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  1. Controlling Guangzhou's stray cat population a labour of love

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... method of controlling the stray-cat population in urban neighbourhoods. Li, who lives with eight cats, a husband and their son, is better known by her online name, Wen Mao Ji Xing, which ... the cats pose health and environmental hazards to people, which means stabilising the population is a top priority. The nuisance behaviour of stray cats, including yowling and fighting, as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968495/controlling-guangzhous-stray-cat-population-labour-love
  2. Children may get swine flu vaccine

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Targeting children for vaccination may be the best way of using limited supplies of vaccine to control the swine flu pandemic, British researchers said. Drugmakers are racing to make a vaccine against the new flu strain, but if the disease increases significantly in the northern hemisphere this autumn, there are unlikely to be enough shots to vaccinate entire populations. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685932/children-may-get-swine-flu-vaccine
  3. Bird flu threat

    Posted Jan 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Avian flu has hit Hong Kong regularly since an outbreak in 1997 and the disease is now sweeping the region. Is Hong Kong, both at the level of the government and the general population, doing enough to stave off the threat of a resurgence of bird flu? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442079/bird-flu-threat
  4. More awareness, earlier diagnosis of hepatitis urged

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the city's population had never been tested for hepatitis B virus, which can be transmitted by exchanges of body fluids, a local expert said. The virus can predispose carriers to developing cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. It is estimated about 8 per cent of the population is affected by chronic hepatitis B, giving it a 'high' rating for prevalence under international benchmarks. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007760/more-awareness-earlier-diagnosis-hepatitis-urged
  5. Study finds mammals alive and well

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ocean Park. The study, conducted between 2007 and 2010, focused on the whale population in the Sakhalin-Amur region in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia's Far East. It was reviewed ... and sex, could affect population growth and social structures. Russian beluga whales were hunted heavily from 1917 until the 1960s. At the peak of the trade in the 1930s, at least 2,800 whales were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976545/study-finds-mammals-alive-and-well
  6. HIV cases increase

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Hong Kong saw a record number of new HIV infections last year since the first local patient was diagnosed with the disease in 1984. The 438 new cases last year marked an increase of 12.6 per cent from 389 in 2010. Overall, HIV prevalence in the city is estimated at under 0.1 per cent. That is low by international standards. If more than 1 per cent of the general population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995542/hiv-cases-increase
  7. Dengue fever threat rises slightly

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip People have been urged to step up their anti-mosquito efforts, after a slight rise in the monthly average ovitrap index. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said the index- which measures the population of mosquitoes capable of spreading dengue fever- had risen to 4.8 per cent in April, up from 0.2 per cent in March. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680374/dengue-fever-threat-rises-slightly
  8. Exploring the mystery of frog immunity

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that Bd is responsible for nearly 50 per cent of the total decline of amphibian population in recent decades. In other words, it is the single biggest frog-killer at large. Though not all ... in China, we did record the drop of local populations in some islands invaded by bullfrogs. Because bullfrogs are known to compete with local frogs for food, prey on native frogs and spread Bd, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007445/exploring-mystery-frog-immunity
  9. Lifestyle - Travel - FIELD TRIP

    Now here's something to spout about

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Helen Leavey

    ... opportunity. Tilly and eight-year-old Sam have learned a lot about humpback whales. For example, they have some hair but no teeth, their songs differ from population to population (local dialects, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1027023/now-heres-something-spout-about
  10. Rice yield trebles global average

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for more than half of the world's population and around 60 per cent of China's. With an increasingly large population to feed, China has focused on boosting agricultural productivity ... population but a relatively small area of farmland. Using technology to boost productivity is a must for China to remain self-sufficient in food supply.' However, the achievement did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979562/rice-yield-trebles-global-average

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