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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Prevention key to containing new avian flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... of which six have been fatal. Until more information is available, clinical understanding of the disease behaviour of H7N9 infections remains incomplete. So far, it is believed that the primary ... abdominal pain and chest pains. In the face of such a devastatingly infectious disease, prevention is key. Hong Kong's proximity to the mainland and its role as a global nexus puts ...

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    Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research on epigenetics

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 01:22am by Martin Williams

    ... for boys just before they reached puberty- perhaps leading to overeating- then their children and even grandchildren were at greater risk of cardiovascular disease mortality and diabetes. Though ...

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    Mathematical models give little hope for mankind's survival in a real zombie apocalypse

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in tracking the spread of emergent and highly contagious diseases. According to the zombie mathematical models, the odds for humans are not good. They predict that the introduction of a single zombie ... Schlozman published The Zombie Autopsies, a novel based on scientific facts. Using examples from real-life brain-destroying diseases such as mad cow, he argues a zombie virus is possible. He calls ...

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    Not quite beam me up, but Star Trek technology's moved beyond science fiction

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... tuberculosis and cancer. Such devices will also be ubiquitous and immediately identify a broad range of disease markers. Unlike the Star Trek tricorder, which is used occasionally, they will constantly ...

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    In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Conflict over profits and poverty sees many missing out on breakthroughs A compromise on pricing is the best medicine An announcement of a cure for a disease ... hepatitis C, the reaction was enthusiastic. Hepatitis C affects 185 million people and is a bigger killer than Aids in some countries. The blood-borne disease can go undetected for years, which ...

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    Peaches Geldof's death may amplify concerns about modern dieting fads

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:22am by Martin Williams

    ... obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, and by 2008 more than 10 per cent of adults were obese. Being overweight or obese is now the fifth leading cause of global deaths from diseases such as stroke, heart disease and some cancers. The health risks, plus the desire to look better, inspire many people to try to lose weight. But they shouldn't overdo it, given recent research ...

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    Genetic switches likely to help fight disease

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... implications for understanding common diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and even Alzheimer's. These were thought to be caused by defective genes (together with environmental influences, such as smoking), but research has failed to find defects that could account for their prevalence. Today, scientists believe that these diseases are caused not by defective genes, ...

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    Cancer reflects the processes of the evolution of life

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

    ... Paul Davies Origins of cancer in both animals and plants reflect the development of biology over time Cancer can teachus the processes oflife's evolution Medical science treats cancer as a disease in which rogue cells proliferate uncontrollably, running amok around the body. Therapy focuses on killing the cancer before it kills the host. In the frantic search for an elusive ...

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    Why country parks benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Martin Williams

    ... and water, flood and disease control, and recreational and cultural benefits. In combination, they "maintain the conditions for life on earth." Officially, Hong Kong is set to put more ...

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    Resistance to antibiotics prompts new health threats

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... work began on the first mass production of an antibiotic, penicillin. It was hailed as a "wonder drug" as it could treat a host of diseases including pneumonia and scarlet fever. Yet ... developed, and a growing list of bacterial diseases in turn evolved resistance to them. Initially, resistance caused little concern. But the antibiotics "pipeline" has lately almost ground ...




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