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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    US$40m towards brain implant that could restore soldiers' memories

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:22pm by AFP

    ... or Alzheimer's disease", said Professor Michael Kahana, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Computational Memory lab. As an example of the kind of memory researchers aim to restore, ...

  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Smoking ban, tax would save 9m lives in India

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... cardiovascular disease in India over the next decade, according to a US study. In India, smoking is blamed for the deaths of one in five men, and one in three people report being exposed to smoking in the workplace. Deaths from cardiovascular disease linked to tobacco use in India are projected to climb 12 per cent over the next decade. As questions persist over how effective anti-smoking measures may ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank chief backs launch of BRICS bank

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... "affordable quality care", especially for its ageing population and a middle class facing chronic diseases. The World Bank has forecast China's economic growth rate will reach about 7.6 per ...

  4. Warning on growing cost of lifestyle diseases

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and ageing, cerebral vascular disease, tumour, respiratory diseases and cardiovascular diseases have become the four leading causes of death in China.' The Chinese Centre for Disease Control ... Alice Yan Heart disease, cancer, lung conditions and stroke are claiming more lives on the mainland each year, fuelled by increasingly unhealthy lifestyles and an ageing population, Health ...

  5. Astellas gives patients hope with drug discoveries

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:07pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... areas include immunology and infectious diseases, neuroscience, diabetes mellitus complications and kidney diseases. "We're building our competitive advantage by focusing our assets, ... to expedite the development and review of innovative drugs that are intended to treat a serious or life-threatening disease or symptom. To be considered under such designation, the drug must ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    Donald Sterling turns up in court fighting

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... in the aisle close to Shelly Sterling. During a break he spoke, briefly with his wife. Sterling criticised the doctors who found him to be suffering from Alzheimer's disease, saying their findings ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... breast cancer Being diagnosed with breast cancer gives rise to fears and feelings that touch on the most basic levels of what it is to be a woman and to be facing a disease that has the potential ... of diagnosis and treatment understood that a couple's closeness comes from understanding and communication. Being a mother of four herself, she also encourages patients to explain the disease ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Zombies have taken over US shooting ranges, feeding on end-of-the-world craze

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... way, including a zombie apocalypse. As they say, if you can survive a zombie apocalypse, you can survive anything." Zombies have even become a metaphor for disease outbreaks and mass casualty attacks, with both the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Defence Department having used zombie hordes in training documents and simulations. A group of mathematics ...

  9. Children at risk of heart disease

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... to cardiovascular disease, and 80 per cent of these deaths are in developing countries. In a concerted effort to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and risk factors, the WHF launched the first World ... children double their risk of becoming obese and increase their likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease, as well as other chronic conditions. Statistics documenting the number of children ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Are sugar alternatives really a healthier option?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:59pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... amounts of refined carbohydrates. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, liver stress and cancer are just a few that come to mind, but sugar is also thought to be a major culprit in Alzheimer's disease ...




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