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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Researchers find bird flu can be detected using smell

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:29pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Researchers have discovered that avian flu can be detected in infected birds based on smell. Following on from recent findings that diseases could modify animal odours in subtle ways, the team of scientists then examined how bird flu changed faecal odours in mallard ducks using behavioural and chemical methods. “The fact that a distinctive faecal odour is emitted ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Prevention key to containing new avian flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... alert. Avian influenza, or bird flu, is an infectious disease of birds caused by viruses of the same family that causes the "flu" in humans. They are, however, not identical and have ... to controlling new avian flu The unexpected outbreak of influenza A(H7N9) on the mainland marks the first time the virus has been detected in humans. By last night, there were 18 confirmed cases, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Who's telling truth about Tamiflu after latest study of trial data

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:22am by Reuters

    ... Tamiflu? Researchers who fought for years to get full data on Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu said last week that governments who stockpiled it were wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose ... as industry regulators and independent scientists. The dispute over the benefits of Tamiflu, and to a lesser extent of GlaxoSmithKline's flu drug Relenza, blew up with the joint publication ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Jury still out on the benefits of slow juicers

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by Nan-Hie In

    ... risen and he can't remember when he last got the flu. But some health experts aren't swallowing claims that slow juicing produces more nutritious drinks. "Yes, high speeds may ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Meet Göran Malmqvist, Nobel Prize member and champion of Chinese literature

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:37am by Janice Leung

    ... as if reciting a poem. "The only noise was the crickets and the birds singing." Is his affection for this rural experience reflected in his taste in literature? "Yes," he admits, ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    About the bush: trekking through Tanzania

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Andrea Oschetti

    ... into a landscape of spiked acacias and thorn bushes, hunting for birds. Each morning a few tourists get pricked and scratched trying to keep up with the hunters. The Hadza are becoming aware ... soda lake constrained by the cliffs of the Serengeti Plateau, the Crater Highlands and the Alipi escarpment. Leopards, hippos, monkeys and a variety of birds live on the meadows along ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:05am by Jeanette Wang

    ... they were larger than the effect from one year of ageing,” says study author David R. Jacobs Jr of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Shedding new light on weight management The early bird ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Lower back pain: exercise circuit

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by Jeanette Wang

    ... of the right hip. Hold pose. Return to start position and repeat on other side. A simpler variation: drop your rear knee to the ground for support, keeping a 90-degree bend. 5. Bird-dog Get on your ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - GAMING

    Overpriced phones, clones and a new genre of video games- The legacy of Flappy Bird

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 01:54pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Flappy Bird may be gone from mobile app stores, but its phenomenon lives on The days following popular mobile game Flappy Bird ’s removal from app stores have been filled with overpriced phones, clones and an outpouring of support from the video game development community. A simple game where players must pilot a pixilated bird between rows ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Giant bubbles could be 'built over Beijing parks to save residents from smog danger'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:08am by Jamie Carter

    ... are no breezes, direct sunlight, rain, snow, changes in temperature, animals, or migratory birds," he says. "Going outside is no longer truly outdoors." Other architects agree. "It had ...




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