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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Wong Kar-wai's Grandmaster put forward for Oscar nomination

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Wong Kar-wai's film about martial arts master put forward for Academy Award Director hopes to Master the Oscars Hong Kong filmmakers have chosen Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster to represent the city at the Oscars. It is hoped the film about wing chun master Ip Man will be among the five nominees for best foreign-language film at the 86th Academy ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeons not proud of mastering transplant art

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Doctors have been forced to learn how to use one organ from a dead donor to save two lives Surgeons split livers to meet shortage of donors Transplant doctors are having to split livers from deceased donors as there are too few donations. "We're good at it, but it's not something to be proud of," said Professor Chan See-ching, chief ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU team discovers DNA technique to detect malaria

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com New DNA technique will allow people to test for the mosquito-borne disease anywhere, instead of having to visit a hospital, researchers say HKU team finds easier way to detect malaria A team of local researchers has developed a DNA technique that could make malaria diagnosis cheaper and more convenient. Unlike traditional diagnostic kits that use antibodies, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dual-drug treatment brings hope after strokes

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Dual-drug treatment brings hope after strokes Researchers have found a more effective way to reduce recurrent episodes in minor stroke patients - by treating them with two anti-platelet drugs instead of one, lowering the risk of disability and death. About one in five stroke patients has previously suffered at least one minor stroke, characterised ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER COUNCIL

    Textbook prices in Hong Kong increase by 5 pc this year

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Textbook price hits parents' pockets hard Parents are paying an average of 5 per cent more for textbooks this year, a Consumer Council survey showed. More than half the schools surveyed received discounts of only 5 per cent from book stores this year. They had a 10 per cent discount last year. Two schools secured better bargains because they placed ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER COUNCIL

    Central body needed to govern assurance plans: Consumer Council

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Watchdog wants single authority to supervise investment-linked assurance plans as it receives increasing number of complaints Investors caught by 'hidden' costs The consumer watchdog has called for a central regulatory body to supervise investment-linked assurance products. The Consumer Council said it had received an increasing number ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Bin Bin, 6, given prosthetic eyes in four-hour operation

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 09:08pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei lo.wei@scmp.com Surgeons graft skin from buttock to fix implant in left socket scarred when eyes were gouged out Boy given prosthetic eyes in four-hour operation Brave little Guo Bin was smiling when he was pushed into the operating theatre yesterday. He kept his promise that he would not cry, doctors said. The six-year-old, whose eyes were gouged out in Shanxi, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BUSINESS

    Fast-food chain offers diners taste of fair-trade fruit tea

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Café de Coral is first to partner foundation in support of poor Sri Lankan farmers Fast-food chain offers diners cup of fair-trade tea Diners at a fast-food chain can now get a taste of a fair-trade fruit tea from Sri Lanka without having to pay extra. And this will go towards helping 6,000 underprivileged farmers in the South Asian country to improve ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Driverless MTR car found abandoned in Tung Chung - but how did it get there?

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com ‘Field’ trial marks end of the line for model MTR car A life-size model of a driverless train compartment has been found abandoned on an open patch of land in Tung Chung. In an 11-minute video posted on YouTube, self-proclaimed MTR enthusiasts introduced viewers to the mock-up, saying it was a model of a train type that will be used on the South Island ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Bin-Bin recovering well after receiving eye implants

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Bin-Bin recovering well after receiving implants Guo Bin, the six-year-old Shanxi boy whose eyes were gouged out by an attacker last month, is recovering well from his eye operation and even picking up some English during his stay in hospital, his ophthalmologist says. The boy, known as Bin-Bin, was given eye-socket implants on Tuesday, in preparation ...




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