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  1. PLA eyes 'Night Eagle' to make army of night owls

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing and Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has opened up a new front in the war against sleep. It has developed a drug that can keep its soldiers awake and active for as long as 72 hours, state television reported yesterday. But its scientists didn't disclose its ingredients. The anti-sleep drug- called Night Eagle- was unveiled as one of 600 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Hong Kong flu shot subsidy increased for children, free at some clinics

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and will be free for children at over 300. Meanwhile, a survey indicates about 60 per cent of parents are unaware their children need vaccines other than those listed in the Health Department's ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - INSECT-BORNE DISEASES

    Going fragrance-free protects from mosquito bites

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by DR FRANCIS POWERS

    ... Dr Francis Powers healthpost@scmp.com No scents and dark clotheskeep bloodsuckers at bay Hong Kong has repeatedly failed to address public health issues, even where simple, proven and cost-effective methods are available. Take the topic of scents. Seeming ...

  4. Free your mind, see a lumbarjack

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Noch Noch Li healthpost@scmp.com Most people associate mental health with happiness, balance, stress, and absence of mental or mood disorders. Some resort to medication to lift moods, others to psychological counselling. Few would think of seeing a chirop ...

  5. Fume free but still hard bitten

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that there is no health risk. In fact, she says they tell her to keep chewing as much as she likes. According to the World Health Organisation's Tobacco Free Initiative, nicotine gum should be used for up ...

  6. The yin and yang of a meat-free regimen

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) teaches that humans should eat all kinds of foods, similar to the modern idea of a balanced diet. The plants-only diets now associated with vegetarianism are not mentioned in the anci ...

  7. Quotes of the week

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Obama urges the Syrian leader to quit I know what the people want and I am trying my best to fulfil the wishes of the people Aung San Suu Kyi, urging supporters to be patient ...

  8. Retired army engineers stage rally over pension

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Liberation Army's Technician 203 Division'. One protester said they were asking Guangdong to recognise the soldiers and pay them the allowances promised by the central government in June. ...

  9. Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard James Havis Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain by Michael S. Gazzaniga HarperCollins Most of us believe that our brains and our minds are separate. We ... we be held responsible for our actions? Free will is an illusion, Gazzaniga says, and if a man were taken to court for a crime, he could conceivably claim that it was his brain that made him ...

  10. Free means free, doctors told

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Private doctors have been asked not to charge patients when helping the government administer free swine flu vaccines to high-risk groups. The appeal by Secretary for Food ... including children, elderly people, pregnant women, people with pre-existing medical conditions, and health care and slaughterhouse workers- can receive the shots free of charge. Apart from using ...




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