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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Shanghai researchers discover how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Study uncovers clues to antibiotic resistance Medical researchers in Shanghai say they have discovered why certain types of disease-causing bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics, a development that could prolong the useful life of existing drugs without having to develop expensive replacements. The over-prescription of antibiotics is widely blamed ...

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    Eye scanner that can detect stroke risk developed by Chinese University

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Researchers at Chinese University develop program that can analyse retinal images Eye scanner can see if you're likely to have a stroke A computer program that scans images of patients' eyes may offer a cheap and speedy way to identify people at risk of a stroke. Developed by Chinese University researchers, the system automatically checks blood ...

  3. 'Miracle girl' Yiyi fights back after developing fever

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... developing a fever over the weekend. Xiang Weiyi- better known by her nickname 'Yiyi'- remained in isolation in intensive care yesterday, but her temperature had returned to normal, doctors ... operations to remove gangrenous tissue had saved her injured leg from amputation, there had since been complications. 'Yiyi began to develop a mild fever at the end of last week,' he said. ...

  4. Dogs need raw food mixture, reflecting a physiology developed over millions of years

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are healthiest with an evolutionary type diet. Dogs should eat a balanced diet based on whole raw food- a mixture of food that reflects their physiology, developed over millions of years. According to Billinghurst, pet food was first developed in the 1930s during the depression when people looked at how to turn cheap waste products- bones and grain waste- into pet food and the practice ...

  5. Longevity leaves animals more vulnerable to developing cancer

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... is to get them spayed at an early age, around six to eight months old. He says the excessive stimulation of the breast through lactation and hormonal priming can cause cancerous cells to develop ... and bone marrow. If a tumour has developed inside the body, owners may notice weight loss, vomiting, poor appetite, breathing difficulty or listlessness. To locate the cancer, a veterinarian may ...

  6. Two more develop neurological symptoms after swine flu shots

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two more people have developed symptoms of a neurological illness after having swine flu shots, the government announced yesterday. The news raised fears that the patients could ... The first case involved a 34-year-old man who developed a headache on Saturday and double vision on Sunday, when he was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a spokesman for the Centre for Health ...

  7. Parents warned on milk formula

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this finding proves that the babies' health will be affected,' Ko said. 'We are not sure whether this will lead to a problem in neurological development in babies. In fact, most likely, ... by taking iodised salt. Symptoms of iodine deficiency included an enlarged thyroid gland, and Hon advised parents to take their children for a check-up if they displayed abnormal development. He ...

  8. Centre warns hundreds set to develop severe swine flu complications

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee More than 200 people in Hong Kong could develop severe complications from swine flu in the winter peak expected to arrive next month, Dr Thomas Tsang Hoi-fai of the Centre ... Hospital, Sheung Shui. She developed a fever and chest discomfort on December 9 before seeking emergency treatment at the hospital on Wednesday. She was prescribed Tamiflu and antibiotics ...

  9. Experts call for drug cocktail to stop virus developing resistance

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Some swine flu patients should be given a cocktail of Tamiflu and a secondary drug to slow the virus developing drug resistance, a study by top academics recommends. If the development of drug resistance in a virus could be slowed, then far fewer people would be infected by the drug-resistant strain when it eventually emerged, according to the research, published in May ...

  10. Software developed by medical computer programmers help to save lives

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'We now have powerful computers that can speed up the process, so the software needs to be improved as well.' Time Medical, which has been developing the technology for five years, wants ...




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