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  1. Trade pacts threaten generic drugs

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... countries to prioritise patients over patents in providing vital medicines. Specifically, the WTO ruled at a meeting held in Doha that governments can make or import copies of branded drugs, provided they compensate patent holders. But health charities warn that the Doha Declaration is being undone by US trade agreements that extend the term of patents and crimp the use of generic ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Stress hurts women far worse

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... to change, certainly in the UK, but slowly," he says. "Certainly, in the current economic climate, there are more pressures on men and women, [so] you would be reluctant to admit ... "Talking about feelings, and dealing with fears and views about yourself involves influences from your environment, from your peers, from your parents, and from the messages you get from the media. ...

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    New mainland mandatory food labels will improve health

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that people can easily find out what they are consuming and make informed choices. We are, of course, talking about mainland China and its ineffective voluntary code on nutritional labelling of food. ... concern of many countries, has often been a matter of survival on the mainland, thanks mainly to climatic catastrophes. Amid increasing affluence, food safety, too, has become a life-and-death ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE DOCTORS DR ADRIAN WANG

    Ask the doctors: sleep talking

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by JEMMA ROGERS

    ... Q: How can I stop talking in my sleep? A: Sleep talking, or somniloquy, is a harmless, usually short-lived phenomenon that can happen to anyone, although it is more common in children. ... resolves on its own, when the trigger factor (such as stress) goes away. No special treatment is needed, but you should try to reduce stress and alcohol and, if necessary, talk to your doctor about ...

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    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... but running. Lots of it. We’re talking four 100-mile (160km) races in the span of 10 weeks, traversing the toughest and most iconic trails in the US for a total cumulative elevation gain of nearly ...

  6. 'Talking' brain creates the pain

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Pain, it seems, is really all in the mind. A new study by Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine shows for the first time that chronic pain develops when two sections of the brain- related to emotional and motivational behaviour- talk to each other. The more communication between the frontal cortex and nucleus accumbens, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Antibiotics can cure chronic lower back pain, say Danish scientists

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... the discovery was the greatest he had witnessed in his professional life, and that its impact on medicine was worthy of a Nobel prize. "This is vast. We are talking about probably half of all ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Youngster becomes autism educator after overcoming the condition

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... people at Chinese University enthralled last November. His 30-minute talk at an autism conference turned into a two-hour session, as parents plied him with questions about his experience. ... on the role of autism educator, and gives talks at his school and to staff at the Yaumatei Child Psychiatric Centre. Last summer, he became a volunteer at the Autism Partnership. "Lots of people ...

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    A measurement of success in helping the world's poor

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by BILL GATES

    ... mitigating climate change, it should consider whether a different set of actors and a separate process might be best. The progress the world has made in helping the poorest in the past 15 years ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Are mainstream schools doing enough for special needs children?

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the path ahead is murky. Consider Willie Lam Chi-yung, who recalls secondary school as a blur of disappointments and put-downs. Many teachers found his presence disruptive - he would talk loudly ... After talking with the career counsellor, I decided not to go on to Form Four; all those academic lessons don't interest me anyway. I enjoy studying for the diploma," Willie says. ...




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