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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London British household has suffered one death while another member is unconscious, widow says Sars-like virus devastates family The widow of the first person to die of a new Sars-like virus in Britain has told of the tragic circumstances of his death. Azima Hussain, 33, giving her first interview, spoke of the devastation inflicted on her family ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    The fight to diagnose mitochondrial disease in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... fed herself or performed the most routine of daily activities on her own. Her family had waited three years for a diagnosis. During that time, doctors sent her tissue samples overseas- ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Prioritising rare 'orphan diseases' of the medical world

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... support to patients and families. There are between 6,000 and 8,000 types of rare diseases in the world. In Hong Kong, there is not enough information on the prevalence of rare diseases ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Study draws link between statins and survival rates in cancer fight

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... in the medical community but no one is jumping up and down in excitement and it is certainly no cause to demand a lifelong prescription of statin from your family doctor. The study ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    ADHD drugs 'may reduce criminality'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... include jittery feelings and suppressed appetite and growth. William Pelham, director of the Centre for Children and Families at Florida International University, said non-drug therapies like ...

  6. Magazines - Faces - PHILANTHROPY

    Beautiful gestures

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by KAREN FONG

    ... does something new, most recently illuminating The Peninsula hotel in pink on September 27 to raise funds and awareness for the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry. "We ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Gloria's so grateful for charity that saved her life

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... by the community towards the plight and suffering of childhood cancer patients and their families." The donations also helped set up counselling services at the hospital, and halfway homes ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

    A clean breakfrom the past

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Anthony Burling

    ... Anthony Burling familypost@scmp.com A clean breakfrom the past When does your baby become a little boy or little girl? Is it when they first eat solid food? When they can walk? Talk? Or is it when they first go to school? All these are important milestone ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Hong Kong has right conditions for outbreaks of drug-resistant superbugs

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... be called a superbug. NDM-1 Enterobacteriaceae refers to a family of gram-negative bacteria that are resistant to almost all available antibiotics. Metallo-beta-lactamase is an enzyme produced ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Men need educating about prostate cancer, SCMP poll shows

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... for prostate cancer is ageing- prostate cancer is rarely found in men below the age of 50. The Health Department notes that other risk factors include family history of prostate cancer, and physical ...




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