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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press US study linking the Asian staple of budget eating to an increased risk of heart disease has sparked a passionate South Korean defence Battle lines drawn on the instant noodle Instant noodles carry a broke-college-student aura in North America, but they are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea, Hong Kong and across East Asia. A US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580099/battle-lines-drawn-instant-noodles-after-us-study-cites-heart
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Novo’s weight-loss shot wins backing of U.S. advisers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:50pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Wide acceptance likely for new drugs if health schemes cover more of cost Finally, fat pills that may go big in US A weight-loss drug from Novo Nordisk helped people get thinner, U.S. regulators said, as the Danish drugmaker became the latest to push a pharmaceutical remedy for America’s obesity woes. Novo's injectable drug, to be named Saxenda, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589518/novos-weight-loss-shot-wins-backing-us-advisers
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    US health agency finds old ricin, other deadly pathogens in labs

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Investigation of research facilities uncovers forgotten deadly samples US agency finds old ricin, germs in its labs The National Institutes of Health said ... for constant vigilance in monitoring laboratory materials in compliance with federal regulations on biosafety," the agency said. Separately, the US Food and Drug Administration reported it had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586687/us-health-agency-finds-old-ricin-other-deadly-pathogens-labs
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Little evidence testosterone-boosting drugs are beneficial, US regulator says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US regulator says there is little evidence to back claims for testosterone boosters, but questions studies suggesting they carry serious risk Hormone drugs give men 'little benefit' The US Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of men are beneficial, though it is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585262/little-evidence-testosterone-boosting-drugs-are-beneficial-us-regulator
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation funds 'ultra-thin' condom studies in bid to raise uptake

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... control and be financed by first-world investors. Last year, the Microsoft co-founder offered inventors US$100,000 in start-up grants to develop a "next generation" of super-sheath ... layer", Gates said on Thursday in New Delhi. His foundation has given one grant of US$100,000 to the University of Manchester in the UK to research a condom using a super-light conducive material ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596228/gates-foundation-funds-ultra-thin-condom-studies-bid-raise-uptake
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    US$100m Ebola emergency response plan unveiled by WHO's Margaret Chan

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com US$100m WHO plan to combat Ebola emergency The World Health Organisation is launching a US$100 million response plan to combat an "unprecedented" ... advice on whether it was safe for their staff to make a business trip to West Africa, said Jakubowski, who advised them to reconsider unless the trip was absolutely necessary. Chinese embassies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563786/us100m-ebola-emergency-response-plan-unveiled-whos-margaret-chan
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Artificial sweeteners create conditions for onset of diabetes, study suggests

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:09pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Study suggests using sugar substitutes changes bacteria in our bodies in ways that make us more vulnerable to obesity and Type 2 diabetes Artificial sweetener link to diabetes Diet soft drinks and the artificial sweetener you put in your coffee may not be as benign as we thought, a new study suggests. High doses of saccharin, sucralose and aspartame can change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595451/artificial-sweeteners-create-conditions-onset-diabetes-study-suggests
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... quality of the cord-blood banking industry. Sources gave no timetable for the introduction of the regulations. One of the three US-accredited banks, Cordlife, said it had recorded one case since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594958/whose-line-it-anyway-hospitals-policy-umbilical-cords-provokes-rights
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dakar President appeals to US counterpart for urgent aid, amid warnings virus cannot be contained Liberia 'losing battle' against Ebola outbreak Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has appealed to her US counterpart, Barack Obama, for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592482/liberian-president-appeals-barack-obama-help-ebola-outbreak
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Extreme altruists have bigger brains, Georgetown University study shows

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

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Extreme altruists have bigger brains As if giving a perfectly good kidney to a total stranger wasn't enough of a distinction, it turns out that extreme altruists 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 ...

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

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