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  1. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... in the journal Tobacco Control.   Cyber soulmates Couples who meet online have happier and longer marriages, according to new research by the University of Chicago. Published in the Proceedings ... centred Pure Yoga has opened its sixth yoga studio in Hong Kong - a 10,000 sq ft sanctuary at Asia Standard Tower in Central. Joining the usual menu of classes are two new offerings: wall rope ...

  2. Health bites

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by less than 5 per cent. But a new study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, shows the effects of greenery are greater: the concentration at street level of nitrogen ... of liver cancer. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, manipulated levels of microRNA-122 in mice. Lacking the molecule, the mice livers developed fat deposits, ...

  3. Alice Wu

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... the 'Hong Kong Tea Party' in an Asian Wall Street Journal editorial. It is unclear whether the paper was trying to draw a parallel with the Tea Party movement (2009) in the US or the iconic ... to cast all things American as good and all things Chinese as bad, the Journal has badly misread the Hong Kong situation. The question of whether the by-election is a referendum may still ...

  4. Joint effort boosts global battle against TB

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... journal, PLoS One, and they are of particular interest to developing countries, including China, which has about a quarter of the world's tuberculosis cases, compared with about 17.5 per cent ... bacterium,' he said. 'The tuberculosis cells have thick walls, appearing like wax, and many compounds can't penetrate the cell wall. 'The structure of tuberculosis cells is well known, ...

  5. On medical museum walls, life imitates art

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi He doesn't look much like an artist. With his thick glasses, tucked-in shirt and leather briefcase, Dr Fung Kai-hung looks like he would be more comfortable in a lab than a studio. But his language shows a grasp of art that his appearanc ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health , 30 female undergraduate students showed more improvement in reaction times and accuracy on cognitive tasks after yoga than after the aerobic exercise, ... are linked with large reductions in stroke risk, finds a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke . Researchers assessed stroke risk of nearly 23,000 Americans age 45 and older using ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... journal has found that drinking just 15 millilitres of beer can trigger the release of dopamine, a brain neurotransmitter linked with alcohol and other drugs of abuse. The 49 male participants ... pressure away. In preliminary findings published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension , 15 men and women with high blood pressure drank 250ml of beetroot juice over 24 hours. ...

  8. A thigh of relief

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a local anaesthetic is injected into the thigh, a laser fibre is threaded into the vein through a small puncture hole. Radiofrequency energy is released, which heats up the vein wall and causes ... are underneath the skin. Blood is returned to the heart through veins, which contain valves that only allow blood to flow in one direction. When vein walls are weak, these valves do not close properly, ...

  9. Bladder agony of young drug abusers

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... because the body dissolves toxins and passes them out in urine. The toxins may cause inflammation in the bladder walls, reducing their flexibility. Fear of their drug use being discovered deters ... a year. 14 Average age at which youngsters first try drugs, according to a 2011 study by the Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Forget brain food

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... memory, according to the review. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, suggests mental exercises - such as computerised memory training programmes or intensive ... are sleeping. This way the study participants were better able to remember word associations they learned the night before. But just getting enough quality sleep could help. A study in The Journal ...




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