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  1. Lifestyle - Health - TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE GUA SHA

    Traditional Chinese medicine's scraping treatment put to the test

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... There is mounting evidence that gua sha , an ancient form of Chinese medicine whereby the skin is scraped by a blunt instrument, can indeed be effective for pain relief. The 2,000-year-old treatment, used for generations by Chinese mothers as a home remedy for sick children, has migrated from East to West. Gua sha is now performed throughout Southeast Asia, and in Asian immigrant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1056423/tcm-scraping-treatment-put-test
  2. Chinese scientist helps team illuminate gene behind rare eye disease

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A team of international researchers, led by a scientist based in Hangzhou, has pinpointed a previously unknown cause of a rare eye disease. They hope the discovery, which was published last week in the scientific journal Nature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014135/chinese-scientist-helps-team-illuminate-gene-behind-rare-eye-disease
  3. Flab-fighting, Chinese style

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese medicine can be as effective in treating obesity as Western methods and with fewer side effects, a university study commissioned by the Hospital Authority shows. Chinese University reviewed almost 100 previous studies on Chinese weight-loss treatments with the aim of providing a scientific basis for the authority's clinics to develop therapy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006376/flab-fighting-chinese-style
  4. Chinese regulator must crack down on drug producers who cut corners

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Roger Bate The World Health Organisation approves a few Chinese drugs for sale to the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world. These drugs are cheap and save lives when deployed by global health programmes. But recent evidence from my own research shows some of these are failing quality control tests. The real problem is Beijing's. Until the Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006449/chinese-regulator-must-crack-down-drug-producers-who-cut-corners
  5. Lifestyle - Health - TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

    The parasite strikes back

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... Chinese herb called qinghao or Artemisia annua. It has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine for relief of intermittent fever. Rediscovered by Chinese doctor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1075356/parasite-strikes-back
  6. Business - Companies

    Hutchison to develop herbal drug with Nestle

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Joint venture to make medicine based on Chinese ingredients, with clinical trial soon Hutchison Whampoa's pharmaceutical unit has joined forces with Swiss food giant Nestle to develop a new drug, which they said had the potential to be the first Chinese herbal-ingredient-based drug candidate to conduct a large-scale clinical trial for registration in a major disease area. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1225520/hutchison-develop-herbal-drug-nestle
  7. News - Hong Kong - SURGERY

    Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... a multidisciplinary transgender clinic before he leaves. Dr Andrew Burd, chief of Chinese University's division of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, said health authorities should adopt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214069/concern-over-retirement-hong-kong-sex-change-surgeon
  8. Chinese medicine needs to blossom

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chinese medicine is clearly flourishing in Hong Kong- the prevalence of practitioners, the number of outpatient clinics, university courses and the thousands of medications available all ... The Institute of Chinese Medicine was supposed to be a focal point for co-ordination, research, promotion and partnering when it was set up with a HK$500 million grant a decade ago. At the time, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971867/chinese-medicine-needs-blossom
  9. Fakes and leftovers taint the medicinal herb market

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the herbs' water to give them the proper flavour. Gu also found that oil said to be obtained from Chinese forest frogs might have been from other frogs, or obtained from starch. He filmed his ... farmers to cut costs and ensure the quality, Dong says. But most herbal shops get their goods from wholesale markets. The quality of herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine has become so bad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000644/fakes-and-leftovers-taint-medicinal-herb-market
  10. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    The fight to diagnose mitochondrial disease in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... diseases. He hopes that a pattern, specific to Chinese, in the genetic causes of mitochondrial diseases can be discovered in the next three to five years. He would also like the programme to move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1152630/fight-diagnose-mitochondrial-disease-hong-kong

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