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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Medical journal slams Tamiflu maker

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Medical journal slams Tamiflu maker A leading British medical journal is asking drugmaker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu, claiming there is no evidence ... flu pandemic. One of the researchers linked to the BMJ journal yesterday called for European governments to sue Roche. "I suggest we boycott Roche's products until they publish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1081218/medical-journal-slams-tamiflu-maker
  2. Lifestyle - Health - COSMETIC SURGERY

    Women get feet reshaped to fit high heels

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by SUNORY DUTT

    ... to a study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. But some women are taking drastic steps to indulge their fashion fetish, opting for surgical procedures to get their feet stiletto-ready. A report in T he Wall Street Journal described the menu of services at Beverly Hills Aesthetic Foot Surgery in Studio City, California as an example of how far gone the trend is: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1075376/women-get-feet-reshaped-fit-high-heels
  3. 20 injured as acid rains down on busy street

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong More than 20 people suffered acid burns last night when corrosive drain cleaner leaked from a faulty pipe and sprayed the street below. Police arrested a 29-year-old woman thought to have poured the liquid into a blocked pipe in her third-floor North Point flat. She was still being held for questioning last night at North Point police station. The street below ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489251/20-injured-acid-rains-down-busy-street
  4. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007559/health-bites
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Study draws link between statins and survival rates in cancer fight

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... cholesterol-lowering medication help fight cancer? A controversial new study has drawn such a tantalising link. The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported a large study of 295,925 patients showed ... in the production of cholesterol in the liver. This then inhibits build-up of plaque on artery walls in order to prevent stroke and heart disease. Their genesis is an interesting saga of public health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1100790/study-draws-link-between-statins-and-survival-rates-cancer
  6. Lift the veil and reveal the truth

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In the 1980s, when I was a Beijing-based correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, I had occasion to interview an official in Shanghai. How much of China's trade, I asked, passed through Shanghai? The official responded: 'I don't think that figure has appeared in the newspapers.' That official was keeping himself from running afoul ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518055/lift-veil-and-reveal-truth
  7. Ketamine being cut with chalk, wall dust, social workers say

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Some drug dealers mix chalk powder, wall dust and Panadol with ketamine to maximise profits. Social worker Ho Fung-kuen of Hong Kong Christian Service PS 33 said some drug dealers who had sought help from the centre had told social workers that ketamine purity had decreased. 'Dealers simply add white powder such as white chalk and wall dust to ketamine before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684120/ketamine-being-cut-chalk-wall-dust-social-workers-say
  8. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Doctor charged for not checking on patient after surgery

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... The patient- who had undergone an operation to remove haemorrhoids- was later found to be suffering from peritoneum inflammation, a potentially fatal condition. His rectal wall was also penetrated, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214700/doctor-charged-not-checking-patient-after-surgery
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times African HIV drug effortboosts life expectancy An intensive campaign to combat HIV/Aids with costly antiretroviral drugs in rural South Africa has increased life expectancy by more than 11 years and significantly reduced the risk of infection for healthy individuals, according to new research. The study, published in the journal Science, comes as wealthy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1157164/anti-hiv-drug-effort-boosts-life-expectancy-south-africa
  10. Write it down and shed more

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... journal. They should also avoid skipping meals and eating out- especially at lunchtime. 'It is difficult to make changes to your diet when you are not paying close attention to what you are eating,' says Dr Anne McTiernan, director of the centre's prevention centre. Study participants were given the following tips for keeping a food journal: Be honest- record everything that you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006953/write-it-down-and-shed-more

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