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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Testing is the key to effective HIV/Aids prevention

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:27pm by Kylie Knott

    ... for people to obtain information on HIV/Aids and sexually transmitted diseases, and make appointments for counselling and anonymous HIV and syphilis testing. In the past year, the Foundation provided ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Lifestyle

    Fighting breast cancer: early detection the key, says Hong Kong foundation

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:20pm by Kylie Knott

    ... was diagnosed with breast cancer. "I felt like I had been thrown into total darkness. Everything froze at once," says Fok, who self-detected symptoms of the disease in 2003 and was diagnosed ... patients and survivors some insights into the impact of breast cancer on the patient." Also, she wanted to "separate fact from fiction, to rectify misperceptions about the disease, from ...

  9. News - World - NOBEL PRIZE

    Trio who helped bring microscopes into a new dimension are awarded Nobel Prize for chemistry

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:45pm by AP

    ... of optical microscopes, giving scientists improved tools to study diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's at a molecular level. The trio will share the 8 million ... to study the interplay between molecules inside cells, including the aggregation of disease-related proteins, the academy said. Tang Ching-wan, from Hong Kong's University of Science ...

  10. News - China Insider - DISEASE

    Rare ‘stone man syndrome’ turning Chinese teenager's body 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 ...




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