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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Wellbeing trumps decorum when inflight flatulence strikes, say experts

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington, New Zealand Medics tell flatulent fliers: don't hold it back A group of medical specialists has provided an answer to a dilemma that has faced fliers since the Wright brothers took to the air in 1903- is it okay to ...

  2. Pharmacists strike out over industry rules

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Pharmacists plan to go on strike this summer to drive home their criticism of how the government oversees and regulates the industry. Pharmacists and medical groups in the Drug Safety Consortium issued the threat yesterday. It plans to strike in stages, beginning in July, if the government continues to ignore industry pleas to standardise ...

  3. Hundreds of hospital staff stage strike

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Hundreds of auxiliary staff at a top Shanghai hospital went on strike yesterday, demanding a pay rise and full social welfare insurance. ... in 2000 with investment from the Shanghai Health Department Logistics Service Centre. Most of those on strike are responsible for cleaning, transporting patients and delivering meals. A circular ...

  4. Health officials visit hospitals amid threat of doctors' strike

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Top health officials attempted to mend relationships with frontline doctors by visiting hospitals across the city yesterday, after the Public Doctors' Association threatened industrial action amid concerns over working conditions. Hospita ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - MEMORY

    Study finds molecules that help long-term memory

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... memories into long-term ones. These molecules are part of a group of proteins called nuclear receptors, which could offer a target for memory-enhancing drugs, thereby alleviating some ... of a place and event by associating a specific experience with a particular context or tone. The scientists examined expression patterns of all 49 nuclear receptor genes. They found 13 that increased ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    The latest trends in running shoes

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... the occurrence of the two-beat foot fall - a heel strike followed by an uncontrolled shift of the foot into a forefoot slap on the ground - which can become painful on the ankles and shins." ... a more forefoot strike [as promoted by minimalist shoes] is now being questioned and challenged by other research, which in some cases seems to say the complete opposite".   The demise ...

  7. Doctors to strike over Link rent increase

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun About 200 doctors who run clinics in shopping centres managed by The Link Management will stop work from 1pm to 4pm today to protest against a rent rise, alongside hundreds of other Link tenants in over 30 public housing estates. The Hong Kong ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Doctor remembers a family's sacrifice in donating organs

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by KRISHNAN GANAPATHY

    ... in such an emergency? I knew I would have to strike a chord that would resonate with the wife. Any decision is influenced by one's education, cultural and social background. Pregnant, she had been married ...

  9. Striking a balance

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A professor at Britain's Bristol University recently said many people believe that if they receive an organ donation they also get the characteristics of the donor. People most fear receiving an organ from a murderer, and would prefer to have a donat ...

  10. Chest bug strikes 21 at home for elderly

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Upper respiratory tract infections struck 21 people in a Tai Po home for the elderly early last month, the Centre for Health Protection reported yesterday. They were 16 residents and five staff - nine men and 12 women aged 43 to 99. Three were ...




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