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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Labelling seen as one way to trim the rise in obesity in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Richard Lord

    ... For a while, nutritional orthodoxy has been gradually swinging around to the opinion that sugar, rather than fat, is public enemy number one in the fight against diseases of affluence ... is a factor in cardiovascular disease and some of the most common cancers. The World Health Organisation says that sugar should account for no more than 10 per cent of total energy intake, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1556179/labelling-seen-one-way-trim-rise-obesity-hong-kong
  7. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Hits & Myths: are all vegetable oils heart-healthy?

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... processed, some plant-based oils can actually increase your risk of heart disease. According to Susie Rucker, a nutritional therapist at Body With Soul in Singapore, the most destructive processing ... in the cell wall, the cell is unable to use this altered form of oil and dysfunction ensues. As a result there is a rise of cardiovascular disease, all from a spread that is marketed to do the exact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1551988/hits-myths-are-all-vegetable-oils-heart-healthy
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes: by Robin Lynam

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Robin Lynam

    ... dates he knows when to keep it simple. Baker is afflicted by arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and playing exhausts him- but while he's behind the kit you would never ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1556106/blue-notes-robin-lynam
  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Tips to keep children healthy

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:21am by Kylie Knott

    ... cardiovascular diseases, sleep disorders, and cancer," says Dr Makoto Akashi, of Yamaguchi University in Japan.   Lose weight, gain years That obesity can cut life short by causing strokes and other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1554084/tips-keep-children-healthy
  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Major breakthrough as British researchers identify group of 10 proteins that can predict onset of the incurable brain-wasting disease Scientists close in on blood test ... brain-wasting disease. Such a test could initially be used to select patients for clinical trials of experimental treatments being developed to try to halt progression of Alzheimer's. The British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549722/british-scientists-close-blood-test-alzheimers-identifying-predictor

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