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  1. Hospitals to allow alternative care

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... responsibility?' Dr Shea said alternative medicine should be allowed only when western medicine is futile. 'In such a situation, at least an alternative treatment can provide a patient with some ... Ella Lee Chinese medicine practitioners welcome move, but others say it should be used only when western treatment is futile Patients at public hospitals will soon be able to use Chinese ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Chris Kilham scours far-flung regions to source plants for a growing alternative medicine market in the West, writes Jeanette Wang Drinks, shoots ... benefits. Robust growth in demand for alternative medicines has certainly helped Kilham's cause. A report published by Global Industry Analysts last year forecast that the traditional medicine ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... and the filters, and can be highly toxic. According to the British Society of Ecological Medicine, "fly ash contains very high concentrations of dioxins … and heavy metals, making it some of the most ... southern waters. "Enough scientific naysaying already," you may exclaim. "The environment secretary says Hong Kong has no Plan B for waste; there are no alternatives ...

  4. Alternative cover

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... in the community. Second, a health insurance scheme should be introduced to supplement tax-funded public health care, both to accord greater choice to patients and to make available affordable alternative ... alternative. Otherwise, in a worst-case scenario, people who subscribe to supplementary health insurance would continue to rely on public health care, resulting in a waste of both private and public ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... 24. Registration opens online at hkmarathon.com on October 24. One of the experts, Dr Gary Mak, a specialist in cardiology and president of the Association of Sports Medicine and Sports ... Medicine researchers. In the study, published in today's issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, seven young, lean and healthy volunteers had four straight nights of 8½ hours of sleep, ...

  6. Traditional medicine deserves role in public health system

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are about the stories of practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, which was widely practised in East Asia before western medicine was introduced to the region. The dedication of the two doctors in treating their patients and advancing the art and science of medicine is an inspiration to any medical practitioner trained in either the western or oriental tradition. Regrettably, ...

  7. Authority to look at alternative care for brain-damaged patients

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... called on the authority to introduce more alternative treatments, such as Chinese herbal medicine, massage and oxygen treatment. The families said Mr Solomon had promised the authority would look ... Lilian Goh The Hospital Authority has promised to look into the care of patients in a vegetative state or coma, including the possibility of introducing alternative treatment. In a meeting ...

  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Quest for cheap, easy medicine monitor may be over as scientists develop simple home dosage test

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... refined for commercial use. People who use medicine for conditions such as cancer, heart disease and epilepsy, or immunosuppressants to prevent organ rejection after a transplant, risk possible ...

  9. Pilot scheme boosts traditional medicine

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing is stepping up measures to regulate practitioners of Chinese medicine as part of efforts to promote traditional remedies and meet the mainland's vast need for health care. Chen Zhu, recently appointed health minister, is an advocate of traditional medicine and is expected to make it one of his policy priorities, according to a Ministry ...

  10. Wards for Chinese medicine urged

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Call for practitioners to run units in hospitals Wards run by practitioners of Chinese medicine should be set up in public hospitals, a top medical school official has suggested. Che Chun-tao, director of Chinese University's school of Chinese medicine, also hoped the Hospital Authority could open up more training positions for fresh graduates in Chinese ...




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