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High blood pressure discovery

It is a disease which afflicts about one billion people across the globe. Now a chance discovery by a team of Chinese doctors has shed new light on the possible cause of high blood pressure - and even the possibility of a vaccine.

Monday, 15 August, 2011, 12:00am

Salted fish and cured food are increasingly linked to NPC

Anthony Chan Tak-cheung, chairman of the Department of Clinical Oncology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Thursday Thinktank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Overcrowding of grave sweepers during Ching Ming festival sparks call for new cemetery road ... not to mention a government campaign encouraging people to stop dying

12 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


Q Is tearing down the Eastern Island Corridor a good idea?

The idea of tearing down the Eastern Corridor and replacing it with tunnels sounds okay. (I shudder at a thought of the traffic chaos it will create during the demolition and the construction.)

6 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Researcher calls for further study after cancer girl succumbs to mild strain found in 90pc of population

Doctors have expressed concern after a virus carried in the brains of more than one-third of Hong Kong people killed an eight-year-old leukaemia sufferer.

24 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Equine virus 'under control'

The spread of the equine herpes-like virus appeared to be stabilising at the Sha Tin training complex yesterday.

Hong Kong Jockey Club director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges confirmed there were 15 or 16 new cases of inappetite but because some of those previously off colour were now back in work, the numbers affected were the same - in the mid 60s.

28 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Two Sha Tin stables hit by dreaded virus

The dreaded equine herpes virus has hit the Sha Tin stabling complex with more than 60 horses showing signs of the disease.

The Macau Jockey Club stables at Taipa have also been hit by a similar virus.

But Hong Kong Jockey Club officials are confident their vaccination programme will limit both its spread and effects and not seriously damage racing.

27 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Chickenpox cases doubled during peak season

The number of people infected with chickenpox has doubled in just a month since Hong Kong entered the disease's peak season.

Department of Health figures showed the number of cases jumped from 856 in February, when chickenpox became a notifiable disease, to 1,630 in March.

29 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Rash of withdrawals as virus strikes down more horses

There was a surge in the number of horses with herpes virus yesterday, with seven withdrawals from last night's Happy Valley card.

27 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Viral infections not major, says Watkins

Equine herpes is strongly believed to be the viral strain which has affected a number of Hong Kong horses over the past two weeks, but senior Hong Kong Jockey Club vet Keith Watkins has dismissed 'doom and gloom' stories about the outbreak. 'It is really just a nuisance.

21 Feb 1997 - 12:00am