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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    First Paleo-dieting, now Paleo-dating: Why the contraceptive pill has more to answer for than ugly boyfriends

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:05am by GUARDIAN

    ... not subject to panic attacks, depression, fatigue and chronic health issues? Obviously. Coming off the pill after years of use, and going through the subsequent withdrawal, can be difficult ... hormones and their peaks and troughs are always "unnatural" and "dangerous" for our health, because cave women had fewer periods than we do today. What might be the implications ...

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    If we are to get more girls interested in science, then the 'geek' talk must go

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:20am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... the Geeks" does not feel like a place to encourage girls to explore STEM and the general public to get excited about what science and maths can do to improve our health, happiness and safety. ...

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    Don't forget climate change as Hong Kong sizzles amid political tension

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 03:50am by Martin Williams

    ... of next year. Concerns about climate change are spreading. On Wednesday, the British Medical Journal published an editorial calling on the World Health Organisation to declare climate change a global public health emergency. "Deaths from Ebola infection, tragic and frightening though they are, will pale into insignificance when compared with the mayhem we can expect for our ...

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    Resistance to antibiotics prompts new health threats

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Experts think the age of the wonder drug may now be over because of antibiotic overuse Resistance to antibiotics prompts new health threats It has only been 70 years since ... be over. As Hong Kong's Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation, observed last year: "A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we ...

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    Breathing Hong Kong's toxic cocktail of pollutants makes us stupid

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by STPEHN THOMPSON

    ... a senior researcher in Cornell's Division of Nutritional Sciences and senior author of a study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives said: "We found that the average IQ scores ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... science showed incineration was a threat to human health. "Incinerators are a major source of pollution," reported a 1989 government white paper on pollution. "They account ... incinerator lauded by the department ranks among Europe's top 500 polluters. Also, research into health effects of incinerators has found premature births in Italy, increased cancer deaths ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Not quite beam me up, but Star Trek technology's moved beyond science fiction

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 01:29am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... to be a separate device. Apple recently announced that iOS 8 will provide a platform for medical-sensor data that will be displayed by an application called Health. Google, Microsoft, Samsung and others ... in our bodies. As well, we will have cameras and heat, gas and sound sensors in our bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms that constantly monitor our health and lifestyle. What are making ...

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    In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Hari Kumar

    ... in India to block cheaper, generic versions of the drug being produced there. Health activists have slammed the company's policy, saying that the high price makes Sovaldi unaffordable to millions. US health insurance companies have warned they would be wiped out if the treatment becomes widespread. Dr Jennifer Cohn, of Medecins sans Frontieres, and the organisation Doctors ...

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    Peaches Geldof's death may amplify concerns about modern dieting fads

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:22am by Martin Williams

    ... an ideal diet. Clearly, though, there is something very wrong with typical modern diets, since an obesity epidemic is sweeping the world. According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide ... such as stroke, heart disease and some cancers. The health risks, plus the desire to look better, inspire many people to try to lose weight. But they shouldn't overdo it, given recent research ...

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    Rapid technology change set to bring benefits and dislocations

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... such as maps, medical and health services, music, video, e-books and other information. But the downside of this free lunch is that non-digital assets will continue to rise in price, absorbing ...




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