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  1. China sticks to its guns in clone wars

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on human cells are OK,' she said. 'Aborting a three-month-old foetus is legal and widely applied as a population-control measure, so both scientists and Chinese citizens accept the use ...

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    Parasites thrive on mind control as zombie hosts seal their own doom

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by NEW YORK TIMES

    ... Carl Zimmer Zombie hosts seal their own doom as chemicals released by invaders alter signals to the brain Parasites thrive on mind control In the rainforests of Costa Rica lives a species ... and a vast number of other parasites can control the brains of their hosts and get them to do their bidding. And scientists have started to work out the sophisticated biochemistry that the parasites ...

  3. Five-year Superbug Campaign drawn up

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The system will give advice on whether the doctor's prescription of 'big gun' antibiotics is appropriate based on the patient's condition and history. If the use is found to be inappropriate, it will suggest alternative choices, the authority's chief infection control officer, Dr Dominic Tsang Ngai-chong, said yesterday. If doctors insist on the prescription despite ...

  4. Regaining control of a wilful bladder

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Hong Kong Urology Clinic. The average adult bladder can hold up to 550ml of urine and relies on its sphincter and detrusor muscles to fill and store urine. The sphincter muscle controls ... between these times. The voiding interval is then gradually increased, until the patient is able to control urination and limit it to once every three to four hours. Lifestyle changes play as big ...

  5. Controlling Guangzhou's stray cat population a labour of love

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... method of controlling the stray-cat population in urban neighbourhoods. Li, who lives with eight cats, a husband and their son, is better known by her online name, Wen Mao Ji Xing, which ...

  6. Hospital superbug spreading faster

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... according to the latest edition of Communicable Diseases Watch, a Department of Health newsletter. Separately, the Hospital Authority revealed that fewer cases of MRSA could be controlled using ... or in the public hospitals, the MRSA outbreaks are already slightly out of control,' Ho Pak-leung, a University of Hong Kong microbiologist, said. Among elderly people, the fatality rate for MRSA ...

  7. Agriculture official urges more controls before growing GM foods

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo Even though a safety certificate for genetically modified rice was issued in October last year, the central government says more controls will be needed before people are allowed to grow such crops. Vice-Minister of Agriculture Wei Chaoan said yesterday that safety licences for transgenic food were not the same thing as permits for commercial planting. 'We need ...

  8. Licence to kill

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Oliver To

    ... Oliver To Chu Chi-wai, service manager at Rentokil Initial (HK), says all he needs is a smile from a customer to make his day I started working as a pest control technician at Rentokil Initial (HK) 13 years ago. Every morning I come to the office and there are always job orders on my desk. As the head of the pest control service team I do not always need to go ...

  9. Border controls fail to deter Vietnamese poultry smugglers

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strengthened border controls in all cities and towns neighbouring Vietnam after the disease led to deaths across the frontier. On Tuesday, Beijing confirmed the mainland's first case of H5N1 ... to China,' he said. At the town of Nonghui, controls were more relaxed. Vietnamese traders carrying a variety of goods across the border were seldom stopped or checked. The border checkpoint, ...

  10. Damage control on typhoid scare

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shirley Wu and Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Shenzhen health chiefs say cases in factories under control Shenzhen health officials yesterday sought to allay fears of a major outbreak of typhoid in the city by saying the disease in 'isolated factories' was under control. A spokesman for the city's health bureau was quoted by Xinhua as saying no deaths had been ...




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