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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    US study shows how pregnancy can increase risk of flu complications

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune US study shows how pregnancy can increase risk of flu complications Medical science has long assumed that the higher risk of hospitalisation and death due to the flu ... in pregnant flu patients, and this is what makes the women ill. The results, published online on Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could lead to new ways to combat ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    As Hong Kong's flu seasons looms... 10 tips to avoid catching a cold

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:37pm by David Wilson

    ... in its tracks by revving up your immune system and keeping the virus out of your sinuses. With the Hong Kong flu season looming, here are 10 tips on how to do just that. Choose chilli Bite a hot ... Kong, Thailand, Brunei, and Singapore- is used across China and India. It supposedly stopped the 1919 flu epidemic in India. Think zinc The final powerful anti-cold tool is zinc. This essential ...

  3. Devil devoted to having a hell of a good time

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... 'Everyone knows things have been tough in town so it is a good time to go a little bit crazy.' A flu bug robbed Levy of a chance of breaking his personal best in the half-marathon, ...

  4. Prebble has high hopes for Yip's rising stars

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... with the flu]. 'Sunrise is the more developed horse. He's stronger and rounder, and he handled the 133 pounds very well today. 'He's given them a big start again and rounded them up ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - RESEARCH

    Study linking narcolepsy to flu vaccine retracted

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Study on sleep disorder link retracted Scientists who believed they had started to decipher links between a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine and the sleep ... suggested narcolepsy can sometimes be triggered by a scientific phenomenon known as "molecular mimicry", offering a possible explanation for its link to GSK's "swine flu ...

  6. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Shenzhen makes a half-hearted start to trial ban on live poultry

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:44am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng Traders in Futian complain they haven't been fully informed of details for delta's second moratorium that aims to keep bird flu in check Shenzhen's half-hearted ... to reduce the incidence of bird flu. The ban was originally slated for July 1, but it was delayed several days until this Thursday. Many live chickens continued to be traded in the district's ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com HKU study shows that medication commonly used to treat genital warts can boost vaccines Cream makes flu jab work better for the elderly Hong Kong scientists have discovered that a cheap and readily available cream used to treat a sexually transmitted disease can make flu vaccines more effective for the elderly. Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, ...

  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    United States steps up rules for research into dangerous viruses amid biosecurity concerns

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:03pm by AP

    ... on universities and other institutions where such work is done. Wednesday's move follows controversy over the creation of a more easily transmitted form of bird flu. The research was aimed ... scientists can handle certain germs that pose security threats- such as bird flu, Ebola, smallpox, anthrax and plague- to prevent accidental spread of the bugs and assure extra research oversight. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief The government has lowered Hong Kong's influenza pandemic response level from "serious" to "alert" as the H7N9 bird flu outbreak has eased. The serious level- second on a three-level scale of which the top rank is "emergency"- had been in place since December when the first ...

  10. HEALTH

    Mainland poultry could be allowed into market before results of bird-flu tests

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 08:19pm

    ... Mainland birds could be allowed into Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market while awaiting bird flu tests under new contingency plan. Live poultry from the mainland would be allowed back in the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market before the results of their bird-flu tests were known, under a new government plan. If any were to test positive ...




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