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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Scientists race to develop microchips to monitor the body's health

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... medical history to inject under the skin, a camera pill to search the colon for tumours, and the technology, made by Proteus Digital Health, that Snodgrass has been using. That system is being ... a book about the digital revolution in health care. He said he believed the science was moving so quickly that many gadgets would be in commercial use within five years. "The way a car works ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Fewer HK smokers looking to city acupuncture clinics to help them quit

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by BRIAN YAP

    ... being set up across the city. The news came as the Health Department's Tobacco Control Office reported a success rate of up to 30 per cent at the clinics in helping clients to quit. A total ... by the Census and Statistics Department. "Nicotine addiction is an illness as defined by the World Health Organisation, but it is one for which people refuse to seek treatment," said Dr Yang ...

  3. News - China - MEDICINE

    No tolerance for hospital attacks, health chief says

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:39am by SIJIA JIANG, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Sijia Jiang and Zhuang Pinghui in Beijing Li Bin warns those who commit violence against doctors and nurses will be severely punished No tolerance for hospital attacks, health chief says People who cause violence in hospitals will be seriously punished, the mainland's health chief said, a day after a doctor in Guangdong was publicly humiliated over a patient's death. Li ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Omega-3 fatty acid heart benefits still unproven after decades of research

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by Slate magazine

    ... Slate Magazine Despite numerous studies over decades, dietary benefits of omega-3 fatty acids remain unproven Getting to heart of matter in fish oil health reserach In the 1970s, a pair ... this group from heart disease. The researchers would eventually suggest that everyone else's hearts and arteries might also benefit from the "Eskimo diet", promoting a health food ...

  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    Britain announces project to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... are diagnosed and treated in the NHS [National Health Service] and across the world." Scientists hope that identifying tiny changes in the genetic code that can trigger disease will allow ... up by Britain's Department of Health. The Californian DNA sequencing company Illumina, which won a contract to provide the technology for the project, will also invest about £162 million ...

  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    First pregnancy in Europe through IVF method that screens out defective embryos

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:39pm by GDN

    ... by one or both parents even if the precise nature of the genetic defect is unknown. Fertility specialists at Britain's Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health said the anonymous couple, ... that the technique, which will be available on the UK's publicly funded healthcare system, the National Health Service (NHS), was likely to replace more traditional ways of testing embryos because ...

  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    Smart contact lens that tracks blood sugar could make diabetics’ life easier

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... their blood glucose level to help to manage their condition and reduce the risk of health complications such as amputation and blindness. Simon O'Neill, a director at the charity Diabetes UK, ... health care, helping patients to monitor their own health and lowering the costs of managing chronic diseases. In turn, technology companies such as Apple, Samsung Electronics and Google ...

  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    Polio outbreaks in Africa and Pakistan alarm health officials

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Health experts are increasingly alarmed by new outbreaks, which threaten an ambitious plan to eradicate the disease Polio back in Africa and Pakistan The global effort ... case means the virus could spread. The new outbreaks may delay a recently announced US$5.5 billion plan to eradicate polio by 2018. Nonetheless, public health officials still believe that, ...

  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scientist falsified Aids vaccine study, American court told

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by AP

    ... statements in a federal grant application and progress reports to National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH paid out US$5 million under that grant as of last month. Iowa State has agreed to pay ...

  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scientists announce breakthrough in fight against antibiotic resistance

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:06pm by AFP

    ... thus bringing down the cell walls. In April, the World Health Organisation warned the rise of drug resistance was allowing once-treatable diseases to once again become deadly. ...




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