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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: cool indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Jeanette Wang

    ... to improve the coordination of heartbeats, led to a 60 per cent reduction in women's risk of heart failure or death, according to researchers from the US Food and Drug Administration. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:14am by Jeanette Wang

    ... tree extract blocks those pathways and inhibits the scarring that thwarts anti-cancer drugs. The extract also appears to suppress the enzyme that causes inflammation in the tumours. Pancreatic, liver and kidney tumours develop fibrosis- uncontrolled scarring around the tumour gland- and drugs cannot get into the cancer once fibrotic tissue forms. Yoga can regulate stress during ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by Jeanette Wang

    ... the technology used to inhibit the protein in the study is already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of genetic causes of elevated cholesterol, as well as a viral eye ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Lab Report

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 12:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... the technique could be used to carry any drug that can be contained in a nanoparticle. The researchers hope to apply the same principles to design nanoparticles that can cross other cellular-level barriers, such as the blood-brain barrier, which prevents many drugs from reaching the brain.   Oxygen starvation therapy shows promise in treating spinal injuries Exposing patients recovering from ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Science makes light work of drugs Could it be magic? Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago are using levitation to improve the drug development process. "One of the biggest challenges when it comes to drug development is in reducing the amount of the drug needed to attain ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Lab Report

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... social harmony or creativity is desired. Born with a taste for alcohol Vulnerability to alcohol and drug abuse may begin in the womb and be linked to how much fatty and sugary foods a mother eats ... weighed more as adults and drank more alcohol, and those on high-sugar diets also had stronger responses to commonly abused drugs such as amphetamine, says research neuroscientist Nicole Avena. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 07:19pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... to body fat- compared with the week of decreased sleep. Botox a shot in the arm for the treatment of pain Scientists have modified the anti-wrinkle drug Botox and created a new molecule that can ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... and an increased risk of developing testicular cancer. The researchers looked at the self-reported history of recreational drug use in 163 young men diagnosed with testicular cancer and compared ... tumours, which has a somewhat worse prognosis. Lead researcher Victoria Cortessis, assistant professor of preventive medicine, speculates that the drug may act through the marijuana-regulating ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... that patients who were physically fit earlier in life were much less likely to develop dementia than those who were less fit.   Solution to gnawing doubts on research Many experimental drugs work very ... certain cell molecules in mice to produce a desired response to the cancer drug á-galactosylceramide. "It's the best model we have in the field," said assistant professor Weiming ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... findings by researchers at the University of Michigan. In a study published last week in Current Biology, rats were injected with an opiate-like drug called enkephalin, which was delivered straight ... naturally in the same brain region- surged, too. "The same brain area we tested here is active when obese people see foods and when drug addicts see drug scenes," says lead researcher ...




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