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  1. Communication lessons from Sars go to waste

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Thomas Abraham

    ... must also explain clearly to the public why particular decisions were taken. The way the decision about closing schools was announced by Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok ...

  2. Protect our food chain from bacteria

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most of the world's antibiotics are given to animals, not people. The food industry puts these drugs in poultry and livestock feed to reduce disease and speed up growth. But this has created strains of bacteria that are resistant to treatment. The result is that killer germs are lurking in the food chain. Antibiotic-resistant E coli has been found in most waste samples tested ...

  3. HK must do its job on antibiotics vigilance

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most of the world's antibiotics are given to animals, not people. The food industry long ago found that putting these drugs in poultry and livestock feed minimised disease and sped up growth. Just as with humans, misuse has created strains of bacteria that are resistant to treatment. The result is that killer germs are lurking in the food chain. Antibiotic-resistant E coli has ...

  4. After-party beauty reset

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

    ... 'Your skin also secretes waste and sweat from your body while you're sleeping- but if you do not remove makeup completely from your face, the waste and sweat clog your pores,' she ... such as an oil-free moisturising gel. As well as paying special attention to your skin, it's a good idea to help the body release waste produced after days of unhealthy snacks and limited sleep. Aki Tse ...

  5. Yin, yang and why hot food can cool

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... into a dish of delicious sliced radish fried with garlic paste or sip a steaming hot cup of fragrant ginger tea? In traditional Chinese medicine, all foods can have therapeutic benefits for the body, and the lines between an edible item's nutritional and medicinal properties are often blurred. Knowing how to harness food's medicinal powers can yield significant health dividends. Professor ...

  6. 11 dead, scores sick, in Xinjiang food poisoning

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others fell sick on Friday in a massive case of food poisoning in the outskirts of Hotan in the restive ... not give further details of the incident, such as where it happened and what food was consumed. But local officials told the South China Morning Post that the villagers, observing Ramadan, went ...

  7. Clean-up to tackle swine flu comes in well under budget

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and September last year. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, which spent just HK$72 million of the HK$99 million it received, cleared 307 tonnes of waste from 5,008 buildings without property ... organising public exhibitions to promote awareness and sterilising public installations. The figures were revealed in a final report by the departments to Legco's food safety and environmental ...

  8. Trial device targets mosquito breeding

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... and solid waste into the drain system while preventing mosquitoes, other insects and odours from escaping. Some people had become concerned that existing roadside drains, which allow water and waste ... supplies and maintains the roadside gulleys, said they were designed to keep larger bits of waste out of the storm water system. 'We have to provide a filter in the gulley because we ...

  9. Resources wasted on creation of Sars vaccine, says researcher

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A scientist at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences says too many research institutions are working on a Sars vaccine, leading to a duplication of efforts and a waste of resources. Zhu ... to be a lot of duplication and it will be wasteful,' Dr Zhu said. 'The government should take this into consideration. I believe the government will only support two or three institutions, ...

  10. Potential owners need to do some homework before it's safe to say 'hello kitty'

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... mesh to windows, especially if you live in a high rise, can prevent the kitten from falling out. Also, it is advised to choose a quiet corner to put the cat litter box, food and water bowl so ... you would like to offer a different type of food, a slow transition over several days is necessary to prevent stomach upsets,' says Jane Gray, chief veterinary surgeon of the Society ...




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