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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Pill popping up more than a third in 10 years, mostly through overuse, raising fears of rising global vulnerability to drug-resistant bacteria Antibiotic use rising ... is leaving more of the world's population vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria. The study, published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides the most comprehensive long-term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... The team has also identified a molecule in the Chinese medicinal herb gou teng (uncaria rhynchophylla) that inhibits the protein's activity. Developing a drug with the use of the molecule, ... While some drugs target Alzheimer's symptoms, there are none as yet that address its cause, which is not fully understood. The team has been studying the brain cell protein for more than 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548746/hong-kong-researchers-may-have-found-way-combat-alzheimers-disease
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... practitioner. Tao said his doctor, Dr Chen Hua, had won his trust over the past two years and helped him as a relative would. Tao usually picks up drugs at the Zhoujiaqiao clinic for his stomach cancer, ... to worry about excessive drugs or check-ups." We hope that family doctors can serve as the gatekeepers of public health and medical fees LIU HONGWEI Chen said she saw patients every morning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... to become restless, leading to memory and behaviour problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. “Habitual snoring is common in children and teenagers. But most people just neglect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550930/study-gives-parents-wake-call-over-hidden-dangers-snoring-snoozers
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Heavy metal fan suffers brain injury from headbanging at Motorhead concert

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:36am

    ... a 50-year-old man who complained of constant, worsening headaches. The patient, who was not identified, had no history of head injuries or substance abuse problems but said he had been headbanging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546377/heavy-metal-fan-suffers-brain-injury-after-headbanging-motorhead-concert
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Controversial testing products for prenatal detection of birth defects get the green light Ban lifted on diagnostic devices The mainland has lifted the controversial ban on medical diagnostic products that can help detect birth defects in unborn children. The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on Monday approved the registration of genomics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545648/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-detect-babies-birth-defects
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drug trial hopes hit by tight regulations

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Researchers say licensing rules mean city is losing out to rivals like Taiwan and South Korea. They hope a change in the law will help Drug trial hopes hit by tight regulations A bureaucratic regulatory system is causing Hong Kong to fall behind regional rivals such as Taiwan and South Korea as a place to test the drugs of the future, a manager ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528810/drug-trial-hopes-hit-tight-regulations
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Researchers to study whether mobile phones affect teenage brains

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... which continue to develop into adolescence- just the age when teenagers start to own and use personal phones. While there is no convincing evidence that radio waves from mobile phones affect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516360/researchers-study-whether-mobile-phones-affect-teenage-brains
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    US study finds that three-dimension mammograms detect cancer better

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:14am by WASHPOST

    ... as "tomosynthesis". The technology, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2011, provides images that appear as slices of the breast, removing the effect of overlapping breast tissue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540460/us-study-finds-three-dimension-mammograms-detect-cancer-better
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive, study warns

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by Reuters

    ... radiation triggers the release of endorphins- the so-called feel-good hormones- that function through the same biological pathway as highly addictive opiate drugs such as heroin and morphine. ... chattering- after being treated with a drug that blocked the endorphin activity, the researchers said. Writing in the journal Cell, they said the addictive nature of UV exposure "may contribute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1537731/sun-worshippers-beware-tanning-may-be-addictive-study-warns

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