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That's a sheep shot

During the 1980s and '90s, it was all the rage for some Hong Kong celebrities and tai-tais to disappear from public view and re-emerge a few weeks later looking much younger.

Monday, 2 July, 2012, 12:00am

In Brief

Fetus woman arrested

2 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Test draws mainland women who want sons

A new DNA test that can identify the gender of a fetus as early as eight weeks is now being used as a sex selection tool by mainland women, who come to the city specially for the test.

Their efforts to identify gender and select sons were uncovered in a recent study by Hong Kong public doctors on the gender ratio of the city's births.

11 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Premature baby found dead at park

Detectives are investigating the discovery of the body of a newborn boy outside a park in To Kwa Wan early yesterday. The body, with the umbilical cord still attached, was found wrapped in a towel on top of an abandoned cabinet outside the main gate of Hoi Sham Park in Yuk Yat Street at 1.15am. A police spokesman said an initial investigation showed the body was that of a premature infant.

19 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Rosemary cuts the cord of financial dependence

Model Rosemary Vandenbroucke is indeed her own independent woman now. In addition to recently signing with a talent agency, in effect dumping mother Julie, who had managed Vandenbroucke (below) since the age of 14, the 25-year-old model/musician has now also severed her financial umbilical cord from mum.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Maid says embryo she kept in a jar is her baby

A bottled human embryo was found in luggage belonging to a Filipino maid who was about to leave after completing her contract.

Her employer called police on Saturday after spotting the jar while inspecting the maid's bags in her flat in Fairview Park, Yuen Long.

The maid, 41, said the embryo was her own baby that failed to develop fully.

13 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Mother seeks help for son's rare illness

The mother of a boy born with a rare and crippling condition has launched a worldwide search for doctors' opinions and advice in the faint hope he can be cured.

Five-month-old Li Chun-hei has been diagnosed with CHARGE Syndrome - multiple birth defects affecting the eyes, ears, heart, genitals and brain. About one in 10,000 children have the condition.

16 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Human placenta sold for use in health tonics

Hospital staff in Guangzhou are believed to be accepting bribes

Human placenta for use in health tonics is being sold by vendors in Zhongshan market in Guangzhou, according to a report.

One of the vendors, a woman surnamed Ku, told the Information Times that hospital employees were prepared to accept bribes to supply fresh or frozen human placentas.

8 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Music to little ears

AT THE FETUSONICS concert - a Cantonese programme of music, singing, interactive discussions and relaxation exercises for the unborn child and parents-to-be held last week - drama therapist Kevin Ma explains how pregnancy is like the World Cup football tournament.

7 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Teenage mother charged

A 15-year-old, whose newly born baby died after being thrown from her 12th floor flat in Hunghom this week, was charged last night with concealing the birth of a child. The baby, with her umbilical cord still attached, was found on a canopy outside a first-floor flat on a public housing estate in Ho Man Tin on Wednesday. She died before reaching Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

2 Mar 2002 - 12:00am