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  1. US grants spur Chinese University's herbal anti-cancer research

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Chinese University academics are working to develop herbal-based treatments for cancer and bowel disease under grants from the United States' National Institutes ... look for anti-cancer drugs with the direction of developing patient trials', Professor Leung said. The consortium had so far identified 43 herbal medicines with potential anti-cancer ...

  2. Health bites

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and over-the-counter products used to treat warts, which also prevent cell growth. It's unlike many current chemotherapy treatments, which affect both cancer and healthy cells, causing side effects ... for leukaemia patients Scientists from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have developed a new potential leukaemia therapy that targets only cancer cells, starting to kill them as early ...

  3. Strict Guidelines limit choices

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... on the opinion of the attending doctor. In response to an increasing demand for acupuncture, especially among stroke and cancer patients, the authority last year issued guidelines on using Chinese medicine at public hospitals. They require that public hospital doctors consider whether treatment would harm or benefit the patient, and what evidence supports that opinion. Patients require ...

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    On the hunt for herbal remedies

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

    ... root and hibiscus for about 3,000 years as a social drink. Thanks largely to Kilham, who collaborated with a US-based company to develop kava as an alternative treatment for anxiety and related ...

  5. Stem cell research must be regulated

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... all manner of questions as to how mainland hospitals and clinics can be offering treatments. Put simply, the answer is because they can. The lack of regulation means that doctors can make claims about stem cell treatments without evidence that they provide a safe and effective remedy. This gives hope for people unable to get into trial programmes in countries where science ...

  6. Hospitals to allow alternative care

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

    ... for alternative treatment or a second opinion. However, in response to increasing demand for acupuncture, especially among patients suffering from stroke and cancer, the authority decided to relax ... 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 ...

  7. Acupuncture treatment may help women with post-natal depression

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... one undergoing a genuine 45-minute acupuncture treatment, and the other acting as a control group, receiving treatment from placebo needles. The eight-week treatment will be carried out at Kwong Wah and Tsan Yuk hospitals. During the study, the women cannot undergo other forms of treatment, such as counselling. Those who have heart disease or mental illness are not eligible. About ...

  8. New test planned for asthma treatment

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... a traditional Chinese method of treating asthma by applying herbs to select acupuncture points. The authority is offering free treatment to more than 700 asthmatics who fit their criteria. The first ... treatments like inhalers during the recurrence of attacks. According to HKU professor of Chinese Medicine, Dr Li Lei who is collaborating with the authority, the second round of tests will not only ...

  9. Question mark over nutritional supplements

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Luk

    ... that are injected, or taken orally, into cancer patients to destroy malignant cells. The chemicals kill the cancer cells but also destroy healthy ones. One of the side effects of chemotherapy is weakening ... to take nutritional supplements apart from exceptional cases. 'My advice is to have a normal and balanced diet. Other than patients with cancer affecting their digestive system, most patients ...

  10. East meets west

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee meets the head of the only public medical centre in HK with both western and Chinese medicine alternative therapy. Patient demand for Chinese medicine treatments is rising in Hong ... in most of those cases, the western doctors and the Chinese medicine practitioners are working separately... minimising the benefits of both types of treatment,' Dr Yip said. The Kwong Wah ...




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