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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Taking the fight to liver disease

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:08pm by David Wilson

    ... of a person developing a liver disease such as cirrhosis or fatty liver, and cancer. According to the University of Hong Kong, Asia has a high incidence of liver cancer, with more than 80 per cent ... Kong, accounting for 11.3 per cent of all cancer deaths in the city. On the mainland, the disease is the second most common cancer, accounting for more than 55 per cent of the almost one million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1596123/taking-fight-liver-disease
  2. Lifestyle - Health - FROM THE EXPERTS

    How to guard against acute conjunctivitis

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:08pm by JEFF HUI

    ... schoolchildren. Because of its highly contagious nature everyone is susceptible- especially those in crowded places such as kindergartens, indoor amusement parks and swimming pools. With the new school ... an eye doctor to obtain a correct diagnosis. The classifications include viral, bacterial and allergic conjunctivitis. All are highly contagious and spread easily from person to person. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1596125/how-guard-against-acute-conjunctivitis
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - China Insider - DISEASE

    Rare ‘stone man syndrome’ causing Chinese teenager's body to turn to bone

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:18pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com A teenager from Sichuan province who complained of stiff ankles was found to be suffering from a genetic disease that will eventually “freeze” her ... only able to move his lips. Eastlack’s body was donated to science in the hope that research could be done on it to help fight the disease. Patients with FOP have to be extremely careful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1598672/rare-stone-man-syndrome-causing-chinese-teenagers-body-turn-bone
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1208613/prevention-key-containing-new-avian-flu-outbreak
  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google buys Lift Labs, makers of spoon that helps people with tremors

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... detects the hand tremors that afflict people with Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, and uses technology to stabilise itself. Google said it would also explore how Lift's technology "could be used in other ways to improve the understanding and management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and essential tremor". Google co-founder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590322/google-buys-lift-labs-makers-spoon-helps-people-tremors
  8. 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
  9. Lifestyle - Books - TRENDS

    Book review: The Future Declassified, by Mathew Burrows

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Julian Ryall

    ... the peace, dramatic climate change, technological change, disease. Many readers will hope he has got much of the future wrong. Burrows, who spent a decade at the US National Intelligence Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1595975/book-review-future-declassified-mathew-burrows
  10. 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

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