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  1. News - Hong Kong - Spirit of Hong Kong 2014

    For one cerebral palsy sufferer, doing art is the best medicine

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:45pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Art's the best medicine for one disabled man On the table at a rehabilitation hospital in Wong Chuk Hang, near Aberdeen, lies a crayon drawing of the Statue of Liberty. It's an impressive piece of art. The viewer sees her reaching up with her torch, from the perspective of the statue's stomach. The work, sketched by Cheung Ka-cheung, exemplifies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1580599/one-cerebral-palsy-sufferer-doing-art-best-medicine
  2. Studying Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:32am by Pim Savetmalanond

    ... Pim Savetmalanond Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has become more popular globally as an alternative form of treatment when conventional therapies don’t seem to work. While considered ... working in pain management, have incorporated TCM practices alongside their clinical practices by taking a Chinese medicine course. Interest and demand in TCM may be growing, but what exactly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1577548/studying-traditional-chinese-medicine
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Traditional Chinese medicine doesn't have to be cruel to animals

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Medicine doesn't have to be cruel Bile extracted from the gall bladders of Asiatic black bears has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to treat ... is being used less and less though it is still prevalent in old medicinal recipes. Hopefully the development of a homegrown alternative will overcome resistance by practitioners and consumers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568572/traditional-chinese-medicine-doesnt-have-be-cruel-animals
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Jilin to ban schools from giving pupils medicine without parental consent

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:14pm by Anne Yi

    ... from giving pupils medicine without their parents’ permission. The draft law was reviewed at a provincial congress meeting on Monday, the New Culture Newspaper reported on Thursday. If passed, ... institutions to administer medicine to their pupils without their parents or guardians’ express consent. It also prohibits schools from giving pupils medicine not approved by the local administration. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563482/jilin-ban-schools-giving-pupils-medicine-without-parental-consent
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put Chinese 'medicinal' products to the test, for sake of rare species

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:12pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... Paul Stapleton Paul Stapleton says our youth must be taught to question old beliefs Chinese medicinal folk tales endanger world's pangolins The recent news that three tonnes ... animal from which this "medicinal" product comes has the doubly bad luck to be considered delicious. The problem is that each generation in this part of the world retains the folk-tale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1538927/put-chinese-medicinal-products-test-sake-rare-species
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1528824/quest-cheap-easy-medicine-monitor-may-be-over-scientists-develop-simple
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market: chicory root

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Susan Jung

    ... without the stimulating effect of the bean; chicory contains no caffeine. The root was used as a medicine then, by necessity, as a substitute when real coffee was scarce or too expensive. After ... rich and complex. In alternative medicine, chicory root is used as a digestive aid, a laxative and a sedative, and it's believed to have beneficial effects on the liver and cholesterol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1593797/spice-market-chicory-root
  8. Dr. Perikles Simon world sports medicine expert heads anti-doping talks at ARC

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 10:13am by Hong Kong Jockey Club

    ... Hong Kong Jockey Club Whether it be the Olympic Games, world championships or the Tour de France – Dr. Dr. Perikles Simon from the Johannes Gutenberg-University is a sought-after interviewee for the media. The sports medicine specialist and molecular biologist is at the cutting edge of the fight against doping in sport. His contribution to the field of detecting doping amongst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1498932/dr-perikles-simon-world-sports-medicine-expert-heads-anti-doping-talks-arc
  9. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Addicts 'helped' by Chinese medicine and acupuncture

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Christian group says mix of practices with counselling and 'spiritual guidance' does good Addicts 'helped' by Chinese medicine and acupuncture Acupuncture and Chinese medicine coupled with counselling can have a positive effect on long-term drug addicts, a social service centre has found. The Enlighten Centre in Yuen Long, run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487444/addicts-helped-chinese-medicine-and-acupuncture
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Conflict over profits and poverty sees many missing out on breakthroughs A compromise on pricing is the best medicine An announcement of a cure for a disease ... the companies will not turn a handsome profit. Medicine manufacturing is now just like any other big business. Gone are the days of Jonas Salk, the man behind the polio vaccine, who famously retorted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1489467/debate-price-new-medicines-middle-ground-needs-finding

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