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  1. Lifestyle - Health - INSECT-BORNE DISEASES

    Going fragrance-free protects from mosquito bites

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by DR FRANCIS POWERS

    ... Dr Francis Powers healthpost@scmp.com No scents and dark clotheskeep bloodsuckers at bay Hong Kong has repeatedly failed to address public health issues, even where simple, proven and cost-effective methods are available. Take the topic of scents. Seeming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1028746/going-fragrance-free-protects-mosquito-bites
  2. How toxic are the chemicals we use?

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... genitals? Welcome to the disquieting world of endocrine disrupters, chemicals that mess with the normal functioning of your hormone system. They can be found in flame retardants, cosmetics, ... of chemicals used in daily products may harm our health and alter the genetic destiny of future generations. 'What hormones do, particularly as the fetus is developing, is they turn genes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984034/how-toxic-are-chemicals-we-use
  3. Wave chemicals goodbye

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and chemicals are damaging to hair over time, and straightening addicts often find that they are left with a brittle and lifeless mane. But the impossible has now become possible, says Shayne Chandler, ... it's a harsh chemical process that damages hair. The new thinking is 'smoother', which softens and strengthens hair instead.' Chandler says chemical straighteners, some of which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695805/wave-chemicals-goodbye
  4. SCALE OF THE PROBLEM

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sample size: 6 2 positive, 4 negative Chemical concentration in positive samples: 1.9 and 6 micrograms* per kilogram Edible goldfish Sample size: 3 2 positive, 1 negative Chemical concentration: 1.8 and 3.2 mcg per kg Common carp Sample size: 1 1 positive Chemical concentration: 30 mcg per kg Snakehead Sample size: 1 1 positive Chemical concentration: 10 mcg per kg Grass carp Sample ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513387/scale-problem
  5. Avoid the sting with a cloak of protection

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'invisible shield' uses organic citronella which insects have yet to build up a tolerance to. Moreover, the moisturiser is also DEET-free. The DEET chemical is the most common ingredient used in insecticides due to its toxic nature. Overexposure to this, combined with other chemicals used in repellents, can cause neurological damage. The incognito cream saves users from blood-sucking, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695809/avoid-sting-cloak-protection
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, April 14, 2013

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:57am

    ... domesticating animals and plants, and gain food security. Scrapings taken from more than 100 shards of Japanese pots dated between 11,800 and 15,000 years ago were analysed to derive a chemical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1214174/short-science-april-14-2013
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How we live affects our descendants' genes, epigenetics shows

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Reinhard Renneberg

    ... refers to the additional regulation of gene expression by the chemical modification of DNA or of the histones (proteins in which DNA is usually packed). Research has found that this modification can mean the addition of different chemical groups to either the DNA or to the histones. These chemical groups have different effects. Some can switch off genes, while others can switch them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1089976/how-we-live-affects-our-descendants-genes-epigenetics-shows
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Cancer reflects the processes of the evolution of life

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... chemicals, inflammation and infection. Cancer, it seems, is embedded in the basic machinery of life. That suggests it is not a modern aberration but has deep evolutionary roots, a suspicion confirmed ... they undergo systematic changes as cancer develops, profoundly altering their chemical and physical properties. For most of Earth's history, life was confined to single-celled organisms. Over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1136768/cancer-reflects-processes-evolution-life
  9. Mussel oil relieves arthritis, study finds

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee A type of mussel oil can relieve arthritic pain, a study has found. A team led by Samuel Lo Chun-lap, a professor at Polytechnic University's department of applied biology and chemical technology, found that pain in arthritic rats was relieved by applying oil of the green-lipped mussel. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667965/mussel-oil-relieves-arthritis-study-finds
  10. Quiz

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com You may be trying to hide it, but a new study shows that people can actually sniff out your age. Research from the Monell Chemical Senses Centre ... like animals, emit body odours that contain a rich array of chemical components that can transmit various types of social information. The perceptual characteristics of these odours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002991/quiz

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