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  1. News - Hong Kong - RESEARCH

    Checkpoints' infrared fever screening 'not sensitive enough'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Checkpoints' fever screening 'not sensitive enough' Infrared temperature screening devices at border crossings should be replaced with other more effective methods, researchers have suggested. A University of Hong Kong study recently found that the current screening method missed 13 per cent of those who had fever, as the devices in use were ...

  2. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown in Guangzhou as dengue fever cases surge

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:34pm by ALICE TING YAN

    ... say Dengue fever is spreading in Guangzhou, as the number of cases has surged rapidly over the past month, local health authorities say. The city’s Health Bureau says that since the first case ... a life-threatening hemorragic fever or dengue shock syndrome, in which blood pressure drops dangerously low. Guangzhou has mobilised 800 workers to spray mosquito repellent every Friday afternoon ...


    Mainland business moguls, celebrities catch 'ice-water fever' at the weekend

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:04pm by LAURA ZHOU; PATRICK BOEHLER

    ... Laura Zhou and Patrick Boehler laura.zhou@scmp.com, patrick.boehler@scmp.com”> patrick.boehler@scmp.com OnePlus founder challenges top executives, who are only too happy to take a bucket for ALS; even Xi Jinping's name came up The “ice bucket chal ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - RANT

    Rant: cabin fever

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou Oliver Chou Cabin fever Remember the acronym CAAC from the 1980s? Officially meaning the Civil Aviation Administration of China, we all joked that it stood for China Airlines Always Cancelled. Thirty-odd years later, little has changed. Air China flight CA112, from Hong Kong to Beijing, is a case in point. On June 19, the sky over Chek Lap Kok was beautifully clear ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    One in four teenagers admit to underage gambling as World Cup fever rages

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:02pm

    ... Michelle Toh Group says smartphone and online platforms make it easier for young people to get round age verification With World Cup fever raging on, about one in four teenagers has been involved in gambling activities, a recent survey has found. The poll, jointly conducted by Shue Yan University and the Society for Truth and Light, showed 70 per cent of the 5,600 people polled ...

  6. News - World - DISEASE

    US scientists zero in on ‘Typhoid Mary’ mystery

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... typhoid fever, hide in the body. Typhoid outbreaks are now rare in wealthy countries with flush toilets, but in poor ones where raw sewage flows in gutters, there may be up to 20 million annual ...

  7. Business - Money - GAMING

    Macau casinos feel heat of World Cup fever as gamblers bet elsewhere

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:38pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Macau gaming revenues see first decline in five years as gamblers turn attention to soccer and authorities tighten restrictions on visitors Casinos feel heat of World Cup fever World Cup betting dented Macau's gaming intake last month, with gross revenue dropping 3.7 per cent year on year to 27 billion patacas, the first decline in five years, ...

  8. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Asians remain gripped by World Cup fever, even as Ramadan starts

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta As Muslims begin celebrating holy month, many Indonesians remain gripped by soccer fever despite hardline threats to raid 'sinful' bars Ramadan versus the World Cup Muslims in much of Asia have begun celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, but in Indonesia even threats by hardliners to raid "sinful" bars could not stop soccer ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore braces for worst dengue epidemic

    Posted May 31st 2013, 02:36pm by AFP

    ... and increased travel. Dengue causes high fever, headaches, itching and joint pains. At an advanced stage it can lead to haemorrhaging and death. The illness affects between 50 million and 100 million ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Funky town: How disco fever in the late '70s changed Hong Kong’s nightlife forever

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 11:56pm by ISOBEL YEUNG

    ... Isobel Yeung An epidemic of disco fever spread through Hong Kong in the late 1970s and early 80s, changing the city's nightlife forever. Taking a peek at how the party scene unfolded, ... Fever led to an explosion of local discotheques, and a fragmentation of Hong Kong's nightlife. About 50 establishments- categorised at the time as "New York-style discos" (such ...




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