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  1. Cupid science unlocks link between heart and mind

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kanglei Wang kanglei.wang@scmp.com When patients are rushed to hospital for chest pain, it is more often than not a case of fat blocking the arteries- a problem fixed by surgery. But in some rare cases, a patient may be suffering from a condition whose na ...

  2. Mainland set to pay high price for disease timebomb

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to effectively contain the trend, a new World Bank report says. In the report, released in Beijing yesterday, the number of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)- chronic problems such as cardiovascular ... for China. 'There is a substantial economic cost associated with NCDs.' Cardiovascular diseases, strokes and diabetics will result in financial losses of US$55 billion from 2005 to 2015, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Lessons for China in fighting obesity

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... management of weight issues. Given that health risks including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis and chronic kidney disease increase with affluence, China needs to learn from ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Red wine antioxidant resveratol no magic pill for health, study finds

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... influence on inflammation, cardiovascular disease, cancer, or longevity," said the research, led by Richard Semba of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Research on animals has ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Antioxidant resveratrol doesn't help people on fatty diets avoid cancer or heart disease, study of elderly Tuscan villagers affirms 'No magic ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - GENETICS

    Genome sequencing offers glimpse of tipping point for age-related diseases

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times Sequencing used to vet ageing diseases The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases- from diabetes to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease and dementia- ...

  6. Virus linked to high blood pressure

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it is caused by other diseases, such as those involving the kidneys or blood vessels. Dr Cai Jun, one of the paper's authors, said that if it was confirmed that the virus caused hypertension, ...

  7. Health bites

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... new studies in the journal Hypertension. These conditions typically increase with age, raising risks for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and death. But University of California, Santa Barbara, researchers, who followed more than 2,000 indigenous adults in 82 Tsimane villages in the Amazon basin, found that heart disease and stroke aren't inevitable with age. Tsimane- ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Researchers believe they can slow disease's progress with use of molecule found in medicinal herb New lead on Alzheimer's Researchers believe they have found a way to slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease, one of the leading causes of death among elderly people. A team from the University of Science and Technology has identified ...

  9. Health risks

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Charmaine Carvalho Light pollution takes a toll on health: studies in the United States have found that it can increase stress and hypertension, aggravating cardiovascular disease. Several published studies also suggest a link between extended exposure to light at night and increased risk of oestrogen-related problems such as breast cancer in women. ...

  10. Three golden hours could save your life

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from a stroke at least once. 'The figure is staggering,' Fong says. Equally worrying are the statistics that show Hongkongers' poor knowledge of the disease. In a recent survey ... high cholesterol, drinking, smoking and diabetes. Stroke is an acute cerebrovascular disease that affects blood supply to the brain owing to the blockage or rupture of the brain's blood ...




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