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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556646/bad-science-citys-incineration-plan-househould-waste
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1547481/not-quite-beam-me-star-trek-technologys-moved-beyond-science
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1320233/resistance-antibiotics-prompts-new-health-threats
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1489467/debate-price-new-medicines-middle-ground-needs-finding
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1478985/peaches-geldofs-death-may-amplify-concerns-about-modern-dieting
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1465634/rapid-technology-change-set-bring-benefits-and-dislocations
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    China faces monumental challenges in tackling environmental degradation

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:23am by Martin Williams

    ... surely read terms like "airpocalypse". A commentary in The Lancet by authors including former health minister Chen Zhu noted: "Studies by the World Bank, WHO and the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning on the effect of air pollution on health concluded that between 350,000 and 500,000 people die prematurely each year as a result of outdoor air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1449540/china-faces-monumental-challenges-tackling-environmental
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    There's plenty still for us all to discover, despite John Horgan's thesis

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 04:59am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... for a certain result. He may be onto something. Last month, Francis Collins, head of the United States National Institutes of Health, and Lawrence Tabak, the institutes' principal deputy director, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1433329/theres-plenty-still-us-all-discover-despite-john-horgans-thesis
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Why country parks benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Martin Williams

    ... that experiencing nature strongly benefits our mental and physical health. The findings are so persuasive that the Japanese government has established centres for forest therapy. A recent study overseen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1438080/why-country-parks-benefit-hong-kong
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    In praise of the low-tech

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 04:53am by Tom Yam

    ... 10,000 of them- because of their adverse impact on the environment and health. Pollution is a serious downside of many low-tech practices, of course. But, coming back to Hong Kong's leaden skies and dismal Air Quality Health Index, high technology does not necessarily lead to sustainable development either. Schumacher was championing appropriate technology in the 1970s during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1413311/praise-low-tech

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