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Human Development

A shame to forget the poorest of the poor

All eyes will be on Bali this week as Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hosts a meeting that will define the next global development agenda. The UN High Level Panel for the post-2015 agenda, co-chaired by Yudhoyono, has put ending extreme poverty on their agenda - but this goal will only be realised if the world tackles rising inequality.

Monday, 25 March, 2013, 2:37am

Dancing helps develop a child's imagination

My little boy Tom has started to dance - well, if you can call it that. It's more bouncing up and down accompanied with a bit of arm waving and clapping, plus the occasional maniacal twirl.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:06pm

Bernard Chan wants public policy consultations via social networks

An executive councillor has urged the government to extend its consultation on new policies to online social networks to reach more people and avoid calls for endless discussions.

20 Sep 2012 - 3:21am

Mum knows best at well-stocked store

As one of Hong Kong's original baby superstores, Bumps to Babes offers a vast range of goods for expectant mothers, newborns, toddlers and children up to the age of eight. With more than 2,000 items in its Horizon Plaza outlet, parents are spoilt for choice.

7 Sep 2012 - 11:08am

Indians rethink reluctance to adopt

Hearing Indians talk about adoption has tended to be a distressing affair. It is absolutely the last resort for childless couples. Images of adorable babies and toddlers in orphanages do not melt their hearts. For many Hindus, a child is not just a child; they are bothered by all sorts of considerations pertaining to his or her origins.

22 Aug 2012 - 7:29am

Relationships: reducing family tensions and stress

"My younger son's bad behaviour in school is driving me crazy. He is undisciplined, incapable of following rules, and has conflicts with his schoolmates and teachers," says Melinda, a perfectionist mother of two sons, aged 15 and six.

17 Aug 2012 - 2:09pm

Another milk formula brand fails iodine test

Another Japanese baby milk brand, Meiji, has been found to contain too little of the nutrient iodine, the Centre for Food Safety said yesterday.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Iodine for infants: ensuring they have the key nutrient

Q: If my baby is found to be suffering from iodine deficiency, what is the treatment?

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Baby milk legislation to be speeded up

The government will speed up legislation to close loopholes that exempt baby food from nutrition-labelling rules in the wake of tests that showed two brands of Japanese baby formula lacked a nutrient vital to brain development.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Parents warned on milk formula

Hong Kong health chiefs have urged parents not to feed their babies two brands of Japanese milk formula after they were found to lack the vital nutrient iodine.

The government is offering free check-ups for babies who have been fed the Wakodo and Morinaga brands to see if they suffer from iodine deficiency, which can harm the thyroid gland and affect brain function.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:14pm