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  1. Kicking sand thanks to back-breaking start to new year

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... For nine weeks, Anneliese O'Young has been torturing her 'non-runner body' for the Standard Chartered Half Marathon next Sunday. She is raising funds for the Cancer Fund ... is that I'm a semi-cripple. My Thai adventure involves a sprained back and the Asian version of a wheelchair - the trusty old scooter. How did this happen to this fit young half marathon runner? ...

  2. Massage therapy: there's no gain without some pain

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... Anneliese O'Young For the past seven weeks, Anneliese O'Young has been torturing her 'non-runner body' for the Standard Chartered Half Marathon on February 8. She is raising funds for the Cancer Fund in memory of her mentor, veteran reporter Kevin Sinclair, who died of cancer a year ago. I have been on this journey for nearly two solid months and am happy ...

  3. 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 ... team decided to start her on bisphosphonates, a group of drugs used for bone building. Biphosphonates are traditionally prescribed to post-menopausal men and women to improve bone density. She ...

  4. Post-Sars goodwill

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... with Tinnie Chow This is the first Christmas since the Sars outbreak, in which 75 children lost a parent. Three of the city's young professionals took it upon themselves to rally together some Christmas gifts for them, in order to make their first Christmas without their parent(s) a happier one. Please support this cause- it does not matter how big or small, bring your ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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