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Immune System

Scientists harness inbuilt power to fight the flu

Flu patients may be able to fight the virus on their own, with a little help from an immunity booster that scientists around the world are researching. It's a promising trend in infectious disease control - medication that helps the immune system fight viruses, instead of traditional drugs that kill viruses directly.

Friday, 5 April, 2013, 3:57am

Diet could be hard to stomach for some

If you're not suffering from coeliac disease but want to go gluten-free, it might be wise to consider the latest research on gluten-free diets.

A study by the Spanish National Research Council in Valencia found that a gluten-free diet can reduce the level of good bacteria in the gut, leading to a weakened immune function.

19 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

New milk drink just the tonic for patients

Vita Green has successfully launched its latest innovation, Forticur, which is a ground-breaking milk drink made from top-grade Yunzhi (mushroom) and a balanced dosage of nutrients.

This milk drink helps patients to fight against serious diseases and restores vitality.

1 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Work safety watchdog's retraction on gas leak

A top safety watchdog has retracted its verdict of a suspected gas leak in Jilin which left hundreds of people sick, after it conflicted with the findings of another central government agency. The move has raised questions over the credibility of the two agencies.

22 May 2009 - 12:00am

Self-hypnosis regimen is not to be sniffed at

Forget antihistamines, decongestants or steroids.

Want to really cure your runny nose and itchy eyes? Try self-hypnosis, according to Wolf Langewitz of the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland and his colleagues.

9 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Traditional eczema remedies can harm, warns specialist

More than a quarter of children under two are estimated to have the skin allergy

Hong Kong has one of the world's highest rates of eczema among children, a dermatologist warned yesterday.

19 May 2004 - 12:00am


The Department of Health yesterday urged the public to remain vigilant and observe good personal hygiene against the re-emergence of Sars in the wake of the Singaporean case.

10 Sep 2003 - 12:00am


AS a medical practitioner, I was amused by the letter which appeared in these columns on April 15 about ''me-itis''.

The suffix means ''inflammation of'' (as for example in appendicitis and tonsillitis). While ''me-too-ism'' might be a more appropriate description - on reflection perhaps Mr Crawley was inflamed! NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED

21 Apr 1994 - 12:00am