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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind album: Raw Power, by The Stooges (1973)

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 08:14am by Richard James Havis

    ... and drug abuse, which forced them to split up two years before this album was recorded. The danger that surrounded the musicians didn't stop with the drugs, either. Band leader Iggy Pop (real name James Newell Osterberg), who channelled the primal, primitive instincts seen in some of the best rock'n'roll, abused himself on stage, gouging his flesh with broken glass, ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    The science of slipping on a banana skin, and other Ig Nobel Prize winners

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... of Statistics walked away with the economics prize for increasing the official size of its national economy by including revenue from prostitution, illegal drug sales, smuggling, and other unlawful ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Taking the fight to liver disease

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:08pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson life@scmp.com Avoiding alcohol abuse can lower the risk Damage control If a spinning ceiling as a result of drinking too much alcohol was a regular part of your adolescence, ... With such a huge workload, it's vital the liver is kept in top condition. While some liver problems are inherited, any damage to the organ- including from alcohol abuse- means an increased risk ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - MENTAL HEALTH

    Robin Williams had the traits of a person likely to commit suicide

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Washington Post Actor who hanged himself had the traits: white, middle-aged male in late stages of career, a depressed substance abuser who sought treatment Williams fit profile ... of a successful career, who suffers from a serious medical problem as well as chronic depression and substance abuse, who recently completed treatment for either or both those psychological conditions ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong girls using wider variety of drugs than boys as addicts get younger

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:17am by Bernice Chan

    ... centre run by the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers (Sarda) and the women are celebrating their reintegration into society after managing to stay clean for a year. Lily, ... depressed to very high, so it's like a miracle." On the face of it, official figures on drug abuse may seem encouraging. The Security Bureau's narcotics division shows a decline ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple Watch features leave health professionals unimpressed

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 07:10pm by Reuters

    ... for the watch to avoid United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scrutiny. "Apple probably is intelligently positioning its products for use to maintain good health generally, which ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Woody Allen balances the drama and the humour with his latest Europe-based film

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Richard James Havis

    ... the relationship when she found that Allen had taken nude pictures of her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, whom Allen later married. Farrow's daughter Dylan accused Allen of sexual abuse in 1992, ... cities, tailed off in the 1990s, in part because of public outrage over his relationship with Soon-Yi, and Dylan Farrow's allegations of sexual abuse. The third phase of his career has been ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Book rewind: Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis (1985)

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Oliver Clasper

    ... has said the debut novel is autobiographical and "reads like teen diaries or journal entries- lots of stuff about the bands I liked, the beach, clubs, driving around, doing drugs ... and its fabled party scene only to find that the debauchery that was once delectable has turned destructive. His friend Julian has become a heroin addict and a rent-boy, while his drug dealer, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Facing the music on hold on the telephone

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by MCT

    ... to a "protective services abuse hotline" hung up the phone when jazz was played, as opposed to "relaxation music". But perhaps when it comes to appropriateness, hold music plays by its own ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Course offers intense training for carers of Alzheimer's patients

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:57pm by SASHA GONZALAS

    ... progress recently. "There are new drugs being experimented with, but at the moment there are only two treatments available for Alzheimer's: cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine," ...




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