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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 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Music: Perfume Genius; Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett; Mr Twin Sister

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 11:16pm by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... with Madeline Gressel Perfume Genius Too Bright Matador Seattle-based solo artist Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, unfurls his new album, Too Bright, with all the stately grace of a funeral procession. One rich dirge after another, it’s the campiest funeral in the world. “Don’t you know your queen?/Cracked, peeling/Riddled with disease – don’t you know me?/ No family is safe, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    The last word on Kurt Wallander

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Guy Haydon

    ... of Swedish unrest". At the end of the last full novel- the disappointing The Troubled Man- the detective begins a slow descent into the "darkness" known as Alzheimer's disease ... a person who is constantly changing, both mentally and physically." To boost Wallander's appeal during the course of the stories, Mankell gave him a common disease suffered by many ...

  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. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - HEALTH

    Book review: Paralysed with Fear, by Gareth Williams

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... it was plain from the outset that the disease was contagious, doctors and charlatans competed with each other to blame outlandish causes, including cats (70,000 cats were massacred during the 1916 ... hobbling in leg irons and adults confined in wheelchairs. Polio, as Gareth Williams suggests in his fascinating study, was one of the diseases that defined the 20th century. It also defines ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Mötley Crüe bow out with final world tour

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by ROLLING STONES

    ... Mars has suffered for 40 years from the devastating spinal disease ankylosing spondylitis. "Some days are worse than others," says the 63-year-old. "But I haven't taken any ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Loneliness can develop into a life-threatening condition, say researchers

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:09am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan life@scmp.com Loneliness is contagious and can lead to premature death, studies show. But avoiding negative thoughts is the best way to protect yourself, writes David Tan Solo ... disease. Cacioppo's team found lonely people have blood pressure readings that are up to 30 points higher than those of non-lonely people. Interestingly Cacioppo, together with scientists ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - FROM THE EXPERTS

    How to deal with a trial fibrillation- rapid or irregular heartbeat

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Kylie Knott

    ... It's a degenerative disease that ordinarily affects older people. But people with high blood pressure, thyroid diseases, structural heart disease and those who are overweight are an increased ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION JANE ANSON

    Chateuaneuf overcame diseased vines to become an acclaimed appellation

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 10:17am by Jane Anson

    ... to local merchants. The region had been languishing ever since the phylloxera infection that devastated vast tracts of French vineyards in the 19th century. The disease got its start in this area- ...




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