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  1. 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 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    World Bipolar Day: how a lack of awareness impedes early diagnosis

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:55am by Jeanette Wang

    ... disorder was 3.6 per cent among the primary medical care patient population and 2.5 per cent among Hong Kong's general population. The high-risk periods of the onset of the disease are from ... people. They discovered two new gene regions connected to the disease, and confirmed three additional suspect genes. The growing knowledge of the contribution of genetics to bipolar disorder means ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Good dental hygiene can improve overall health

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by DAVID TAN

    ... University's School of Dental Medicine in New York State, US. A pregnant woman's dental health can have an impact on the health of her baby "Patients with periodontal disease and diabetes have poorer glycaemic or blood sugar control. Likewise, patients with periodontal disease are at higher risk for developing atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease." Paquette was among ...

  4. 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- ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Jury still out on the benefits of slow juicers

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by Nan-Hie In

    ... "According to health care professionals, consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables reduces the risk of heart disease, hypertension and certain cancers. However, they are not aware of any scientific ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Mercury is toxic, but is still used in amalgam fillings

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Journal of Dentistry- the best available scientific data shows that dental amalgams are safe and do not contribute to systemic diseases or systemic toxicological effects. "The amount ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Lower back pain causes more disability than any other condition

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by Jeanette Wang

    ... according to the Hospital Authority's Smart Patient website. In fact, an international study published a couple of weeks ago in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases shows that lower back pain causes more disability around the world than any other condition. Researchers looked at data from the World Health Organisation's Global Burden of Disease 2010 study, which assesses ill ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Hits & Myths: Do gluten-free foods benefit everybody?

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:04am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... as a treatment for an autoimmune disorder called coeliac disease. In people with the condition, the body mistakes dietary gluten for a harmful substance and reacts to it by producing antibodies to fight it. This immune reaction can cause inflammation and damage to the lining of the small intestine. Common symptoms of coeliac disease include gastrointestinal discomfort like cramping, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab Report

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:45am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Achilles tendon injuries are common among athletes. Gestational diabetes linked to risk of heart disease Women who experience gestational diabetes may face an increased risk of early heart disease ...




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