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  1. Windfall from taxman poses a pleasant dilemma

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... Across Hong Kong, households have been receiving their envelopes from the Inland Revenue with a tax rebate of up to HK$3,000, giving people the pleasant dilemma of what to do with the windfall. To make us feel better about blowing the cash, even investment adviser Stephen Gollop, chief executive of Bridgewater, who normally suggests saving money for one's retirement, ...

  2. 1986 story spurred help for thousands of women

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee It all started with four kind hearts and a newspaper article. From a simple start, they went on to change the lives of thousands of young women and babies. It was over 25 years ago that two couples living in Hong Kong, Helen and Gary Stephens, and Phyllis and Ranjan Marwah, were stirred by a report on cross-border abortions in the South China Morning Post and decided to set ...

  3. Young given chance to care for elderly

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Hope chief executive Dr Lam Ching-choi, said. 'As more staff leave out of tiredness, the remaining people are carrying a much heavier role.' Young people simply refused to work ...

  4. How a bad diet left a young woman brittle and twisted

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to have a severe fracture at such a young age. Wong was diagnosed with osteoporosis and referred to Professor Annie Kung Wai-chee, a specialist in endocrinology and diabetes and former director ... now weighs 41kg- still underweight, but an improvement. Kung warns that weight-conscious teens and young women could be exposing themselves to an increased risk of osteoporosis. In a recent ...

  5. 40pc of young women too thin

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com The proportion of young Hong Kong woman who are underweight nearly doubled over the past 15 years, leaving more women at risk of developing the bone ... In other words, four in 10 Hong Kong young women included in the study's most recent phase had a BMI that was lower than 18.5. Kung said weight-conscious women were getting thinner ...

  6. Surge of lymphoma cases in the young

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam maggie.tam@scmp.com A drastic rise of 15 per cent in lymphoma cases over the past decade in Hong Kong has alarmed doctors as they report seeing more young patients. Some ... ninth among the most common cancers in Hong Kong, with more than 700 cases reported this year- up from 600 10 years ago. 'In recent years, we saw more and more young people having lymphoma, ...

  7. Young doctors too focused on hours, top surgeon says

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com Some young doctors are too focused on labour rights instead of devoting themselves to their work, a leading surgeon said. Professor Lo Chung-mau, the new head of surgery at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), said a cap on the working hours of trainee doctors was to blame. He said young doctors should be prepared to deal with hardships and not concern ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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