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  1. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE DOCTORS DR MICHAEL SOON

    Ask the doctors

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by DR MICHAEL SOON

    ... Dr Michael Soon healthpost@scmp.com Q: I have a terrible posture and slump at my computer all day. Other than trying to sit straighter, what can I do to improve the resulting back pain? A: Sitting on a chair is an activity that only humans do- no other an ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Personal best

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by JEMMA ROGERS

    ... Jemma Rogers healthpost@scmp.com Go the extra smile I've always thought that smiling was contagious. When someone smiles at you on the street, you can't help but smile back. It's amazing how little things seem to make the day that much brig ...

  3. Feel it in your bones

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Scooping up an armful of exercise books and sitting at his desk for long hours was all in a day's work for 35-year-old Jason Wang, a secondary school language teacher. Day after day, he would pick up or hand out ...

  4. The Tao of the brain

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Elizabeth Snouffer healthpost@scmp.com Scientists studying a form of Chinese mindfulness meditation have confirmed and expanded their findings on the positive effects of the technique in subjects who regularly practise it. Called integrative body-mind tra ...

  5. Drive to ease strain on blood supply

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The constant shortage of blood faced by some mainland cities has prompted health authorities and hospitals to resort to unusual means to meet demand. The Ministry of Health on Tuesday issued guidelines to promote the ...

  6. Business of pain turns ugly underground

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng Most Chinese people know bear bile as an expensive traditional medicine with a thousand-year-old history, but few city dwellers have witnessed the cruel way it is collected as closely as Xiong Junhui. Xiong, an animal activist based in Guangdon ...

  7. Quiz

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... us to identify biological age, avoid sick individuals, pick a suitable partner and distinguish kin from non-kin,' says senior author Johan Lundstrom, a sensory neuroscientist. Humans, ...

  8. Public trust

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Kammerer The guilty feeling I have each time I walk into a public hospital for treatment was back the other week. My blood pressure had shot to unusually high levels and I needed to check it out. I earn more than enough to visit a private doctor, bu ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Men need educating about prostate cancer, SCMP poll shows

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... perhaps a basic biology lesson is first in order. Nearly 30 per cent of the 100 men polled earlier this month thought that prostate cancer affects both men and women. This shows a frighteningly ...

  10. Connectome

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Connectome by Sebastian Seung Allen Lane (e-book) Readers will learn much from this book about how the brain works, but they will also discover there is much that is still unknown. Korean-American Sebastian Seung introduces the concept of t ...




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