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  1. Ancient remedies find a fresh role: integration with modern treatments

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of chemotherapy based on a 1,800-year-old ancient herbal remedy. Cheng, in conjunction with the US National Cancer Institute, is exploring PHY906's mechanism of action and what the future might hold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987602/ancient-remedies-find-fresh-role-integration-modern-treatments
  2. Getting to know an ancient foe

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... the vanquishing of killer diseases such as the plague, smallpox, cholera and tuberculosis, this ancient disease has emerged, or rather, as Mukherjee puts it, was 'unveiled' to become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735185/getting-know-ancient-foe
  3. Ancient Chinese medicine gets digital makeover

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... Michael Martin For 3,000 years, traditional Chinese doctors have looked at discoloured tongues, lank hair, and skin blemishes, to diagnose conditions from diabetes to brain disease- all based on experience and a gut instinct. But now Polytechnic Universit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718506/ancient-chinese-medicine-gets-digital-makeover
  4. Tap into the ancient natural healing powers of three Indian gurus for free

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Looking for an alternative to alternatives like traditional Chinese medicine? How about ancient Indian healing. Three healing experts from India are offering a free lecture tonight at the India Club (24 Gascoigne Road, King's Park, Jordan) to give novices an introduction to their natural healing methods. Dr Mannem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641964/tap-ancient-natural-healing-powers-three-indian-gurus-free
  5. Tasty tea bricks were good as gold in ancient times

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... value, compressed tea was used as a form of edible currency in ancient China, Tibet and Mongolia. Originally from Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan and Yunnan, it is classified into bing cha (cake tea), tuo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536715/tasty-tea-bricks-were-good-gold-ancient-times
  6. Ancient principles behind modern beauty

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Former Tsim Sha Tsui salon Green Beauty has reinvented itself as Whitehouse Beauty and has moved to Central. The new premises opened in April. Treatments include facials, slimming and spa therapies with aroma oils. One of the brands used in the treatments is Alqvimia from Spain. The ingredients include medicinal plants and flowers mixed in accordance with the ancient practice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552011/ancient-principles-behind-modern-beauty
  7. Painless treatments

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Can you imagine what it would be like to have a tooth pulled or your appendix removed without an anaesthetic? By Ellen Whyte Ether: The First Anaesthetic In ancient times doctors used ... in Mesopotamia around 4200BC, the first mention of opium as an anaesthetic comes from an ancient Egyptian document written in 1500BC. fab fact! Local anaesthetics numb a small part of your body. General ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633824/painless-treatments
  8. Ancient health therapy sees revival

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Sullivan

    ... Tom Sullivan in New Delhi India's ancient holistic health therapy Ayurveda is undergoing a worldwide revival. Aided by growing interest in alternative health practices and demand for cheaper medicine, the therapy stands to win a bigger share of the US$60 billion in global sales of traditional medicine. Indian experts claim the 5,000 year-old system used to treat such ailments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485667/ancient-health-therapy-sees-revival
  9. Flying doctor ready to answer every SOS

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Doctor Ng has faced was a traffic accident in Egypt in 2006 when more than 40 Hong Kong tourists were injured or killed. 'It was during the Chinese New Year holidays and at around seven in the morning we received a call from Egypt reporting the accident. I was not in Egypt and nothing could be done immediately. 'So the first thing I did was make use of the global network of our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667191/flying-doctor-ready-answer-every-sos
  10. Aspirin: The Story of a Wonder Drug

    Posted Aug 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ed Collis

    ... Ed Collis Aspirin: The Story of a Wonder Drug by Diarmuid Jeffreys Bloomsbury $220 Diarmuid Jeffreys follows a little white pill from ancient Egypt to a British parson, to a German dye ... adventurer. The papyrus recommended a concoction containing willow bark for treatment of fever. Having been part of the ancient world's medicine chest, willow bark as a fever treatment almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465785/aspirin-story-wonder-drug

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