Body Fluids

Urine in milk charge lands maid in court

An Indonesian domestic helper has appeared in Eastern Court over allegations that she fed urine-tainted milk to a newborn baby at her employers' home in Shum Wan, Aberdeen, on Monday.

Thursday, 4 February, 2010, 12:00am

Take a breath

Coughing is a reflex that helps to keep our throat and airways clear and sterile. If dirt or dust get into the lungs, bacteria could start breeding there, causing an infection or even pneumonia.

24 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Unicef urges tighter rules and promotion of breastfeeding

Unicef has called on the government to regulate sales practices of producers of breast-milk substitutes in the wake of the adulterated-milk scandal.

24 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

No immediate solution to mucus issue, says top vet

The call by reigning premier trainer Tony Cruz for the Jockey Club's veterinary department to find a solution to the 'mucus issue' is admirable in its intention but virtually impossible to implement, according to one senior practitioner.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


What Angela Lui fails to appreciate ('Some things should stay behind closed doors', South China Morning Post, October 24) is that an objection to breast-feeding in public is tantamount to an objection to breast-feeding per se (particularly in Hong Kong where appropriate and clean facilities for nursing mothers are virtually non-existent).

29 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

Why is snot green? WONG YUEN-LAM Pui Ying College A few readers have asked that one, along with 'what is it?' The inside of your nose is lined with a protective mucus membrane, similar to that in your lungs and stomach. This lining is the body's first line of defence against invading bacteria, viruses and other unwelcome visitors.

13 May 1999 - 12:00am

Snake bile 'can cause disease'

Snake bile is reputed to calm the mind and eliminate phlegm - but eating it raw can lead to serious disease, the Consumer Council warned yesterday.

A snake's gall bladder is removed as soon as the reptile is killed and then stored in wine - leading many people to believe it can be kept sterilised.

17 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

undercover operation

THE temptations of a luxury apartment proved too much for one 26-year-old television repairer, who found himself under arrest for theft. But instead of the usual haul of jewellery and electrical goods, the repairman, Chan, had stolen two bras.

10 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Hong Kong mums told breast is best for baby

EXPECTANT Hong Kong mothers are not only being encouraged to breast-feed their babies but to go public with it.

1 Aug 1993 - 12:00am