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  1. Politics of life

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tragedy of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo has seen the involvement of the US Congress at the request of her parents. Critics say the moral majority has hijacked the issue for political expediency. What do you think? Share your views. Write to us. ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    A case for good weather warnings

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 10:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The Hong Kong Observatory sure has a lot of weather  warnings: for typhoons, rainstorms, thunderstorms, flooding, landslips, monsoons, frost, fire, cold weather, very hot weather, what have you. Most recently we had th ...

  3. HK remedy for severe cases of swine flu HKU remedy for swine flu cases

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... last year. The World Health Organisation declared a pandemic in June after 74 countries and territories reported cases. The virus broke out in 214 countries and killed at least 18,209 people. ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... that tumours grow in response to oestrogen – and HER2-negative, meaning that the HER2 protein is not causing the cancer. Such patients make up about 60 per cent of advanced breast cancer cases ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    China reports second fatal case of bird flu this year, in Guizhou

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... human cases of bird flu had been reported in the province. Another city resident, a 21-year-old woman, died from the virus earlier this month. Xinhua said both victims had come into close contact with birds, but it was not known if the cases were related. The H5N1 virus typically spreads from birds to humans through direct contact, but experts fear it could mutate into a form ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POULTRY

    Bird flu cases on mainland fail to deter Hong Kong demand for chicken

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Two cases of infection on the mainland fail to dampen holiday demand for poultry Chicken sells well despite bird flu cases Families continued to snap up ... Kong's Centre for Health Protection about the cases and it planned to stay in close contact with mainland authorities. "We will heighten our vigilance and continue to maintain stringent port ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    No new cases of superbug VRE, says Caritas Medical Centre

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... that for two years was plagued by a drug-resistant superbug says it has had no new cases since June. The Caritas Medical Centre had been battling to rid its wards of VRE, or vancomycin-resistant ... programme, taking a multi-pronged approach, the number of VRE cases or carriers has dropped," Leung said. "We see that the last case was in June 2012. Up until now, we have not had a new ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    MRSA cases at public hospitals level off; further reduction difficult

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Superbug cases level off; further reduction difficult The number of cases of the drug-resistant superbug MRSA remains steady at public hospitals, but may ... of drug-resistant superbugs, continues to rise in hospitals, but at the risk of making the strain more resistant. The number of cases of MRSA- methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus- rose slightly ...

  9. Advice for runners

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Dr Carina Li yesterday urged all competitors to reveal their personal information on the back of their running cloths, saying it could save their life. The cloth has a box where runners are encouraged to enter their personal data, such as a ...

  10. No sign of heavy blow to Kissel: doctor

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... that was so. The case continues today. ...




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