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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Light tipplers risk heart disease too, study says A glass or two of alcohol is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often ... improve your chances against coronary heart disease, but also help you lose weight and ease high blood pressure, it said. Writing in the British Medical Journal, researchers carried out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552274/even-light-drinkers-have-increased-risk-heart-disease-says-study
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Researchers believe they can slow disease's progress with use of molecule found in medicinal herb New lead on Alzheimer's Researchers believe they have found a way to slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease, one of the leading causes of death among elderly people. A team from the University of Science and Technology has identified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548746/hong-kong-researchers-may-have-found-way-combat-alzheimers-disease
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 30, 2014

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... It seems to be serving a cause worthy of support. The activity has led to huge donations, suggesting hope for more effective treatment for the disease through greater research. However, it has been ... of this disease. Also, huge amounts of water and energy are wasted. When so much has been said and done to avoid wastage, the idea of in effect pouring away all this water is not acceptable. Energy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581937/letters-editor-august-30-2014
  4. Lifestyle

    Fish oil may not be a defence against heart disease, research shows

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:49pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com Long-held scientific claims that omega-3 defends against heart disease may have been flawed, writes Sasha Gonzales Something fishy You've probably heard ... by two Danish physicians, Hans Olaf Bang and Jorn Dyerberg in the 1970s, which revealed that the low incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) among the Greenland Inuits was linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1548813/fish-oil-may-not-be-defence-against-heart-disease-research-shows
  5. News - Hong Kong - Spirit of Hong Kong 2014

    Inspiring pupils while fighting acute leukaemia

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:19pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... "When the phone call came I was terrified. I went to get the results with the pastor from my local church. The first thing that came into my mind was that I was going to die. Because the disease ... in the "Overcoming Personal Challenges to Achieve" category; not simply because she has battled disease, it said, but because of what she has taught her students about having a positive outlook on life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1581768/inspiring-pupils-while-fighting-acute-leukaemia
  6. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Ebola virus drug approved on mainland for emergency use only

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:51am by PINGHUI ZHUANG

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The drug JK-05, which has been in the study phase for five years, has passed pre-clinical testing and a safety test; no Ebola cases reported yet on the mainland China’s first drug against Ebola virus disease (EVD) has obtained manufacturing approval for emergency use, a military newspaper reports. The drug, named JK-05, was developed by Professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582834/ebola-virus-approved-mainland-emergency-use-only
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Environment chief Wong Kam-sing's Ice Bucket Challenge has green focus

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Victoria Ann Duthie and Lai Ying-kit

    ... The challenge, a recent social media import from the US, is intended to raise awareness and donations for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating motor neurone disease. Wong pledged to donate US$100 to the ALS Association in the United States and HK$6,000 to the Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association. He acted in response to a challenge posed by lawmaker Kenneth Leung, who also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578667/environment-chief-wong-kam-sings-ice-bucket-challenge-has-green-focus
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... and those suffering from high blood pressure. Launched in the United States to raise money for motor neurone disease sufferers, the campaign has gone worldwide and has raised funds for a range ... with high-blood pressure or heart disease, the elderly and pregnant women should be careful," Shih said. He explained that people in those vulnerable categories could go into shock, with their blood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Local Ebola epidemic unlikely thanks to Hong Kong's experience, expert says

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The man who co-discovered the disease believes the city is well prepared Local Ebola epidemic unlikely, expert says The man who co-discovered the deadly Ebola virus says the chance of the epidemic in West Africa spreading to Hong Kong is "very, very small" because of the city's experience in dealing with serious outbreaks of disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582041/local-ebola-epidemic-unlikely-thanks-hong-kongs-experience-expert

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