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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - NATURE

    Parasites thrive on mind control as zombie hosts seal their own doom

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by NEW YORK TIMES

    ... that are struggling to find effective drugs for mental disorders. "A number of the big companies have given up on their neuroscience labs," the co-editor said. "Maybe the parasites can teach us something." She points out that the way parasites manipulate brains is profoundly different from drugs like Prozac. "The way that a parasite goes about changing behaviour is not the way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1106281/parasites-thrive-mind-control-zombie-hosts-seal-their-own-doom
  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Beauty treatments can come with side effects

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... by laughing, augmenting thin lips and filling out deep nasolabial folds. The only brand approved by the US Food and Drug Administration is Sculptra Aesthetic. Be warned  Risks can include haematoma, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1067253/beauty-treatments-can-come-side-effects
  3. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Rise of the superbugs

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... was called in to help manage her treatment. He needed to know more about the mechanism by which the pathogens were able to resist the drug, so further tests and gene sequencing of the pathogens were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1056428/case-history-rise-superbugs
  4. News - Hong Kong - DRUG TESTING

    Officials defend rigour of drug testing on former prison inmates

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... inmates Two correctional services officers told court they falsified urine samples for drug tests in 2009, even though, it emerged yesterday, a computerised system existed that kept track ... from released inmates to suppress drug relapse figures. The Correctional Services Department held a press tour of its urine test centre in Stanley Prison yesterday to hit back at what it said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1046297/officials-defend-rigour-drug-testing-former-prison-inmates
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Drugs rehabilitation officer denies ordering fake urine samples

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... officer denies cover-ups A senior prison officer denied in court yesterday that he ordered urine samples falsified to make a drug treatment centre appear more successful. Yuen Shu-fan, a senior ... instructions when they breached the terms of their duties in dealing with previously released inmates. Yuen denied ordering the two not to submit urine samples containing traces of drugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1021197/drugs-rehabilitation-officer-denies-ordering-fake-urine-samples
  6. Lifestyle - Health - FOOD

    Shorts: strawberries

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... in the oesophagus; it may be an alternative or work together with other chemoprotective drugs for the prevention of oesophageal cancer.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1011426/shorts-strawberries
  7. More awareness, earlier diagnosis of hepatitis urged

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... About 20,000 people die from liver diseases each year in Hong Kong, mostly from viral hepatitis. Lau said: 'These deaths are largely preventable as there are drugs to treat hepatitis. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007760/more-awareness-earlier-diagnosis-hepatitis-urged
  8. A bad week for...

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China last year at an annual cost of about US$1 million (HK$7.7 million). Gary Moore The leading Macau horse trainer was fined HK$500,000 after his horse Francis tested positive for the drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006817/bad-week
  9. Bad blood over donation rules

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... blood is subjected. And 14 per cent said they opposed lifting the ban on lesbians donating. The US Food and Drug Administration bans gay men from donating blood if they have had sex with other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006411/bad-blood-over-donation-rules
  10. A fresh spin on self-preservation

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... has used PRP on thousands of patients over five years. He says it's popular with patients who don't want to take drugs to stop pain or have surgery, and who like the idea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006334/fresh-spin-self-preservation

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