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  1. No time to waste against superbugs

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The admission by top University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung that outbreaks of a drug-resistant superbug in hospitals and the community are 'slightly out of control' is worrying. Resistance to the most powerful available drugs in a g ...

  2. New system to contain major flu outbreak

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Health authorities are setting up an emergency response system in an effort to be prepared for possible large-scale outbreaks of flu, which scientists fear could spread around the world. The system will include a monitoring structure and the supp ...

  3. Communication lessons from Sars go to waste

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Thomas Abraham

    ... Thomas Abraham The latest flu outbreak has brought back unfortunate comparisons with severe acute respiratory syndrome. Not because it is anywhere near as serious, but because, as in 2003, the government's and the Hospital Authority's communicat ...

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    Cancer reflects the processes of the evolution of life

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... when large, complex cells emerged containing mitochondria- tiny factories that supply energy to the cell. Biologists think mitochondria are the remnants of ancient bacteria. Tellingly, ... time, however, a new possibility arose. Earth's atmosphere became polluted by a highly toxic and reactive chemical- oxygen- created as a waste product of photosynthesis. Cells evolved ...

  5. Resources wasted on creation of Sars vaccine, says researcher

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A scientist at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences says too many research institutions are working on a Sars vaccine, leading to a duplication of efforts and a waste of resources. Zhu ... to be a lot of duplication and it will be wasteful,' Dr Zhu said. 'The government should take this into consideration. I believe the government will only support two or three institutions, ...

  6. Digestion

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... three important jobs: to_____the food you've eaten, to break down the food into a liquid mixture, and to empty that liquid mixture into the small intestine. The stomach also contains ... the intestine into the blood. Find out more about the pancreas, liver and gallbladder 7. The liver It filters out and processes harmful substances and waste, turning some of the waste into more bile. ...

  7. How much do you really need to drink

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... supplementing with foods that contain high moisture content, such as fruits and vegetables. The Institute of Medicine in the US states that adult men need about 13 cups (three litres) of fluid per day; ... Ka-man. 'But don't forget that water is vital for waste elimination and breathing.' Children, athletes and the elderly are more prone to dehydration. Older adults are likelier ...

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    Woman aiming to prove we can live without food

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... that contain chlorophyll and they have the ability to capture energy from sunlight," Hoffman said. "Humans don't have cholorphyll or chloroplasts. No humans do. It is impossible ... value, although the website of the supplement shows that a typical package does contain 25 calories and a number of vitamins and minerals. The tone of her Facebook updates has changed as time has ...

  9. Time to rehydrate

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... food, but we can't live for longer than a week without water. Our bodies contain around 10-12 gallons of water which is used for regulating our body temperature; for transporting nutrients and oxygen to our cells and taking waste products and toxins away; for lubricating body tissues such as mouth, eyes, nose as components for our blood, saliva, stomach acid (for digestion) and urine ...

  10. Tamar disease fears on rise as inspectors comb complex

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on time. Officials yesterday released the names of the five bureaus whose chiefs' toilets were found to contain the bacteria that causes legionnaires' disease: Financial Services ... tank is a waste of time,' he said, since the bacteria grew in hot places. The source was likely to be in hot pipes near heaters. The bacteria might have entered the water system when ...




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