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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Learned science journals take an off-beat approach at Christmas

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:44am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Learned journals take a decidedly offbeat look at life during Christmas, including examining the pros and cons of laughter Laughing off the excesses of the holiday season In this season to be jolly, even normally serious scientists may loosen up a little, perhaps publishing frivolous research and looking on the brighter side of life. Check the British Medical Journal ...

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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

    ... events to climate change. But US-based non-profit science journalism organisation Climate Central has just announced a new initiative, which aims to identify almost in real time whether global ... 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 ...

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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 ...

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    How to tell when scientific 'breakthroughs' are bogus

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:05am by Martin Williams

    ... signs to look for include whether the research was published in a reputable publication such as Nature, or a journal with low entry barriers. Ask: Does the experimental data really support ...

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

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

    ... published a column in the journal Nature stating that the scientific community needs to take steps to address "a troubling frequency of published reports that claim a significant result, ...

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    Muddled thinking is fuelling obesity epidemic

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by ANIRBAN MUKHOPADHYAY

    ... shows that these beliefs have real consequences- they predict an individual's actual body mass. In a series of studies forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science, Brent McFerran ... intake is actually much more likely to be effective. This is not news for the medical profession. A recent editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated it quite simply: ...

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    Research paper finds obesity myths are still accepted at face value

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... Obesity" published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, the authors scoured popular media and scientific literature for obesity-related myths and presumptions and weighed them against ...

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    How we live affects our descendants' genes, epigenetics shows

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

    ... at all is still a novel one. A worrying example has been published recently by Virender Rehan of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute in BioMed Central, a medical journal. Asthma ...

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    Studly links breathing disorders to insomnia

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... and anxiety. For what it's worth, CBT works better than sleep medicines, as the latter do not correct the underlying cause. A recent experiment published in the journal Sleep is challenging ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Study draws link between statins and survival rates in cancer fight

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... Ernie Yap Patients who took cholesterol-lowering medicine before they were diagnosed had lower risk of dying from the disease Study draws link between statins and cancer fight Does taking cholesterol-lowering medication help fight cancer? A controversial new study has drawn such a tantalising link. The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported a large study of 295,925 patients showed ...




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