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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:53pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Raubenheimer from the University of Sydney, a nutritional ecologist, says. "Many foods are unbalanced and have a higher or lower proportion of protein to carbohydrate than the animal requires. ... and family is important for self-esteem, according to researchers at Waterloo University and Wilfrid Laurier University. The study, which involved 113 undergraduate students with a mean age of 20.3, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: cool indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Jeanette Wang

    ... long-term consequences on heart anatomy and blood flow later in life," says Terrence Forrester, chief scientist, UWI Solutions for Developing Countries, at the University of the West Indies, ... Allan Jensen of the Danish Cancer Society Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen, were derived from a register study of all children born in Denmark between 1969 and 2006. From a total ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Lab report

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by Jeanette Wang

    ... cells, which fight off infection. Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for those suffering from damaged immune systems, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by Jeanette Wang

    ... University's Olin Business School. Study participants, wearing small sensors around their wrists to measure "physiological arousal", were asked to work together in teams for 30 minutes to develop and record a university recruitment video. Teams worked in rooms that either had chairs arranged around a table or no chairs at all. Those who stood had greater physiological arousal ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:51am by Jeanette Wang

    ... cent more likely to have a preterm birth than those on a healthy diet, according to a University of Adelaide study. Investigating the dietary patterns of more than 300 South Australian women, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:05am by Jeanette Wang

    ... they were larger than the effect from one year of ageing,” says study author David R. Jacobs Jr of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Shedding new light on weight management The early bird catches not only the worm but also has a significantly lower body mass index (BMI). That’s according to a new study in PLOS ONE by Northwestern University, which has found that the timing, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:14am by Jeanette Wang

    ... been found to have potential to fight pancreatic cancer. In a study published in the journal Clinical Care Research, scientists from the University of Texas Health Science Centre show that cork ... radiation therapy For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue, according to a study by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 10:36pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... University researchers found that between 1999 and 2010, obesity began to decline among higher socioeconomic status youth but continued to increase among those of lower status. The better-off also ... if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body during pregnancy, a University of Southampton study has found. This greater muscle strength is likely to track into adulthood, says lead ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites: New caffeine study warns of negative effects

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:50am by Jeanette Wang

    ... but generally don't cause problems with speech function, say the researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran. The study analysed changes in voice quality in 27 rhinoplasty ...




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