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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

    ... influenza infection among pregnant women. It is true that women's immune systems are strongly suppressed, overall, during pregnancy. But researchers suspected this alone could not explain pregnant women's increased vulnerability to influenza. It seemed to contradict chemistry and common sense. Recent studies had shown there was a complicated mix of chemicals promoting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598911/us-study-shows-how-pregnancy-can-increase-risk-flu-complications
  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola outbreaks explained

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz Ebola is one of the deadliest viruses on earth, with a mortality rate of up to 90 per cent, higher than influenza viruses. Currently, the virus is spreading in West Africa, leading the WHO to say that it is spreading faster than efforts to control it. Ebola outbreaks Click to view the full-size infographic in high resolution. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565340/ebola-outbreaks-explained
  3. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    New bird-flu strain seen in Adelie penguins in Antarctic

    Posted May 06th 2014, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... questions," said study author Dr Aeron Hurt, senior research scientist at the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in Melbourne, Australia. The findings show that "avian influenza viruses can get down to Antarctica and be maintained in penguin populations", he said. The study is the first to report on live avian influenza virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1505979/new-bird-flu-strain-seen-adelie-penguins-antarctic
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chickens at Yuen Long farm may have died from overheating

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Phila Siu, Patsy Moy

    ... inside for a few days and then the chickens started to fall ill." Initial test results revealed that the chickens were not infected with avian influenza, the Agriculture, Fisheries ... reached about 2,000. Some 7,000 remain alive on the farm. Cheng said the owner of the farm told him that the chickens had received vaccinations against avian influenza and Newcastle disease, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570785/chickens-yuen-long-farm-may-have-died-overheating
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

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

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

    ... their shots. Yuen said the medicine helps to boost antibody levels and stimulate the effects of the influenza vaccine, especially among elderly or chronically ill patients. He said they knew imiquimod ... The findings were reported this week in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Yuen pointed out that the annual influenza vaccine only works for 70 per cent of patients, and the effects for those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559398/cheap-cream-can-boost-flu-jabs-elderly-hku-study-shows
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Winter flu peak sees four-fold rise in number of infections

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 08:39pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Influenza has killed nine people and seriously sickened 25 adults and children during the winter flu peak while the number of infections is rising ... Ting-hung said H1N1 swine flu was the dominating virus strain circulating in the city, while the influenza A sub-type H3N2 had displayed a rising trend. Last week, the centre received a report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404787/winter-flu-peak-sees-four-fold-rise-number-infections
  7. 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

    ... hours to sustain the benefit. Try flower power Part of the daisy family, echinacea is one of the most popular treatments for colds and influenza. According to Mitchell, echinacea boosts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1585862/ten-tips-avoid-winter-colds
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... then buys them back when they are big enough for sale. He urged consumers not to worry about avian influenza because the government's tests had ruled it out. "We have been very concerned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571554/bird-flu-ruled-out-chicken-deaths-yuen-long-farm-hit-3500
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU team hail H7N9 flu vaccine 'breakthrough'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Emily Tsang

    ... researchers have developed a vaccine that may be the first in the world to offer a shield against many influenza viruses- including the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain- in one simple shot. The HKU team ... to 100 per cent of mice fight different strains of flu viruses. "Current influenza vaccines target only specific and individual subtypes, but it is difficult for scientists to predict which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462724/hku-team-hail-h7n9-flu-vaccine-breakthrough
  10. News - World - BRAZIL

    Video released of natives emerging from Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... team was sent to treat seven from the group. Rights group Survival International said the episode was extremely worrying, since influenza epidemics have wiped out entire tribes in the past. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563652/video-released-natives-emerging-amazon-rainforest-northern-brazil

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