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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

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    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Kylie Knott

    ... for cardiovascular and kidney diseases, compared with matched non-donors.   Molecules in urine may be signal for premature birth Testing for the presence of specific molecules in the urine of women during ...

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    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:53pm by Kylie Knott

    ... is needed before this idea can be tested." Over the past few years, population studies have suggested an association between obesity and breast cancer. Last year a study in mice concluded ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

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    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:51am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Nearly 1,500 people with an average age of 71 were given tests for dementia and a questionnaire to measure their level of cynicism. Based on their scores, participants were grouped in low, moderate and high levels of cynical distrust. Of the group, 622 people completed two tests for dementia, with the last one an average of eight years after the study started. People with high levels ...

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    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:14am by Jeanette Wang

    ... can protect you from hypertension, suggests a new study led by King's College London published in the journal PNAS. In tests on mice, the researchers found that the combination ...

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    Health bites: Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:05am by Jeanette Wang

    ... their memory and thinking skills in middle age, finds new research published in the journal Neurology.  Nearly 2,800 healthy people with an average age of 25 underwent treadmill tests the first year of the study, and again 20 years later during middle age (43 to 55 years). The participants walked or ran as the speed and incline increased until they could not continue. At the first test ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

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    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:20am by Jeanette Wang

    ... volunteers added 500 grams of strawberries a day to their diet for a month. Blood tests showed that "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides fell at the end of the month. Other parameters, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:32am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Genetic flaw linked to sudden cardiac death Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, have found a specific genetic flaw that's linked to sudden death due to heart arrhythmia. In tests on mice, the functional impairment of a gene called KCNE2 was found to affect the regular heart rhythm. In addition, in mice in which the gene ...

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    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:42am by Jeanette Wang

    ... the researchers let a computer "read" a limited amount, its performance on cognitive tests resembled that of a young adult. But if the same computer was exposed to data which represented ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

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    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 06:10pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Before each test period, the women abstained from eating both products for two weeks. The tomato-rich diet raised levels of adiponectin by 9 per cent, while the soya diet was linked ... to either alcohol or sugar water, along with pure water and food. They were vaccinated again seven months into the test, and all showed comparable responses to the vaccination. After 14 months, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

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    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 10:36pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... drinking does not result in dehydration, and in fact contributes to daily fluid requirements just as other fluids do. Fifty male participants were tested in two phases, separated by a 10-day wash ...




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