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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Research to resume on deadly artificial strain of H5N1 virus

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg, Emily Tsang

    ... prompted by a global outcry over the risks. Two groups of scientists in the Netherlands and the US altered the H5N1 virus to make it easily transmissible among mammals. Some scientists warned ... the moratorium should end because most countries have rules in place. A letter from the same 40 scientists who called for the moratorium last year was published yesterday in the journals Science ...

  2. Life doctor

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Ned Lydon

    ... eating more fish, fruit and vegetables could save many of the 20,000 deaths a year in the Netherlands caused by poor diet. Dead-end jobs Amid concerns about the country's falling population, ... at the University of Pittsburgh used gene therapy to treat mice before exposing them to radiation. Those treated lost no weight, had little bone-marrow damage, and lived longer, Reuters reports. Team leader ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases rise fourfold in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to countries including the United States, Australia and the Netherlands and is one of many deadly superbugs. Pak, who is also chairman of the Centre for Health Protection's Health Protection Programme on Antimicrobial Resistance said "third-world country" bacteria-testing equipment in Hong Kong hospitals made it hard for the city to tackle new medical threats. From 2009 ...

  4. Medi watch

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... decades. Researchers at the Centre for Neurological Restoration in Cleveland say the technique shows promise for depressives, with half the patients reporting a marked easing of symptoms up to a year afterwards, healthday.com reports. Researchers make HIV breakthrough US researchers have found that deactivating a key protein that HIV needs to infect cells can significantly slow ...

  5. Medi watch

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Sankey

    ... at 90 degrees, and reclined at 135 degrees, WebMD reports. Slouching was the worst. Reclining was best 'because it's similar to a neutral relaxed lying-down position', says ... for them; and fear of being disciplined, WebMD reports. The Harris Interactive survey also found companies with low morale had the highest levels of absenteeism and presentee-ism. Slow tract Eating ...

  6. Bugs in the system

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Jane Parry

    ... in the University of Hong Kong's faculty of medicine. Once MRSA becomes endemic in a hospital, it's hard to eradicate. Some countries such as the Netherlands successfully adopted a 'search and destroy' approach to slash the rates of MRSA in hospitals. Staff and patients were screened and infected patients were isolated and treated. In most countries, it's too late for that. ...

  7. Beijing bans pork products from Mexico and three US states

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... products from Mexico and Texas, Kansas and California- where human infections have been reported- was implemented with immediate effect, according to a joint statement yesterday by the Ministry ... authorities said earlier that no cases of swine flu had been reported and that the virus could be killed by being heated to 71 degrees Celsius. It could not be transmitted by eating cooked pork, ...

  8. NGO report faults lack of treatment for mentally ill

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the West. A report by two mainland NGOs makes for sobering reading. The report- by the Equity and Justice Initiative and Psychiatric and Social Watch, two Shenzhen-based NGOs- said more than 100 ... and Prevention. The government is putting very limited funding into mental health. About 20 per cent of health funding goes to mental health in foreign countries; on the mainland it was about 1 per cent, ...

  9. UN reports HK's abuse of crystal meth is rising fast

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... of reported cases here, but whether it's going to take off like it has in other countries in the region is another question. 'The jury is still out on what exactly the future holds, ... John Carney A United Nations report has highlighted the growing problem of methamphetamine drug abuse in Hong Kong. The detailed analysis by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime estimates ...

  10. Hu orders swift preventive steps at all levels

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be human-oriented and pay close attention to the recent epidemic of human infection of swine flu in some countries and regions,' Mr Hu said in a statement broadcast on national television. 'We ... by the State Council, including the establishment of a 'direct reporting system on the epidemic leading to early discovery, early reports, early diagnosis, early quarantine and early ...




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