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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Dry roasting to blame for peanut allergies, research suggests

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:42pm by MCT

    ... to this trend, the researchers wrote. Peanuts were consumed in similar quantities in both regions, but Westerners usually roasted the nuts while East Asians ate them raw, boiled or fried, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598908/dry-roasting-blame-peanut-allergies-research-suggests
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    'You can even tailor your baby's sex': Inside an illicit Beijing surrogacy firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:11pm by Nectar Gan

    ... mothers could give birth to the babies in the Southeast Asian country. In an old, dimly lit apartment-hotel room which served as the company’s reception office, a representative of the China, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598817/you-can-even-tailor-your-babys-sex-inside-illegal-beijing-surrogacy-firm
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation funds 'ultra-thin' condom studies in bid to raise uptake

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... to combat such illnesses as malaria and tuberculosis, as they were not prevalent in wealthy countries. However, "there could be a market for this [thin condoms] among well-off nations, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596228/gates-foundation-funds-ultra-thin-condom-studies-bid-raise-uptake
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Novo’s weight-loss shot wins backing of U.S. advisers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:50pm by Bloomberg

    ... tied to cancer. Novo Nordisk is conducting a post-marketing trial to determine Victoza's effect on the heart. The cancer links are also being monitored while Victoza is on the market, according to the report. None of the three weight-loss pills is on the market in Europe. Orexigen's treatment is currently positioned to become the first for sale there in 2015. Weight-loss ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589518/novos-weight-loss-shot-wins-backing-us-advisers
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... are the highest in almost all countries. However, some Asian countries fare badly when compared with the West. The suicide rate for people over 70 was 51.5 in China and 25.5 in Japan, yet only 6.3 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588977/hong-kongs-suicide-taboo-killing-our-elderly-experts
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Heavy use of benzodiazepines linked to Alzheimer's onset in older people

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by MCT

    ... finds. Those whose use of the medications is most intensive are almost twice as likely to develop the mind-robbing disorder. Benzodiazepines- marketed under such names as Xanax, Valium, Ativan ... prescribed medicines marketed as Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata (generically named zolpidem, eszopiclone and zaleplon) are "atypical benzodiazepines" and were not included in the analysis. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590397/heavy-use-benzodiazepines-linked-alzheimers-onset-older-people
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Little evidence testosterone-boosting drugs are beneficial, US regulator says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:31pm by AP

    ... an industry marketing blitz for pills, patches and formulations that has transformed testosterone into a multibillion-dollar market. Advertisements for prescription gels like Fortesta and Androgel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585262/little-evidence-testosterone-boosting-drugs-are-beneficial-us-regulator
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press US study linking the Asian staple of budget eating to an increased risk of heart disease has sparked a passionate South Korean defence Battle lines drawn on the instant ... hikers can refresh themselves with cup noodles. Elderly South Koreans often feel deep nostalgia for instant noodles, which entered the local market in the 1960s as the country began clawing its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580099/battle-lines-drawn-instant-noodles-after-us-study-cites-heart
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes need tight regulation, WHO says, citing health concerns

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:31am by AGENCIES

    ... at the concentration of the US$3 billion market in the hands of transnational tobacco companies. The devices, which have surged in popularity in particular among young people, function by heating flavoured ... as is often claimed in the marketing of these products," the WHO said. Despite scant research on the health effects of "vaping", as use of the devices is called, the WHO said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581019/e-cigarettes-need-tight-regulation-who-says-citing-health-concerns
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... firm that commercialises emerging technologies in food and agriculture, to research the marketing potential of hypoallergenic peanut products. "This is one of the best technologies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581257/potential-life-saver-takes-risk-nuts

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