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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Extreme altruists have bigger brains, Georgetown University study shows

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:42pm by MCT

    ... have bigger brains and are better than the rest of us at reading signs of distress in facial expressions. That's what Georgetown University neuroscientists found when they scanned ... not have been more delightful study participants." Many didn't even want reimbursement for travelling to the university, thinking it was taking money away from science. The participants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594001/extreme-altruists-gave-bigger-brains-georgetown-university-study-shows
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Is it time to put saturated fats back on the menu? Study finds they've been 'demonised'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 08:13am by AFP

    ... and the primary regulator of what you save in terms of fat is the carbohydrate in your diet," senior author Jeff Volek of Ohio State University, said. To conduct the study, which appeared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1646318/it-time-put-saturated-fats-back-menu-study-finds-theyve-been-demonised
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong professor finds novel cancer treatment effective in mice

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn howard.winn@scmp.com Chinese and Western medicine used together to spur the body's own immune system Professor finds novel cancer treatment A Chinese University professor ... with the university to deal with the huge legal and research costs of developing the products for FDA approval. The name of the cancer treatment and of the licensed company is Cancelex. Fikenzo is the name ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642402/hong-kong-professor-finds-novel-cancer-treatment-effective-mice
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mutation increases risk of infections

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Mutation increases risk of infections A pattern of genetic mutation has been found in avian flu that leads to a higher possibility of infections and diseases in humans. A University of Hong Kong medical team has discovered a genetic adaptation marker, known as 526R, in the enzyme PB2, which is found in all influenza A viruses. The 526R pattern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1644774/mutation-increases-risk-infections
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Atlanta's Emory University Hospital takes in first of two US Ebola victims

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by MCT, Reuters

    ... in Marietta, Georgia shortly before noon local time, a base spokesman said. Brantly was transferred to an ambulance to be taken to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment in an isolated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565152/atlantas-emory-university-hospital-takes-first-two-us-ebola-victims
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New hormone therapy option for elderly breast cancer patients

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:48am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... taken orally may work better on elderly breast cancer patients than chemotherapy, university researchers suggested as they encouraged people aged 65 and over to seek treatment. The new approach proposes using hormone therapy to suppress tumour growth as it has fewer side effects than chemotherapy, according to a team from the University of Hong Kong's Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1637685/new-hormone-therapy-option-elderly-breast-cancer-patients
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hongkongers need to cut down on sugar and salt: experts

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:48am by CHRIS LAU

    ... recommended level in 181 of the 187 countries for which figures were available. The Tuft University researchers, who also cited soy sauce as a concern in Asia, said there were 1.65 million deaths per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1637689/cut-down-sugar-and-salt-experts
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Means of spontaneous HIV 'cure' found by scientists, but others doubtful

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:20am by AFP

    ... of Health and Medical Research. Some, however, found the results unconvincing. "If it came across my desk for review, it would get short shrift, to be honest," University of Nottingham ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1635101/means-spontaneous-hiv-cure-found-scientists-others-doubtful
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    670,000 smog-related deaths a year: the cost of China's reliance on coal

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:32am by Jing Li

    ... to the environment and health added up to 260 yuan (HK$330) for each tonne produced and used in 2012, said Teng Fei, an associate professor at Tsinghua University. The 260 yuan is made up of two parts: ... pollution charges with more stringent environmental protection taxes, but progress on legislation has been slow. Li Guoxing, from Peking University's School of Public Health, said the full ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1632163/670000-deaths-year-cost-chinas-reliance-coal
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation to spend US$500m stopping malaria and other diseases

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 08:51pm by AFP

    ... by Gates include US$49 million to PATH Vaccine Solutions to develop new vaccines and combinations of vaccines against bacterial causes of diarrhoea, and US$18 million to the University of Maryland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1631289/gates-foundation-spend-us500m-stopping-malaria-and-other-diseases

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