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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Drug-resistant bacteria found in Canadian grocery store squid

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:30am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Bug found in Chinese grocery in Canada, the first of its kind discovered in a food product Drug-resistant bacteria found in squid Researchers in Canada have discovered an antibiotic-resistant bacteria for the first time in a food product- raw squid found in a Chinese grocery store- widening the potential exposure for consumers, according to a report published by the US Centres ...

  6. 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," ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind film: Clear and Present Danger, directed by Phillip Noyce (1994)

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 08:27am by Annemarie Evans

    ... and a computer system based on DOS, with a plot about a US covert war against drug barons in South America that goes right to the US president, although Ryan only establishes that as the script unfolds. ... I don't dance." The drug baron heading the Cali cartel is played by Miguel Sandoval, who spends much time throwing hissy fits and brandishing a baseball bat as US black ops soldiers blow up ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind album: Sad But True, by Tex, Don & Charlie (1993)

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by Mathew Scott

    ... Barlow and Chambers, Walker opens up an old wound- the 1986 hanging in Malaysia of two Australian drug runners- by positioning himself as witness to their last night on death row. The case itself ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Mainland vocational school gives disruptive students a second chance to learn

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 05:47pm by Linda Yeung

    ... children is his driving force, he says during a recent trip to Hong Kong to visit the Lantau-based Christian Zheng Sheng College that tries to reform young drug offenders. His co-educational ...




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