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  1. A ray of hope for prevention and treatment of chickenpox

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of peaks and troughs within the year has remained largely the same. Rice believes his discovery could lead to fresh ways of preventing and treating chickenpox and its relative, shingles. Chickenpox ... and avoid contact with others. Most people develop immunity to chickenpox after infection, but the virus may remain silent in the body and appear years later as shingles. To prevent infection ...

  2. How to prevent the next epidemic

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... was missed in February last year when Tse Lai-yin, head of the disease prevention and control section of the Department of Health, decided not to check the Metropole Hotel, where the first Sars ...

  3. Prevention will be difficult, says Wen

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... primitive farming methods will make it difficult to prevent further outbreaks of bird flu and other diseases. After touring Hubei and Anhui at the weekend, Mr Wen said in spite of the outdated ... in most rural areas are still backward, which makes prevention work especially difficult,' Xinhua quoted him as saying. Mr Wen also called for the 'strict implementation' ...

  4. Dog escapes sterilisation after biting vet and nurse at clinic

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The owner of a black and white husky took the dog to a clinic in Wan Chai to get it sterilised yesterday, but the three-old-year pooch clearly had his own feelings about the operation. All was going to plan as staff at the headquarters for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals injected the dog with a tranquilliser and took it into the operation room ...

  5. No room for complacency

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez No government is well enough prepared for a flu pandemic, not even Hong Kong's, influenza experts said as they urged authorities in East Asia to take more action. At the end of a two-day meeting in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific Advisor ...

  6. Hopes pinned on rules to tackle building contractors' stray dogs

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Winnie Yeung

    ... of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said she had high hopes the new policy would reduce the number of strays. 'These dogs may not be vaccinated. When they go in groups to seek ...

  7. Setting the record straight on SPCA plan for neutering stray dogs

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to your editorial 'SPCA plan shows way out of stray-dog killing cycle' (September 2). The writer seems to have misunderstood the fundamental concept of what the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is planning to do. As the same misunderstanding has been made by some district councillors (whose votes are vital to the plan's implementation), I wish to make ...

  8. All creatures, all hours

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) annually has risen 10 per cent in the past two years to about 2,800. With swelling ranks of animal lovers, the number of vets has risen ...

  9. Eat your aches away

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... intrinsic ability to nourish the body and to prevent and treat ailments. His idea is not new, of course. Humans have long been aware of the health benefits of natural foods. Before the advent ... peak. Carbohydrates and fats provide sustaining energy, protein aids in muscle building and repair, water prevents dehydration, and minerals such as iron- which can be obtained from meat ...

  10. talk back

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be a very disheartening task. However, Dr Lippmann has digressed a little from the issue at hand. No one doubts the dedicated staff at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals do ...




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