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  1. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1541784/drug-trial-offers-hope-diabetics-after-pancreas-removal
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531016/drug-resistant-bacteria-found-canadian-grocery-store-squid
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - BIOLOGY

    Scientists uncover what goes on when we eat magic mushrooms

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by Reuters

    ... of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the human brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip. Psychedelic drugs such as LSD ... researchers examined the effects of psilocybin, the psychedelic ingredient in magic mushrooms, using data from brain scans of volunteers who had been injected with the drug. "A good way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1547480/scientists-uncover-what-goes-when-we-eat-magic-mushrooms
  4. 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

    ... years before patients are diagnosed. "Many of our drug trials fail because by the time patients are given the drugs, the brain has already been too severely affected. "A simple blood ... pharmaceutical firms are trying to get to the root cause and try to find treatments to halt its progression. But over the past 15 years, more than 100 experimental Alzheimer's drugs have failed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549722/british-scientists-close-blood-test-alzheimers-identifying-predictor
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, July 20, 2014

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by AGENCIES

    ... Mutant worms may put an end to hangovers Mutant worms generated at a lab at the University of Texas may provide a way to stop people from becoming intoxicated after drinking alcohol, a study released on Wednesday said. The research could lead to new drugs to help people going through alcohol withdrawal or even prevent them from feeling the effects of a night of hard drinking, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556645/short-science-july-20-2014
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Ralph Steadman reminisces about Hunter S. Thompson on the reissue of 'The Curse of Lono'

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard Lord

    ... conversations. Throughout, the usual Thompson chaos of alcohol and drugs, casual violence and massive overspending on other people's tabs prevails. Originally published in 1983, the book ... Steadman hates sport and doesn't take drugs; Thompson was addicted to both. They met when they worked together on 1970's splendidly titled The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1556112/ralph-steadman-reminisces-about-hunter-s-thompson-reissue
  7. Lifestyle - Health - MEDICINE

    Chinese herb thunder god vine works better than drug in easing arthritis

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Chinese herb better than drug in easing arthritis A Chinese herb called thunder god vine is better than a widely prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing ... already fired the interest of drug laboratories as they contain hundreds of compounds, including molecules called diterpenoids, which are believed to ease the inflammation and immune response. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1489465/chinese-herb-thunder-god-vine-works-better-drug-easing-arthritis
  8. Lifestyle - Health - TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

    Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis: study

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published on Monday said. ... as Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F. Extracts of the herb have already fired the interest of drug laboratories as they contain hundreds of compounds, including intriguing molecules called diterpenoids which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1482780/chinese-herb-beats-drug-rheumatoid-arthritis-study
  9. Lifestyle - Books - ENERGY

    Book review: The Burning Answer, by Keith Barnham

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by GDN

    ... Besides producing energy, plastics, drugs, paints and so forth from it, we will be able to control to some extent how much of it re-enters the atmosphere as CO². Solid matter is easier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1551901/book-review-burning-answer-keith-barnham
  10. 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

    ... Bernice Chan bernice.chan@scmp.com Charities warn that drug users are getting younger and girls are using a wider variety of substances than boys. But official figures only tell part ... 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1464808/hong-kong-girls-using-wider-variety-drugs-boys-addicts

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