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  1. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Rise of the superbugs

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... for patient confidentiality reasons) with acute subdural haematoma, or bleeding in the brain, a potentially fatal condition where blood fills the skull cavity, pressing on the brain. Doctors in her home province of Punjab, India, battled for three months to save the 54-year-old's life, and to stabilise her condition. She underwent repeated surgery, including craniotomies (where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1056428/case-history-rise-superbugs
  2. Tests offer few clues in search for source of bird flu outbreak

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... chickens. The farms had not reported any unusual conditions. He said the department would continue to check samples at other retailers and wholesalers. Live chicken sales could resume today if tests ... of order for a month. He said the air was so bad that it was no wonder the chickens were sick. 'It is so hot here in the basement that even humans would feel sick,' he said. 'It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640980/tests-offer-few-clues-search-source-bird-flu-outbreak
  3. Pandas to be out of sight until July 1

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... firmly sealed, the boxes will be well ventilated, and the chartered aeroplane and the vans would be air-conditioned, Mr Ng said. The flight will take off at noon and arrive at 4pm. The cubs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590253/pandas-be-out-sight-until-july-1
  4. Fighting back when the heat is on

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... how to help horses cope with Hong Kong heat? 'One of the biggest challenges when you are looking after horses is high heat and humidity,' said Riggs. 'The conditions here ... the course with lungs heaving, heat pulsing from their hides- but help is at hand. It's little wonder the smarter humans have converged on the misting tent near the finishing line- and it's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603331/fighting-back-when-heat
  5. Heat should kill norovirus risk soon: researchers

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Infectious Diseases, Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, quashed suggestions that the virus was spread through the air. 'If it was airborne, a lot more people would have been affected,' he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553948/heat-should-kill-norovirus-risk-soon-researchers
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: imaginary friends

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... areas, will see white-eyes and other small birds housed in elaborate wooden cages being taken out for an airing. But until very recently, for most Chinese people (especially in the south), dogs ... only become possible on a large scale in Hong Kong during the past two decades. That the animal might have some consciousness of its own condition, and keeping it might involve some ethical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1026287/then-now-imaginary-friends
  7. Scarlet fever boy in critical condition

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com An eight-year-old boy who contracted scarlet fever is fighting for his life in hospital. The St Paul's College Primary School student is battling complications caused by toxic shock syndrome, and his condition is described as critical. The disease killed a 14-year-old girl last month, while an 11-year-old boy has recovered from it after a spell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993222/scarlet-fever-boy-critical-condition
  8. Ocean Park's exhibits send important conservation message

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A water-cooled chiller system, with a higher efficiency and lower energy consumption compared to that of a conventional air-cooled system, is used throughout the exhibit to reduce overall power consumption by 30 per cent. The air-conditioning system has an energy-saving sensor control. Chilled air from the polar animal exhibits is used to cool public spaces, while LED lighting is used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737572/ocean-parks-exhibits-send-important-conservation-message
  9. Think twice before turning on the taps

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... scratching and diet to an allergic reaction, parasites or hormonal changes. 'It's not a disease or specific condition, it's a symptom of an underlying condition,' Stanley says. ... start to show white-flaky signs. As most dogs live inside an apartment with artificial lighting and heating, Stanley says, outside temperatures can confuse the skin. 'When the season ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990155/think-twice-turning-taps
  10. Young woman dies of swine flu

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... to the hospital's emergency department, he said. She showed symptoms of a fever and shortness of breath when she was admitted on Tuesday. She was transferred to the intensive care unit when her condition ... was a 16-year-old boy. He has been put on a ventilator and is receiving strong antibiotics in the paediatric intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. He was admitted on Sunday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736881/young-woman-dies-swine-flu

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