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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong girls using wider variety of drugs than boys as addicts get younger

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:17am by Bernice Chan

    ... centre run by the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers (Sarda) and the women are celebrating their reintegration into society after managing to stay clean for a year. Lily, ... , Cheung says. And because teenage girls often have low self-esteem to start with, they are more prone to depression after taking drugs and are more vulnerable to sexual assault, she adds. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Drug use among local teens remains hidden because it is rarely addressed

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 07:10pm by ANISHA ABRAHAM

    ... Registry of Drug Abuse (CRDA) survey, which compiles statistics reported by local hospitals, clinics and other agencies. Although the rates of teen drug use in Hong Kong are lower than in Western countries, there is a significant concern that reported cases are just the tip of the iceberg, as a lot recreational drug use among local teenagers remains hidden. Adolescence is an important time ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - MEDICINE

    Chinese herb thunder god vine works better than drug in easing arthritis

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Chinese herb better than drug in easing arthritis A Chinese herb called thunder god vine is better than a widely prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing ... already fired the interest of drug laboratories as they contain hundreds of compounds, including molecules called diterpenoids, which are believed to ease the inflammation and immune response. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - STYLE CHECK JING ZHANG

    Magazine's 'domestic abuse' fashion shoot shows nothing but bad taste

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by Jing Zhang

    ... clothes on "abused" models, shot by Steven Meisel, titled "Horror Movie". When I first saw it- "Oh my god", was my first thought, before almost spitting out my ... be attacked, can be abused, can be killed," Sozzani was quoted saying in The Independent last week. I'm confused about whether this is supposed to entertain or highlight a serious issue. ...


    Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis: study

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published on Monday said. ... as Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F. Extracts of the herb have already fired the interest of drug laboratories as they contain hundreds of compounds, including intriguing molecules called diterpenoids which ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    How to make Hong Kong schools a hub for better health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... problems, whether emotional, interpersonal, or behavioural, crop up and plague schools to varying degrees. The list is long, ranging from emotional outbursts, depression, and substance abuse to bullying, gang fights, teenage pregnancies and lack of respect for authority, plus a wide range of learning difficulties, the seriousness of which is aggravated by the rash introduction ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Hari Kumar

    ... Sovaldi promised a 90 per cent chance of recovery for those affected by hepatitis C. [Drug firms' policies] are simply putting profits before people's lives Dr Jennifer Cohn But the euphoria that followed the announcement turned to gasps of disbelief a few weeks ago when the company announced the price of the drug- US$84,000 for a 12-week course. Or US$1,000 per pill. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - PSYCHOLOGY

    Book review: Mirror, Mirror, by Simon Blackburn

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by Louis Lee

    ... Louis Lee Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love by Simon Blackburn Princeton University Press 4 stars  Louis Lee For Cambridge philosopher Simon Blackburn, the "Because ... urges us to contemplate the cultural nature of self-love: in essence, how we may avoid abusing self-love. Therefore, despite the author's attempts to downplay the prescriptive side ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Employers help their domestic helpers in times of need

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by Mabel Sieh

    ... they left for boarding school overseas as teenagers. Now, she looks after Sun's children- which means she has worked for the family for almost 30 years. My children cried when they saw me. We ... of abuse, such as the case of Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, who was allegedly beaten by her employer. "Even when I was a student, we learned about compassion and how to put ourselves ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    Relationships: How to bring step-families together

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:45am by LORA LEE

    ... My boy, now 9, told my wife that she was not his mother and he didn't obey her rules. My daughter, now 11, sulked the whole time. My wife's teenage daughter from a previous marriage ... They often find themselves uncomfortable with who they are- hostile teenagers one moment, and carefree and childlike the next. Things are just so much harder for step-tweens- caught between two ...




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