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  1. Mainland officials concede they can't contain swine flu

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Beijing and Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Localised 'cluster outbreaks' of swine flu are unavoidable, and it is highly likely there will be serious cases or even deaths, the Ministry of Health has warned, as Guangdong struggles with t ...

  2. Japan should be HK model for containment plan, expert says

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mimi Lau

    ... Ella Lee, Ng Yuk-hang and Mimi Lau Hong Kong should refer to the swine flu outbreak in Japan in preparing a response plan because of similarities in population density and public transport systems, an expert says. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho ...

  3. Ministry begins hearing into hotly contested container levy

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... The mainland's Ministry of Communications will begin a hearing today into the legality of terminal handling charges (THC) at the country's booming container ports. The two-day hearing in Beijing has been called to determine whether the shipping lines, which levy THCs to recover costs they say they incur at the ports, are breaking mainland pricing laws by collectively ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. After-party beauty reset

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

    ... 'Your skin also secretes waste and sweat from your body while you're sleeping- but if you do not remove makeup completely from your face, the waste and sweat clog your pores,' she ... makeup-removing cleansing oil should not contain isopropyl myristate or isopropyl palmitate- these are chemicals which can cause spots. The best and most natural option is coconut oil, followed ...

  6. 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, ...

  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 ...

  8. Health Bites

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the plasma membrane caused by everyday activities, such as eating and exercise. Muscle cells that remain unrepaired eventually waste away and die. Hair today, more tomorrow Help is here for people ... natural and to reduce thinning/loss by 33 per cent. Called Invati- Sanskrit for 'invigorate'- the range contains a blend of ayurvedic herbs, turmeric and ginseng to energise ...

  9. Drink to your health

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... humans can live for up to 60 days without food, they can't live for longer than a few days without water. Our bodies contain about 38 to 45 litres of water. Water is needed for various functions such as regulating our temperature; transporting nutrients and oxygen to our cells and taking waste products and toxins away; lubricating our mouth, eyes and nose; as components for our ...

  10. Fluids: do you have enough?

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

    ... contains 10 to 12 gallons of water and it is needed for regulating our body temperature for transporting nutrients and oxygen to our body cells and taking waste products and toxins away ... of water from drinking water and beverages. But some foods contain water too. Fruits like watermelon and tomatoes contain more than 90 per cent water. Our body is sensitive to loss of water. A one ...




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