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  • Dec 22, 2014
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New births help Sichuan quake victims overcome loss of children

A painting decorates one of the new houses in Jiulong.

Yang Zhengrong smiled at the mention of her son, who will turn three in August.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 4:52am

Fit & Fab: a couple tough it out in tandem

Cecilia Aiello and boyfriend Sean Macfarlane joined the 90-day PCP programme together.Photo: Edward Wong

Sean Macfarlane, a magician, recently pulled off one of his greatest tricks yet: losing 12kg and 10cm off his waist in 90 days.

But it wasn't magic behind the 42-year-old's transformation; it was all sweat and a few tears through an online health and fitness programme called the Peak Condition Project (PCP). His girlfriend, Cecilia Aiello, who did the programme with him, lost 7kg.

21 Aug 2012 - 11:40am

Surgeons see rush for 12-12-12 babies

Private doctors expect to be fully booked for Caesarean sections on December 12 this year - or 12/12/12, the last triple such date of the century and a day some couples consider lucky or auspicious.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Caesarean births a cause for concern

Medical tourism has been identified by the government as pillar of our city's economic prosperity. Ironically, it is the demand from mainland mothers wanting to give birth in Hong Kong hospitals that has fuelled the growth in this area. But it has created problems.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

Simple wishes of 'God's precious gift'

Four-year-old Sean Cheung Kar-tung was doodling on his father's palm with a pen.

'Oh, now you're writing a cheque to me! I wish I could receive what you have guaranteed me in this cheque,' said Willson Cheung Chun-chin, 41.

The 'cheque' was Sean's New Year wish list. 'I want to learn how to walk, how to write, to drive a car and a plane,' said Sean.

1 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Appalling behaviour at temple

I have been living in Hong Kong for 28 months and I have finally seen something that appalled me.

My husband and I moved here because of the death of his father.

He is interred at the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Sha Tin.

Every major holiday, birthdays, etc, we go to pay our respects. We always arrive at approximately 7.55am, for the 8am opening.

29 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Everything that you always wanted to read about sex

THE news that eternal damnation is not all fire and little red men carrying pitchforks, but an eternal state of non-being, does little to persuade me that I should go out and find religion.

20 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Charity gala gets a blessing from above

THE Community Chest is organising a gala evening on January 14 that had even the Governor gasping when he heard the ticket prices.

At $15,000 a seat (which goes up to a staggering $150,000 a seat if you sit on the Pattens' table), the organisers believe the evening at Government House to celebrate the Community Chest silver jubilee must be one of the most expensive ever held.

6 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Baby dumped

THE body of a premature baby was found in the streets of Yau Ma Tei yesterday. Police said the umbilical cord was still attached and they believed the baby was already dead before birth or had died while being born.

11 Dec 1993 - 12:00am