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  • Jul 11, 2014
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Exocrine System

Life's itch tapestry

Prickly heat, the blight of many during Hong Kong's hot humid summers, is an itchy rash characterised by small raised red spots that cause an itchy and/or intense prickly sensation on the skin.

Tuesday, 10 July, 2012, 12:00am

What is it? Human EGF

Human EGF (epidermal growth factor) is a protein that promotes cell growth and healing.

7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Human EGF

Human EGF (epidermal growth factor) is a protein that promotes cell growth and healing.

7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

An irritating fact of life in the summer

Also known as prickly heat or miliaria rubra, heat rash isn't something only babies get: it can affect teens and adults alike, especially in hot, humid climates.

The frustrating itch and the accompanying pus-filled red blisters are enough to drive anyone mad, but you don't have to suffer in silence. The good news is that heat rash can be easily treated and avoided.

12 May 2009 - 12:00am

Cruz seeks action on 'mucus issue'

'I believe what happened is that Dream Horse has developed a problem, probably as a result of pollution'

Champion trainer Tony Cruz has demanded the Hong Kong Jockey Club and its veterinary department take both responsibility and action over the ongoing 'mucus issue', the latest victim of which was $16 favourite Dream Horse at Sha Tin yesterday.

9 Apr 2006 - 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

Legionnaire failure stuns Cruz

Trainer says vets must find a way to detect mucus early

Reigning champion trainer Tony Cruz called on the Jockey Club's veterinary department to find a solution to the 'mucus' issue after hot favourite Legionnaire finished a shock last in his race last night.

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Don't sweat it

Body odour, wet armpits and damp palms can be a turn-off. Here's how to keep cool and dry in sticky situations

At the right time and on the right guy, sweat can be very sexy. But a man in a suit with soggy armpits and a wet handshake can be a real turn-off - particularly when the sweaty look is accompanied by odour.

29 Jul 2005 - 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

Pigs sweat away body heat

DO PIGS sweat? They do, and a sweaty pig is indeed a tough critter to catch, says Mark Pokras, assistant professor of wildlife medicine at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, Massachusetts.

17 Oct 1994 - 12:00am