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  1. News - China Insider - DISEASE

    Rare ‘stone man syndrome’ turning Chinese teenager's body to bone

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:18pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com A teenager from Sichuan province who complained of stiff ankles was found to be suffering from a genetic disease that will eventually “freeze” her entire body. Doctors at Shanghai’s Tongji Hospital said on Monday that Ni Min, 14, had the extremely rare condition known as Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) or “stone man syndrome”. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1598672/rare-stone-man-syndrome-causing-chinese-teenagers-body-turn-bone
  2. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1464808/hong-kong-girls-using-wider-variety-drugs-boys-addicts
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, September 21, 2014

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:29am by AGENCIES

    ... Problem children profit from intervention Violence-prone children who went through a decade-long intervention programme grew up to have fewer psychiatric, drug-related and legal problems, ... of Psychiatry, show modest improvement in psychological markers that predict long-term antisocial behaviour and criminality. Programme graduates also had fewer legal problems, substance abuse issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1596855/short-science-september-21-2014
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film about teenage delinquency tests the mettle of its three young stars

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau Making their big screen debut in a gritty drama about teenage delinquency pushed the film's three young stars to their limits, writes Chris Lau Girls behaving badly Rainky ... commercials, and 19-year-old Hui is a popular model with fans in Hong Kong and the mainland. But when they were picked to star in a drama about three teenage delinquents, directed by Philip Yung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1534108/film-about-teenage-delinquency-tests-mettle-its-three-young
  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    StealthGenie 'stalker app' maker arrested over its alleged privacy violation

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:58am by WASHPOST

    ... tools used by abusers. Although it often was advertised as a system for monitoring small children or suspicious employees, surveillance software frequently ended up in the hands of people who ... are expressly designed for use by stalkers and domestic abusers who want to know every detail of a victim's personal life, all without the victim's knowledge. "The criminal division ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604806/stealthgenie-stalker-app-maker-arrested-over-its-alleged-privacy
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHTS

    EOC move to redefine marital status is too drastic a change

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:30am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... to harassment. How can schools hold their own when facing growing problems of promiscuity and teenage pregnancy under a new legal definition of marital status? The EOC's own study on discrimination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1600886/eoc-move-redefine-marital-status-too-drastic-change
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    YouTube's top celebrities draw packed houses of adoring admirers at FanFests throughout Asia

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Scott Murphy

    ... the outdoor grounds of Singapore venue SCAPE while a series of blockades keeps an estimated 6,000 screaming fans from causing a riot. The crowd of mostly teenagers are there to see ... express similar sentiments, begging for tickets and talking about what it would mean to meet Higa, Oakley or Mota, by casual consensus the most popular of the artists. Fortunately, the teenager ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1600973/youtubes-top-celebrities-draw-packed-houses-adoring-admirers
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1353463/drug-use-among-local-teens-remains-hidden-because-it
  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Against the odds

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:25am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... a drug," says Chau, who declined to give his real name. "It's like an addiction. When I gambled I thought about it every day. I even dreamed about gambling: it was that crazy. "You ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1603946/against-odds
  10. Lifestyle - Books

    Ian McEwan pits religion against the law in new novel

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Desmond O'Grady

    ... with an emergency case: a teenager, Adam, will die of leukaemia unless she overrules his Jehovah's Witness parents who, as a tenet of their faith, oppose the necessary blood transfusion. Adam is within ... visits the teenager in hospital. This provides the best scene in the book as Adam provokes the judge, shows her his poetry and plays the violin for her, evoking a response far beyond her formal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1600833/ian-mcewan-pits-religion-against-law-new-novel

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