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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Heavy use of benzodiazepines linked to Alzheimer's onset in older people

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Findings add to suspicion prolonged or intensive use of benzodiazepines such as Xanax or Mogadon causes the onset of mind-robbing disease Sedative use linked to Alzheimer's Older people who have relied on a class of drugs called benzodiazepines to reduce anxiety or induce sleep are at higher risk of going on to develop Alzheimer's disease, new research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590397/heavy-use-benzodiazepines-linked-alzheimers-onset-older-people
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ozone depletion not a threat to a united world

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was accompanied by bad news on global warming; levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases are at a record high. The world also faces wars, terrorism, disease, over-population and ocean acidification. Tackling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594130/success-against-ozone-depletion-shows-no-threat-too-big
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    War on Ebola can be won, if human ingenuity again rises to the challenge

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 06:00pm by THOMAS TANG

    ... Thomas Tang Thomas Tang says in our focus to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, we should heed the lessons of previous disease outbreaks and realise that cities can be resilient, ... powerless to halt the spread of the disease, which stokes fears of a global pandemic. As a learning species, what lessons can humankind take away from the tracks of this virus? The Ebola virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1589447/war-ebola-can-be-won-if-human-ingenuity-again-rises-challenge
  4. 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
  5. Staff blamed after patient with infectious skin disease left in public area of hospital

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and stayed there for a little bit longer than he should have,' a spokesman said. The hospital did not say how long the patient was in the waiting area. Infectious diseases expert Lo Wing-lok ... was in the waiting area, but checks of medical records and blood samples indicated none had been infected. 'The chicken pox virus is contagious, but about 90 per cent of the public has an immunity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637364/staff-blamed-after-patient-infectious-skin-disease-left-public-area-hospital
  6. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Ice bucket challenge sees donations to local charity surge

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Ice bucket craze sees local donations surge Thanks to global sensation the Ice Bucket Challenge, a local charity helping motor neurone disease patients has received HK$26 million since last month- 130 times the donations it received for all of last year. The Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association said yesterday that 25 per cent of the money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586857/ice-bucket-challenge-sees-donations-local-charity-surge
  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Extent of corruption in municipal bodies poses 'biggest obstacle' in battle against graft

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... "It's no use cutting off the branch of a tree if the roots are diseased," Zhang said. "Corruption at the local level is so deeply rooted. Big and painful structural changes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592652/extent-corruption-municipal-bodies-poses-biggest-obstacle-battle-against
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... with the two types of cancer with 469 women who did not have the disease. The women were asked about their bra-wearing habits. The reasoning behind the cancer myth is that a bra, particularly one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1591778/researchers-united-states-debunk-theory-wearing-bras-causes
  9. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Britain waives payment rule so dying man in Hong Kong can get baby a passport

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... heart disease is terminal, had already given up on renewing his own passport because of long processing delays that meant he might die before receiving it. But he wanted one for his 18-month-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592005/britain-waives-payment-rule-so-dying-man-can-renew-passport-get-one
  10. Skin disease victims stigmatised by Alex Ho's fall from grace

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... is contagious is unfair to psoriasis patients,' said skin disease doctor Joseph Fung Wai-kit. Dermatologist Louis Shih Tai-cho also pointed out that the incidence of psoriasis has no relation ... Agnes Lam and Mary Ann Benitez Patients with a much misunderstood skin disease are finding life more difficult after the saga of disgraced district councillor Alex Ho Wai-to. The Kwun Tong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498033/skin-disease-victims-stigmatised-alex-hos-fall-grace

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