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Middle Age

Suicide rate of middle-aged Americans surges

Suicide rates are rising dramatically among middle-aged Americans according to US government statistics. They show a 28 per cent spike in the past decade in the number of people taking their own lives.

Saturday, 4 May, 2013, 2:41am

Health bites

Two eggs are better than one

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Viva Odyssey

Viva Odyssey O Theatre Workshop Shouson Theatre, HK Arts Centre Reviewed: Dec 17

An original piece by director-actor Olivia Yan Wing-pui and singer-songwriter Wong Jing, Viva Odyssey looks at human nature through the eyes of an alien.

21 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Beauty industry plays ugly, says poll

Modern women 'unnecessarily pressed' to cling to youth

The beauty industry has been blamed for distorting the concept of beauty and putting 'unnecessary pressure' on women who are in menopause.

15 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Strife begins at 40

WHEN CATHY, 37, snapped shut her suitcase and set off on a business trip to Bangkok, she had no reason to suspect her life was about to be turned upside down. She and husband Neil, 41, had been arguing about having a third baby - but they had been college sweethearts, and happily married for eight years.

31 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Loneliness, illness warning as elderly face 'empty nest'

China's elderly were suffering from physical and psychological ailments brought on by loneliness, mainland academics warned as they called for better care of senior citizens.

The academics said feelings of isolation within the elderly population were a problem mirrored in Japan and the West, but were staved off until recently in China due to large families living in one house.

3 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Senior citizen card 'should start at 60'

The Social Welfare Department was urged yesterday to lower the age of eligibility for senior citizen cards from 65 to 60.

10 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Elderly workforce

Regular exercise is the finest recipe for health in old age. It strengthens the heart, improves the circulation, maintains suppleness and keeps the mind alert. But there are better ways for the elderly to get a daily workout than by hauling a trolley through the traffic, picking up cardboard boxes.

8 Apr 1998 - 12:00am