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Hand-washing study leaves black mark

Just one mainlander in 25 washes his or her hands properly, a Ministry of Health survey has found.

And when it comes to men, the figure gets even worse, shrinking to one in 35.

Monday, 17 October, 2011, 12:00am

Students help park turn panda poo into paper

In the waste-not-want-not culture of Ocean Park, even panda excrement has its uses.

The excrement of the park's star attractions is being made into paper as part of new education programmes introduced by the Ocean Park Academy.

10 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

FYI: What's the link between the Sars-scapegoat civet cat and a great cup of coffee?

Civet cats are short-legged, long-bodied, feline-like mammals of the Viverridae family. On the whole, viverrids are carnivorous animals and their habitat stretches from southern Europe and Africa to most of Asia. Those most common to China, Indochina and Southeast Asia, however, also lustily forage for fruit, nuts, seeds and berries.

20 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Chop-attack mother died shut in toilet

An angry son killed his mother by wounding her with a chopper and then locking her up over Christmas, preventing her from receiving medical help.

Monalisa Chan, 51, was bleeding heavily when her son dumped her in a toilet at the family home in December 1977 and placed a wardrobe against the door, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

14 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Street patrols stepped up

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Must target blackspots' (South China Morning Post, June 22).

The Urban Services Department has launched a number of measures to counter the fouling by dogs which your reader reported in the vicinity of Morrison Hill Swimming Pool and St Paul's Hospital and Convent School.

5 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Must target blackspots

I hope that some day in the near future, the Director of Urban Services, Albert Lam Chi-chiu, will make a visit after office hours to the neighbourhood around the Morrison Hill Swimming Pool complex, especially the side-lanes and back-lanes in Wan Chai and also the dimly-lit pavements behind St Paul's School and St Paul's Hospital, in Causeway Bay.

22 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Pushing hard for dietary fibre

Perhaps the gravity of the news weighed heavily on the mind of Kellogg's nutritionist Julie Howden this week. After hearing of widespread ignorance about the role of fibre in the local diet, Howden was about to introduce a report on constipation when she was moved to remind journalists of their duties.

21 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Toilets set for upgrade

THE campaign to put the sparkle back into Hong Kong's more lacklustre public toilets will continue this year with a $36.8 million upgrading and rebuilding programme.

20 Jan 1994 - 12:00am