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  1. News - Hong Kong - CHEK LAP KOK

    In first year, airport security chief Raymond Lau stresses staff morale

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com In his first year as head of Avseco, Raymond Lau has put worker morale and operational transparency at the top of his agenda Airport security chief puts staff first The new airport security chief says he has introduced sweeping ...


    More stressed officials taking their own lives as corruption crackdown presses on

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:58am by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com With suicide on the rise among party cadres as anti-graft drive presses on, experts suggest they take their lives to protect families and assets More stressed ... depressed; one was reported to have accepted bribes. Experts say President Xi Jinping’s intense corruption crackdown has put enormous stress on corrupt officials. “Chinese officials are having a hard ...

  3. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Stress-testing mainland insurers

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:23am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Nick Edwards Chart of the day: Stress-testinginsurers Fears of rising mainland default risks have set investors scrutinising the exposure of insurers to "non-standard" and growth-levered assets- those potentially most susceptible to losses if the credit bubble bursts. But analysis by Macquarie Bank pinpoints traditional assets as the real danger for insurer enterprise ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Kindergarten interviews can be as stressful for parents as for children

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:21am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... can cause an inordinate amount of stress to parents, and it is vital that your concerns are not transmitted to your son. When I speak to schools and kindergartens, they explain ... and create the expectation that through participation, your son will produce something which is praiseworthy. Interviews can be stressful for shy children. Gently encourage your son to communicate ...

  5. News - World - SECURITY

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry stresses ties with Germany amid spying row

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Berlin Kerry stresses German ties Secretary of State John Kerry, standing alongside Germany's foreign minister, yesterday stressed the strategic importance of relations between the two countries, which have been battered by new allegations of US spying on Berlin. "Let me emphasise the relationship between the United States and Germany is a strategic ...

  6. Business - Money

    Head of Tongling Nonferrous Metals commits suicide from 'work stress'

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:08am by Reuters

    ... due to immense work-related stress and long-term insomnia," the company said in a separate statement. His death comes after a number of high-profile suspected suicides of executives from ...

  7. News - World - FRANCE

    How chronic stress causes heart attacks: white blood cells attack host, study shows

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris How stress may trigger heart attacks Scientists say they may have unravelled how chronic stress leads to heart attack and stroke: triggering overproduction ... they can be harmful", said Matthias Nahrendorf of the Harvard Medical School in Boston, co-author of the study. Doctors have long known that chronic stress leads to cardiovascular disease, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Academic stress starts early, study reveals

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Children are feeling the pressure even before primary school, parents admit Academic stress starts early, study reveals Children are stressed out by academic ... was keener than in their childhood. About 17 per cent had thought about moving the family overseas or sending their children to international schools, or arranged to do so, because of the stresses ...

  9. News - World

    Workplace stress levels on the rise worldwide, poll finds

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 06:32pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Half of working professionals worldwide are more stressed than they were 18 months ago, according to a survey by business consultancy Regus. The survey, which polled 16,000 ... on dealing with customers. Mainland China saw the biggest number of stressed workers with 75 per cent of the 355 respondents polled reporting a rise in stress levels from 18 months ago – 25 per cent ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Stress and depression can bring on irritable bowel syndrome

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:26am by DR RAY NG

    ... but also has unintentional weight loss, investigation is needed to eliminate bowel cancer. IBS is particularly common at times of stress or depression. This is because during prolonged periods ... Studies have also shown that stress alters brain-gut interactions and induces the intestinal inflammation that leads to chronic belly pain, loss of appetite and diarrhoea. Some individuals may ...




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