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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Standardised tests don't tell the whole story, but do provide valuable data

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:31am by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com Tests don't tell the whole story My son lost all of his motivation to work hard at school this week. His class was subjected to a series of standardised tests and I feel these put too much pressure on a child of eight. The experience has affected his confidence and his enjoyment of school. Are these tests really necessary? Any kind of test can ...

  2. News - World - MEDICINE

    British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:55pm by Reuters

    ... in trial. Lovestone and other experts believe this may be because drug trials are conducted too late, in patients whose condition has already gone too far. A predictive test for use before people ... Reuters in London Major breakthrough as British researchers identify group of 10 proteins that can predict onset of the incurable brain-wasting disease Scientists close in on blood test ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Full-time comedy club gives up-and-comers a chance to test their skills

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:29pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead Living in Hong Kong gives comedians plenty of material Stand up and be counted When Jim Brewsky arrived in Hong Kong from the US a little more than two years ago, he never thought he'd find himself doing stand-up comedy, let alone winn ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Testing is the key to effective HIV/Aids prevention

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:27pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Testing key to effective prevention The Hong Kong AIDS Foundation has applauded the TestBKK event in Bangkok this October, saying HIV testing is recognised as key to preventing the virus from spreading. "Bangkok's first mass HIV testing event was an important one, taking into account the fact that 46 per cent of the men who have sex ...

  5. Lifestyle - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to become popular venue for pharmaceutical companies to conduct drug tests

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord Hong Kong is set to become a popular venue for pharmaceutical companies to conduct drug trials Testing Times The global pharmaceutical industry spends about US$50 billion ... phase four makes sure that all is going as planned once the drug is on sale. During the ultra-cautious phase one, the basic safety of the drug is tested. With its higher level of uncertainty ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - DISEASE

    Scientists forced to cut safety corners in race to create Ebola vaccine

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... there is no time to wait. In an effort to save lives, health authorities are determined to roll out potential vaccines within months, dispensing with some of the usual testing and raising unprecedented ... of Oxford, said that if his results showed no adverse side effects, GSK's new shot could used in people in West Africa by the end of this year. Even if a drug is shown to be safe, it takes ...

  7. News - World - Google

    Google explores early warning system for serious illnesses

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:51pm by AFP

    ... of promising experiments," Google said. Imagined applications include a test for enzymes from arterial plaques about to rupture and cause a heart attack or stroke. Batches of nanoparticles could ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Hits & Myths: scratching the itch

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:46pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... reported online last week in the journal Neuron. In tests on mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in the US state of Missouri have found that those pain signals created ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Can exercise enhance the lives of those with prostate cancer?

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:46pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... at risk during exercise. The participants- aged 57 to 85, with an average age of 69- were put through a series of tests to measure their strength, body composition (such as muscle and fat mass), cardiorespiratory fitness, blood pressure, flexibility and balance, as well as psychometric screening tests to evaluate their quality of life. They were then randomly assigned to one of three groups: ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Drug trial offers hope to diabetics after pancreas removal

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by MLT

    ... now takes a small daily dose of insulin, but retains some islet function, which makes his diabetes easier to control. Now there's hope that a new drug can increase islet survival University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre's new Islet Transplantation Centre, led by director Martin Wijkstrom, is participating in a human clinical trial to test whether the drug, Reparixin, ...




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