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Volume #2 Issue #11
ISSN: 0219-7642 Mar 19, 2004
Andrew Loh, Publisher
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! St. Patrick day is an Irish's festival. To inline with everyone wearing green, I decided
to use a lot of green on the newsletter today....8-). I still remembered the first
Saint Patrick's Day parades I visited with my friends more than 10 years ago at Kansas
City, USA was a memorable one. Each of us bought and put on a "green hat"
to avoid getting pinched. However, putting on a "green hat" to Chinese
also signify our spouse has committed adultery ;-). It was certainly a fun day to
remember as we teased each other while wearing the "green hat"...8-).
Anyway, as green also marks the start of spring, I hope you have great
fun in coming weeks. Take care.
p/s: here is a link to understand the history
of St. Patrick's Day
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Learning From Video Games
The L.A Daily News Feb 23, 2004
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Schizopherenia Link to Lead Petrol
BBC News Feb 14, 2004
US scientists say they have found a link between exposure to lead in the womb and schizophrenia
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Wired To Respond To Child
BBC News Dec 25, 2003
The brains of parents - especially mothers - appear to be wired up to respond to the cries of
Scan Clue to Delayed Speech
BBC News Nov 30, 2003
Children with delayed speech tend appear to use a different part of their brain to listen, research suggests.
The researchers also found that the children with delayed speech had less total brain
activity indicates that they are less stimulated by language than normal.
The researchers say their findings suggest that children with speech problems should be given help as soon as
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