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  1. Bird flu 'unlikely to be a mutation'

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Experts say possibility is remote that H5N1 virus killing mainland ducks is a new strain It is unlikely that the H5N1 virus killing ducks on the mainland is a mutated version of the disease, bird flu experts said. Ducks had shown themselves to be particularly vulnerable to the disease since they were first known to have died from H5N1 in Penfold Park, Sha Tin, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608411/bird-flu-unlikely-be-mutation
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Health reasons to keep off the artificial grass, experts say

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... such as lead and zinc are often found in the rubber layer of the turf and its use can drive up temperatures in already steamy urban hot spots, they say. These concerns and others, such as increased ... However, University of Hong Kong grass and soil specialist Professor Jim Chi-yung said the rubber would become pulverised and could be inhaled. "It's particularly harmful to children who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195658/health-reasons-keep-artificial-grass-experts-say
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Truc: confit, a fat-fabulous way to preserve meat

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... at room temperature, we can use less salt than they did in the olden days (salt, too, is a preservative). With confit, fatty meats such as duck, goose and pork are submerged in rendered duck ... the meat shrinks as it cooks, it's best to start out with larger pieces. Order older, larger ducks or geese from poultry specialists and cut up the birds yourself. Lightly sprinkle the pieces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1073828/truc-confit-fat-fabulous-way-preserve-meat
  4. Lifestyle - Health

    The latest trends in running shoes

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... These shoes range from the extreme "barefoot" shoes to slightly more cushioned variations. Barefoot shoes, such as the FiveFingers or New Balance Minimus, have a very thin rubber sole (just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1210035/latest-trends-running-shoes
  5. Emergency jabs planned to halt suspected H5N1

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... a massive duck cull. Provincial animal health authorities will immediately start the seasonal inoculation of anti-flu vaccines at poultry farms, which usually kicks off at the end of September, ... week in Sixian village, Panyu district. They brought the disease 'under effective control', the report said. Areas surrounding the village, where 9,830 ducks had died by the end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608203/emergency-jabs-planned-halt-suspected-h5n1
  6. Guangzhou village to cull 100,000 birds

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... spreading. 'We would rather kill 10,000 ducks wrongfully than miss even one [that has the virus],' Mr Su said. About 130 workers started the cull yesterday morning, catching and bagging all poultry in a three-square-kilometre area and burying the birds in deep pits, Mr Su said. Dead ducks were first reported on September 5 and nearly 10,000 had died by last Wednesday. Panyu officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608307/guangzhou-village-cull-100000-birds
  7. Toxins found in suitcase handles

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), identified as probable carcinogens. The compounds, which are commonly found in plastics, rubber and lubricating oil, are suspected to cause cancer if inhaled, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004104/toxins-found-suitcase-handles
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    We all need to be citizen scientists to guard our futures

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... With the government's own watchdog, the Advisory Council on the Environment, branded a rubber stamp, who is left with the task of really assessing the assessments? Green groups may critique environmental impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1050312/we-all-need-be-citizen-scientists-guard-our-futures
  9. Fitness worth the weight

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with a delightfully positive attitude.' Last week, the challenge was a innovative exercise tool called ViPR (pronounced 'viper'), a metre long virtually indestructible rubber tube that looks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995261/fitness-worth-weight
  10. Lifting the lid on a delicate problem

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'spring' as the muscle is quite like a rubber band. Andy's left eyelid muscle was much weaker, and a simple muscle strengthening procedure would not do the job. The doctors proposed using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002301/lifting-lid-delicate-problem

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