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  1. 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

    ... the results of which were published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health last month. It found that 12.7 per cent of Hong Kong children were persistent habitual snorers – meaning they snored ... associated with obesity and dyslipidema [an excess of cholesterol or fats in the blood],” the journal article said. Ng added that lack of sleep affected cognitive functions and obesity as children ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US study finds that three-dimension mammograms detect cancer better

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

    ... mammogram." The paper, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reviewed 454,850 examinations from 13 sites across the country, 281,187 conducted with digital mammography ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive, study warns

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

    ... 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 ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    New technology helps teeth to heal themselves, without need for fillings

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:29pm by WASHPOST

    ... Academic research supporting the validity of the remineralisation technology is expected to be published in industry journals in coming months. Pitts offered a "conservative" estimate ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Tomato extract lycopene relieves damaged arteries, says study

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:50am by GUARDIAN

    ... been a mystery what the underlying mechanisms could be." For the study, published in the online scientific journal PLoS One, researchers gave 36 cardiovascular disease patients, who were ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Eating fish while pregnant is good for you, US says in dietary U-turn

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by NYT

    ... in the British journal BMJ, confirmed follow-up findings published in 2006. Using a statistical model, scientists estimated that in women who ate the most red meat, there were an extra 6.8 cases ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Poor diet blamed for rise in metabolic condition

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Emily Tsang

    ... adults are overweight or obese based on their body mass index. The global average is just 14 per cent; for Southeast Asia, it is 3.7 per cent. Citing figures from a study in the journal Metabolic ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    62 million people in China obese, sparking fears of 'alarming' financial burden

    Posted May 29th 2014, 11:46am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com China has the fourth-greatest increase in childhood obesity 62m people in China considered obese China has the second-largest number of obese people in the world behind only the United States, according to a pioneering study published in a leading international medical journal. Globally, there are 2.1 billion people classified as overweight ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospital's hybrid operating theatre cuts risks for patients

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by LO WEI

    ... at Prince of Wales rose to 55 per cent for the last year from 38 per cent for all cases since 2001. The number of public hospital patients suffering from aortic wall dilation or tearing, who may ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Women's wombs full of good germs, not bacteria-free after all, study finds

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by AP

    ... in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The theory is that oral microbes slip into the mother's bloodstream and make their way to the placenta. Aagaard said there appeared to be a role ...




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