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  1. Deprived areas pose greater risk of death from air pollution

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... issue of the Environmental Health Perspectives journal, identifies areas with a high deprivation index, mostly in the northwest New Territories, inner-city districts such as Yau Ma Tei and Sham ... the report's authors said. The journal is published by the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. In the same issue, Dr Wong collaborated with scientists in Shanghai and Wuhan ...

  2. HK scientists find key to cancer recurrence

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... In today's issue of the British Journal of Cancer, the scientists report they treated human cervical, skin, liver, breast and prostate cancer cells with three chemicals that initiate cell suicide- ...

  3. Antidepressants linked to sleep disorders in mentally ill

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Antidepressants taken by mentally ill patients might make them more prone to sleep disorders. A Chinese University study, published in the US-based Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, found that parasomnia- a group of sleep disorders- was more common in psychiatric patients than the general population. Abut 1,200 psychiatric patients attending the Li Ka Shing Specialist ...

  4. HK seeks details on H5N1 case in 2003

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... five months after Beijing was declared Sars-free. The case was revealed in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine in a letter by a team of mainland researchers, including ... office in Beijing said it had yet to receive a response from the ministry to a list of questions it submitted. The letter to the journal 'does not make absolutely clear when the H5N1 ...

  5. Schools issued third alert over severe stomach bug

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to hospital was one in 24. Data in the same report, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, indicated that '4.6 per cent of all general paediatric admissions to Hospital Authority ...

  6. Hong Kong stays on high alert

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... relatively mild and no worse than seasonal influenza for now. But, in studies released by the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists pointed out that the new virus had similarities with ones ...

  7. Backing for Mexican minister to land top job

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez China's nominee, Margaret Chan, is rated 'highly skilled' by medical journal Mexican Health Minister Julio Frenk has received a ringing endorsement from the respected medical journal The Lancet as the 'objective frontrunner' to be the World Health Organisation's next director-general. The magazine's editor, Richard Horton, describes ...

  8. Mainland bird flu close to HK type

    Posted Dec 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez UK journal gives the first detailed illness case report The bird flu suspected to have killed a 12-year-old mainland girl and which made her nine-year-old brother sick was closely related to the H5N1 sub-strain, clade 2, found in a Hong Kong family who came down with the virus while travelling in Fujian in 2003, British medical journal The Lancet says. The detailed ...

  9. New hepatitis drug proves more potent

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... or lamivudine. It was published yesterday in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Seventy per cent of those treated with entecavir showed liver improvement, compared with 61 per cent ... was 30 to 40 per cent by the second year and up to 70 per cent by the fifth year. A second study of 715 patients led by Chang Ting-tsung of Taiwan also published in the journal showed similar ...

  10. Bone that grows in lab may cut need for bone grafts

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

    ... in the International Journal of Surgery and was awarded first runner-up of the journal's Harold Ellis Prize in Surgery. They tested the mixture on New Zealand White rabbits. It created 100 per cent more ...




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