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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    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 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    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 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    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 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    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, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 07:19pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... biomedical properties and no unwanted toxic effects. A single injection could potentially relieve pain for months. The researchers say their finding now has to be tested on humans. Healthy pizza, any ... whole-wheat flour, and vitamins and minerals. Then they threw in some Scottish seaweed for flavour. The team claims that taste-testing members of the public have given the pizza a thumbs-up ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... - contain ingredients not listed on the label. Using DNA barcoding technology to test 44 herbal products sold by 12 companies, University of Guelph researchers found that only two companies provided ... endurance exercise. Testing mice, the scientists were able to artificially raise the levels of the hormone, called irisin, in the blood to activate genes involved in learning and memory. ...

  9. Lifestyle - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: junk the juice

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... of type 2 diabetes by up to 21 per cent. The study, which involved nearly 190,000 people, was published online in BMJ (British Medical Journal). Hormone testing may indicate gestational diabetes ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Lab Report

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... who had a restaurant lunch were calmer than those who ate at their desks. They also fared more poorly on performance tests of cognitive control, and neurophysiological measurements indicated ...




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