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  1. Hong Kong, US doctors research biological pacemaker

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez University of Hong Kong doctors are collaborating with a leading US university to try to develop a 'biological' pacemaker that could make the electronic devices, ... device and a single injection is needed to put those cells into the heart.' The researchers said another advantage for a biological pacemaker was that it could 'represent cure, ...

  2. Mussel oil relieves arthritis, study finds

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee A type of mussel oil can relieve arthritic pain, a study has found. A team led by Samuel Lo Chun-lap, a professor at Polytechnic University's department of applied biology and chemical technology, found that pain in arthritic rats was relieved by applying oil of the green-lipped mussel. ...

  3. The Wow Factor

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Jocelyn Wong

    ... By YP Intern Jocelyn Wong Zero Hero Origins' new Zero Oil collection with Saw Palmetto and Mint claims to reduce oil production and inflammation, while unclogging pores. In other words, here's your salvation for summer skin trouble. According to ...

  4. Most, but not all, cold dishes pass safety test

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... The good news is that most of the cold restaurant dishes tested by watchdogs last year were safe. The bad news is that a few were not, and that two of the 114 samples were found to contain salmonella, a bacteria that can cause nausea, fever, diarrhoea and ...


    Measles: make sure you are immunised before travelling overseas

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales healthpost@scmp.com A little spot of bother If you travel often, you might want to check that you and your family have been immunised against measles. The disease might be under control in Hong Kong but, since 2009, outbreaks have been repo ...

  6. WHO set aside own advice on flu screening

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong medical experts and officials have expressed growing frustration at the lack of action by the World Health Organisation to stop the spread of swine flu from North America to Asia. The agency- which is maintaining a level-5 alert, meanin ...

  7. Second confirmed case for mainland

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The mainland has confirmed its second case of swine flu- a native of the eastern province of Shandong who had just returned from studying in Canada- and strengthened screening to ward off an outbreak in the world's most populous nation ...

  8. Outbreak having limited impact on growth, economists say

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The swine flu outbreak has had only a limited impact on the mainland's growth, but a prolonged outbreak could hinder the recovery of the flagging economy, economists say 'Only a prolonged outbreak would have material and su ...

  9. Blow to HK economy 'could mirror 2003'

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A full-blown swine-flu epidemic would plunge the Hong Kong economy further into recession in a possible repeat of the devastating Sars outbreak six years ago, economists and academics have warned. Having experienced the impact of severe acute r ...

  10. A fresh spin on self-preservation

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nicole Chabot healthpost@scmp.com Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) started as a treatment for healing wounds, and then for injuries to tendons (such as tennis elbow), the rotator cuff of the shoulder, and osteoarthritis at joints like knees, hips and ankles. No ...




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