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  1. Internet addiction 'rots teen brains'

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen Too much time spent on the internet can damage a teenager's brain as much as taking alcohol or cocaine, researchers found. Nerve fibres in the brains of teens addicted to the internet were less healthy than normal. These nerves were in the white matter in the brain and spinal cord that helps the brain to communicate with the rest of the body. Professor Lei Hao, ...

  2. Leukaemia boy's parents take donor search to internet

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... in their backgrounds are harder to match for a bone marrow or other kind of transplant. This situation has been highlighted by Devan's parents, family and friends who launched a successful internet ...

  3. Beware fake Tamiflu sold on internet, pharmacist warns

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Tamiflu bought without a prescription might be fake and life-threatening, a leading pharmacist warned yesterday. Counterfeits of one of the few drugs known to be effective against swine flu might contain bacteria or toxic substances such as le ...

  4. Mystery deaths spark global internet probe

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The undiagnosed illnesses that killed three Hong Kong children and put another in intensive care this month have sparked concerns on a Web forum used by 20,000 international infectious disease specialists. The Promed-Mail programme run by ...

  5. 20 men with HIV in internet sex link

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Cases linked to liaisons arranged online found to have a virus with similar gene sequencing, says Health Department Twenty men who met through the internet have been ... multiple sex partners and participated in sex activities arranged through the internet.' Last year, 313 people tested positive for HIV, the highest number recorded since 1984. Of the cases, ...

  6. Internet registration soon an alternative to carrying card

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Prospective organ donors will soon be able to register on the internet instead of carrying donation cards. The government plans to set up in a few months a centralised registry for organ donations, to help health authorities identify potential donors. The Medical Association launched a registry for organ donors in 1994 and 40,000 people have registered. The Hospital ...

  7. Customs seizes HK$19m in fake drugs being sold on the internet

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Customs officers have broken up a multimillion-dollar international counterfeit pharmaceutical ring selling fake drugs through the internet. Drugs seized in raids across the city yesterday included anti-impotence drugs such as Viagra, anti-viral medication used to prevent bird flu, slimming pills and heart disease drugs. The alleged 37-year-old mastermind ...

  8. Hospital staff callfor respect and safety

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Shocked mainland doctors have launched an online campaign for respect and a safe working environment after many internet users appeared to cheer ... or printouts demanding severe punishment for the killer and the 'return of the dignity of doctors'. They expressed their shock and anger after over 4,000 of the more than 6,000 internet users ...

  9. Class Notes

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mobile environmental classroom to take message on the road CLP Power has converted a truck into a mobile classroom, complete with a 3-D theatre, to teach primary students about protecting the environment. Schools can book a visit via www.clpgreenliving.co ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... to a thriving business for the growers, whose standard of living has greatly improved since 1998. Revenues from Naturex's maca business have funded an internet cafe and dental office ...




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