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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Weighing up the flu jab

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:49pm by RAY NG

    ... Dr Ray SH Ng life@scmp.com The influenza vaccine is not 100 per cent effective, but it's still a good idea to have it. The side effects are mild GOING VIRAL It may be low season for influenza at the moment, but it's a good idea to consider protecting yourself against the flu virus before peak season strikes. Flu season in Hong Kong usually peaks from January to April, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - INTERNET

    Google's claim it can save lives with health data is overstated, study says

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by GDN

    ... consistently failed to provide useful forecasts of flu cases in the US. Google Flu Trends tries to use searches made through the site to predict forthcoming numbers of influenza cases in the US. ... to significantly improve the accuracy of the flu prediction. Rather than monitoring a particular group of influenza-related queries- as Google does- they monitored how the queries changed, and gave some ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Prevention key to containing new avian flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... to controlling new avian flu The unexpected outbreak of influenza A(H7N9) on the mainland marks the first time the virus has been detected in humans. By last night, there were 18 confirmed cases, ... strains of influenza, initial symptoms could include a high fever, and other flu-like symptoms such muscle cramps, sore throat, cough, loss of energy, breathlessness, diarrhoea, vomiting, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by GUARDIAN

    ... The director of the CDC, Tom Frieden, took swift action. He closed the CDC's anthrax and influenza labs and imposed a ban on the shipment of biological material in or out of the CDC's ... with various unpleasant pathogens, from influenza and dengue fever to rickettsia and Q fever. It was the NIH's turn to apologise. Its director, Francis Collins, said that "overlooking ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - WINTER HEALTH

    Natural help for cold and flu season

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by GABRIELLA CLARKE

    ... in Phytotherapy Research in 2009. A number of studies- several in vitro, one on chimpanzees and another two in humans- suggested the elderberry extract Sambucol may be useful against viral influenza ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Researchers find bird flu can be detected using smell

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:29pm by Staff Reporter

    ... from infected ducks suggests that avian influenza infection in mallards may be ‘advertised’ to other members of the population,” said Dr Bruce Kimball, a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) ... of influenzas in waterfowl populations may be possible through exploiting this odour change phenomenon.” The research was carried out by the USDA and Monell Centre, and was published in the journal PLOS ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

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

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Flu shot subsidy increased for children under six Elderly people and young children can receive a subsidy of HK$130 for flu shots from now until the end of the year. The sum is the same as last year for the elderly but is up for ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:06pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Ethnicity could vary immunity Some people- particularly indigenous Australians and Alaskans- may be more vulnerable to infection by the H7N9 influenza virus, a study by the University of Melbourne suggests. Humans have no prior history with H7N9 and so lack antibodies against the virus. Previous animal and human studies suggest certain T-cells- ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab Report

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:55am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com High testosterone can mean weakened immune response The very hormone that makes men "macho" has been linked with a poor immune response to an influenza vaccine. Stanford University School of Medicine scientists analysed samples from 53 women and 34 men. They found that the average antibody response to the vaccine mounted by men ...




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