Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD drugs 'may reduce criminality'

A large study suggests that people with serious attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are less likely to commit crimes when taking medication.

Friday, 23 November, 2012, 2:56am

Trust is indispensible for effective drugs

We all know about banksters. Perhaps we can now add 'drugsters' to our vocabulary. The largest drug companies, it seems, are not far behind the big banks when it comes to corporate malfeasance. Earlier this month, GlaxoSmithKline pleaded guilty to fraud in the US for the way it promoted several drugs, including the marketing of its popular antidepressant Paxil to treat children and teenagers.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Anfield's critical formula

Held in March, the first Anfield International Kindergarten Science Fair had its eureka moments.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Campaign to address 'ignorance' over ADHD

The mainland's first nationwide education campaign to raise awareness about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) kicked off in several cities last week .

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

The art of creating and learning

Creativity is a way of life, not just a piece of artwork. This is the sentiment that underscores Vivid Vibrations, a company that sets out to provide children and adults with inspiring opportunities to try out new ideas and ways of thinking.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Feast of bright ideas

When does the light bulb in your brain switch on with a brilliant idea? Calvin Kwok Kin-chung says he gets a 'brainwave' when faced with a problem.

That was his experience four years ago when he was part of a team which redesigned the Lo Wu Correctional Institution. The newly designed facility is now able to house 1,400 women, compared to 182 men before.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Regulation must not stifle creativity

Earlier this month tens of millions of mainland bloggers paid tribute to the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs for the difference he made to their lives with innovation that revolutionised access to information, communication and entertainment.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Give students with ADHD and dyslexia the chance to grow before it's too late

'Why am I always so slow? Just 15 minutes left and I have only just started. Great, I have another unfinished assessment. My grades are definitely going to sink after this.'

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Living with a pocket dynamo

It's usually a delight to have your children rush to welcome you home from work. For marketing director Margaret Yang Jiali, though, feelings are more complicated when her three-year-old Nathan Liu Shoyi greets her return. He gets so excited that he will shriek and throw toys, sometimes endangering her.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sowing seeds of creativity

Much has been said and written about the importance of creativity in today's business world, but few books are able to make readers creative.

Not even the author of Creative Genius: An Innovation Guide for Business Leaders, Border Crossers and Game Changers could bring us closer to the goal. 'No book can promise to make you a 'creative genius',' he concedes.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Results that count

The results of the latest OECD Programme for International Student Assessment are out and Hong Kong is now a distant second to the newcomer Shanghai, while Finland - which was the champion in 2006 - is now number three.

24 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Simply speaking

'CHILDHOOD INEVITABLY has a big influence. I am not sure how mine did apart from the fact that I had to fight to do what I'm doing now, and so refuse to do anything I don't want to do in my work. That could be seen as integrity but I know in me it is stubbornness.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Finding space to teach creativity

Although creativity has been identified as one of the generic skills to be developed in students, a recent study shows that teachers lack the time and training to foster creativity in the classroom.

13 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Forum brings creative minds together to inspire innovation among young

Some of the world's most creative minds will be sharing their inspiration at a youth forum on creativity and innovation.

Those signing up for the three-day programme at the inaugural Make a Difference (MaD) Forum in January say they hope to meet like-minded people while also discovering more about themselves.

23 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Embrace change

An award-winning academic from the United States will visit Hong Kong next week and deliver a talk to young people on creativity.

Tina Seelig, who teaches creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship at Stanford University, will take the stage on October 24 in a pre-event for the first 'Make a Difference' forum in Hong Kong, which will be held from January 22-24 next year.

16 Oct 2009 - 12:00am