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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing smog scarier than Sars, says medical expert

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 11:51am by Ernest Kao

    ... “There were many ways to get away from Sars... you could have avoided it by leaving [a room] or taking different methods of prevention, but air pollution, indoor pollution – you can’t run away ... flights at the Beijing airport, which included international flights to and from Kiev, Paris, Tokyo and Newark. Bad air and thick smog have infiltrated the city for about 19 days, the most ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Wellbeing trumps decorum when inflight flatulence strikes, say experts

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... fliers since the Wright brothers took to the air in 1903- is it okay to break wind mid-flight? The experts' recommendation is an emphatic yes to passengers- but a warning to cockpit crews that it could distract the pilot and risk safety. The study concluded that anecdotal evidence that flying increases flatulence is not hot air, finding that changes in air pressure at altitude result ...

  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Unit. White, a leading authority on the subject, said that while there’s no confirmed evidence of resistance in Africa, there’s plenty of risk of transmission by air travellers from affected ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby, study finds

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby Pregnant women increase the risk of having a low-birth-weight baby when they breathe in air pollution from vehicles, heating and coal power plants, an international study has concluded. The research, the most extensive of its kind on the link between air pollution and fetal development, found ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Hospital to help Fu Xuepeng, whose parents hand-pump air into his lungs

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Help for couple who hand-pump air into son's lungs A local hospital has agreed to help a family who won overwhelming national sympathy when it was reported that the two parents had kept their paralysed son alive for seven years by taking turns to pump air into his lungs by hand. Fu Minzu and Wang Lanqin of Gankeng village in Taizhou, Zhejiang, have endured ...

  6. HK doctors to run clinics in the delta

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Fifty Hong Kong doctors would be allowed to set up outpatient clinics in the Pearl River Delta by the end of the year, a senior Guangdong health official said yesterday. But Yao Zhibin, head of the province's department of health, said Hong Kong doctors would have to satisfy a set of requirements before practising on the mainland. Guangdong would ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Gothe. "Meditation and breathing exercises are known to reduce anxiety and stress, which in turn can improve scores on some cognitive tests."   Clear the air for fewer absences ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... children of non-permanent-resident mothers do not have right of abode- in line with international practice. If mainland mothers continue to flock to Hong Kong to deliver their babies, ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... the line again in another three to four weeks. The other common piece of advice is, on the other hand, not to think about the whole enormity of the Grand Slam, but take it race by race, aid station ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    The latest trends in running shoes

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... line, Nike's Free and Saucony's Natural range, among others. Compared to traditional running shoes where the difference between the height of the heel and forefoot (known ... in the upper of the shoe. The Nike Air sac in the heel has disappeared. The result: a shoe that's 15 per cent lighter. "[Christopher McDougall's] book Born to Run caused a lot of people ...




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