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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Loneliness can develop into a life-threatening condition, say researchers

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:09am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan life@scmp.com Loneliness is contagious and can lead to premature death, studies show. But avoiding negative thoughts is the best way to protect yourself, writes David Tan Solo ... disease. Cacioppo's team found lonely people have blood pressure readings that are up to 30 points higher than those of non-lonely people. Interestingly Cacioppo, together with scientists ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Scientists are closing in on drugs that may stop the deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Medicine. He has worked on Ebola since the first outbreak in 1976. Ebola is so deadly and so contagious that it poses a risk to national security, according to the US Centres for Disease Control ... Bloomberg in Geneva Disease still kills 90pc of its victims, four decades after emerging, but treatments entering the trial stage may change that frightening statistic Closing in on drugs ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY

    Scientist finds contagious yawning takes hold among older chimpanzees

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:26am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times Scientist finds that chimps respond differently to humans than they would to other chimps Contagious yawning takes hold among older chimps A young chimpanzee will yawn when a human does, regardless of whether the face is familiar, according to a study that suggests contagious yawning grows stronger in our primate cousins as they grow up. Researchers yawned, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    World Bipolar Day: how a lack of awareness impedes early diagnosis

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:55am by Jeanette Wang

    ... disorder was 3.6 per cent among the primary medical care patient population and 2.5 per cent among Hong Kong's general population. The high-risk periods of the onset of the disease are from ... people. They discovered two new gene regions connected to the disease, and confirmed three additional suspect genes. The growing knowledge of the contribution of genetics to bipolar disorder means ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology

    Breathalyser that detects range of diseases unveiled by Toshiba

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Toshiba on Tuesday unveiled a breathalyser which it says can detect a wide range of diseases just 30 seconds after users blow into the machine. The device, about ... acetaldehyde, methane and acetone, all of which can point to the presence of various health problems. Toshiba said it would expand the number of gases- and diseases- that its machine can detect, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Good dental hygiene can improve overall health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by DAVID TAN

    ... University's School of Dental Medicine in New York State, US. A pregnant woman's dental health can have an impact on the health of her baby "Patients with periodontal disease and diabetes have poorer glycaemic or blood sugar control. Likewise, patients with periodontal disease are at higher risk for developing atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease." Paquette was among ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    The final frontier: Ha Giang, Vietnam

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am

    ... to kick at but their enthusiasm is contagious. Women wrapped in ethnic gear cheer us on from the roadside. We reluctantly leave the happy scene and, with a chorus of “byeeee”s ringing in our ears ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION JANE ANSON

    Chateuaneuf overcame diseased vines to become an acclaimed appellation

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 10:17am by Jane Anson

    ... to local merchants. The region had been languishing ever since the phylloxera infection that devastated vast tracts of French vineyards in the 19th century. The disease got its start in this area- ...


    Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis: study

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:28am by AFP

    ... The herb has long been used in China to treat this potentially crippling autoimmune disease, which typically strikes hand and foot joints. It is known in Mandarin as lei gong teng and to botanists ... was too short to see if the herb arrested progression of the disease rather than eased the symptoms. A third was that the dose of methotrexate was limited to 12.5 milligrams a week. “This ...




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