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  1. News - China - CONSERVATION

    Biggest Chinese producer of bear bile seeks synthetic alternative

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:38am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Association president Kwan Chi-yee said a synthetic alternative would benefit both the Chinese medicine industry and patients alike. He said bear bile was used less and less despite its prevalence in old Chinese medicinal recipes. But Kwan has doubts about alternatives. "There needs to be more clinical proof on the effectiveness of it," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563054/biggest-chinese-producer-bear-bile-seeks-synthetic-alternative
  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Alternatively speaking: Will Chinese medicine lead to a new diabetes cure?

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... As the blending of alternative and mainstream medicine gains traction worldwide, more studies emerge on the benefits of embracing both Eastern and Western philosophies. A recent one published in the journal PLOS ONE found that a conventional diabetes drug, when taken alongside traditional Chinese medicine herbs, was significantly more effective in treating type 2 diabetes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1265917/alternatively-speaking-will-chinese-medicine-lead-new-diabetes-cure
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Traditional Chinese medicine doesn't have to be cruel to animals

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is being used less and less though it is still prevalent in old medicinal recipes. Hopefully the development of a homegrown alternative will overcome resistance by practitioners and consumers. ... SCMP Editorial Medicine doesn't have to be cruel Bile extracted from the gall bladders of Asiatic black bears has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to treat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568572/traditional-chinese-medicine-doesnt-have-be-cruel-animals
  4. Studying Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:32am by Pim Savetmalanond

    ... Pim Savetmalanond Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has become more popular globally as an alternative form of treatment when conventional therapies don’t seem to work. While considered pseudoscience by some, there are more studies being conducted on TCM and some medical schools have begun to include alternative treatments in their programs. Some Western doctors, especially those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1577548/studying-traditional-chinese-medicine
  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Are sugar alternatives really a healthier option?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:59pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales There are countless sugar alternatives on the market, but are these so-called natural sweeteners better for you? Sasha Gonzales finds out Sweet talk There's no denying ... stuff. "Never before, in the history of mankind, have so many kilograms of sugar- and all its artificial and alternative substitutes- been consumed per capita," says Adam Friedman, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1546569/are-sugar-alternatives-really-healthier-option
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market: chicory root

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Susan Jung

    ... rich and complex. In alternative medicine, chicory root is used as a digestive aid, a laxative and a sedative, and it's believed to have beneficial effects on the liver and cholesterol ... without the stimulating effect of the bean; chicory contains no caffeine. The root was used as a medicine then, by necessity, as a substitute when real coffee was scarce or too expensive. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1593797/spice-market-chicory-root
  7. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Hong Kong Jockey Club seeks higher returns from alternative investments

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Alternative investments, including property, hedge funds and private equity, account for HK$5b of its HK$8b in long-term investments Jockey Club bets on hedge funds for higher returns The Hong Kong Jockey Club says it increased its alternative investments last year, seeking to achieve better returns than traditional investments in bonds and equities. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1593468/hong-kong-jockey-club-seeks-higher-returns-alternative
  8. Confusion for buyers of Chinese medicine

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Consumers will still face confusion over whether Chinese medicine products will be legally okay in the city when a compulsory registration law takes effect on Friday. ... of over 11,000 drugs online. From Friday, anyone who has in their possession, sells or imports non-registered Chinese medicine will be liable to a maximum fine of HK$100,000 or two years in jail. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732087/confusion-buyers-chinese-medicine
  9. Traditional medicines regime needs urgent fix

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Modern medicine has long posed a challenge to traditional health remedies. The Hong Kong colonial authorities only tolerated Chinese medicine, and did not give it the recognition it deserved until the final years of their rule. Soon after the handover, the Tung Chee-hwa administration outlined a plan to make the city a hub for the development of traditional medicine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722890/traditional-medicines-regime-needs-urgent-fix
  10. New testing standards 'limiting medicines'

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Makers of Chinese formulas say clinical trials needed for approval are too costly A new registration system for Chinese medicines in Hong Kong is reducing the range ... Introduced under the Chinese Medicine Ordinance passed in 1999, the registration system requires all manufacturers, importers and sellers of Chinese medicine formula products to provide clinical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462792/new-testing-standards-limiting-medicines

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