistant cases rise

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The flu season was expected to peak in three weeks, he said. The immune response does not kick in until two weeks after vaccination, and for young children receiving the flu shot for the first ...

  9. Products to keep you looking young

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Clare Murray

    ... Clare Murray Elemis Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust (HK$1,330) contains padina pavonica, a potent algae, to lift, firm and reduce the depth of wrinkles on the neck and bust area. Creme de la Mer Body Serum (HK$1,650) with continued use, reduc ...

  10. Forever young

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... What can we do to ensure our bodies and minds go the long haul? Suzanne Harrison finds out how to stay active into old age JAMES CHIEN IS 83, but that doesn't stop him doing Hatha yoga twice a day- a practice he learnt 40 years ago. He also walks for ...




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