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  1. 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
  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Study shows many medicines contain unlabelled animal products

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:48am by Richard Lord

    ... that there is no alternative medicine available. If it is not a basic need, just for a small sickness or improvement in a condition, then it is not allowed for a Muslim to use it if he knows it is made of non-Halal ... Richard Lord life@scmp.com Vegetarians or people with dietary restrictions could be unknowingly consuming animal products through common medicines, writes Richard Lord A tough pill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1454063/study-shows-many-medicines-contain-unlabelled-animal-products
  3. News - Hong Kong

    From Nine Dragons to Fire Beach: Creator of alternative MTR map seeks translation help

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:26am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com The creator of an alternative map of Hong Kong's MTR system, where Cantonese names are translated into their literal English versions, is looking ... it is pronounced “waan zai” in Cantonese. But in the blogger’s alternative map, the English name for Wanchai station is “Little Bay”, while Yau Tong station is “Oil Pond” and Heng Fa Chuen is “Apricot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482767/nine-dragons-bamboo-basket-bay-what-hong-kongs-mtr-station-names-mean
  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    New boost for regenerative medicine as lab-grown vaginas a success

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Chicago Regenerative medicine's potential shown by the growing in a lab of sex organs for women with birth defect, who now lead normal sex lives Replacement organs include ... in a laboratory and successfully transplanted perhaps better demonstrates the potential of regenerative medicine. Follow-up tests show the new vaginas are indistinguishable from the women's own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1476651/new-boost-regenerative-medicine-lab-grown-vaginas-success
  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Alternatively speaking: Give your spleen a spring clean

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan life@scmp.com When stress takes a toll, spring clean your spleen Follow @SCMP_News Traditional Chinese medicine holds that emotional stress wreaks havoc on our health ... Zhaoxiang, a Chinese medicine expert and director of the clinical division of Baptist University's School of Chinese Medicine. The spleen is considered by practitioners to be the main organ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1245149/alternatively-speaking-give-your-spleen-spring-clean
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Chinese medicinal plant database online

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse Baptist University has launched an online, trilingual database of Chinese medicinal plants to promote the use of traditional medicine all around the world. The database, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, contains information on up to 1,000 species of commonly used Chinese medicinal plants. It is open to Internet users for free and allows them to check ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697746/chinese-medicinal-plant-database-online
  9. Lifestyle - Health - TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

    Traditional Chinese medicine

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... for my family." The course, led by Tung Shuang, assistant professor at the Chinese medicine division of the University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1046092/traditional-chinese-medicine
  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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