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  1. HK Marlboro Lights not so light

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... themselves to greater health risks. But a US study just published in Britain suggests the higher tar and nicotine content of Marlboro Lights in the city- and on the mainland- may not carry ... owns and manufactures the popular Marlboro brand globally, said the disparity in tar levels for its 'Lights' cigarette was in response to consumer preference and different regulatory ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Resetting the body clock can affect health

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Nocturnal lighting in a built environment is "clearly regarded" as a public health issue by overseas environmental and medical authorities Resetting the body clock can affect health Light pollution can affect brain function and disrupt the body clock, causing ill health. Nocturnal lighting in a built environment was "clearly ...

  3. Light up the track

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lighting up. So why do competitive athletes smoke when they know the habit is bad for them? Dr James Oliver from Island Health Family Practice says that, according to some reports, about 4 per cent ...

  4. Magazines - Faces - TREATMENTS

    Into the light

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Catharine Nicol Enjoy the sun and not its harmful effects with radiance-restoring facials, writes Catharine Nicol CARITA'S RENOVATEUR RADIANCE At the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong's calming Zen-style Plateau Spa, you'll feel a million miles from th ...

  5. Study could shed light on causes of epilepsy

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Lack of a particular protein in early brain development might be the root of certain types of epilepsy. A study by researchers on embryonic mice at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology found that with less ...

  6. iPhone game adds light touch to fight bad moods

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Hong Kong. Experts warn against taking the problem lightly, saying one afflicted family member can negatively impact his or her kin. 'Through mass education, we hope that fewer and fewer ...

  7. Shedding light on the shape of life

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Hong Kong scientists have helped to shed light on why and how living things grow to look a certain way- why humans have five fingers on each hand, or why horses have one hoof on each leg. The findings stem from three years of studying how organisms grow into different shapes and structures, by researchers from the University of Hong Kong, Baptist ...

  8. Light up your Christmas safely, Consumer Council warns

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak People are being warned to be aware of fire hazards from Christmas lights after the Consumer Council found that only one in 16 passed safety tests. The council tested 16 types of Christmas lights priced from HK$15 to HK$99. Six of the samples that carried a brand name and supplier information had a safety deficiency. They included failing heat and fire resistance ...

  9. Research sheds light on how we see in the dark

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such as night blindness. The protein, called INAD, operates like a switch and regulates the reception of the brightness and dimness of light by modulating the sensitivity of photoreceptors in the eye. Zhang Mingjie, chair profess or life sciences at the University of Science and Technology, who led the study said: 'Under dim light, the reduced INAD protein keeps the visual system ...

  10. New light on 'fight or flight'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... how the eye reacts to light, researchers at the University of Science and Technology have stumbled upon a new mechanism that is likely to trigger renewed interest in the so-called 'fight ... responses. The INAD protein operates like a switch that regulates the reception of the brightness and dimness of light by modulating the sensitivity of photoreceptors in the eye. It is the rapidity ...




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