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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts A new method for removing allergens from peanuts may help millions of people with a potentially life-threatening allergy ... not change the peanut's shape or cause lipid oxidation- a key consideration when determining a product's shelf life. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Exposure to traffic pollution during pregnancy weakens unborn babies' lungs

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... of exposure for the women and also for their offspring during their first year of life. The model took account of differences in geography, climate, population density and time of year. When ... social class. But levels of exposure to traffic pollution in the first year of life made no difference to lung strength, the inquiry found. The results "suggest that exposure ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    EU ministers meet over Ebola as Oxfam warns epidemic could become 'disaster of our generation'

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... issued a stark call for more troops, funding and medical staff to be sent urgently to the west African epicentre of the outbreak to help stem the loss of life. "There is a very strong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hand washing key to curbing spread of disease, Hongkongers told

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... "Proper hand washing and adequate hand washing should be part of the life routine and this is part of a healthy city." Infectious diseases like influenza or norovirus can be spread when ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Arrival of Ebola spreads alarm among US air crews and passengers

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by Bloomberg

    ... the infection claimed the life of a Liberian man who had flown to Dallas, Texas and was later diagnosed with the disease. While caring for Thomas Duncan, US nurse Nina Pham, 26, contracted the illness- ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New rules on high-risk beauty procedures may take at least a year

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:15am by Emily Tsang

    ... this year to prohibit private premises without emergency life-saving facilities from carrying out complicated or especially risky treatments. A government source said it would likely take at least ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - HEALTH

    Book review: Paralysed with Fear, by Gareth Williams

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Wendy Moore Paralysed with Fear: The Story of Polio by Gareth Williams Palgrave 4 stars Wendy Moore For anyone over the age of 50, polio still casts nightmarish shadows of children hobbling in leg irons and adults confined in wheelchairs. Polio, as Gareth ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - HEALTH

    Hearing aids for children should not carry a social stigma

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by VIVIAN CHIU

    ... Vivian Chiu life@scmp.com Even mild hearing loss can have an impact on a child's ability to learn, the experts tellVivian Chiu. But many parents balk at the idea of hearing aids ... to constantly wear hearing aids for their whole life. It depends on the nature of their job, and the number of situations where careful listening is required. Free says that hearing loss at the age ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Meditation leads to an effective use of the brain

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... actually happened and what will actually happen." For many Hongkongers it seems that frantic thinking - and being - is an inevitable part of city life. But Williams says that those who ...

  10. Lifestyle - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to become popular venue for pharmaceutical companies to conduct drug tests

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... is optimistic. The city's position as a clinical trials centre could be just starting to take shape. life@scmp.com ...




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