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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    Woman aiming to prove we can live without food

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of the Hoffman Centre and host of a weekly health talk podcast, said it was "delusional to think that you can escape the laws of biology". "Plants have what are called choroplasts ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE DOCTORS

    Ask the doctors

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by DR WILSON CHONG

    ... Q: I'm 30 years old, but I still can't seem to swallow pills. How can I teach myself to do so, or what alternatives do I have? A: You are not alone. Many individuals have the same problem. It is usually not structural or functional. Find out wha ...

  3. 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

    ... issue of the prestigious Journal of Experimental Biology is entirely dedicated to such examples of zombies in nature. They are far from rare. Viruses, fungi, protozoans, wasps, tapeworms ... of the journal's new issue. "The last five to 10 years have really been exciting." In the case of the Costa Rican spider, the new web is splendidly suited to its wasp invader. Unlike ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How we live affects our descendants' genes, epigenetics shows

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Reinhard Renneberg

    ... will be visited on the children, even unto the third and fourth generations. Reinhard Renneberg has been professor of bioanalytical chemistry at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology since 1994 ... in influencing the fate of future generations, both negatively and positively. Both fathers and mothers are responsible for the health of the following generations. How is this possible? Epigenetics ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists baffled but relieved after butterflies swarm Siu Lang Shui

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... The green group said it was a mystery why the number of butterflies rose this year as Hong Kong was just one of the rest stops on the insects' winter migration route. It is not always possible ... or rose due to changes in their specific habitat of origin," said Pun Sui-fai, the association's adviser. Pun said that unlike Japan and Taiwan, Hong Kong lacked detailed studies ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Beauty treatments can come with side effects

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

    ... treatments in Hong Kong and their possible side effects.   BOTOX What it does  Injections of this substance block muscular nerve signals, which weakens the muscle so that it can't contract ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The good, the bad, the ugly A good doctor will always assess a patient's health for any conditions that might put the patient at a higher risk ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE EXPERTS NANCY CLARK

    Ask the Experts: Protein supplements

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by NANCY CLARK

    ... Q: I'm an athlete who takes protein supplements. I'd like to know whether all dietary protein sources are the same. What about supplements: whey versus soy versus casein? A: Different types of proteins are comprised of differing amounts of essen ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Rise of the superbugs

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

    ... and she was unable to speak or respond much. Her son lived and worked in Hong Kong, and decided to bring her here to be treated. A few days after she arrived in Hong Kong, Thila developed a fever, ... Eileen Aung Thwin healthpost@scmp.com The bugs that resisted arrest Madam Thila's health worsened dramatically after a fall at home. It left Thila (whose name has been changed ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - HEALTH SCIENCE

    The real significance of gene doping

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Guardian News&Media

    ... Guardian News&Media Identically Different: Why You Can Change Your Genes by Tim Spector Weidenfeld & Nicolson Health science Identically Different: Why You Can Change Your Genesby ... writers on genetics, Spector has to reiterate a health warning: genes are not "for" bodily attributes; the target is proteins not traits, and what the proteins do next depends ...

  10. Magazines - Faces - SKINCARE

    Youthful bloom

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by TAMA LUNG

    ... while there are some changes that occur with intrinsic ageing, much of the deterioration in our skin is due to sun damage, other environmental damage and general health issues," says Dr ...




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