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  1. Products register set to shake up the Chinese medicines market

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Patsy Moy The market for Chinese medicines in Hong Kong is expected to undergo a major shake-up after the launch yesterday of a new product-registration system. The system requires all manufacturers of Chinese medicines to provide clinical proof of their claims to cure ailments, and state the levels of toxins, pesticide residues and microbes contained ...

  2. Traditional medicine for Sars survivors

    Posted Dec 07th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... a bone-wasting disease will be given traditional Chinese medicine, the Hospital Authority revealed yesterday. Of the 873 recovered Sars patients, 118 have been diagnosed through magnetic resonance ... Fourteen had undergone surgery to improve blood circulation, while 12 others were taking traditional medicine. The rest were receiving moderate treatments, such as painkillers and exercise. Dr Wong ...

  3. New push for Chinese medicine

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung The University of Hong Kong will be at the centre of a worldwide promotion Leading Chinese-medicine schools and research organisations have formed a consortium to promote ... to produce high-quality Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine is not yet accepted as mainstream therapy because of the lack of evidence-based research to back it up, said Cheng Yung-chi, Henry Bronson ...

  4. Is the mind its own medicine?

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... their bloodstream. As early as 1572, essayist Michel de Montaigne noted, 'the mere sight of medicine is operative'. Nowadays, psychologist Richard Bootzin calls this the 'hello-goodbye' ... and remission'. Placebo results may simply coincide with spontaneous remission. However, a high-profile 2001 statistical report in The New England Journal of Medicine concluded placebos brought benefits, ...

  5. Autopsies 'irreplaceable in medicine'

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... calling autopsy the 'foundation of modern medicine.' It is 'how western medicine develops. Autopsy looks at a body's changes, everything that damages you can be demonstrated ... But with an autopsy, you can actually see that lung and can put it under the microscope to see how the cells are changing.' He believes that an autopsy is irreplaceable in medicine. 'It is a gold ...

  6. Hutchison forms $1.86b Chinese medicine venture

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Chinese-medicine firm, China Beijing Tongrentang (Group), to develop traditional cures. The conglomerate yesterday set up a 49-49 joint venture, Beijing Tongrentang Hutchison Pharmaceutical Investment, ... the two firms in 2000, will allow Hutchison to tap the lucrative yet competitive Chinese-medicine market and leverage its global distribution network. Through its Watsons outlets in Asia ...

  7. Huge rise in arrests over counterfeit medicine

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Police have arrested 53 people for selling or storing counterfeit medicine this year, which they say could indicate a growing problem. Only seven people were arrested for the same offences ... of fake medicine. Instead, he said those visitors could wind up as victims. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry yesterday set up a scheme to reward people who ...

  8. Magic And Medicine

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Coral Magic And Medicine (Deltasonic) The Coral sprang from nowhere last year with an eponymous debut so stunningly freewheeling it was a miracle the wheels didn't come flying ... then to find that on Magic And Medicine the brash young upstarts have reined in those wild, unpredictable tendencies. The production is tighter, the songs simpler and the raw verve is missing. While ...

  9. Research is the best medicine

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the medical profession's competence. Infection-control measures are the fundamentals of medicine. They have to be enforced in the future, not only through rigorous training but also through ... It needs to be independent from the Hospital Authority and the Department of Health, and supported by a strong, university-based research and training arm. Lam Shiu-kum is a professor of medicine ...

  10. The best medicine

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... In a city where membership to fancy clubs runs in the millions, it is good to see one that still lets people join for free. The Laughter Club in Tsim Sha Tsui doesn't charge anything to teach people how to use laughter to reduce stress. Over the cour ...




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