• Wednesday
  • September 24, 2014
  • Last updated: 5:34am
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by

Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 74 for contagious diseases

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  1. Fatty foods can boost our health

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... too much fat can lead to weight gain and increase the chance of developing heart disease, strokes and some cancers. Dietary surveys in Hong Kong, United States and Britain show that many ... they both raise 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in the blood. High levels of 'bad' cholesterol increase our risk of heart disease and stroke. Saturated fats come mainly from animal ...

  2. Panaceas for Alzheimer's

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Reinhard Renneberg While Alzheimer's disease continues to claim more victims, some of the best therapies to slow its progression and lower the risk of developing the disease are being ignored. Alzheimer's disease is characterised by two key abnormalities: amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid plaques are clumps of a protein known as beta-amyloid. ...

  3. Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... claims, can also lead to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease. Although there are probably as many disbelievers as supporters, Blaylock's ...

  4. Green tea offers hope in Parkinson's fight

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen An antioxidant in green tea may prevent and cure Parkinson's disease, according to mainland research published in the academic journal Biological Psychiatry. The researchers suggest that a substance called green tea polyphenol may be an effective, non-toxic remedy to the age-related disorder, which at present has no cure. Parkinson's disease ...

  5. Answers lie in the tea leaves

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... report suggested that one antioxidant found in the tea (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) may be effective in preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease. Another study at the University ... impairment, compared to those who drank green tea up to three times a week. Another Japanese study suggested that drinking green tea could lower the risk of death from heart disease. According ...

  6. Health bites

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of an abnormal brain protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. The ingredient, diacetyl (DA), has been linked ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Lithium poisoning

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... reasons) had two pre-existing conditions: cardiomyopathy, or disease of the heart muscle, for which he was regularly taking medication, and bipolar affective disorder, which causes extreme mood ...

  8. Asian grapevine

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... counterparts and suffer fewer coronary diseases. Part of Asia's sudden interest in wine in the early 1990s was due to The French Paradox, a program that aired on CBS in the United States in November 1991. The premise of this 60-minute documentary was that wine was a major factor in the French having lower risk of cardiovascular disease despite the high fat content in their meals. ...

  9. Fat is healthy- if it's the good stuff

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... hormones, protect body organs and support cell growth. Yet eating too much fat can lead to weight gain and increase the chance of developing heart disease, strokes and some cancers. Although surveys ... Two of the most harmful are saturated and trans fats; both raise 'bad' cholesterol levels in the blood. High levels of 'bad' cholesterol increase the risk of heart disease ...

  10. The element of surprise

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Although toxicity from excess magnesium is rare, some people, such as those with a kidney disease, might be at risk. Others can experience side effects such as diarrhoea and stomach aches. ...




SCMP.com Account