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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control scientists study infectiousness of mild Mers cases

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:26am by Reuters and AFP

    ... respiratory disease, said Dr David Swerdlow, who heads the Mers response team at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "You don't have to be in the intensive care unit ... such mild cases are still capable of spreading the virus. Cases of the disease, which causes coughing, fever and sometimes fatal pneumonia, have nearly tripled in the past month and a half, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Young cancer survivor awarded for being inspiration to other patients

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Cancer survivor, 12, rewarded for selflessly volunteering to help other disease patients Youngest 'warrior' an inspiration Cancer survivor Lam Yi-ning is only 12 years old, but yesterday she was rewarded for being an inspiration to others suffering from the disease- including her former teacher. She is one of the top 10 "warriors" ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOR MEN

    Dandy & Dapper

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Sofia Suarez

    ... disease, for example.   I'm sick of white B.O. basher marks on my clothes. Is there a product I can use to avoid this problem? Mr Dapper: That depends on several factors, sir. ...

  4. Guangdong on virus alert

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Health authorities in Guangdong have sounded an alarm over the prevalence of enterovirus-71 (EV-71), a highly contagious intestinal virus leading to hand, foot and mouth disease ... for the first time. Infectious disease specialists said hand, foot and mouth had been less contagious until recent years, when hundreds began dying annually because the more contagious EV-71 strain had ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Hits & Myths: are all vegetable oils heart-healthy?

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... processed, some plant-based oils can actually increase your risk of heart disease. According to Susie Rucker, a nutritional therapist at Body With Soul in Singapore, the most destructive processing ... in the cell wall, the cell is unable to use this altered form of oil and dysfunction ensues. As a result there is a rise of cardiovascular disease, all from a spread that is marketed to do the exact ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... to time," Yeung said. The waterborne Legionella pneumophila bacteria is responsible for most cases of legionnaires' disease, a form of pneumonia. Other common waterborne pathogens include ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes: by Robin Lynam

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Robin Lynam

    ... dates he knows when to keep it simple. Baker is afflicted by arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and playing exhausts him- but while he's behind the kit you would never ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... with diseases linked to smoking. "Every year more than one million people die as a result of tobacco-related illness. This is a terrible statistic," she said. "China needs to take urgent ... and the deputy chairman of the National People's Congress Chen Zhu during her visit. She said she told leaders that tobacco-related illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds more infectious germ samples found at lab near Washington

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... to these agents." The statement was released four hours after the chief of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tom Frieden, finished his testimony at a House hearing, in which he admitted ...

  10. News - World - AGRICULTURE

    Governments agree to limit levels of cancer-causing arsenic in rice

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AFP

    ... cancer and skin lesions, Tritscher said. It is also linked to heart disease, diabetes and damage to the nervous system and brain. Arsenic rarely grabs headlines in the same way as other food ...




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