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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Deep brain stimulation can aid Parkinson's sufferers

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... Sending small pulses of electricity to the brain can relieve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions, writes David Tan Wires inserted into the brain delivering jolts of electricity able to alter movement and behaviour may sound like the stuff of a sci-fi movie. But for people suffering from certain neurological conditions, this scenario is real ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Biomimicry pushes science forward

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... Science constantly looks to nature for inspiration in its search for solutions to problems, writes David Tan In 1941, Georges de Mestral was in a Swiss forest walking his dog when he noticed his socks were dotted with small burrs. Looking under the microscope, he saw the barbed covering of the seeds had hooked onto the looped fibres in his clothes. Here was a blueprint ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Nanomedicine could outdo surgery

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan Nanoparticles programmed to dispatch drugs to specific parts of the body could make surgery a thing of the past, writes David Tan Time capsules Imagine swallowing a pill of tiny molecular robots that can hone in on any injured part of your body and perform repairs. In 1959, the Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman predicted that we would one day be able to "swallow ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    That makes two of us: How bioengineers are using 3D printing to create body parts

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan life@scmp.com Bioengineers are using the latest 3-D printing technology to create bones, body parts and, in the future, organs for transplant, writes David Tan That makes two of us It was used to create haute couture dresses at January's Paris Fashion week, Valentine's Day chocolates in the shape of a person's face in Japan and, possibly soon ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Don’t get a tan, indoors or out, Americans told in skin cancer warning

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington With deadly melanomas up 200pc in 40 years, government says cover up and skip the solarium Don't get a tan, indoors or out- US cancer warning Stop ... on board with these policies that discourage or restrict indoor tanning by our youth," Lushniak said. "Tanned skin is damaged skin." The surgeon general's "call ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive, study warns

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation triggers same response as heroin, study says Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive This may give dedicated sun worshippers reason for pause. A new study suggests that regular tanning may not only raise the risk of skin cancer but be addictive. A study published last week found that chronic exposure to ultraviolet ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bernard Chan opens door to fitness in your 50s

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... are the people Chan is targeting. The price tag at The Kinnet is HK$1,800 a month. Chan's niece and the centre's executive director, Stephanie Tan, said similar services had been provided ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... to have flown into Singapore recently and had arrived at the hospital's emergency department with a fever. She was immediately isolated and transferred by ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Internet addiction warning as games fair hits Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Ernest Kao

    ... popular. The study quoted was carried out by Polytechnic University in 2011 and headed by Professor Daniel Shek Tan-lei. It found that 26.7 per cent- just over one in four- of 3,500 students ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Mobile phone radiation: it's better to be safe than sorry

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... that it is better to be safe than sorry. These cellular devices have only been around for 15 years, so it might still be too early to reach any conclusion Andrew Tan, nuclear medicine specialist Dr Andrew Tan, a specialist in nuclear medicine and consultant at Raffles Hospital in Singapore, says the risk of mobile phone EMR cannot be dismissed. "Mobile phones cannot be completely avoided, ...




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