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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, March 10, 2013

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 01:15am

    ... to autoimmune diseases A high-salt diet may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), say three papers  in the journal Nature. Two studies showed salt can induce the production of aggressive cells involved in the development of autoimmune diseases in mice and humans, while a third indicated that mice on high-salt diets develop a type of disease similar to human ...

  2. Diary of a disaster: how Beijing dealt with the disease

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... February 21: A medical professor from Guangzhou arrives in Hong Kong and stays in the Metropole Hotel, where he spreads the disease to 12 other guests. March 21: The central government asks ... to 346. April 23: The WHO warns against all but essential travel to Beijing and Shanxi province. Work starts on construction of an infectious disease hospital in Xiaotongshan. April 26: ...

  3. HKU gets $30m to fund disease research

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The University of Hong Kong has received $30 million in grants to carry out scientific research on infectious diseases and to help build an advanced laboratory to carry out testing on animals. The $30 million is part of the government's $500 million special research fund for the control of infectious diseases set up in July. Of the $30 million, $8 million ...

  4. 28 Sars survivors have bone disease

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Twenty-eight recovered Sars patients have been diagnosed with a degenerative bone disease linked to the heavy dosage of steroids used in their treatment, the Hospital Authority disclosed yesterday. Some may require hip replacement surgery. So far, 418 people have been screened for the bone disease avascular necrosis with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans. ...

  5. Disease experts learn lessons from outbreak

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Welfare and Food Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai. The committee was set up by the Hong Kong government and is chaired by Health Secretary Yeoh Eng-kiong, but it consists of disease experts from around ... week was to listen and learn about the Sars epidemic in Hong Kong, and to make recommendations in the event of future outbreaks of 'emergent' diseases. 'It is very much about ...

  6. Keeping a killer out

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Sars forced Hong Kong to sharpen its disease control strategy, but an overstretched health system remains its Achilles' heel, writes Ella Lee Part 2 How hospitals fought back ... of the linchpins in the city's new frontline defence system, the Notifiable Diseases and Outbreaks Reporting System (NDORS)- a network linking the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) and other relevant ...

  7. Singapore Sars case is a timely warning

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The re-emergence of Sars in Singapore confirms what the world has been fearing since the last patients left hospital and the global outbreak was declared over. The deadly disease has ... be different next time. We have a much better understanding of the nature of the disease and the terrible risks it poses. The chances of being caught unawares are much reduced as a result. But much ...

  8. Echoes of Sars as Beijing turns into a ghost city

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... deaths caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) for weeks until rumours were so rampant about a mysterious disease that people in Guangdong descended on supermarkets to buy vinegar in a misguided effort to protect themselves. As the disease spread to Beijing, city authorities tried to cover it up as the capital was hosting the National People's Congress' annual meeting. ...

  9. Appeal court upholds Sars date

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... supported the insurers' March 27 claim, as it was the day severe acute respiratory syndrome was added to the government's list of infectious diseases. ...

  10. Helping to keep joint pain at bay

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... had a good understanding of what the issues are relating to the disease and why a service like this is so important,' said Huddart, who visited the foundation in Lam Tin on Wednesday. 'I don't think people realise how common the disease is and that women are three times as likely to have it- and it's amazing that an organisation exists to support that.' ...




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