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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    How eye checks can detect disease

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:14pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Blood-related diseases can be diagnosed through eye tests, so regular check-ups are vital. What lies beneath Eyes are often said to be "the windows to the soul". But little do people know that they are also the windows to your health. Eyes are the only part of the body in which you can see blood vessels, and a wide range of diseases can be diagnosed through an eye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1579182/eye-checks-can-detect-diseases-early-stages
  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Kylie Knott

    ... with latent tuberculosis infection, a condition that can turn active any time. A contagious disease of the lungs, tuberculosis is caused by a microbe called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Millions ... for cardiovascular and kidney diseases, compared with matched non-donors.   Molecules in urine may be signal for premature birth Testing for the presence of specific molecules in the urine of women during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1551986/health-bites
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by GUARDIAN

    ... appalling. They put lives at risk, that much is clear. But they were shocking, too, due to where they happened. The US government's high-security disease-control laboratories, which house samples of the most harmful germs in the world, cannot afford to screw up. First came news of a single incident. Staff working on deadly bioterrorism agents at the Centres for Disease Control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559904/disease-research-lab-mishaps-rattle-scientists-and-regulators
  4. 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- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552849/genome-sequencing-offers-glimpse-tipping-point-age-related
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Gwen Kao: a guiding light on Alzheimer's

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:29pm by Linda Yeung

    ... Yeung about the foundation she established to raise awareness of the disease Guiding light It's a cruel fate for a brilliant scientist to be afflicted by a disease as debilitating ... spent more than half of her 55 years of married life caring for family members with the irreversible disease, which also struck her father-in-law. The twin episodes have been trying for Kao. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1578473/gwen-kao-guiding-light-alzheimers
  6. Lifestyle

    Fish oil may not be a defence against heart disease, research shows

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:49pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com Long-held scientific claims that omega-3 defends against heart disease may have been flawed, writes Sasha Gonzales Something fishy You've probably heard ... by two Danish physicians, Hans Olaf Bang and Jorn Dyerberg in the 1970s, which revealed that the low incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) among the Greenland Inuits was linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1548813/fish-oil-may-not-be-defence-against-heart-disease-research-shows
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1208613/prevention-key-containing-new-avian-flu-outbreak
  8. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1335334/scientist-finds-contagious-yawning-takes-hold-among-older
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - EXERCISE

    Too much running may not be good for your heart, says study

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... much exercise is too much. Researchers focused on 2,400 heart attack survivors and found that the more exercise they did, the less risk they faced of dying from heart disease- up to a point. ... disease, almost all should be exercising, and generally most should be exercising 30-40 minutes most days," said Carl Lavie, a cardiologist at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1575010/too-much-running-may-not-be-good-your-heart-says-study
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, August 17, 2014

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AGENCIES

    ... Intel joins effort to combat Parkinson's US computing giant Intel has announced that it is joining an effort to battle Parkinson's disease with new big data and wearable ... on the effort to fight the neuro-degenerative brain disease second only to Alzheimer's in worldwide prevalence. The research will use "a new big data analytics platform that detects patterns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1575012/short-science-august-17-2014

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