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  1. What's cooking?

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Grace Wong

    ... I support organic food as I believe new diseases can be caused by genetically modified ingredients. However supplies are not yet consistent enough [for the concept] to become marketable.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665459/whats-cooking
  2. Breaking the habit

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... From today, cigarette packets on the mainland are supposed to change radically- with a warning of a specific disease and a picture that leaves the smoker in no doubt about the possible ... people die each year from smoking-related diseases, while 540 million suffer the effects of others' smoking, with 100,000 dying annually from illnesses caused by passive smoking, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665483/breaking-habit
  3. Farewell to two sex goddesses of old

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... personality and Aids campaigner, in a society that still treats the disease in hushed tones. She wrote a best-selling autobiographical novel, Platonic Sex, in 2000, an eye-opening account of teenage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665485/farewell-two-sex-goddesses-old
  4. Baby H9N2 case traced to Shenzhen restaurant

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... with her parents and grandmother in Shenzhen, where she was believed to have contracted the disease. She was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on December 22 with an upper respiratory infection though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665505/baby-h9n2-case-traced-shenzhen-restaurant
  5. More accurate test of heart surgery risk

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic airway obstructive disease, stroke or peripheral vascular disease are rated with less risk. The new scoring model was developed after research on 3,156 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665376/more-accurate-test-heart-surgery-risk
  6. Talkback

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... advocate and take action on the prevention of cancers and cardio-respiratory disease. On the other hand, Mr Shaw's stunning declaration in favour of cigarette smoke pollution in buildings ... 29), whose own mother is 80 and still smokes. When I was young, I promised my father that I would not smoke until I was 21. He died of Parkinson's disease when I was 12 and the day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665384/talkback
  7. Watch for suspicious viruses, WHO urges

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and respond to any type of unusual disease event, whether it be H5N1, H9N2 or another disease altogether. Pandemic preparedness and response come as a package.' In Hong Kong, Centre for Health ... bird flu, H9 is not a notifiable disease in Hong Kong. Infectious diseases specialist Lo Wing-lok said H9N2 had been 'with us even before 1997 when H5N1 jumped to humans'. 'The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665388/watch-suspicious-viruses-who-urges
  8. Girl with bird flu may also have leukaemia

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... monitor the situation. Unlike H5 or H7 bird flu, H9- despite being viewed by some experts as a more likely candidate to trigger the next flu pandemic- is not a notifiable disease in Hong Kong. Infectious diseases specialist Lo Wing-lok, who wrote a book on bird flu two years ago, said H9N2 had been 'with us even before 1997 when H5N1 jumped to humans'. 'The baby most likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665393/girl-bird-flu-may-also-have-leukaemia
  9. Bird flu case revealed as chicken sales resume

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A two-month-old girl is in a hospital isolation ward after being confirmed with H9N2 bird flu yesterday- the day live chicken sales resumed after a 21-day ban sparked by an outbreak of the much more serious H5N1 strain among birds at a Yuen Long farm. The baby, who is believed to have contracted the usually mild disease in Shenzhen, where she lives with her parents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665419/bird-flu-case-revealed-chicken-sales-resume
  10. Vendors expect brisk trade as chickens return

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of the numbers of poultry reports and human case reports. But still, it is early in the season,' said Dr Hall, medical officer for communicable-diseases surveillance and response at the WHO's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665292/vendors-expect-brisk-trade-chickens-return

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