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Health

Organ donor saves two lives as doctors perform ground-breaking operation

Organ donations from a brain haemorrhage victim have enabled doctors to save two lives, one of them in a ground-breaking operation.  

Thursday, 27 February, 2014, 3:27pm 2 comments

Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

A lack of exercise and unhealthy diets high in fat and sugar are making it common for children and adults in Europe to be overweight, the World Health Organisation has warned.

Up to one third of 11-year-olds across Europe are too heavy, says the UN agency that focuses on international public health.

25 Feb 2014 - 6:14pm

Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

Hong Kong's death toll from the H7N9 strain of bird flu rose to three yesterday when the virus claimed the life a 75-year-old man who recently spent a week living near a poultry market in Shenzhen.

30 Jan 2014 - 1:03pm

Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

International experts raised the alarm on Tuesday over the spread of drug-resistant malaria in several Southeast Asian countries, saying it endangers major global gains in fighting the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 600,000 people each year.

13 Nov 2013 - 3:20pm

On the hunt for herbal remedies

Several times a year, Chris Kilham ventures into the Amazonian jungles where he gets together with shamans for a few drinks. These are occasions that make a big Friday night in Lan Kwai Fong seem like a stroll through Victoria Park.

8 Oct 2013 - 9:59am

Lab report

A British woman’s newborn last month became the first baby to be born after being screened using a new genome-mapping technique known as “next-generation sequencing”

8 Jul 2013 - 10:04am

Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

While Djokovic and co. fight it out at Wimbledon, there’s another Grand Slam taking place in the US that’s attracting a small but growing crowd – including the attention of Hongkongers.

4 Jul 2013 - 12:47pm 2 comments

Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

1 Jul 2013 - 9:50am 2 comments

A case for good weather warnings

The Hong Kong Observatory sure has a lot of weather warnings: for typhoons, rainstorms, thunderstorms, flooding, landslips, monsoons, frost, fire, cold weather, very hot weather, what have you.

18 Jun 2013 - 11:06pm

China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

It’s a timely coincidence. Diet is the leading risk factor for premature death on the mainland, accounting for one in three deaths in 2010, according to the study published in The Lancet.

17 Jun 2013 - 1:00pm 2 comments