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  1. Half-tonne of cocaine seized in 6 months

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police seized almost half a tonne of cocaine in the first half of this year, 13 times more than was seized during the same period last year, officials said yesterday ... in the first six months of this year, compared with 38kg seized in the first half of 2009. Hong Kong police director of crime and security Xavier Tang Kam-moon said the huge increase in cocaine seized ...

  2. HK spread of swine flu half the global rate

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Ella Lee Swine flu is spreading in Hong Kong at only half the global rate, and doctors put that down to the city's heightened vigilance following the 2003 Sars ... The university study found that this rate is 14 for swine flu in Hong Kong- half the global average. HKU microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said swine flu spread more slowly in Hong Kong because ...

  3. Half population engaging in risky behaviour: Aids expert

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Not enough is being done to combat the HIV pandemic that threatens economic development More than half the people living on the mainland engage in activities ... country.' The central government should also improve treatment given to Aids patients, she said. 'It is better not to have a treatment programme than a half-made one... otherwise people ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... In 2003, the year before the drugs were available, 29 per cent of all residents were infected with HIV and half of all deaths there were caused by Aids. Life expectancy in the region was slightly ...

  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

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

    ... syndrome. It has infected at least 15 people since it emerged in the Middle East last year- more than half of whom have died of pneumonia and multiple organ failure, symptoms common in Sars ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... that may drive some cases of breast cancer to spread and recur despite treatment. Same effect in half the time Can you cut your workout by half and still lose nearly as much weight as if you went ... programme. Half the men exercised for an hour a day, wearing a heart-rate monitor and calorie counter, while the other half had to sweat for only 30 minutes. On average, the men who exercised less ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Hong Kong flu shot subsidy increased for children, free at some clinics

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Childhood Immunisation Programme. In the Hong Kong Paediatric Society poll of 3,200 parents of children aged less than six, half said their children had received no vaccines apart from those ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - DIET BLACK TEA

    Black tea may lower risk of diabetes

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... from 2 per cent in people aged under 35 to more than 20 per cent in those older than 65. The incidence of diabetes is increasing, with more than half of them being undiagnosed. The disease ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Advice for the long run The death of a 26-year-old man after completing this year's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Half Marathon has prompted race organisers to improve participant safety for next year's event. Last week, the Amateur Athletic Association unveiled a team of 12 experts, including doctors, nutritionists, trainers and top ...

  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Fight against cancer is stalling, specialists told at world forum

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... to die,"said Felicia Knaul, director of the Harvard University global equity initiative. Between a third and a half of all cancers- 2.4 million to 3.7 million a year- are preventable, said Knaul, ...




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