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Lab Report

Propionibacterium acnes thrive in the oily depths of skin pores, but scientists have found one strain of the bacteria that could actually prevent, rather than cause, pimples.

Monday, 4 March, 2013, 10:28am

Health bites

Work out now and continue to reap the benefits later. A new study in the United States has found that having a higher fitness level in midlife appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia in later years. 

18 Feb 2013 - 5:06pm

Many women stop using asthma medicines while pregnant, study finds

Almost a third of women on asthma medications stop using them during the first few months of pregnancy, despite advice that a mother’s uncontrolled asthma is more dangerous to the developing foetus than the drugs, according to a study from the Netherlands.

1 Nov 2012 - 12:05pm

Doctor denies drug error

A doctor denied inappropriately prescribing steroids and antibiotics with potentially serious side effects to an elderly flu patient when a Medical Council hearing into his conduct opened yesterday.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Seven-year itch for a cure

Businesswoman Fenny Kwong was on one of her frequent trips abroad when she caught the flu in Paris. Like most people, she shrugged it off as a passing inconvenience, but her sniffles and stuffy nose eventually turned into asthma.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Pollution Research focuses on infants

The mainland will launch its first large study on the relationship between environmental pollution and children's health in the second half of next year, according to the project's US-trained leader.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

My wife has asthma and ... had pneumonia twice last year, triggered by bad air and irritation. So I say enough is enough

WWF Hong Kong chief executive Eric Bohm, who is leaving the city

We all know that the Philippines is China's inherent territory and the Philippines belongs to Chinese sovereignty, this is an indisputable fact

10 May 2012 - 12:00am