Propionibacterium acnes thrive in the oily depths of skin pores, but scientists have found one strain of the bacteria that could actually prevent, rather than cause, pimples.Monday, 4 March, 2013, 10:28am
Last month, I was invited to give a talk on 'How to facilitate the academic development of children with dyslexia' to parents and teachers of dyslexic children.
As I prepared, I discussed with my husband how we had tried to help our son with the challenges of dyslexia. Since he started primary education, my husband and I have shared supervising his homework and revision.15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
My Dyslexia by Philip Schultz W.W. Norton & Co (e-book)4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
'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
I would like to tell you about my experience as the mother of a child with dyslexia. According to the Health Department, children with dyslexia have difficulty with word recognition, reading and dictation. Without proper assistance, this may result in a severe disability in acquiring reading skills.7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Carol Wong is a parent of two, an English teacher and marketing consultant. She teaches phonics, oral, reading and writing at KiddiKraft, an education centre that specialises in the early development of children. She shares her views on learning to write.
What's the best age for youngsters to start learning how to hold a pen?30 May 2011 - 12:00am
There have been a lot of reports in the press about 25 per cent of junior doctors leaving Tuen Mun Hospital for various reasons.
Management from the Hospital Authority and even the Food and Health Bureau were extremely quick to react by paying visits to front-line staff, trying to ease tensions within the hospital and, more importantly, allay public concerns.17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
Colin Firth may owe his success to Andrew Davies, the man who penned the BBC's 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice. The mini-series propelled Firth into the public consciousness as a heartthrob (he was immortalised in the novel Bridget Jones' Diary) and his talent is now officially recognised following his Best Actor Oscar.13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
In the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech, King George VI struggles to overcome his stutter. The film, a true story, looks at the pressure he faced during childhood: a nanny who pinched him until he cried so his parents would not want to see him; a strict father who picked on his left-handedness and stammering; and his brother who teased him.11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
When a home is drowning in stuff, your day-to-day ability to stay organised and focused is also affected. Claire McLetchie, a former investment manager who now advises individuals and companies on how to transform their lives and businesses, says a big part of her work is de-cluttering the office and home.10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am